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Primitive camping is available at Boggy Draw (right next to the mountain bike trail system). Just drive past the Boggy Draw Trailhead and look for a good spot. No hookups but there is plenty of room and easy access for groups and RVs. Check for firebans!
Organized campsites and group campsites are available at the House Creek Campground and there are some hookups available.
. The campsites are next to McPhee reservoir and about 2 miles of pavement on FS 528 from the bottom of the Bean Canyon trail (Access to Bean Canyon is not marked and difficult to see. When heading northeast on FS 528 look for an old closed road on the right side across from some corrals and ride southeast on the old road where it joins the obvious Bean Canyon trail in about a 1/4 mile and continue up the canyon on the trail. There is a proposed trail from Town of Dolores to this campground and also a loop from the campground to the Bean Canyon trail.
Camping is available in Mesa Verde seasonally
See all the available Forest Service campgrounds available in Dolores area. Look under the Dolores Ranger District section at
There are also many other organized privately owned campgrounds and hotels in both Dolores and Cortez:
Dolores River Campground
18680 Highway 145, Dolores CO 81323
Other useful links
Directions to Cortez
City of Cortez website
Dolores Chamber of commerce
City of Dolores website
Mancos Chamber of commerce
Mesa Verde Country website
Local Bike Shop, Kokopelli Bike & Board
Local Mountain Bike Maps, Big Loop Maps
Check the river flow on the Lower Dolores River
Southwest Colorado Cycling Association SWCCA is a registered nonprofit organization. Formerly Kokopelli Bike Club.
Members are primarily from southwest Colorado in the Cortez, Dolores, Mancos and Durango area.
Local trails include Phil's World, Boggy Draw, Sand Canyon, Bear Creek, Stoner Mesa, Calico, Colorado Trail, Blackhawk, East Fork, Salt and many more.
Members range from serious endurance racers to occasional cyclists and include both mountain and road bikers.
The SWCCA benefits the area in many ways. It leases property where a significant portion of Phil's world is located and pays for the required insurance. Members volunteer for trail maintenance and trail building using the extensive collection of tools purchased by the club. The club keeps members informed about important land use meetings and projects requiring comments to maintain mountain bike access. It has also proposed many new trail plans to the land managers and member support and input is critical.
The club also promotes a variety of local races including endurance, cross country and cyclocross.
Simply put, if the SWCCA didn't exist most of the trails you ride would not be there. Thank you for your support!!!!!
Copyright 3/2016 Southwest Colorado Cycling Association. Photos provided by Dean Howard.