Public - Forest Service (USDA) (Official) <br /> <br />Free camping in Colorado's San Juan Mountains of the Uncompahgre National Forest. <br /> <br />Alta Lakes is a popular dispersed camping area that offers fishing and camping in a spectacular alpine setting. There are approximately 16 primitive camping spots that are completely undeveloped. The only developed facility in the area is one older vault restroom. The access road to the area is one lane, not well maintained and requires a high clearance vehicle. <br /> <br />Fees: No Fee, <br />Open Season: Spring - Fall, <br />Usage: Light, <br />Closest Towns: Telluride, CO, <br />Water: No, <br />Restroom: Vault Toilet (1), <br />Operated By: Forest Service, <br />Elevation: 11,060' <br /> <br />Directions: Travel approximately 5 miles south of Telluride, CO on State Highway 145. Turn east on Forest Road #623 (Alta Lakes Road) and climb about 3 miles, pass the town of Alta to the lake. Camping is allowed around the lake.
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