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Quick Facts

Snowslide Campground

Elevation: 8,800 Feet (2743.1 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Maximum RV Size: 26 Feet (8.1 Meters)
Number of Sites: 13
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Snowslide Campground sits 5 miles up La Plata Canyon from Highway 160. It is shaded by a mixture of spruce, fir, aspen, and cottonwood. Expect cool nights during the summer at this elevation of almost 9,000 feet. La Plata Canyon and its campgrounds are heavily used during the camping season.

Directions from Durango, Colorado: Travel west 11 miles on U.S. Highway 160, then go north 5 miles on County Road 124 (La Plata Canyon) to campground entrances on both sides of the road.

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, single unit Call for Current Fee
Camping Call for Current Fee Water available from Kroeger C

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open. Host. Water availiable at Kroeger Campground. Cost per site $10.00. Updated: 2004-07-28 10:31:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Tent Camping
ICON Camping Snowslide Campground
ICON RV Camping
ICON Cold Water Fishing La Plata River
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Kennebec Pass
ICON Hiking & Walking La Plata Canyon Road; other side roads and trails
ICON Mountain Biking La Plata Canyon Road; other side roads
ICON Picnicking
ICON Viewing Scenery La Plata Canyon

Related Activities
Highline Loop National Recreation Trail - Several trails traverse the high country, including the Highline Loop National Recreational Trail. The trail travels 17.0 miles through mountain parks, aspen groves, and spruce/fir forest, and along alpine ridge tops above timberline.

Kennebec Pass-Junction Creek Road Trail - This is a popular mountain bike loop near Durango which starting at Mayday, makes for a difficult workout. Alternatively, one can begin at Kennebec Pass which makes a long downhill run with most of the route on gravel road.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Visitor Information:

Columbine Ranger District, 367 South Pearl Street, P.O. Box 439 , Bayfield, CO, 81122, Phone: 970-884-2512, Fax: 970-884-2428, TTY: 970-884-1433


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