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Kurt's Yurt
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1. Kurt's Yurt

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

In the shadow of the 14,035 ft. , Mt. Sherman, Kurt's Yurt is a 16' diameter yurt that sets on a 24' x 24' deck. It is nestled in the trees just...

Jane
Jane: I thoroughly enjoyed the location of this yurt, it was remote enough to really feel alone in nature, but not too far from...
40 Saves
Holy Cross Refugio Tree Camp
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2. Holy Cross Refugio Tree Camp

This is for choice of sites is right at the junction of trees, meadows, and talus with the right blend of privacy and views. Over 11k in elevation....

Jonathan
Jonathan: I had a great time staying at HCR. Ben was very thorough in his information and was great with communication leading up to and...
28 Saves
100's of acres 2 Hike Bike Hunt
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3. 100's of acres 2 Hike Bike Hunt

Driving about 40 minutes outside of Canon City, Colorado, on the back side of Pikes Peak and above the Arkansas River is where three county...

Kyle
Kyle: Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a small, comfortable, cozy cabin in the middle of the Colorado wilderness? Lucky...
14 Saves
Cabins

4. Cabins

Who needs a tent when you can rent a cabin? With one queen-size bed and three twin-size bunks, each of eight cabins at Sylvan Lake State Park can...

Mark
Mark: Cabin #9 has the best view of all the cabins in my opinion. Cabin #6 was tucked away a bit. Both got lots of afternoon...
10 Saves
Ansel Watrous Campground

5. Ansel Watrous Campground

Colorado is chock-full of canyons, but the Poudre Canyon of the northern front range just might be the best of them. This is where you’ll find...

9 Saves
Painted Rocks Campground

6. Painted Rocks Campground

Painted Rocks is a rustic, family-friendly campground on the edge of a sunny meadow and close to easy hiking, biking, fishing, and paddling...

Mark
Mark: Manitou Park Lake up the road is definitely worth a stroll around - bring your fishing pole.
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Lost Park Campground

7. Lost Park Campground

Nestled within the well-hidden confines of the areas heavy vegetation, Lost Park Campground is inundated with a string of a few, primitive...

Ryan
Ryan: This is a great place to camp the night before starting out on the Lost Creek loop backpacking trail. There is also a lot of...
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Longs Peak Campground

8. Longs Peak Campground

Are you ready for high-elevation camping? Because Longs Peak Campground is way, way up there at 9,405 feet! If you come here to camp, you’re...

Mary
Mary: This is a great campground for splitting the climb up Longs Peak into two days. There's also so much to explore in this area...
3 Saves
Heaton Bay Campground

9. Heaton Bay Campground

Life is all about gives and takes. For instance, at Heaton Bay Campground, there may not be much shade, but because of it, you get spectacular...

Scott
Scott: Heaton Bay made my first Colorado camping experience as good as it gets! Super simple and based on honor code. We had a very...
2 Saves
Timberline Campground

10. Timberline Campground

Head high into the mountains and spend the night with moose, elk, golden eagles, and porcupines at Timberline Campground. Timberline is rustic and...

Mark
Mark: In upper loop, sites 25-31 offers lots of free wood in forest behind, and 4 cool teepee structures kids will love to find. ...
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Glacier Basin Group Sites

11. Glacier Basin Group Sites

The Glacier Basin Group Site has plenty of room for you and all your hiking buddies. Your buddies are hikers, right? We hope so, because Glacier...

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Cherry Creek

12. Cherry Creek

In the summer, it’s urban camping for the masses; in the off-season it’s a quiet respite for the hard-core nature-lovers. Whichever category you...

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Elbert Creek Campground

13. Elbert Creek Campground

This campground is the jump off y’all! If you want a place to pop-up your tent (or park your RV) but plan on spending lots of time out on the...

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Denver Creek Campground

14. Denver Creek Campground

Solitude is your favorite companion at Denver Creek Campground, where you’ll findbasic amenities, backwoods hiking, and fishing in nearby Willow...

