Description

A misnomer in comparison to driving over Independence Pass and navigating the 2.4-million acre White River National Forest, Difficult Campground is a natural haven for wildlife lovers. Standing tall at about 8,100 ft elevation Difficult stays chill by the hands of the Roaring Fork River that run alongside.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
48
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Beach
Desert
Redwoods
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Climbing
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Kris
Kris
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 21st, 2015

My wife and I stayed here in early-June, 2015. I'll have to admit, I was skeptical of staying in a campground with 47 sites; I thought it would be crowded and noisy, but was pleasantly surprised by how much privacy we really had. We stayed in Site #6, and while we definitely didn't feel isolated, we didn't feel crowded, either.

The location is perfect for quick trips into Aspen, but gets you far enough out of the city that it feels wilderness-ish. The campground is surrounded by huge aspen and pine trees, and is far enough away from the road that you don't hear much highway noise. Restrooms are clean and well-maintained.

Rain and snow kept us from doing any hiking, but the drive over Independence Pass is beautiful.

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Hipcamper Jason
Jason
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 16th, 2016

If the campgrounds around the Maroon Bells are full, and they likely are, this is the next closest thing. Sites are larger and more spread out so you'll have a little more privacy.

Hipcamper Alicia
Alicia
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
March 12th, 2017

Nearest town is Aspen. If you need to get a hotel room for some reason, be prepared to pay minimum $375.00 per night (2016). The rangers and camp staff around here are extremely grumpy. Did not have a good time. Maroon bells is big business-I found the hordes of people everywhere extremely annoying.

Hipcamper Kim
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2018
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September 6th, 2017
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August 4th, 2017
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July 15th, 2017
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July 12th, 2017
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April 2nd, 2017
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March 18th, 2017
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March 15th, 2017
Park
White River National Forest
State
Colorado
Phone Number
(970) 945-2521
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
39.142° N, 106.771° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 30 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 47 Sites
(Up to 10 people per site)