Camping and Day Use at TOP


Outdoor fun for Everyone! Here’s how to reserve your spot:

Step 1: Check the calendar and make sure the date(s) you want are available!

Step 2. Read the TOP Safety Regulations here.

Step 3: Fill out the TOP Reservation Form (Group User Permit). (Not needed for family picnics or individual hiking/day use)

Step 4: Print out and sign the TOP Indemnification Form. Email signed form to (Not needed for family picnics or individual hiking/day use)

Step 5: If you have a group larger than 30 or are an overnight student group:

  1. Request a Certificate of Liability Insurance (for 1 million in coverage) from your insurance company (or school). Please name County of Ouray, Ouray County and TOP, Inc. 1035 Highland Drive, Ridgway, Colorado as Additional Insured Parties. Email to:
  2. Submit a credit card authorization as a security deposit. (Not needed for school groups.)

Step 6: Check the fees below and make a payment through PayPal (see link below).

Fees for Camping:

Single Campsite: $20 per night

Exclusive use of all 9 campsites: $150/night

Fees for Group Day Use (picnicking, low ropes course, biking, hiking, educational excursions)

Families: 4 hours – $20; Over 4 hours – $35

Schools in Ouray County: 4 hours – $15 per class; over 4 hours – $ 25/class

Schools outside of Ouray County: 4 hours – $30 per class; over 4 hours – $50 per class

Parties and Commercial Groups:  4 hours – $50 per 10 participants; Over 4 hours – $65 per 10 participants. 

Please Note: Educational campsite reservations include day use and no extra fee is required. Commercial groups who reserve the campsites receive 50% off of the day use fees for picnicking, low ropes course, biking, hiking & educational excursions.


Matching funds may be available for your group!

Top of the Pines, Inc. wants to be responsive to the many and varied needs of the many groups we hope to serve.  Toward that end, we have provided a form for Non-Profit entities to fill out, to apply for Matching Fund assistance towards our fees.  The monies for this effort have been generously provided by the Telluride Foundation.

Telluride Foundation logo

Click HERE to view/download the form.


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