Moraine Park

15. Moraine Park

83% Recommend (3 Campers)

Other campgrounds: take a note from Moraine Park because this is how it’s supposed to be done. There’s not a bad site here, so don’t worry about...

Mark
Mark: Camped in 87, walk in. Was about the shortest walk of the ones near us. 88 was better, bigger area under canopy. One behind 87...
17 Saves
Chatfield

16. Chatfield

Chatfield State Park is a hidden oasis, just miles outside the hustle-and-bustle of downtown Denver. Inundated with nearly two-hundred campsites,...

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Rainbow Lakes Campground

17. Rainbow Lakes Campground

A little ways west from the hippie mountain town of Nederland, Colorado lies Rainbow Lakes Campground. A popular spot for Boulderites seeking a...

26 Saves
Echo Lake Campground

18. Echo Lake Campground

Come shout it out at Echo Lake Campground, named after its namesake lake at the base of Mount Evans. With a dramatic spruce forest, ample wildlife,...

21 Saves
Aspen Meadow

19. Aspen Meadow

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is just wonderful, so you might as well stay for a night or two. Tent campers will adore the tent-only sites at Aspen...

21 Saves
Modern Backcountry Cabin
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20. Modern Backcountry Cabin

Stay in comfort in the middle of Holy Cross Wilderness. Scandinavian design meets Colorado nature. One room cabin with full bed for two and extra...

19 Saves
Parry Peak Campground

21. Parry Peak Campground

Cloaked behind the white waters of Lake Creek, Parry Peak Campground is landscaped by the area’s endemic towering ponderosa pines. A walk-in style...

eva
Eva: Cute small campgound. Easy access to river, Twin Lakes and Mt. Elbert. Back sites best for long camping weekends. Have nice...
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Kelly Dahl Campground

22. Kelly Dahl Campground

What better way to spend a weekend than with Kelly Dahl! With outdoor activities right outside your tent, Kelly Dahl Campground is a magical escape...

MaryJane
Mary Jane: This is a great smaller campground when you want a quick escape from Denver but still close to fun Ned and great trails. Vault...
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Clear Lake Campground

23. Clear Lake Campground

A small rustic site four miles south of Georgetown along Guanella Pass Road, Clear Lake Campground’s visitors come to give weary screen-tired eyes...

Cami
Cami: This campground was great mostly because of its location. I love the little town Idaho Springs about 20 minutes away (if you go...
17 Saves
Guanella Pass Campground

24. Guanella Pass Campground

Come camp by ghost towns and old wagon trails at Guanella Pass Campground and get in touch with your inner pioneer. When not re-enacting the wagon...

16 Saves
Ouzel Campground

25. Ouzel Campground

River access? Yes, please! Ouzel Campground is one of several places in the area to enjoy the South Platte River along with some some quality peace...

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Wye Campground

26. Wye Campground

Why pay for a fancy campground with all the amenities when you can camp with no amenities for free? Cuz really, who needs 'em? If you don’t mind...

Daisy
Daisy: Pick up your trash!!
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Green Mountain Campground

27. Green Mountain Campground

Wanna get away, but not too far away? Green Mountain Campground gives you the opportunity to find that escapism without traveling into the middle...

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Devil's Head Campground

28. Devil's Head Campground

Devil’s Head Campground is a hugely popular landmark destination known for its cool rock formations. And to answer your question, yes, the...

11 Saves
Aspenglen

29. Aspenglen

Move over elk, you know you gotta share this space with campers too. Aspen Glen Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park is a popular hangout for...

Cécile
Cécile: Great campground near a river, with a ranger station at the entrance and clean bathrooms. Beautiful and just what we asked for!
9 Saves
Kite Lake Campground

30. Kite Lake Campground

While not suited for the RV-savvy among us, Kirk Lake Campground is embellished with well-equipped campsite, totting toilets and drinking water....

Jody
Jody: The road to kite lake is long and rough. I made it in a compact car, but it was tricky. The worst part is right before the...
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