Silver Thread Basecamp

Adventure Begins Here


Waterfalls and Wildlife in the San Juan Mountains

Affordable, pet-friendly camping in Colorado

From South Fork to Gunnison, scenic and historic Silver Thread Byway lures you up the mountain and back in time with adventures in old mining towns, explorations of long-forgotten logging camps, and breathtaking views of lakes, waterfalls, and the Blue Mesa. Choose RV camping, pitch a tent, or reserve a cabin – adventure begins here at Silver Thread Basecamp on the Rio Grande River.


Ways To Stay

Comforts Around the Campfire

Enjoy the sights and sounds of wild nature without giving up the conveniences of civilization. Quiet, shaded campsites, hot showers, newly-remodeled restrooms, playground, modern laundry facility, and free WiFi are just the beginning. Come see us when the weather is perfect from May 1 – October 31.



Explore Southern Colorado

Ruggedly beautiful Colorado offers limitless ways to enjoy the outdoors – hiking, rafting, biking, ATV trails, geocaching, bird watching, wildlife photography, and golf. Visit the museums, discover the thousand-year-old culture of the Ute people, shop for souvenirs, and try all the restaurants. The Silver Thread Byway is overflowing with exciting ways to make memories.


Area Attractions

Gold Medal Trout Fishing

There are countless lakes, streams, and rivers in Colorado that offer superior fishing, but only 322 miles of trout streams in the entire state have been designated by the Colorado Wildlife Commission as Gold Medal waterways because they offer great spots to catch really large trout. The Rio Grande River runs right beside Silver Thread Basecamp and has earned that distinction. Bring your fishing tackle!



Love the shaded spots and how close we were to the water. The staff was helpful guiding us to our spot. We will be back.

Stacy R

Google Reviews

Basecamp for lots of adventure.

Chris A

Google Reviews

Easy access off the main road but nice & quiet. Owners are super nice.

Melody P

Google Reviews

Stayed here with our 2 kids while passing through. Sites are clean and well equipped. Bathrooms were great. Park is quiet at night.


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Silver Thread Basecamp
26359 Hwy 160 W
South Fork, CO 81154

(719) 873-5500