PLEASE NOTE: US Forest Service Road #275 (Saints Johns Road) is a 3-mile, 4-wheel-drive (4WD) Jeep road that requires both 4WD and high clearance. A car with all-wheel-drive (AWD) will not make it up the road (i.e. a Subaru Outback). The USFS rates this road "moderate to more difficult." Please consider this when booking this site. In addition, in 2020 Summit County adopt
PLEASE NOTE: US Forest Service Road #275 (Saints Johns Road) is a 3-mile, 4-wheel-drive (4WD) Jeep road that requires both 4WD and high clearance. A car with all-wheel-drive (AWD) will not make it up the road (i.e. a Subaru Outback). The USFS rates this road "moderate to more difficult." Please consider this when booking this site. In addition, in 2020 Summit County adopted a year-round fire code that prohibits non-permitted open fires (i.e. camp fires) for 2020 and beyond.
Pitch your tent next to the historic structure remains of the mining ghost town of Wild Irishman as you trace the old 1880's mail route between Montezuma and Breckenridge.
Situated between Glacier Mountain and Keystone Mountain, hiking and BC/XC skiing opportunities abound. This camp is located southwest of the town of Montezuma on the backside of Keystone Ski Area.
Accessible by a 4WD Jeep road during summer, winter requires a bit more effort as the Forest Service road is closed to cars (but not snowmobiles or skis) at the town of Montezuma until mid-June.
Wild Irishman was a critical stop on the old mail ski route between Montezuma and Breckenridge in the 1880's, when the prospect of silver attracted hundreds to this scenic valley. Today, you can re-trace this route, or simply XC ski or snowmobile up the USFS road to the camp.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Incredible cross-country skiing or snowshoeing opportunities, or backcountry skiing opportunities throughout the valley with pr...Read more
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Natural features you'll find at Glacier Mountain Camp in Colorado.
This is a high alpine environment where weather can change rapidly.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
If you have the proper vehicle (high clearance and 4WD) and want to be secluded with AMAZING 360 views, then this spot is for you! Enough hiking trails (technically Jeep trails) to keep you occupied. AND THE STARS!!! 🌠🌟🌛 Highly impressed. Will absolutely be back.
What a fantastic find!!
What a wonderful surprise to our trip in Late July 2020. We had another location planned out in Souther Colorado and it was just too hot, so we headed north and at the last minute secured this camping site. Christopher answered several questions the moments before I booked it, was prompt and informative. Now comes the surprises... only because we booked at 5pm and headed to the site straightaway. I’m usually a planner and there was no time to research the area, so we just went. The reviews said we needed a high clearance 4x4 vehicle to get there and we had that, and are glad we did. It is located on a Well known forest service road near Montezuma on the OHV trails known as Saints’ John and deer path up and over Glacier Mountain. THe camp is on the Saints’ John side just up at the tree line. Not a lot of wind break or shade in the actual camp site, but the forest and mining relics are right there to explore. We arrived after the sun had set behind the mountains to the west, and it began to rain hard. We waited it out and surprisingly the ground at that elevation dried out almost instantly. We had a large family tent with a footprint of 10x 13 and it was a little hard to find a flat spot without boulders but we managed. The real treat was discovering the OHV trails that went beyond the campsite upon leaving after 2 nights there. We saw mountain goats and stood on glaciers, traveled over amazing mountain peaks and ridges, and meet many awesome people all on their own journey in the mountains. My two young sons and I had an amazing adventure there, We will be back again soon.
Things to consider: You are quite a ways from a town with a store or gas station. Fuel and stock up before you get to Keystone on the way to Montezuma. Plan to contain food and trash in your sealed vehicle, there are bears and other wildlife up there to share this site with. There is no cell service at the camp, but a steep drive to the top of Glacier Mountain (20 min?) will find a weak signal. That being said, be sure to download driving instructions and maps ahead of time. Also look up OHV and trail maps of the area so you know what else there is to do while there.
Book this spot. You will not regret it!
All the way up!
Very exhilarating drive up to the site! Definitely need a 4x4 truck or ATV to get up to the very top safely and quick! It was an amazing experience once up top! The views were insane and beautiful! Would definitely recommend to people who are wanting to wake up to mountains and chill breeze!
One of the most breathtaking spots I have ever seen. The road is no joke, so definitely have 4wd + good clearance on your vehicle. Host is great and answered all my questions promptly. Would absolutely camp here again!!!