The Alvarado Campground is a remote destination in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Pike-San Isabel National Forests. This campground is in Westcliffe, Colorado perched at an elevation of more than 9,000 feet, so there's no shortage of breathtaking views!
Campsites are divided into three areas: one for tents and RVs, one for equestrian campers, and one for walk-in tent campers. Tall trees surround the campsites, but there are plenty of open areas where you can get great views of your beautiful surroundings. Dogs can accompany their owners, but be sure they're on a leash at all times and always cleaned up after.
There are 50 campsites in total at the Alvarado Campground, three of which cater to equestrian campers and nine of which are RV accessible if your vehicle is no longer than 29 feet. The lower level for tents and RVs has tent pads as well as lantern posts, but there are no paved parking spurs. The equestrian sites don't have corrals, but they have more space so your whole group is comfortable.
Each campsite comes with a picnic table and a campfire ring, and you can purchase firewood at the campground. RV sites have electric hookups, but there are no water or sewer hookups. There are water pumps around the campground as well as accessible toilets, but there are no dump stations or showers.
Alvarado Campground is surrounded by trailheads for all kinds of adventures. Whether you'd like to make a trek on foot, on horse, or on an ATV or bike, there's something for everyone. Opt for the 29-mile Rainbow Trail if you're adventuring on an ATV, or choose the Comanche and Venables Trail for a 12-mile hike that rewards you with some of the best views in the area.
27 sites at Alvarado Campground are reservation-only during the campsite's peak season from June to August. The daily rate for a single campsite is $22, and that includes parking for two vehicles or one vehicle and one RV. If you'd like to access this pawsome campground for day-use hiking, there's a $7 fee.