Way up at 9,700 feet in the Pike National Forest, Timberline Campground is a great place to see the stars and fill your lungs with crisp Rocky Mountain air. This rustic campground is surrounded by pine and aspen trees (making for excellent fall foliage viewing) and sits right along Hoosier Creek. Campsites feature picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilet access but no potable water, although it can be found at the nearby Kenosha Pass Campground. You can hike a section of the Colorado Trail nearby, or check out the South Park City museum in Fairplay

Tips for Snagging a Campsite Reservation

  • During open season, typically from late May to early September, all Timberline campsites are reservable six months in advance online or by calling (877) 444-6777.
  • Once the open season ends, the campground operates an extended season until Dec 31, when all campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • From January until the start of open season, the campground is closed.
  • For information on the current season's dates and road conditions, contact the Pike National Forest ranger station at (303) 275-5610.
  • You’ll want to reserve campsites in advance for summer weekends, when Timberline books up.
  • When to Go

    This alpine campground is most popular in summer, when warm weather, long days, and snow-free roads make for comfortable camping. However, this being the Rockies, even summer visitors should prepare for the possibility of rain showers, thunderstorms, and cold weather at night. Fall is also an incredible time to visit, when the surrounding aspen trees burst with bright golden yellow leaves. Fall and winter visitors should prepare for the possibility of snow or ice on the roads.

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


    Offered near the campground.


    Gravel and mountain bikers can explore a network of US Forest Service roads surrounding this campground.


    You can fish Hoosier Creek right next to Timberline Campground. Fishing gear and supplies are available in nearby Jefferson.


    You can pick up the Colorado Trail less than a mile from Timberline Campground at Kenosha Pass. Peak baggers will find multiple...Read more

    Wildlife watching

    Moose, mule deer, elk, and golden eagles are among the many critters that may be spotted in this area.

    Horseback riding
    Off-roading (OHV)
    Snow sports


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    Hipcamper Tammy
    Tammy H.
    recommends this listing.
    July 30th, 2021

    Secluded, but not far off the road.
    You can hear road noise all night long though on the highway.
    There are no signs posted about bears, as well as the trash cans are not the bear proof type.
    But be aware, there are bears.
    I was in site 3. Only one other camper was in that lower loop.
    A young bear, likely a problem orphan (it had ear tags) was digging in a fire pit next to the other campers.
    I drove over and honked and gooted and it ran a few hundred yards, then stopped in the trees and stared and wouldn't go any further.
    So this is a bear habituated to people.
    Be bear aware all over this area.

    Hipcamper Mark
    Mark S.
    didn't provide a recommendation.
    August 17th, 2015

    In upper loop, sites 25-31 offers lots of free wood in forest behind, and 4 cool teepee structures kids will love to find. Stayed in 23/24 double site, which gets you an extra table and parking spot. Kenosha pass is 5 min away for a Colorado trail hike.

    Hipcamper Mark S.
    recommends this listing.
    February 20th, 2017
    Pike National Forest
    United States
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    39.437° N, 105.765° W
    Unknown price
    Tent / RV / Trailer: 24 Sites
    (Up to 8 people per site)