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Red Creek Group Site

In the heart of southwest Colorado is a group camp getaway for nature lovers and outdoor sports-enthusiasts. The Red Creek Group Site is located in the Curecanti Recreation Area, just south of the West Elk Mountains.


Facilities

This is a group camping site for a minimum of 9 people and a maximum of 20 people. Pay showers and a marina are nearby at Elk Creek or Lake Fork (open during summer months).

Nearby attractions

The Cimarron Canyon Rail Exhibit features a display of an old-fashioned locomotive at the last remaining railroad trestle in the Black Canyon on the Gunnison route. The bonus is picture-perfect access to the tallest cliffs in the canyon.

Natural feaures

This area is characterized by semi-arid shrubland with large cottonwood trees lining the campground. The group site sits on Red Creek, off the northern edge of the Blue Mesa Basin at an altitude of 7,580 feet. Blue Mesa connects to the Morrow Point Reservoir, which flows down to the more isolated Crystal Reservoir. The passage of the Gunnison River is marked by the steep, narrow cliffs of the Black Canyon.

Recreation

Hikers will enjoy the Dillon Pinnacles Trail for views of spires formed by eroded volcanic ash. Anglers can enjoy fishing for brown, rainbow, and Mackinaw trout and Kokanee salmon. The population of Kokanee salmon is denser at Blue Mesa Reservoir than anywhere else in the country.


Driving directions to Red Creek Group Site

Red Creek Group campground is located off of US Hwy 50 between Gunnison and Montrose, on the north side of the highway approximately 3 1/2 miles west of Elk Creek.

Location and contact info

County Road 723, CO 81230

For campground inquires, please call:970-641-2337

Red Creek Group Site details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 1:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 1:00 PM
  • Max num of people: 20
  • Max num of vehicles: 8
  • Max vehicle length: 22
  • Pets allowed
Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

Amenities at Red Creek Group Site

  • other

    Shade

  • supplies

    Fire pit

    Grills/Fire ring

    Picnic table


Activities at Red Creek Group Site

Camping

Hiking

Wildlife viewing

Hunting

Boating

Fishing


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