Come camp by ghost towns and old wagon trails at Guanella Pass Campground and get in touch with your inner pioneer. When not re-enacting the wagon days, you might want to enjoy the trout fishing at nearby lakes, hike some burly trails, or collect wood from the spruce forest for your campfire. Oh wait, the pioneers did that too!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
18 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Guanella Pass Campground.

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Hipcamper Gina
Gina H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 26th, 2019

We are thinking of camping here in one of the non-reservable sites this weekend. Does this campground usually fill up quickly? and....How far do you have to drive on a gravel road to get up here? We are in a small car.

Hipcamper Callie
Callie P.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2017

The best time to go is mid-summer when all the wild flowers are still in bloom. There are still a few snow fields in the area which helps keep you cool.

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Hipcamper Will
Will J.
recommends this listing.
February 11th, 2018

Gets crowded on holidays

Hipcamper Sara
Sara L.
recommends this listing.
February 20th, 2018

Don't go on the busy weekends and check the weather!

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Hipcamper Erica
Erica E.
recommends this listing.
April 7th, 2018

Love, love, love this area any season! The campground had been closed due to bad weather but was briefly reopened for us brave few still seeking refuge amidst the beauty of a a National Forest. I come here a lot, and each time I find something new to inspire me. Usually just stay in the free areas, but this once stayed in the campground which would have been lovely had it been more in-season.

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Hipcamper Etienne
Etienne A.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2018

My favorite time to go up here is in the fall! Incredible colors when the aspens are changing even if you just go for a drive! The sawtooth traverse is also a great way to bag two of Colorado's 14ers in one day!

The milky way in all its gloryFrolicking in the fields with the pups
Hipcamper Keith
Keith J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 14th, 2020

What time should we arrive for unreserved spots?

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Arapaho National Forest
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39.612° N, 105.717° W
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