The Serenity of Molas Lake
Situated along the Durango-Silverton Million Dollar Highway Molas Lake Campground is nothing short of breathtaking. The campground is built around Molas Lake and is surrounded by alpine meadows and snow topped mountains.
This is How a Campground Should Be
The main campground has gravel roads surrounding the lake where you can park a small camper, van or pitch a tent. There are pit toilets and trash dumpsters throughout the main campground. No generators or big rigs are allowed here and the sites aren’t on top of each other. If you have a big rig you can park it at one of the four premium sites with a lake view or along the front side of the campground away from the lake and out of site. This campground is about the views not bringing your monstrosity to block the skyline.
Evenings are filled with spectacular sunsets but only last a few minutes due to the height of the surrounding peaks.
The main office has a small store, $5 shower house & paddleboat rentals. The lake is also great for fishing but you have to get a license in Durango or Silverton. Right next to the campground is the famed Colorado Trail, running for 500 miles from Durango to Denver. This is rated the #1 mtn biking trail in Colorado by SingleTracks.com
To top off all this off the campground is currently run by Patricia and Doug, two of the nicest outdoors, down to earth people you will ever meet. They can provide you with information on the area or just chat you with for a few minutes to brighten your day. They have lived all over Colorado and they seem to think Molas Lake is the best. Check it out and see for yourself!
We stayed at site #25 which provided us a great view of the lake and mountains on one side and a pond and mountains behind us.
Molas Lake Campground
65560 HWY 550 N.