Little Molas Lake Campground

Little Molas Lake is about one mile off US Highway 550 on Molas Pass just north of the Molas Overlook. The unpaved road leading to this primitive campground is passable by 2WD passenger cars. Little Molas Lake features 10 campsites - 4 are double, 3 have hitching rails for stock animals, and 5 will accommodate RVs.

Campers are limited to no longer than a 14-day stay. Campsites have fire grates but no tables. There is no drinking water or trash service offered. Campers must pack out their trash. Motor vehicles must stay on roadways and spurs. There are toilets in the campground and at the trailhead for the Colorado Trail.

The trailhead, which is located just past the campground, has 13 vehicle parking spots and 7 large parking spaces for horse trailers. Parking for fishing and day use is offered near the lake. Little Molas is stocked by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, and fishing is popular.

The Little Molas Lake area is very high in elevation, with Coalbank and Molas passes reaching above 10,000 feet. Facilities are set in alpine and subalpine settings - expect and plan for unpredictable weather - snow and hail are common during summer thunderstorms.

ANDREWS LAKE RECREATIONAL AREA is accessed about 1/2 mile east of U.S. Highway 550 via a paved road just south of the top of Molas Pass. (In winter, the road is gated to traffic and open for nonmotorized winter sports, such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.)

Overnight parking for vehicles and horse trailers using Wilderness trails is allowed, but no overnight camping. Four barrier-free picnic sites and interpretive signs are next to the upper parking lot. Barrier-free fishing docks line the south edge. The Crater Lake Trail begins here, popular for trips into the Weminuche Wilderness.



For more information call 800-416-6992.

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