Things To Do

This campground is just 1.5 miles from U.S. Highway 160 on the west side of Wolf Creek Pass and makes a convenient stopover on long road trips. But there’s an ever better reason to visit. It’s located just one mile from the trail to Rainbow Hot Springs, three natural pools in the Weminuche Wilderness. The campground has 28 sites, 15 of which can be reserved. There are bathrooms, drinking water and trash service, and the camping fee is $18 per night. Most sites are suitable for large RVs and a few are located along the West Fork of the San Juan River.

Pro Tips

  • You can fish in both Wolf Creek and the West Fork, but these streams are heavily fished so be sure your tackle box includes a hefty amount of patience.
  • The Rainbow Trail starts a mile beyond the campground and runs five miles to Rainbow Hot Springs. The trail is mostly gentle, with 1,500 feet of elevation gain, and can be done in a long day, though most visitors prefer to backpack in and camp near the hot springs.
  • Other hiking options include Windy Pass and Treasure Mountain trails across the highway from the West Fork Road turnoff, or the half-mile tourist trip to Treasure Falls, a beautiful waterfall you can see from the highway.
  • On the off chance the lightly used campground is full, there’s free dispersed camping a short way past the campground.
  • Recommended season(s): Memorial Day – Labor Day.

    —R. Scott Rappold


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