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Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

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  • The entrance to Fulford Cave Campground.- Fulford Cave Campground
  • Campground information. - Fulford Cave Campground
  • The Fulford Cave Trailhead.- Fulford Cave Campground
  • Campsite looking into a valley. - Fulford Cave Campground
  • Campsite looking into a valley. - Fulford Cave Campground
  • Campsite at Fulford Cave Campground.- Fulford Cave Campground
  • Campsite at Fulford Cave Campground.- Fulford Cave Campground
  • Campsite at Fulford Cave Campground.- Fulford Cave Campground
  • Campsite at Fulford Cave Campground.- Fulford Cave Campground
  • Campsite at Fulford Cave Campground.- Fulford Cave Campground
  • Campsite at Fulford Cave Campground.- Fulford Cave Campground
  • Campsite at Fulford Cave Campground.- Fulford Cave Campground
  • An active beaver pond is near the campground.- Fulford Cave Campground
  • Campsite at Fulford Cave Campground.- Fulford Cave Campground
  • Vault toilets. - Fulford Cave Campground
  • Fall colors are beautiful from the campground.- Fulford Cave Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Secluded. Scenic.
Cons: 
Small. Down a rough dirt road.
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Region:
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, CO
Managed by: 
Forest Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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If you’re craving some caving, then spend a night at the Fulford Cave Campground while exploring Fulford Cave, the eighth-largest cave in Colorado.

The campground is perched atop a hill among young aspen and pine trees, sandwiched between a beaver pond and Brush Creek below. Adjacent to the facility is the Fulford Cave Trailhead, and the cave itself is just a .75-mile hike up the lower slopes of 13,382-foot Gold Dust Peak. The campground offers views of Yeoman Park below, and the trailhead provides access to other routes through the Holy Cross Wilderness.

The campground itself is small and has only seven campsites, but it rarely fills up because of its remote location, so space is typically available. Each site is $8.00 per night, comes with a picnic table as well as a fire ring, and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are also vault toilets on the grounds, but no potable water. Although RVs are not recommended on the single-lane, rocky road, one site can accommodate a vehicle up to 25-feet long.

The campground is open from late-May until late-September, weather permitting. Fulford Cave is open annually from April 15 through October 15.

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