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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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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: 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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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: 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

4. 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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5. 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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Timber Creek Campground

6. 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

7. 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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Glacier Basin

8. 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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Painted Rocks Campground

9. 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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Longs Peak Campground

10. 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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Heaton Bay Campground

11. 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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Lost Park Campground

12. 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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Mount Princeton Campground

13. 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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Timberline Campground

14. 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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Cherry Creek

15. 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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Glacier Basin Group Sites

16. 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

17. 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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Spillway Campground

18. Spillway Campground

Do you consider yourself a purveyor of adventures? Then you best gather the crew and head to Spillway Campground. Hugging the South Platte River,...

Alicia: Know how to river fish or you won't catch anything. Fishermen there are serious about fishing, so I suggest keeping the kids...
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Colorado Campground

19. Colorado Campground

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

Families take notice--Colorado Campground may lack the excitement of Disney World, but it’s a perfect weekend destination for unplugging and honing...

Matt: The scenery is amazing
Gore Creek Campground

20. Gore Creek Campground

Located along its namesake, forested Gore Creek Campground is neighborinos with the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness and hosts many traditional camping...

Big South Campground

21. Big South Campground

With only a few sites, Big South Campground is your chance to embrace the freeing feeling of mountain solitude. Here’s what you can expect—a lovely...

Denver Creek Campground

22. Denver Creek Campground

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

Cross Creek

23. Cross Creek

Enter a higher state with a little waterfront yoga at sparsely populated Cross Creek Campground. Sitting near the northern tip of Eleven Mile...

Moraine Park

24. Moraine Park

93% Recommend (7 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: 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...
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25. 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

26. 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...

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Aspen Meadow

27. 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...

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Echo Lake Campground

28. 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,...

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Modern Backcountry Cabin
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29. 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...

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Kelly Dahl Campground

30. 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...

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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