Matterhorn Campground Review 4

Rating: 4.5/10. From 76 votes.
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The Matterhorn Campground is just outside of the southwestern Colorado mountain town of Telluride on Highway 145. This is a fairly small campground but the campsites are positioned just right to give almost every site here a measure of privacy that seems to be lacking in more and more campgrounds. These campsites have the ability to accommodate full size RV’s. On the northeastern side of the campground, they have a few walk-in only campsites for tent campers. The views here are gorgeous and you have great access to many outdoor wilderness areas. With Telluride so close, you can be secure in the knowledge that you can get what you need quickly and at the same time feel like you are “getting away from it all”. Even though the highway is close to the campground, you will not even notice it through the thick trees, bushes and the babbling of the small creek that runs by the campground.

Matterhorn Campground Details

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9,500 Feet
Total (28): Standard Electric (4), Standard Nonelectric (21), Tent Only Nonelectric (3)
Peak season is June through August. Walk in camping in May and September.
Activities and Amenities:
Trout Lake      
Alta Lake Lower      
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Matterhorn Campground Review

This is a nice little campground nestled between the higher reaches around Telluride, Colorado. This campground is just off the highway, however the thick trees and the nearby creek help to obscure the noise from the road. The camp sites are fairly close together, but with the thick trees you still have a feeling of privacy. This small campground comes with many of the amenities such as fresh tap water, full RV hookup and some restrooms and showers.

There is a map at that entrance that show the different levels of accessibility of each campsite. Some of these sites are easily accessed and you can pull right into them, but some of the sites on the far end you actually have to hike  into. This campground offers a wide variety of accommodations .

The camp sites have nice flat areas to pitch a tent, and a picnic table, and tall fire ring with hinged grates. These sites even have a hooked metal pole near the tables that comes in quite handy to hang a variety of things such as food, coats or wet hand towels.

This is a beautiful part of Colorado. You could use this small campground as home base to see the area. Telluride is close and offers  restaurants, gas, shops and entertainment throughout the weekend. There is a free gondola ride you can take in Telluride that offers a beautiful view of the region.

Being in such a prime location here near Telluride is likely that this campground stays pretty much full throughout the entire season. They do close the gates on this campground postseason so don’t look to this area as a place to camp for hunting trips in the fall and winter. You could probably get into some of these sites fairly easily during the week but I’m sure they are all full during the weekend. If you’re in the area looking for a place to stay make sure to check the walk-in sites.

Rating: 4.5/10. From 76 votes.
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4 thoughts on “Matterhorn Campground Review

  • Sarah Charley

    we have camped at matterhorn each summer and i want to make reservations again but having some difficulty with the on line reservation. we want to reserve sites #007, 024, 010, 017, & 019 for the dates of 6/13/14 to check-out on 6/15/14. we also want to reserve site #025 for three nights 6/12/14 to 6/15/14. my phone # is 928 514-0051. thank you and we hope to visit again

      • Ceci

        We have stayed at this campground outside of Telluride every year for the Festivals. September 2018 was another year we attended. We will not be returning next year to Matterhorn if the same Camp Host is there. He was extremely unhelpful and rude! As we drove through the campsite we came upon the Host inquiring if any hook-up sites were available? He said the instructions were at the front on the board. And if we didn’t like it , their were other campgrounds. Come to find out other visitors had issues with him and the police were even called on them. All other Host were very friendly and would go up and beyond to welcome you.

        • Camper T Post author

          Sorry to hear it was such a bad experience. Camp hosts are hired each year. Lodge a complaint with the management company or maybe ReserveUSA. This way they can make sure not to get them for next season. We aren’t affiliated with the campgrounds at all otherwise we would make sure that bad camp hosts wouldn’t get jobs.