This ain't your granddad's amphitheatre. Instead, the clearing is the result of an extinct volcano. Don't believe us? There are still active hot springs in the area that bubble and steam from the toasty magma down below. You're within a short drive of Ouray, which means you can buy plenty of trinkets and hiking sticks with bells on them. Because black bears hate the sound of tourists.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
35 sites
Up to 5 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 Amphitheatre Campground.

Hot spring
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Hipcamper Mark
Mark S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 23rd, 2016

Love this campsite! Just south of town on the side of a mountain. Views are incredible, and sites are spread out for maximum privacy. It's a short drive walk to Baby Bathtubs, and Lower Falls hike, and there are many more longer trails you can catch in vicinity including Ouray Perimeter trail. We stay in campsite #9, which was about 100 ft from the road, and offered tremendous privacy. Couldn't see anyone standing in the middle of the site. Also had water spigot nearby, and just a short climb to nearest bathrooms which are everywhere. One complaint - wish the bathrooms had been cleaned, bit smelly. Camp host was out of wood, but if your crafty there are usually piles of cut down beetle trees on the way up.

Campsite #9 - 100 yards off road, behind #10, very private and quiet.  Loved this spot.Campsite #9 - 100 yards off road, behind #10, very private and quiet.  Loved this spot.Baby Bathtubs hike - right up the road of campsiteCampsite #9 - 100 yards off road, behind #10, very private and quiet.  Loved this spot.
Hipcamper Erica
Erica E.
recommends this listing.
April 7th, 2018

This place was full the first few times I tried to visit. Popular place and for a good reason. Follow your bear safety protocol folks! We saw lots of bears in the area. Love the drive to the campground. Be sure to spend some time in Ouray while you’re here!

Just below the campground in Ouray.
Hipcamper Megan B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 21st, 2017
Hipcamper Mark S.
recommends this listing.
February 20th, 2017
Uncompahgre National Forest
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38.022° N, 107.661° W
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