Blacktail Creek


Blacktail Creek features 8 non-reservable first come first serve campsites perched at an elevation of 8997.0ft within the state of Colorado. High altitude campgrounds like this one can get very cold at night, even during the warm summer months. Remember to pack accordingly.

Campers can expect temps to be reaching 13.87 today, with light snow and wind gusts up to 5.5mph.

Campers will find numerous amenities here such as toilets, clean potable drinking water, along with a multitude of activities.

The surrounding area offers outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy and the simple pleasure of being outside.

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This is a really cool place in the summertime.

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Middle Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066300
0 cfs 2.1 ft
Tenmile Creek Bl North Tenmile C
USGS 09050100
25 cfs 1.8 ft
Fryingpan River At Meredith
USGS 09080100
41 cfs 1.9 ft
Illinois Creek Near Rand
USGS 06617500
8 cfs 1.1 ft
Missouri Creek Near Gold Park
USGS 09063900
2 cfs 1.5 ft
Blue River At Blue River
USGS 09046490
34 cfs 1.0 ft
Willow Creek Below Willow Creek Reservoir
USGS 09021000
9 cfs 2.5 ft
Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237450
41 cfs 2.2 ft
Piney River Below Piney Lake
USGS 09058500
2 cfs 3.1 ft
Colorado River Near Kremmling
USGS 09058000
660 cfs 4.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
7" 0"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
3" 0"
Sand Lake
SNOTEL 731
9" -1"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
3.44" 0.35"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
3" -153"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
2.97" 0.41"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
6" -1"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
12" 1"
Cinnabar Park
SNOTEL 1046
5" 1"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
4" 0"
vail 2.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-19
3.17" 0.32"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
6" -1"
dillon,co
SNOTEL DLLC2
3.38" 1.31"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
1" 0"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
0.98" -0.07"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
8" -1"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
1" -1"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
4" 0"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
4" 0"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
2" 0"
gunnison 3wsw
SNOTEL GUXC2
0.04" 0"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
8.49" -0.35"
crested butte coop
SNOTEL CBUC2
4.74" -0.02"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
4.01" -0.47"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
7" -1"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
11" 0"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
3.45" 0.53"
carbondale 4.6 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-GF-49
1.18" 0.86"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
3" 1"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
2" 1"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
4.64" 0.43"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
2" 1"
gunnison coop
SNOTEL GUNC2
0.03" 0"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
5" 0"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
0.35" -0.04"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
3" 0"
steamboat springs 0.7 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-53
1.95" -0.2"
cimarron 8nw ham
SNOTEL CKDC2
0.04" 0"
Lost Dog
SNOTEL 940
6" 0"
carbondale 5.9 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-51
1.68" 0.93"
dillon 2.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-16
2.78" 1.32"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
4" 1"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
4" 0"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
4" 1"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
2" -1"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
7.65" -0.36"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
12" 0"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
8" -4"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
7" 0"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
3" 1"
South Brush Creek
SNOTEL 772
5" 0"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
0.17" -0.34"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
3" 1"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
3" 0"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
9" 0"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
3" -2"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
1" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
3" 0"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
1.61" 0.62"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Walton Creek 14 9,392 ft
Grizzly Creek 12 8,510 ft
Meadows 30 9,288 ft
Wolcott None 6,979 ft
Summit Lake 15 10,326 ft
Granite 8 9,885 ft
Pumphouse 14 7,491 ft
Dumont Lake 22 9,550 ft
Gore Pass 12 9,554 ft
Hidden Lakes 9 8,872 ft
Radium - Kremmling RMA - Rafting ramp None 6,867 ft
Blacktail Creek 8 8,997 ft
Lynx Pass 11 8,987 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Vail 2" 46° 0.77"
Steamboat Ski Resort 7" 46° 4.11"
Howelsen Hill Ski Area 7" 46° 4.11"
Ski Cooper -182" 44° 0.14"
Beaver Creek Resort 3" 54° 0.93"
River Run Streamflow Length Class