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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: 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
Second Wind, Rustic Camping.
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2. Second Wind, Rustic Camping.

If you've never heard the wind rush through the feathers of a Eagle orHawk as it flies overhead, this is the place for you, All the privacy you...

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Northbound And: If you're looking for a private, rustic spot, this is the place for you. Beautiful fields with mountains in the distance, and...
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Piñon Flats

3. Piñon Flats

You absolutely can’t beat the views at Piñon Flats… for realsies. As the sun sets, watch the light dance over the massive sand dunes, creating a...

Mitch: Be sure to come stocked up on beer, food, and firewood. There is a general store where you check in, but I recall spending...
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Holy Cross Refugio Tree Camp
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4. 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: I had a great time staying at HCR. Ben was very thorough in his information and was great with communication leading up to and...
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Sol Mountain Farm Camp
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5. Sol Mountain Farm Camp

Set up camp on one of our ancient Tepee sites and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Colorado Rockies. Take in the mountain views and small organic...

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Northbound And: We loved Sol Mountain Farm. You should check it out if you have ever dreamed of living on a farm, are interested in...
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Alta Lakes Campground

6. Alta Lakes Campground

You know that saying, "If it were easy, it wouldn't be worth it. "? That sure applies to Alta Lakes Campground, which is accessed only via rugged...

Dillon: This is one of the best campgrounds in the lower 48. Bring a water purifier and make use of the natural spring that flows...
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100's of acres 2 Hike Bike Hunt
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7. 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: Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a small, comfortable, cozy cabin in the middle of the Colorado wilderness? Lucky...
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The Lavender Bunk Room
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8. The Lavender Bunk Room

Enjoy a stay at a small lavender farm near the Colorado Nat'l Monument. Meander down a solar-lit dirt path surrounded by trees and wildlife, to the...

Ferrell: We had a wonderful time at the Lavender Bunk Room, and we'll definitely be staying here the next time we're in the area. ...
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Amphitheatre Campground

9. Amphitheatre Campground

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...

Mark: Love this campsite! Just south of town on the side of a mountain. Views are incredible, and sites are spread out for maximum...
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10. 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: 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...
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Ansel Watrous Campground

11. 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...

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12. 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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Angel of Shavano Campground

13. Angel of Shavano Campground

Angel of Shavano Campground is a small, tranquil site in a forest of aspen and spruce. The site is named for the angel image that appears as snow...

Brian: Very well maintained - we had a lovely stay. There was also drinking water available at the time of our visit.
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Zapata Falls Campground

14. Zapata Falls Campground

High on top of the hill, Zapata Falls campground is located 9,000 feet in Sangre de Cristo Mountains, painted with chromatically cohesive sunsets...

Ryan: Awesome campground 10 minutes outside the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The Zapata Falls are a 1/2 mile from the campground...
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Squirrel Tents

15. Squirrel Tents

Squirrel Tents Campground is found in the beautiful Rifle Falls State Park. If you plan a visit to the Colorado mountains during the summer, this...

Mark: All the walk-in sites are amazing. #14 where we stayed had an amazing sheltered canopy for rain and heat. RV sites are a bit...
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Longs Peak Campground

16. 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: 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...
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Lost Park Campground

17. 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: 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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Painted Rocks Campground

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

19. 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: 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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Heaton Bay Campground

20. 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: Heaton Bay made my first Colorado camping experience as good as it gets! Super simple and based on honor code. We had a very...
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Glacier Basin Group Sites

21. 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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Elbert Creek Campground

22. 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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Cherry Creek

23. 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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Snowslide Campground

24. Snowslide Campground

Snowslide campground is a playground of camping fun. There are shady sites along the La Plata River perfect for explorers and lots of space for...

Mark: Cows often run through this camp, so be ready for morning Moos. Right side of road campsites are all near the river - can't go...
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Woods Lake Campground - Norwood

25. Woods Lake Campground - Norwood

Whether you come by dirt bike, mountain bike, horseback, car, backpack, or RV, Woods Lake Campground is the place to be. With plenty of trails for...

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Moose Manor

26. Moose Manor

Come and play Forest Ranger at Moose Cabin--a 1930s homestead that was built to house rangers, before it was turned into a freakin’ awesome little...

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St. Charles Campground

27. St. Charles Campground

The San Isabel National Forest can be a busy place, so find some peace and quiet at St. Charles. This campground rests on the shores of St. Charles...

Mark: Bishop Castle and Lake Isabel are nearby. Get a spot on the St. Charles Creek of the campsite if possible. Lots of room,...
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Island Acres

28. Island Acres

Hidden away behind the cascading Colorado River, Island Acres Section offers canyon wall canvassed backdrops, a natural swimming hole, and two...

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29. Bookcliff

If you’ve always wanted to try winter camping without the possibility of freezing your face off, Highline Lake is the perfect place to give it a...

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Northern Plains

30. Northern Plains

Smaller, tighter-knit loops of sites set Northern Plains Campground apart from the other campground options at Lake Pueblo. Enjoy options for...

Adam: Bring some bug spray but man it's nice.