Hold onto your graduation caps, kids! Snuggled under Mt. Princeton, you’ll find a perfectly tidy campground with quiet and restful sites with lots of privacy. Splish splash in Cottonwood Creek that flows right through the grounds, or let its sound hush you to sleep. There’s lots of wildlife and wildflowers hanging around to keep your Instagram game strong, and did we mention the sunsets? Just imagine all that you can see at 10,000 feet. Collegiate Peaks definitely has it’s masters in Colorado camping; don’t pass this one up.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
56 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.

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


Natural features you'll find at Collegiate Peaks Campground.

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Hipcamper Scott
Scott R.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2018

Great spots with fantastic privacy from other campers (relatively speaking). The kids and the wife gave their bathrooms two thumbs up (clean and not stinky).

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Hipcamper Erica
Erica E.
recommends this listing.
April 7th, 2018

It does fill up fast, yes! Every campground in the surrounding area is worth a visit. I’m a sucker for Colorado National Forest camping though. We usually do dispersed camping but hit up campgrounds when we need to stock up on water. This place was so scenic and enjoyable. A must see as you explore the collegiate peaks. Cell service is iffy with Verizon and ATT in certain areas. Most areas, though, I had enough to stay during the week and work remotely.

Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah R.
recommends this listing.
January 18th, 2018

It gets chilly the higher up you get! Make sure to bring lots of layers. When I went backpacking in this area, it was amazing but also lots of rain!

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff R.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2017

Fills up fast!

Hipcamper Justin K.
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June 17th, 2018
Hipcamper Zach S.
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March 6th, 2018
Hipcamper Keith G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 28th, 2017
Hipcamper Greg W.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2017
San Isabel National Forest
United States
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38.812° N, 106.317° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 56 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)