Stunner Campground

 

Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Location:
Colorado

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 5

About: 9700-foot elevation. 5 campsites on the Alamosa River. The ghost town of Stunner is just east of the campground. This was a mining town that failed due to nonproducing mines and transportation problems. Parts of the town are private property, so pack out all your trash and observe posted trespassing signs. Stunner Campground is beside the Alamosa River 2 miles below the top of Stunner Pass. There are 5 campsites with tables, fireplaces, vault type toilet, and adequate parking. There is no water supply, bring your own. Firewood is limited. Convenient trailer spaces available. The Alamosa River is nearby for fishing, unfortunately naturally acidic water severely limits fishing in the Alamosa River between Stunner Campground and Terrace Reservoir. Big game hunting is possible.

Fees: none (2011)

Usage: Light

Water: None

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Closest Town: Platoro

Directions: 1/4 mile North of La Jara, CO, take Rd. 15 west 10.6 miles to Forest Road 255, turn left (dirt) and go 11.4 miles to Forest Rd. 250. Continue straight on Rd. 250 and go 18.4 miles to "Y" (Forest Rd. 380). Bear right onto Rd. 380 and go 0.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left, 0.3 miles to campground.
 

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