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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...
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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

100% Recommend (8 Campers)

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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Sol Mountain Farm Camp
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4. 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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Holy Cross Refugio Tree Camp
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5. 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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Alta Lakes Campground

6. Alta Lakes Campground

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

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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Devil's Head Campground

8. 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...

Caroline: Devils head has awesome off-roading trails and diatribe trails
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The Lavender Bunk Room
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9. 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

10. 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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11. 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...
10 Saves
Timber Creek Campground

12. Timber Creek Campground

If you want to stay on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, this is where you want to be. Well, it’s actually the only place you can be....

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Ansel Watrous Campground

13. 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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Angel of Shavano Campground

14. 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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Glacier Basin

15. Glacier Basin

Glacier Basin Campground is one of the most popular places to stay in Rocky Mountain National Park, which should come as no surprise. The hike to...

Amy: Great campground with spacious sites and some of the best views in Rocky Mountain National Park. Take the shuttle to Bear Lake,...
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Squirrel Tents

16. 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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Painted Rocks Campground

17. 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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Zapata Falls Campground

18. 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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Lost Park Campground

19. 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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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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Longs Peak Campground

21. 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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Colorado mountain valley farm
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22. Colorado mountain valley farm

We are located in the beautiful Mancos Valley in southwest Colorado. We are a working farm that produces organic vegetables, fruit, eggs, milk, and...

Kat: We were blown away by this property! Not only are the hosts super nice and welcoming, but they have a ton of land that can be...
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Mount Princeton Campground

23. Mount Princeton Campground

Mount Princeton Campground is located in the popular Chalk Creek Canyon. The campground is in an open area without much shade. Visitors will find...

Alicia: From 12pm on beware of surprise fast moving dangerous lightning storms at higher altitudes than the campgrounds: hike to...
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Cherry Creek

24. 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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Timberline Campground

25. 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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South Rim

26. South Rim

The South Rim Campground is going to make you feel like you just moved right into the canyon! Nicely shaded sites have lots of privacy, so you...

Sidney: The South Rim has a good amount of first-come, first-serve sites. I had no trouble finding and reserving a spot! Great privacy...
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Moose Manor

27. 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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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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Lottis Creek Campground

29. Lottis Creek Campground

Two miles north of the Fossil Wilderness Area, Lottis Creek Campground is a prime destination for anglers, hikers and four-wheelers. If your main...

Mj: We tent camped here. This is a beautiful site across a quiet street from the Taylor River. Most of the river within walking...
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30. 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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