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Poso Campground

Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 11
Reservation Remarks: 11 CAMPSITES. FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

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Access via Monte Vista. There are 11 single unit camping sites with tables, fireplaces, vault toilets and developed drinking water provided through hand pumps. Firewood is limited and no refuse receptacles are provided.

Fishing is possible in Cave Creek (just below Campground), Poso Creek, South Fork Carnero Creek. Mountain Biking can be enjoyed to Cool Broth Canyon which leads to La Garita Trail and Geronimo Creek Trail. Big game hunting is also possible in this area.

Directions from Monte Vista, Colorado: From U.S. Highway 285, take the La Garita turnoff (County Road 41 G) and follow the paved road 6 miles west where the road forks. Take the right fork, the gravel surface Carnero Creek Road 690, 10 miles northwest to Road 675. Take Road 675 west 1.5 miles to Poso Campground.

Directions from Monte Vista, Colorado: From U.S. Highway 285, take the La Garita turnoff (County Road 41 G) and follow the paved road 6.0 miles west where the road forks. Take the right fork, the gravel surface Carnero Creek Road #690, 10.0 miles northwest to Road #675. Take Road #675 west 1.5 miles to Poso Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: After 9/10, reduced services.Pack it in/pack it out. No Fees after 9/10.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Tables and fireplaces.Toilets



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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Gate closed until mid May



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Poso Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Cave Creek (just below Campground), Poso Creek, South Fork Carnero Creek
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Access on Forest Roads 671 and 795.
No
ICON Big Game Hunting Throughout the area.
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Access to Cool Broth Canyon which leads to La Garita Trail and Geronimo Creek Trail.
No
ICON Picnicking Poso Picnic Area adjacent.
No



Nearby Services

Gas Station: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 34 MILES NORTH AND WEST TO MONTE VISTA.

Groceries: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 34 MILES EAST AND SOUTH TO MONTE VISTA.

Nearest Hospital: LOCAL (Private - Other) Directions: 34 MILES EAST AND SOUTH TO MONTE VISTA.

Nearest Pay Phone: LOCAL (Private - Profit) Directions: 34 MILES EAST AND SOUTH TO MONTE VISTA.

Restaurants: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 34 MILES EAST AND SOUTH TO MONTE VISTA.



Related Activities
La Garita Creek Trail - The trail goes through all types of terrain as it goes toward Mesa Mountain (12,944 feet in elevation). The trail is used by horsemen, ATVs, motorcycles and foot traffic.

Poso Group Picnic Ground - The Poso Picnic Area is adjacent to Poso Campground. 3 group picnic sites with fireplaces, vault toilets and developed drinking water.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Ste. 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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