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COLORADO CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY

SILVERTON, COLORADO
SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST
ALPINE LOOP ROAD
LATITUDE: N 3752.803
LONGITUDE: W 10733.885
Elevations Above 10,000'
(GPS from Eureka Historic Site on Road 2)
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Alpine Loop Sign
Alpine Loop Sign

Eureka
View from Eureka

Old buildings
Old buildings from mining operations
Alpine Loop / Rd. 2

Eureka
Eureka
This building was a water tank, then the firehouse,
then was used as the jail house.

Camp area at Eureka
Camp area at Eureka
Notice all the RVs and Campers
Kind of crowded...

Tailings
Mine tailings viewed from the camp area

Firering at Eureka
Firering at Eureka

Eureka
Eureka in 1943

Map of Historic Eureka
Map of Historic Eureka, CO

Please Respect Our Heritage
Please Respect Our Heritage

Foundations at Eureka
Foundations at Eureka

Road 22 along xx Creek
Road 22 along xx Creek

Road 21 and 22
Road 21 and 22

Road 22
Road 22 East

Road 22
Road 22 West

Road 22 along xx Creek
Road 22 along xx Creek
Mayflower Mill in the background

Cunningham Gulch
Road 14 View from Cunningham Gulch

Surrounded by rugged mountains...

Road 14 
xx Creek on Road 14 

East from Silverton
County Road 14

East from Silverton
County Road 14

East from Silverton
Viewed from County Road 14
(About 1/2 mile on Road 14)

River at Cunningham Gulch
xx River at Cunningham Gulch

 

Road 14
xx Road

Cunninhams Gulch Information Sign
Cunninham Gulch Information Sign

Safety

Cunningham Gulch
Cunningham Gulch
Our campsite on Road 14
LATITUDE: N 3747.799
LONGITUDE: W 10734.706
Elevation above 10,400'

Horse Corrals
Corrals on Road 14
Horse Corrals on Road 14
(Located next to above campsite)

Camping Limit 14 Days
Pack It In, Pack It Out
Be Aware of Bears

Vaulted Toilets on Alpine Loop Road 2
Maggie Gulch / Middleton Toilet
LATITUDE: N 3751.316
LONGITUDE: W 10734.334
(About 2 miles east from Road 4)

Mine East from Silverton
Mayflower Mill
County Road 2 east from Silverton

Mayflower Mill Areal Tram
Mayflower Mill Areal Tram

Old Hundred Gold Mine
Road 14 about 1/4 mile and stay left on Road xx

There are old structures, foundations and evidence
of old mining activities everywhere...

Silverton Colorado
Silverton, Colorado (March 2005)

Silverton is a designated National Historic
District. Located in San Juan County on
Highway 550 between Durango and
Montrose, Colorado. Situated in the
Rocky Mountains and surrounded with
tall mountain peaks.

Highway 50 between Durango and Silverton
Highway 550

The fall foliage was spectacular as the
colors changed, covering the mountains
with yellow.

DIRECTIONS:
From Durango, CO
Take Highway 550 north
Silverton is about 50 miles.
Take County Road 2 east from Silverton.
Eureka about xx miles

Alpine Loop Map
Alpine Loop Map

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Maintained dirt roads first xx miles
4x4 recommended on Alpine Loop past Eureka...
Heavy snow and freezing temperatures
in winter months.

Warning Sign
Warning Sign east from Eureka
4x4 recommended

Silverton is 9,318' above Sea Level
Average annual snowfall is 200 inches

Hwy 50 North of Silverton
Hwy. 550 North of Silverton

Located in the San Juan National Forest
in the rugged San Juan Mountains.

Hwy 50 North of Silverton
Hwy. 550 North of Silverton

Hwy 50 north of Silverton
Hwy. 550 North of Silverton

Hwy 50 South of Silverton
Hwy. 550 South of Silverton

Hwy 50 South of Silverton
Hwy. 550 South of Silverton

Hwy 50 South of Silverton
Hwy. 550 South of Silverton

South from Silverton
South from Silverton

Mountains near Silverton
Mountains near Silverton

Mountains near Silverton
Mountains near Silverton

Mountains near Silverton
Mountains near Silverton

Near Silverton
Near Silverton

From Hwy 50 south of Silverton
From Hwy.550 south of Silverton

Snow in Winter
From Hwy.550 south of Silverton

Passenger Train heading towards Silverton
Passenger Train heading towards Silverton
Durango and Silverton Railroad

BEAR FACTS

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS
Established campgrounds near Silverton
MOLAS LAKE CAMPGROUND
Situated on Molas Lake surrounded by
towering mountain peaks.

ANIMAS FORKS GHOST TOWN
More information and photos soon...
4x4 recommended

Historic Mining Structures
Historic Mining Structures
Hwy.550 MP82
About 12 miles north from Silverton

PHOTO HERE
The river runs blood red...
Very scary looking.
Hwy.550 MP82
About 12 miles north from Silverton

Owl Creek Pass
Owl Creek Pass

OWL CREEK PASS
Owl Creek Pass is north from Silverton

xx River
xx River
Cimarron Forks

CIMARRON FORKS
East from Owl Creek Pass

Also see: BISTI WILDERNESS
Also see:
BUCKLES LAKE
Also see:
CATHEDRAL VALLEY
Also see:
CORAL PINK SAND DUNES
Also see:
GATES OF LODORE
Also see:
GOOSENECKS SP
Also see:
GRAND MESA NF / ROAD 121
Also see:
OWL CREEK PASS
Also see:
TARRYALL MOUNTAINS
Also see:
VALLEY OF THE GODS

Road to Gates Of Ladore
Road towards Gates Of Lodore

Stonewall Colorado
Stonewall, CO

Monument Valley Navajo Park
Monument Valley Navajo Park

Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
(West from Durango, Colorado)

Hovenweep National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument
(West from Durango, Colorado)

PHOTO HERE
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park

Colorado Highway 285
Highway 285

Skyline Drive
Skyline Drive

CAMPGROUND INDEX

CAMPING RECIPES

CAMPING CHECKLISTS

TOURIST PHOTOS

Four Corners Monument
Four Corners Monument

Chemtrails over Silverton
Funny clouds fill the sky

The weather forecast was for sun and
the perfect summers day. Then the
funny clouds started, and they were
scary looking.

Camped here 2004
Camped here 2005
Camped here August 10, 2009
At night the temperatures dropped below freezing.

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LINKS:
http://www.silvertoncolorado.com

Free campgrounds and camping
COLORADO CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST
ALPINE LOOP ROAD
SILVERTON, COLORADO