The Blanco River Campground offers a convenient stopping point between Chama, NM, and Pagosa Springs, CO, 15 miles to the northwest. The campground is two miles off the highway on Forest Development Road # 656 and is lightly used.
The river-bottom area is fairly level, and four of the six sites are suitable for long RVs. Several large ponderosa pines provide some shade, but , at this elevation (7200 feet), the area gets quite warm during the summer. Sites are usually available.
The Blanco River is stocked with trout but lightly fished, so fishing may be good.
Three nearby trails access the roadless country to the east. The Navajo Peak Trail and V-Rock Trail can be reached from the Buckles Lake Road (Forest Development Road # 663), about seven miles south of the campground via Hwy. 84. The Blanco Basin Road (Forest Development Road # 657) accesses the Leche Creek Trail. These trails intersect with several entry/exit points.
Directions from Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Travel south on Hwy 84 13.0 miles and turn east on Forest Development Road #656 for 1.75 miles
Normal Services Available:
Mid-May through October
(NOTE: FEE, TRASH, WATER)