Description

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, trailers, RVs
35 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
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 Amphitheatre Campground.

Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream or ...
Waterfall
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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
Park
Uncompahgre National Forest
State
Colorado
Phone Number
970-874-6600
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.022° N, 107.661° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 18 Sites
(Up to 5 people per site)
Unknown price
RV / Trailer: 1 Site
(Up to 5 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 16 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)