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Snowblind Campground Overview

Snowblind Campground is located in the beautiful Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests in Colorado. This area offers a variety of outdoor activities, and the campground serves as a convenient base camp for hikers, anglers, and nature enthusiasts.


Snowblind Campground is situated on the northern part of the Uncompahgre Plateau in the GMUG National Forest. To access the campground, check local forest service maps for the most accurate driving directions, as mountain roads can be complex and seasonally impassable.

Facilities and Amenities

  • Campsites: The campground typically provides multiple campsites that can accommodate tents and small trailers. Each site usually features a picnic table and a fire ring.
  • Water: Freshwater may not be available at the campground, so campers should plan to bring sufficient water for their entire stay.
  • Restrooms: Vault toilets are often provided. Maintain cleanliness to help preserve the forest environment.
  • Trash: No trash services may be provided, and campers are expected to follow the Leave No Trace principles, packing out what they pack in.


  • Hiking and Biking: The area is crisscrossed with trails suitable for hiking and mountain biking.
  • Fishing: Anglers can enjoy fishing in the nearby creeks and streams, however, be aware of any seasonal restrictions or licensing requirements.
  • Photography and Wildlife Viewing: The natural beauty of the area and its wildlife offer great opportunities for photography and nature observation.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: Depending on the current management policy, Snowblind Campground may operate on a first-come, first-served basis, or allow reservations.
  • Fees: There is typically a nightly fee for camping. Check the latest fee structure prior to your visit, as it may vary by season or due to other factors.


The weather in alpine areas can change rapidly. Check the forecast carefully before departing, and be prepared for a variety of conditions, including cold temperatures even in summer.

Regulations and Safety

  • Campfires: Campfires are often allowed in designated fire rings, but always pay attention to current fire restrictions due to dry conditions or high fire danger.
  • Wildlife: Store food properly and be bear-aware, as black bears and other wildlife are present in the area.
  • Altitude: Be mindful of the altitude, which can affect individuals sensitive to higher elevations. Stay hydrated and give yourself time to acclimate.
  • Emergency Services: Cell service may be unreliable, so inform someone of your travel plans and expected return.


Access roads may be unpaved and rough. Higher-clearance vehicles are often recommended. Accessibility for those with limited mobility can vary; check with the local Forest Service office for current conditions and options.

Contact Information

For the most up-to-date information, contact the local ranger district office within the GMUG National Forest which is responsible for Snowblind Campground. They can provide current information about campground status, accessibility, fire restrictions, and other important tips for a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

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