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TRANSFER GROUP CAMPGROUND, CO

part ofSan Juan National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: TRANSFER GROUP CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 07 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Transfer Campground, located approximately 11 miles north of Mancos, Colorado in the San Juan National Forest, is known for its access to many area recreation trails.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated at an elevation of 8,500 feet. Surrounded by whispering aspen and making for a great camping atmosphere, visitors will enjoy the sounds of birds and the occasional horse neighing in the corrals across the road.

Recreation:

Recreational opportunities abound at and near this facility for horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and ATV riding. Many campers bring their ATVs and motorbikes to ride on the Aspen Loop Trail (just 1/2 mile north of the campground).

There are a number of trailheads nearby the campground, including Big Al Interpretive Trail, Rim Trail and Box Canyon Trail. More trails are available in the surrounding area including: Chicken Creek Trail, Morrison Trail, Gold Run Trail and West Mancos Trail.

Facilities:

The campground offers 12 first-come, first-serve family sites and one overnight group site.

The reservable group site has five double picnic tables, a large group area, a serving table and cooking grills. A vault toilet restroom is located near the group area.

The 12 first-come, first-serve campsites offer one vault toilet and barrier free camping. Parking spaces are small, but can accommodate some RVs.

Horses are not allowed in the campground, but there are corrals with five sites adjacent to the campground on Forest Road 561.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit the Jackson Gulch Reservoir, just six miles south of the campground for a relaxing day of fishing or hike one of the many trails nearby the campground. Visit the historic town of Mancos and learn about the Ancestral Puebloans who inhabited this area from approximately AD 1 to AD 1300.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Pets Allowed
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
Within 10 Miles
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation
Know Before You Go
  • Click here for more information on the San Juan National Forest
  • Horses are not allowed in the campground, but there are corrals with five sites adjacent to the campground on Forest Road 561
    • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.46722, -108.21
    37°28'2"N, 108°12'36"W

    From Mancos, CO: travel 1/4 mile north on Hwy 184, turn right on West Mancos Road (Forest Road 561) and travel 10.5 miles to the campground. Most of the road is unpaved, but has a good gravel surface.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    TRANSFER GROUP CAMPGROUND
    San Juan National Forest
    Mancos  CO  81328

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (970)882-7296
    970-882-7296

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