Thistledown


Thistledown features 9 non-reservable first come first serve campsites perched at an elevation of 8501.0ft 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 10.14 today, with light snow and wind gusts up to 3.94mph.

Campers will find numerous amenities here such as toilets, 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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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
North Clear Creek Bl Continental Reservoir
USGS 08214500
1 cfs 1.0 ft
Piedra River Near Arboles
USGS 09349800
59 cfs 0.9 ft
Uncompahgre River Near Ouray
USGS 09146020
43 cfs 0.6 ft
Lake Fork Blw Lake San Cristobal Nr Lake City
USGS 09123450
33 cfs 4.2 ft
Gunnison River Below Gunnison Tunnel
USGS 09128000
354 cfs 2.0 ft
Animas River Below Silverton
USGS 09359020
93 cfs 1.6 ft
Muddy Creek At Bardine
USGS 09131500
12 cfs 3.6 ft
Cement Creek At Silverton
USGS 09358550
12 cfs 0.8 ft
Mineral Creek At Silverton
USGS 09359010
33 cfs 0.7 ft
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
125 cfs 7.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Black Mesa
SNOTEL 1185
6" 0"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
2" 0"
Vallecito
SNOTEL 843
2" 1"
Cascade #2
SNOTEL 387
1" 1"
Columbus Basin
SNOTEL 904
6" -1"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
4" 3"
Park Reservoir
SNOTEL 682
9" 1"
Beartown
SNOTEL 327
1" 0"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
1" 1"
Mesa Lakes
SNOTEL 622
3" -1"
Slumgullion
SNOTEL 762
3" 0"
Spud Mountain
SNOTEL 780
1" 1"
Stump Lakes
SNOTEL 797
3" 0"
Mancos
SNOTEL 905
2" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Haviland Lake 43 8,159 ft
Purgatory 14 8,827 ft
Thistledown 9 8,501 ft
Telluride Town Park 28 8,771 ft
Ridgway State Park 283 7,062 ft
Molas Lake Public Park None 10,504 ft
Amphitheater 35 8,254 ft
Cimarron - Curecanti National Rec Area 22 6,906 ft
South Mineral 26 9,849 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Kendall Mountain 0" 50° 13"
Telluride 0" 50° 13"
Silverton Mountain 4" 50° 13.05"
Durango Mountain Resort 0" 56° 9.97"
River Run Streamflow Length Class