The Uncompahgre National Forest; a Photographer's Dream

Updated: May 27



The Uncompahgre National Forest is an easy drive from Grand Junction, and offers many hiking, ATV/UTV trails and magnificent views.

Along the Last Dollar Road

The Uncompahgre National forest is full of scenic views, a large variety of wildlife, many hiking and biking trails and is truly a mecca for ATV/UTV riders.

Map of the Uncompahgre National Forest

There are 22 campgrounds in or near the National Forest, which include 14 developed

Sunset seen from Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground

campgrounds, provided by the U.S. National Forest where spaces rent for a reasonable fee, BLM campsites for free camping and a few private campgrounds. Go here for a good source of campground information

Enjoy 141 trails for year around recreation; hiking, horseback riding, biking and ATV/UHV, snow snowmobiling and snow shoeing as well as hunting and fishing.

Most recently, we went Fall color hunting with friends. The colors were absolutely amazing!

Mike Simmons, of Simmons Films, took many photos of the Uncompahgre Forest and has put those photos into two beautiful videos. See them here:


Owl Creek Pass Part 1 of Uncompahgre Fall Colors


Last Dollar Road and Dennis Weaver Park Part 2 of Uncompahgre Fall Colors


As a side note, Mike owns an EZ-PTG Deluxe generator which he uses to keep the batteries charged up for his drone, cameras and other electronic photography equipment. Another unique use for portable power to go.



Lee Stauffer

   717 Castle Creek Road

Grand Junction, CO  81505

(970)216-0701

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