Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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The Clear Creek drainage is a really popular area for fishing and four-wheeling near Buena Vista, Colorado. Iron City is the highest camgpround on the main road near the Saint Elmo ghost town.

Iron City Campground is a basic forest service facility laid out along a dirt road parallel to the Chalk Creek couty road. The campsites are decently separated, and all are close to Chalk Creek. There are some distant mountain views from parts of the campground.This is a very remote and quiet campground. Just past the campground is the old Iron City cemetery, which makes for some fun exploring for old town buffs.

Besides exploring Saint Elmo, there are some great hikes in this drainage between Mount Antero and Mount Princeton, particularly Poplar Gulch, Grizzly Lake and the Chalk Creek trail abve Saint Elmo.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Frequently full

Parking Pass

None

Open from

May 18 to September 30

Price per night (basic site)

20.00 $ (16.79 €)

Pros

Isolated. Beautiful scenery.

Cons

ATV activity nearby. No reservations.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

Features

Fishing
ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Potable water
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Family friendly

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

15

Maximum trailer length

25.00 ft (7.62 m)

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Grand Mesa Uncompahgre + Gunnison National Forests

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