Avalanche

Air Quality: Good

This camping area features 13 first come first serve campsites perched at an elevation of 7320ft in the state of Colorado. If you're headed here today, be sure to check out travel times and driving directions before you go. High altitude campgrounds like this one can get very cold at night, even during the warm summer months. Remember to pack accordingly.

Visitors may find numerous amenities toilets, clean potable drinking water, and a comfy place to pitch a tent. The surrounding area also offers outdoor enthusiasts the simple pleasure of being outside. Check out the map above to view nearby river levels, or head to the interactive map to explore the surrounding area.

Toilets

Yes

Dump

No

Reservations

No

Showers

No

Drinking-Water

Yes

Hookups

No

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Areas of Interest

Redstone Area
Biking
Directions
Redstone Area
Snowmass Skiing Ski Area
Winter Sports
Directions
With a vertical drop of 4,406 feet (boasting the most vertical in the USA) and 3,132 acres of terrain, the sheer volume of Snowmass demands repeat visits. After experiencing a slice of all the cruisers, glades, steeps, terrain parks and halfpipes, we guarantee you’ll be back for more.Vertical rise: 4,406 ft./1,343 mTerrain: 3,132 acres/1,267 hectaresNumber of trails: 91Miles/km of trails: 147 miles/237 kmLongest run: 5.3 miles/8.5 kmTypes of trails: easiest: 6%, more difficult: 50%, most difficult: 12%, expert: 32%Parks and pipes: 3 terrain parks (Snowmass Park, Makaha and Lowdown), 1 superpipe (new this year, 22 feet high!) and 1 beginner pipeLifts: 21 Total: 19 primary: 1 eight-passenger gondola, 1 high-speed six-passenger lift, 1 six-passenger pulse gondola, 7 high-speed quads, 2 quads, 4 ski/snowboard school lifts (including magic carpets); 2 secondary: 2 platter pullsLift hours: The Sky Cab opens at 8 a.m.; the Cirque lift opens at 10 a.m.; the Village Express and Big Burn lifts open at 8:30 a.m.; all other lifts open at 9 a.m. Most lifts close at 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.Rental/Retail: Four-Mountain Sports/D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop on the Snowmass Village Mall, Four-Mountain Sports at Two Creeks, Beginner's Magic at base village and Four-Mountain Kids at The Treehouse Kids' Adventure CenterOn-Mountain Restaurants: 9 total: Sneaky's Tavern, Sam's Smokehouse, Up 4 Pizza, Two Creeks Mexican Cafe, Lynn Britt Cabin (lunches and snowcat dinner rides), Burlingame Cabin (snowcat dinner rides, Ullrhof, Gwyn's High Alpine and Cafe Suzanne
Emerald Lake Day Use Area
Picnicking
Directions
Emerald Lake Day Use Area is a high elevation picnic area in a picturesque basin providing a quiet restful summer experience.
Dark Canyon Trailhead
Hiking
Directions
The Dark Canyon Trailhead is located in the Erickson Springs Recreation Area, adjacent to Erickson Springs Campground. This trailhead accesses Dark Canyon Trail #830which entersRaggeds Wilderness. Thetrailhead has hitching racks, hay feeders and a restroom. A restroom located near the parking lot.

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Lost Lake 19 9,621 ft
Upper Colorado Rec Area None 6,158 ft
Coffee Pot Spring 10 10,084 ft
Lake Irwin 32 10,400 ft
Paonia State Park 13 6,467 ft
Redstone 17 7,299 ft
Erickson Springs 18 6,830 ft
Bogan Flats 36 7,609 ft
Avalanche 13 7,320 ft
McClure 8 8,187 ft
Lyons Gulch Dispersed 4 6,209 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Aspen Highlands 74" 18° 3.5"
Buttermilk Mountain 74" 18° 3.5"
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 77" 18° 4.82"
Snowmass 74" 18° 3.5"
Sunlight Mountain Resort 82" 24° 8.67"
Location Fish Habitat Craft Restrictions
Yamcolo Reservoir Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout Electric Motors Only
Gypsum Ponds Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout Wakeless
Beaver Lake Swa (Marble) Rainbow Trout Non Motorized Only
Crosho Lake Arctic Grayling, Colorado River Cutthroat Non Motorized Only
Lake Irwin None
Emerald Lake (Crested Butte) All Boats Allowed
Fryingpan River
Paonia Reservoir Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout None
Tomichi Creek Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout
Morrow Point Reservoir Kokanee Non Motorized Only
Lake Of The Woods
Meridian Lake Rainbow Trout All Boats Allowed
Christine Lake
Trappers Lake Cutthroat Trout
Blue Mesa Reservoir Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Kokanee Non Motorized Hand-Launch

Nearby Snowpack and Streamflow Levels

Streamflow and snowpack data for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
West Divide Creek Near Raven
USGS 09089500
4 cfs 1.3 ft
Roaring Fork River Ab Difficult C Nr Aspen
USGS 09073300
18 cfs 0.8 ft
Cochetopa Creek Below Rock Creek Nr Parlin
USGS 09118450
31 cfs 1.9 ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
0 cfs 1.0 ft
Gunnison River Near Gunnison
USGS 09114500
248 cfs 0.9 ft
East River At Almont Co.
USGS 09112500
95 cfs 2.6 ft
Smith Fork Near Lazear
USGS 09129600
0 cfs 2.7 ft
Taylor River At Taylor Park
USGS 09107000
51 cfs 1.2 ft
Lake Creek Near Edwards
USGS 09067200
5 cfs 0.1 ft
Gunnison River Below Gunnison Tunnel
USGS 09128000
344 cfs 1.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Molas Lake
SNOTEL 632
91" -2"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
91" -2"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
86" -1"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
91" -4"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
39" 1"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
82" -1"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
88" 2"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
47" -1"
Mc Clure Pass
SNOTEL 618
82" -2"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
74" -1"
Vallecito
SNOTEL 843
94" -2"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
90" -1"
Burro Mountain
SNOTEL 378
68" 0"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
25" -1"
Spud Mountain
SNOTEL 780
129" -4"
Mineral Creek
SNOTEL 629
64" -1"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
62" -1"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
112" -3"
Stump Lakes
SNOTEL 797
95" -3"
Schofield Pass
SNOTEL 737
141" -5"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
42" -2"
Cascade #2
SNOTEL 387
62" -3"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
59" 0"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
49" 0"
hayden coop
SNOTEL HAYC2
41" 1"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
57" -1"
Middle Creek
SNOTEL 624
78" -2"
Upper Rio Grande
SNOTEL 839
37" 0"
Weminuche Creek
SNOTEL 1160
96" 1"
Slumgullion
SNOTEL 762
56" 0"
Wolf Creek Summit
SNOTEL 874
141" -2"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
64" -3"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
52" -1"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
60" -1"
Beartown
SNOTEL 327
96" -3"
Upper San Juan
SNOTEL 840
133" -1"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
98" -3"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
57" -1"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
147" 0"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
118" -2"