Sugarloaf is a quiet campground on the banks of the Williams Fork River in Arapaho National Forest. All 11 campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, making it great for last-minute getaways in this part of Colorado. Nestled between the Ptarmigan Peaks Wilderness and Byers Peak Wilderness in the Williams Fork Valley, Sugarloaf Campground is set near multiple hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trailheads. All campsites have picnic tables and fire grates, plus access to a vault toilet. Heads up: There is no potable water at this campground, but drinking water is available at the South Fork Campground a half-mile away.

Tips for Snagging a Campsite Reservation

  • All 11 campsites at Sugarloaf Campground are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Sugarloaf is generally considered a light-usage campground, but you’ll want to arrive early to snag a spot on summer weekends.
  • When to Go

    Sugarloaf Campground is seasonal and tends to open from early June to early October, based on snowpack. For info on the current season’s exact operating dates and road conditions, call the Arapaho National Forest ranger station at (970) 295-6600. At 8,970 feet in elevation, the campground experiences mild temperatures even in summer, with cool nights and the potential for rain showers and thunderstorms. Even with cooler temperatures, campers should plan for high UV exposure during the day due to the altitude.

    Campsite area
    Tent or RV sites
    11 sites
    Up to 8 guests per site
    Up to 6 vehicles
    No wheelchair access
    Campfires allowed
    Toilet available
    Pets allowed
    Potable water available
    Picnic table available


    Offered near the campground.


    Mountain bikers can ride the South Fork single-track trail right next to camp, but prepare for remote backcountry travel if you...Read more


    The Williams Fork River provides excellent fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout. You can gear up and learn from local angler...Read more


    Multiple trails start near Sugarloaf including the South Fork Trail; the Darling Creek Trail, which climbs to the scenic St. Lo...Read more

    Wildlife watching

    Keep an eye out for antelope, elks, black bears, and eagles. At higher elevations, you may spot mountain goats or bighorn sheep...Read more

    Horseback riding
    Off-roading (OHV)
    Snow sports
    Whitewater paddling


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    Arapaho National Forest
    United States
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    39.789° N, 106.023° W
    Tent / RV / Trailer: 11 Sites
    (Up to 8 people per site)