The Dawson Cabin location is in Leadville, Colorado
80461. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.
If you have any questions about the Dawson Cabin facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.
Leadville Ranger District
810 Front St
719-486-0749 (INFORMATION ONLY, NO RESERVATIONS)
Campground information Leadville, Colorado
Dawson Cabin provides campers with a rustic, remote getaway in the beautiful Clear Creek Canyon. The Clear Creek Historical District offers visitors a taste of mining history from the mid-19th Century, when people came far and wide looking for gold, silver and other precious minerals. By the 1890s, about 50,000 residents lived in the valley, in search of great fortune.
Off-road vehicle trails and hiking trails are nearby. Some hiking trails lead into the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, which is named for the numerous 14,000 ft. peaks named after colleges, such as Yale, Harvard and Princeton.
Collegiate Peaks is the headwaters for the Arkansas, Gunnison, and Roaring Fork Rivers. The landscape is composed of alpine tundra, high lake basins and glacial river valleys.
The cabin comfortably fits up to four guests, but two additional guests may fit. Camping outside is permitted as well. Furnishings include a wood burning stove and an indoor picnic table. Guests should bring cots to sleep on, or at least bring a pad to sleep on the floor.
No water or electricity is available. Guests should bring plenty of water. Creek water may be boiled and treated for consumption. Other items to pack include bedding, food, lanterns, matches, cooking utensils, dish soap and a first aid kit. (Click here for more cabin details.)
Dawson Cabin is nestled at the base of Ervin Peak in Clear Creek Canyon, at an elevation of about 9,600 feet. It is on the outskirts of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. Clear Creek passes near the cabin.
The cabin is located in the Leadville Ranger District, which is home to the Sawatch Range, the highest mountain range in Colorado. These rugged, glaciated mountains form the crest of the Continental Divide. Mount Elbert, at 14,443 feet, is Colorado’s highest peak and one of ten “fourteeners” located in the District.
The historic town of Winfield is about 5 miles farther up the valley. The nearest place for pay phones and a grocery store is in Buena Vista, about a 45 minute drive.
Visitors can head to Clear Creek Reservoir, about 5 miles east, for fishing and boating. Fish species include brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, and tiger muskie. A few miles further is the Arkansas River, where whitewater rafting is a big hit.
Frequently Asked Questions About Leadville Ranger District Leadville, CO
How do I make a reservation with Dawson Cabin?
To make reservations at Dawson Cabin, you can call the office at 719-486-0749 (INFORMATION ONLY, NO RESERVATIONS).
Where is Dawson Cabin located?
The Dawson Cabin is located at Leadville Ranger District 810 Front St in Leadville,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.
Does Dawson Cabin have tent or RV camping?
Dawson Cabin offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 719-486-0749 (INFORMATION ONLY, NO RESERVATIONS) to make sure things haven’t changed.