Iron City Campground
Forest Service / BLM
Number of Sites: 15
About: The Chalk Creek Canyon is one of the valley's most popular areas. Iron City campground is a small campground with 15 campsites. It is located near the historic townsite of St. Elmo. The historic Iron City cemetery is located on the east end of the campground. An interpretive sign at the entrance to the cemetery provides information on the early settlers and miners who are buried there.
Campers who are unable to find a campsite in one of the four developed campground may camp above the townsite of St. Elmo on County Road 267.
Restrooms: Vault Toilet
Restrictions: Max RV length 25
Directions: Visitors can access the area by traveling on Highway 285 from either Buena Vista or Salida. From Buena Vista travel south on Highway 285 for approximately 7 miles then turn right on County Road 162. Travel west on CR 162 for 16 miles to the junction with CR 292, just east of the historic townsite of St. Elmo. Turn right onto CR 292 and travel for .5 miles to the campground.
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