Embargo Creek / Cathedral CG

  • South Fork
  • Del Norte
  • Favorite Spot
Elevation: 9400
  • Horseback
  • Hike
  • Motorcycle/Dirtbike
Seasonal Accessability:
  • Late Spring/Summer/Fall
Water Type:
  • Stream/Creek
Driving Directions:

From Del Norte:  Travel 8.75 miles west on U.S. Highway 160. (or, from South Fork, travel 6 miles east). Take Embargo Creek access road  north and east for 5.0 miles to FSR 650. Take FSR 650 north for 3.0 miles to FSR 640.  Follow 640 west/northwest 7.0 miles to campground entrance. Go past Cathedral Campground another mile to the trailhead

Hiking Directions:

Hike along the Embargo Creek Trail #792. Trail is approximately 6 miles long, and follows a drainage towards Mesa Mountain (13,000ft) where views are spectacular

Restrictions: Must have Colorado Fishing License to fish.
Suggested Bait: Flies
Fishing Method:
  • Flyfishing
Description & Notes:

The campground was recently remodeled and offers 22 sites. This campground is located in a mature aspen and spruce  grove with a beautiful view of Cathedral Rock to the north. Embargo Creek flows alongside the east side of the grounds. There is ample fishing in Embargo Creek, with lots of beaver activity and shaded creek stretches.