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COLORADO CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY

SILVERTON, COLORADO
SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST
SOUTH MINERAL CREEK CAMPGROUND
LATITUDE: N 3749.189
LONGITUDE: W 10742.854
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

South Mineral Creek
South Mineral Creek

Camp Area
Camp Area about 1/2 mile
LATITUDE: N 3749.189
LONGITUDE: W 10742.854

Camp Area
Camp Area about 1/2 mile

Camp Area
Camp Area about 1/2 mile
Vaulted Toilets and primitive firerings

North from Silverton on Highway 550 along
South Mineral Creek are free camp areas.

Camp Area
Camp Area about 1 mile
More primitive and more suited for tents.
LATITUDE: N 3749.314
LONGITUDE: W 10743.209

Camp Area
Camp Area about 2 miles
LATITUDE: N 3748.764
LONGITUDE: W 10744.636

It gets crowded... in recent years every camp
and space has been occupied.

Rules
Know the Rules

Vaulted Toilets
Primitive Firerings
Camping Limit 14 Days
Elevation: Above 9000'

South Mineral Campground
South Mineral Campground

South Mineral Campground
South Mineral Campground

SOUTH MINERAL CAMPGROUND
$16.00 per night

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.

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

DIRECTIONS:
From Durango, CO
Take Highway 550 north
Silverton is about 50 miles.
Continue 2 miles north of Silverton
Turn on Road 7 / Forest Road 585
First camp area about 1/2 mile...

Map
This is the map on the information board

Road 7 / Road 585
Road 7 / FS Rd.585

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Maintained dirt roads.
Heavy snow and freezing temperatures
in winter months.

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

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

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

Mine East from Silverton
Mayflower Mill
County Road 2 east from 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

East from Silverton
East from Silverton

There are dispersed camping opportunities
east from 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

Silverton Colorado
Silverton, Colorado

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

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

Road to Gates Of Ladore
Road towards Gates Of Lodore

Also see: BISTI WILDERNESS
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

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

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LINKS:
http://www.silvertoncolorado.com

Free campgrounds and camping
COLORADO CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST
SOUTH MINERAL CREEK CAMPGROUND
SILVERTON, COLORADO