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Kurt's Yurt
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1. Kurt's Yurt

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...
34 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...
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Ansel Watrous Campground

3. 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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100's of acres 2 Hike Bike Hunt
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4. 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...
8 Saves
Lost Park Campground

5. 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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Elbert Creek Campground

6. 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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Rainbow Lakes Campground

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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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Moraine Park

10. Moraine Park

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...
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Clear Lake Campground

11. 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...
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Parry Peak Campground

12. 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

13. 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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Ouzel Campground

14. 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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Modern Scandinavian Alpine Hut
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15. Modern Scandinavian Alpine Hut

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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Guanella Pass Campground

16. 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...

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Green Mountain Campground

17. 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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Wye Campground

18. 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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Cabins

19. 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...
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Devil's Head Campground

20. 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...

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Aspenglen

21. 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!
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Timber Creek Campground

22. 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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Kite Lake Campground

23. 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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Brainard Lake Recreation Area

24. Brainard Lake Recreation Area

Calling all brainiacs! BRAINard Lake Recreation Area is the place to stretch your body and mind. Whether your vice is getting lost in thought among...

Johnathan
Johnathan: Love this place! Brainard Lake is a great place enjoy the great outdoors in the quintessential Colorado setting. Glacier fed...
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The Shangri-la Inn
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25. The Shangri-la Inn

Come immerse yourself in a place of great beauty that nurtures mind, body and spirit. Located on a 3 acre sustainable permaculture farm, Gaia’s...

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Reverend's Ridge

26. Reverend's Ridge

There’s room for everyone at Reverend’s Ridge. Trailers, motorhomes, and tents all co-exist peacefully here, but if you’re feeling a bit more...

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Railroad Bridge

27. Railroad Bridge

Railroad Bridge Campground offers its Mother Nature savvy campers with just the bare necessities with its fourteen campsites; they’re isn’t going...

Laura
Laura: Be sure to bring your own (large) trash bags -- this camp area has NO trash cans, dumpsters or garbage pickup services, so you...
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Yurts

28. Yurts

Somewhere between a cabin and a tent lies the humble yurt. Beloved for their sturdy yet mobile design, these dwellings measure 20 feet in diameter...

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Belle of Colorado Campground

29. Belle of Colorado Campground

Set your sails 10,000 feet above sea level in the beautiful Turquoise Lake among huge mountain peaks and a breathtaking forested wilderness....

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Dowdy Lake Campground

30. Dowdy Lake Campground

Howdy, Dowdy Lake! The western vibes of this place just brought out our inner cowboy. Dowdy Lake Campground embodies the heart of the west—wild and...

Amy
Amy: A nearby lake called Creedmore Lake is a bit quieter than Dowdy and offers a more secluded environment for fishing, hiking or...
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