Red Dirt Reservoir Recreation Area

Medicine Bow-Routt Nfs & Thunder Basin Ng, Near Kremmling, Colorado

Red Dirt Reservoir Recreation Area does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Red Dirt Reservoir is located in the Gore Pass area off HWY134 in the Routt National Forest. It is approximately 40 miles east of Yampa in between the towns of Yampa and Kremmling.

Small area, offering dispersed camping at the reservoir and rainbow trout fishing. Red Dirt Reservoir is managed by the Yampa Ranger District.

RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES: Fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and scenery viewing.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: The area was burned in 2018 by the Silver Creek Fire so visitors can expect to still see a burn scar. Due to the fire, this area no longer has restroom facilities.  

For those traveling with trailers, beware there are no pull-throughs which can make turning around difficult depending on the traffic and usage of others during your stay.  

No trash services, campers will need to pack out all trash
No water services

FIRE RESTRICTIONS: Fire bans and restrictions can take place at any given moment. Please check with the Yampa Ranger Station prior to arrival for current restrictions