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The 20 best camping spots near Denver, Colorado.

With nearly 300 sunny days a year and 2,500 acres of natural areas, year-round camping near Denver is as easy as grabbing a brew in the Mile High City.

Camp Cherished-Camp for a Cause
Andrea
Andrea: My friends and I drove to Camp Cherished for a night away from the stress of college. It was so...
Farm Camping at Friar Farms
scott
Scott: This spot is in the organic gardens of the farm. You will have access to a wooden table and a...
Colorado is an outdoor lover's' playground, and the area surrounding the city of Denver is no exception. In fact, the Denver Mountain Parks system contains more than 14,000 acres of parklands in the mountains and foothills west and south of Denver. You can even visit Buffalo Bill’s grave at the top of Lookout Mountain Park! The obvious choice for camping near Denver is to head Read more...
Colorado is an outdoor lover's' playground, and the area surrounding the city of Denver is no exception. In fact, the Denver Mountain Parks system contains more than 14,000 acres of parklands in the mountains and foothills west and south of Denver. You can even visit Buffalo Bill’s grave at the top of Lookout Mountain Park! The obvious choice for camping near Denver is to head west to the Rockies. You can get to Rocky Mountain National Park in under two hours, where wilderness campsites and campgrounds of every type abound. Aspenglen Campground and Moraine Park Campground are popular for their awe-inspiring views of the mountains. Further south, at the base of Mt. Evans and about an hour from Denver is Echo Lake. Hike through the spruce tree forest and fish on the lakeshore after setting up camp in the Echo Lake Campground nearby. When planning a camping trip near Denver, there’s no shortage of options.
Peak-to-peak pit stop
Kayla
Kayla: Our host was very friendly and the campsite was amazing! Very secluded, but just a short hike in....
Moraine Park
Mark
Mark: Camped in 87, walk in. Was about the shortest walk of the ones near us. 88 was better, bigger area...
200 named peaks are visible from Denver. 32 of them tower at 13,000 feet and above.
Brainard Lake Recreation Area
Johnathan
Johnathan: Love this place! Brainard Lake is a great place enjoy the great outdoors in the quintessential...
State law prohibits building any structure that would block the view of the mountains from the State Capitol.
Glacier Mountain Camp
Jorin
Jorin: Unfortunately the road to the campsite was closed and I was unable to access it, but Christopher was...
Cherry Creek
In the summer, it’s urban camping for the masses; in the off-season it’s a quiet respite for the...
Denver is the only city ever to refuse the chance to host the Olympics after winning the privilege.
Chatfield
Chatfield State Park is a hidden oasis, just miles outside the hustle-and-bustle of downtown Denver....
Devil's Head Campground
Caroline
Caroline: Devils head has awesome off-roading trails and diatribe trails
Located east of a major mountain range, Denver has a mild, dry and sunny climate with more annual hours of sun than San Diego.
Glacier Basin
Amy
Amy: Great campground with spacious sites and some of the best views in Rocky Mountain National Park. Take...
Aspen Meadow
Laura
Laura: Water pump and latrines at this campground for a more rustic experience. A small stream runs nearby....
Indian Creek Campground
Wanna get that adrenaline pumping a la fresco? Indian Creek Campground is your jam. Famous for Devil’s...
Indian Creek Equestrian Campground
The Indian Creek Equestrian Campground invites you to bring up to four of your favorite horses and ten...
Reverend's Ridge
Laura
Laura: These loops have flush toilets and a shower house. Sites are far enough away for privacy but close...
Cold Springs Picnic
Nestle into groves of aspen and lodgepole pine at Cold Springs Picnic Campground. At an elevation of...
Osprey Campground
Melinda
Melinda: This campground was such a bummer. It's basically just a large pull-out on the side of a fairly busy...
Flat Rocks Campground
Feel the wind in your hair and the rush of freedom at Flat Rocks Campground, a rugged, woodsy...
Pickle Gulch Group Campground
As you leave your car and the modern world for the lodgepole pines of Pickle Gulch Group Campground,...
Kestrel
The Kestrel Camp Loop, situated on the southern end of St. Vrain State Park, offers all the amenities...