Description

Both the Halfmoon East and West Campgrounds are common favorites among the outdoor-savvy. Halfmoon East, specifically, is a high altitude testament to minimalistic camping; there’s no electricity or even drinking water available. And be forewarned that high altitude sickness may ensue. It is, after all, above nine-thousand feet from sea-level―and that’s realer than any scripted reality show.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
RV details
Ask about water hookup
Ask about sewage hookup
Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Access type unknown, max length unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Halfmoon East Campground.

Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Waterfall
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The vibe at Halfmoon East Campground

9,924ftListing's elevation
750
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Hipcamper Jackson
Jackson B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 16th, 2015

If you just follow the road that goes through the campground it passes trailheads to Mt Elbert and Mt Massive, and if you follow it all the way it leads to an abandoned mine. Be forewarned, the road is very difficult and goes through a river, but a great hike.

Halfmoon East Campground
Hipcamper Jody
Jody S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 16th, 2015

Lots of free camping all along the road!

Things you see along the way
Hipcamper Eric H.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2018
Hipcamper Jason G.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2017
Park
San Isabel National Forest
State
Colorado
Phone Number
719-553-1400
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
39.159° N, 106.396° W
$17/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 5 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)