PALISADES HORSE CAMP, CO

Palisades Horse Camp is located 30 miles north of Pagosa Springs, high in the San Juan National Forest. This beautiful area has excellent horseback riding and hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife.The campground is nestled in a stand of pine, spruce and fir trees, and sits at...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 28 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Campground allows Horses and Mules Only; no exceptions. No llamas or other livestock. Campground is for equestrian campers only
  • Grazing is not allowed in the campground; bring adequate certified weed-free feed
  • Campers are responsible for keeping their corrals clean throughout their stay and when they depart
  • Double sites have a divided corral for a maximum of 4 to 6 horses; single sites not sharing a corral can accommodate a maximum of 4 to 6 horses; single sites sharing a corral can accommodate a maximum of 2 to 3 horses
  • This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.
  • Click here for more information on the San Juan National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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Loop A EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 16 45 Pull-Through
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Loop A EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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Loop A EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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Loop A EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 16 40 Pull-Through
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Loop A EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Palisades Horse Camp is located 30 miles north of Pagosa Springs, high in the San Juan National Forest. This beautiful area has excellent horseback riding and hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife.

Natural Features:

The campground is nestled in a stand of pine, spruce and fir trees, and sits at an elevation of 8,300 feet. The area provides panoramic views of the surrounding meadows and mountains. Williams Creek flows nearby.

The surrounding forest provides a prime wildlife habitat. Bears, deer, elk and moose frequent the area.

Recreation:

Hiking and horseback riding trails are the main attraction at Palisades. The Williams Creek Trail leads directly from the campground into the Weminuche Wilderness, crossing the Continental Divide.

Facilities:

This equestrian campground offers single- and double-family campsites to campers with horses. Corrals with feeding bins are provided. The corrals are divided into two sections with room for two to three horses on each side, depending on horse temperaments. Hitching racks are set up throughout the campground and a water tank is on-site.

Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. A campground host is on-site, and is very knowledgeable about the area.

Booking Window
Fri Aug 01 2014 - Wed Jan 28 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Sun Sep 07 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 08 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Walk In Fri May 08 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Creek Access
  • Dump Station
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 07 2014
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $20.00-$35.00
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $20.00-$35.00
Walk In Season
May 08 2015 -
May 21 2015
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $20.00-$35.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $20.00-$35.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.54639, -107.19667
37°32'47"N, 107°11'48"W

From Pagosa Springs, at the intersection of Highway 160 and Piedra Road/County Road 600, turn north and drive approximately 23 miles to Williams Creek Road/Forest Road 640. Turn right and drive approximately 7 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PALISADES HORSE CAMP

Pagosa Springs  CO  81147

Phone Number:

Project Office: (661)702-1420