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Mogote Campground

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The Area

This large campsite is situated along Colorado Highway 17 just 13 miles from Antonito in the San Luis Valley. Its location makes it a convenient overnight stop on road trips or a good base camp for exploring this beautiful area. Its 40 sites are spread out among aspen, pine and cottonwood trees. The lower loop is next to the swift Conejos River, a great trout fishery, and the upper loop is closer to the road. Camping fees are $20 per night, and there are toilets, trash collection and drinking water.

Pro Tips

  • The Conejos River is known for great trout fishing as it spills out of the San Juan Mountains into the San Luis Valley. This campground is a great location for anglers.
  • There are no hiking trails at the campground but a few miles south on Colorado Highway 17 is the turnoff to the Elk Park and Duck Lake trails.
  • Looking for a less strenuous way to enjoy these mountains? Take a ride on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, which takes a 64-mile journey between nearby Antonito and Chama, New Mexico.

Recommended season(s): Memorial Day - Labor Day.

R. Scott Rappold


Area Rio Grande National Forest
RVs Allowed Yes - Max 45 ft
Number of Camping Sites 40
Amenities Toilets
Fees Check official website for fees.
Dates of Operation Memorial Weekend - September
Phone Number Reservations: 1-877-444-6777 US Forest Service Rio Grande National Forest: 719-852-5941
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