PLEASE NOTE: US Forest Service Road #275 (Saints Johns Road) is a 3-mile, 4-wheel-drive (4WD) road that requires both 4WD and high clearance. A car with all-wheel-drive (AWD) will not make it up the road (i.e. a Subaru Outback). The USFS rates this road "moderate to more difficult." Please consider this when booking this site.
Pitch your tent next to the historic structure remains of the mining ghost town of Wild Irishman as you trace the old 1880's mail route between Montezuma and Breckenridge.
Situated between Glacier Mountain and Keystone Mountain, hiking and BC/XC skiing opportunities abound. This camp is located southwest of the town of Montezuma on the backside of Keystone Ski Area.
Accessible by 4WD during summer, winter requires a bit more effort as the Forest Service road is closed to cars (but not snowmobiles or skis) at the town of Montezuma until mid-June.
Wild Irishman was a critical stop on the old mail ski route between Montezuma and Breckenridge in the 1880's, when the prospect of silver attracted hundreds to this scenic valley. Today, you can re-trace this route, or simply XC ski or snowmobile up the USFS road to the camp.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
The vibe at Glacier Mountain Camp
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Wow, what an amazing piece of property! We absolutely LOVED our adventure at Glacier Mountain Camp. Total seclusion and incredible views. The road was a bit technical so a higher clearance vehicle is definitely recommended! We got in just fine with an Xterra and Grand Cherokee. There are two fire pits on the property and plenty of space for tents. Would highly recommend this beautiful piece of land to anyone looking for a memorable Colorado experience. And bring the pups! Endless space for dogs to run wild. Will definitely be back!
We absolutely LOVED our overnight trip at Glacier Mountain Camp. The vista views are breathtaking and the land is beautiful. There are a few wonderful little spots with fire rings that make for a perfect evening. Can't say enough good things about this place!
First: thank you for very much to host making for this site available! We appreciate such an amazing location - unlike any traditional campground. The campsite is a mini plateau with 360 views just above the timber line. Very peaceful: no lights or sounds from any humans. We hiked up the road for an extra special view too, but it was quite difficult for us at the altitude. The drive to the campsite was ok in our massive Jeep- but I’d be wary in anything with low clearance. Stars were brilliant at night. Enjoyed having no cell service. Awesome place!
The road up to the campsite is no joke!! We had a Toyota Tundra with just enough ground clearance (but cut it close with our side steps). The drive is definitely worth it! Amazing to have such spectacular views in such a private site (almost.) We shared our campsite by being woken up at 0300 by a family of mountain goats and enjoyed coffee with them walking around our site until 0930! We also saw much more wildlife just a few steps from our site, including moose, coyote, deer, marmots, birds and many more! Definitely recommend this site to anyone looking for a back country camping feel but more easily accessible and not far from town!
The site at Glacier Mountain is incredible, views are amazing, site is remote with lots of wildlife, would highly recommend to anyone looking for an adventure. Need a 4x4 with plenty of ground clearance to reach the site. There are other campsites along the road, but none compare to the one on top.
What an amazing piece of land. Snuggled in the mountains this site is beautiful, peaceful and perfect. We came into the site via Sts John Road from N. Fork Swan Road and left the next day via the rest of Sts. John Road into Montezuma. I only recommend the route from N Fork Swan Road if you are experienced in 4x4 driving. The campsite was private and shielded from the wind that generally comes with that elevation. We loved our stay at Glacier Mountain.