CAMPGROUND NAME: Withers Canyon Trailhead
VISIT DATE: 10/05/2011
REGION: Rocky Mountain
RANGER DISTRICT: Carrizo
NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Junta
In La Junta, CO, at the intersection of US Rt. 50 (1st St.) and State Rt. 109
(Bradish Ave), take Rt. 109 south 1 mile to an intersection. Turn left, staying
on Rt. 109, which is also named Adams Ave., and go 13.5 miles to Picketwire
Canyon sign. Turn right at sign on County Rt. 802 (gravel) and go 7.8 miles to
a "T" intersection. Turn left onto County Rt. 25 (gravel) and go 6 miles to a
"Y" intersection at Picket Wire Corrals sign. Bear left onto Forest Rt.
218C and go 3.2 miles into campground.
NOTE: Forest Rt. 218C is rocky and rough. Bring spare tire.
The elevation is 4,600 feet.
This pack it in, pack it out campground is a single loop in a stand of juniper on
the west rim of Picketwire Canyon. No tables are provided but each site has a fire
grille. The mature juniper trees offer limited shade. The campsites have excellent
views of the Canyon. Separation between campsites and vegetation provide good
privacy. The campground is also a trailhead with extra parking for day hikers. A
trail along one side of the campground provides access for equestrian campers
from Picket Wire Corrals to the Picketwire trail.
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes
RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: No charge
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 10
CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 4
Total Sites: 4
Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: No
Equestrian Camping: No
No. Tables on Sites: 0
No. Grilles on Sites: 4
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 49'
The parking aprons are dirt and all are about the same size. Travel trailers and
large motorhomes are not recommended in this campground.
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes
Public Phone: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0
WATER SPORTS - None
Canyon (foot, mtn. bike, horse) - 8.7 miles
Withers Canyon Loop (foot, mtn. bike, horse) - 1 mile
FISHING - No