Pinion Flats Campground Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Pinion Flats Campground Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mosca, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
98 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Restrooms with sinks, flush toilets, and a sink for dishwashing. Fire grate(s) and picnic table(s) at each site. Some sites have large cottonwood or conifer trees for shade, while others are more out in the open with smaller piñon trees. A few sites can fit RVs up to 35 feet in length. No hookups.

camping
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great campground. The Sand Dunes with the Surrounding Mountains is incredible. One of the coolest places ever. A must see in this Country.

4 months ago

Beautiful and family-friendly campground nestled in GSDNPP. The sites vary in size and are mixed use RV/Tent. We had a couple of pop ups and one luxury bus style RV nearby during our stay and didn't have any issue with noise or the like. Camped in Loop 2 Site 81 which was very accessible to the bathrooms, had a peekaboo view of the Dunes, and a small creek running along one side, mosquitoes were light to average amount. The kids loved playing in the creek and the mule deer that would wander down every evening sipping water and looking for scraps of food. The trees provided some light shade in our site but a few sites were more exposed along the far side of the Loop. I would recommend bringing a pop up canopy if it's going to be very hot/sunny during your stay. There is a small store for essentials (ice etc). The store has a rather impressive selection given how small a space they occupy and a very friendly proprietor. Bathrooms are flush toilets and sinks. The only drawback I can think of is that there are no showers anywhere in the park *except right at the edge of the Dunes and they have signs clearly posted forbidding soap and shampoo use so if you stay more than a day or two plan to pack baby wipes or your own solar shower. The Dunes were a blast to hike/sled and rentals from the Oasis shop just outside the park was a simple process. We lucked out in that Medano Creek was still flowing thanks to a couple of storms that rolled through. The kids loved splashing in the shallow water and playing in the wet sand. There were several excellent trails varying in degrees of difficulty. This particular trail was very easy at only a mile and with minimal elevation gain. Lots of wildflowers while we were there. Gorgeous views no matter where you go in the park. Make sure you swing through the Visitor Center to take a look around and pick up Junior Ranger booklets if camping with Tiny Humans. Overall two thumbs up. Would highly recommend for a family camping experience.

camping
Monday, April 11, 2016

Typical national forest for fee campground. Adjacent to the Dunes. Great Facilities. I have camped here twice when visiting the Dunes.