Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup

Mountain Biking: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Divide Ranger District

Quick Facts

Silver Thread Campground

Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2961.3 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 11
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

This facility is located adjacent to Highway 149 for easy access to through travelers. The area is mostly open and grassy with little screening or trees. CO Highway 149 loops around the campground on three sides, with no screening from the campground. There is heavy highway traffic during summer months. Trail and fishing access to North Clear Creek is possible here. There is a scenic hiking trail to North Clear Creek Falls that is steep but only 900 feet long.

This facility has 11 camping units each with a parking spur, table and fire ring. A vault type toilet is provided. Drinking water comes from a spring and is piped with faucets; it is turned off after Labor Day. Garbage cans are centrally located, but you must pack your own after Labor Day. Firewood is not provided. A campground host is stationed here. There are usually vacancies at this campground throughout the summer.

Directions from Creede, Colorado: Travel 22.0 miles north on Colorado Highway 149 to campground entrance.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: No Services after September 1. Pack it in/Pack it out. Campground could close earlier due to snow.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Water, trash collection, and v

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
open Updated: 2000-05-09 10:52:00.0

Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

No trip reports filed to date. Please be the first one to do so!

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping 30 foot maximum length
ICON Tent Camping Little screening between CO Highway 149
ICON Camping Silver Thread Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing South Clear Creek
ICON Hiking & Walking South Clear Creek Falls
ICON Picnicking Little screening between CO Highway 149

Nearby Services


Related Activities
Bristol View Campground - Campground is located 22.6 miles west of Creede on Forest Road #510. 16 Campgrounds with fishing and trail access.

La Garita - Spring Creek Pass to Rat Creek Trail - The trail provides excellent panoramic views in all directions. A feeling of vastness can be experienced while traveling across the immense open space one finds on Snow Mesa.

Miners Creek Trail - Scenery and solitude are available along this trail. Excellent views of white chalk like cliffs are present at the head of Miners Creek.

North Clear Creek - Four fishing access points to North Clear Creek are provided by means of primitive dirt roads, marked with white arrows, that lead off Forest Road #513 (Continental Reservoir/Rito Honda Reservoir Road).

North Clear Creek Campground - Some sites are in open, while some sites are screened with small aspen/spruce/fir. Good general area in the fall to observe and take pictures of fall aspen colors.

North Clear Creek Falls - This site is 27 miles west of Creede in a fenced area with open grass vegetation. There is a very picturesque view of North Clear Creek Falls.

North Clear Creek Road 510 Scenic Drive - This scenic mountain drive is on a gravel road which provides access to South Clear Creek Campground, North Clear Creek Campground and North Clear Creek Falls Overlook.

North Clear Creek Road 510/Santa Maria-Seepage Roa - The route crosses open parks and rolling aspen-covered hills. Beautiful views of Bristol Head Peak and the surrounding mountains of the Continental Divide, as well as North Clear Creek waterfall are available.

Road Canyon Campground - This campground usually has vacancy when other upriver campgrounds are full. The area is open, with no screening or trees, and it is not screened from Rio Grande Reservoir Road.

Sawmill Gulch Trail (Divide Ranger District) - The main attraction of this trail is the access to Crystal Lake. Good camping areas are generally not available until reaching the McKenzie Park area approximately 3.3 miles from the Miners Creek Road.

Silver Thread National Scenic Byway - This scenic highway passes through Creede and the Upper Rio Grande Valley and contains some of the most magnificent scenery and colorful history in the Sate of Colorado.

Texas Creek Trail - The Texas Creek Trail is lightly used and provides access to the popular Ruby Lake area and Trout Lake. From Big Ruby Lake either this trail or Red Lakes Trail (#889) will provide access to Red Lakes and Trout Lake.

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Divide Ranger Station, 13308 West US Highway 160, P.O. Box 40 , Del Norte, CO, 81132, Phone: 719-657-3321, TTY: 719-657-6038


About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2019 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.