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FFF Urban Campsite

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Lakewood, CO
The Fleischer Family Farm is a small urban farm on the Colorado front range striving to provide opportunities for the local community to source delicious nutrient rich produce, cage free eggs and other cottage food items produced without the use of pesticides or synthetics. Through environmentally respectful practices, our family works tirelessly to be the community provider of quality farm products and your inspiration for continued education in knowing the life cycle of your food.Learn more about this land:The campsite is located on the eastern side of a 2 acre urban vegetable farm. You will camp on the farm property within walking distance of a grocery store, gas station, a few shops and the best local ice cream spot around. You'd never know it though as you'll be surrounded by farm, forest, and residential neighbors. The spot is fairly secluded, has chickens, honeybees and a small fire pit is on site.
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Standiford Ranch

7 sites · RVs51 acres · Larkspur, CO
Our family-owned noncommercial campground is nestled against the Raspberry Butte hillside and near the Front Range Mountains on the West side of Highway I-25. It is 51 acres of rolling hills, Ponderosa Pine, and Douglas Fir Trees. Our property extends halfway up Raspberry Butte therefore there are lots of large rocks on our property. It is a working ranch with several horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, ducks, and dogs. We are expecting baby goats and a foal in May 2023. It is our goal to constantly work towards improving our property. There is an enclosure with Nigerian Dwarf goats, chickens, ducks, and two donkeys. You can enter the enclosure by appointment only. Our eight-stall barn is where we feed our horses and raise our baby goats, chicks, and foals. We offer our hip campers an opportunity to learn how to care for our animals; horseback rides in a round pen; and a dump station. Just sign up at the time you book your stay under EXTRAS. Thirty acres of our property are fenced for the horses and located directly behind the campsites. In addition, we have lots of wildlife including but not limited to: Deer, Elk, Coyotes, Bobcats, Wild Turkeys, Mountain Lions, Snakes, and Bears. We are approximately 2 miles from the town of Larkspur between Spruce Mountain Road and Perry Park Road. (Please note google maps will try and send you to a location on Perry Park Road which is incorrect. Please refer to the map located on this website.) Due to our remote location, we have spotty Wifi. Typically ATT and TMobile work best. Verizon reception can be located at certain spots around our ranch. There are three restaurants located in the town of Larkspur including pizza, Mexican food, and a pub. There is also a large park with lots of kids' play equipment. During the summer there are concerts at the park on the weekends. We are approximately 2 miles from the Colorado Renaissance Festival located in Larkspur. The Renaissance Festival typically runs between the months of June and July. We are 10 miles from the town of Palmer Lake which has fishing, kayaking, and several restaurants. Spruce Mountain hiking trails are 2-3 miles away. We are approximately 40 miles north of Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Seven Falls, and Manitou Springs. We are approximately 40 miles south of Denver and all of its attractions.
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Rustic Creek Ranch

32 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Bailey, CO
The 160 acre ranch was homesteaded by my grandfather over 100 years ago. He was an engineer. The plan was to use this property as summer grazing for his cattle. The cows were wintered at the other ranch about 10 miles away, which was homesteaded by my great grandfather. Because my grandfather could survey, he made sure the property lines zigzaged up the valley so the small creek was in the middle to provide water for the animals. He chose well. It is a beautiful, quiet place with elk, deer and wild turkeys. There are tons of wild flowers in the summer. Columbines, the Colorado state flower, wild roses, paintbrushes and lots of wild chokecherries. With nice views of nearby mountains, open pastures, evergreen forests and aspen groves, it looks like it did 100 years ago. Plus, there are a couple of ponds for your dogs to cool off in. Since the first cattle, the ranch has also been home to goats, chickens, horses, and now alpacas and llamas. And of course the Great Pyrenees ranch dogs. I had a house built a few years ago and live on the property full time. The ranch is surrounded by Pike National Forest with the Colorado Trail connecting the property in a number of places. Some of the highest ranked mountain bike trails are nearby. There are lots of places on and off the property to hike, mountain bike and ride your horse. On a clear night you can see thousands of stars and hear coyotes howl. For a drone video of the ranch check out: YouTube's Midsummer 2020 Flyover. Elevation 8,000 feet, Average Summer Temperatures: Days 60-80 f, Nights 45-60 f, Sunshine Average 73-80%, Colorado Trail Segment 3, USGS Maps: Windy Peak & Green Mountain quadrangles. This is the official info. Basically, the weather is usually similar to the Denver area - just 10 degrees cooler. About 8 miles away is the small town of Bailey. It has just about everything you might need: small grocery store, gas, laundry, art gallery, a dollar store, hardware store, camping and sports equipment, brew pub, winery, a few restaurants, potable water station and more.
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Little Scraggy Camp

20 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents95 acres · Pine, CO
We are closed for the Winter. We look forward to welcoming you in 2024 - with bookings starting mid-May! The Little Scraggy Camp is located on 95 acres of an historic 160-acre ranch that was homesteaded by our family in the 1890’s, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This totally off-grid ranch is surrounded by Pike National Forest, yet has easy access from a paved road. We offer several accommodations and glamping sites, as well as sites for moderate sized RVs, travel trailers, tents, and hammocks. Additionally, we have sites for small groups (up to 14 people) and large groups (35-200 people). Potable drinking water is available from onsite 270-gallon water tanks. Portable toilets are only a short walk away from sites. Friendly dogs are welcome to enjoy your campsite off leash, but please clean up after your dog. If your pet has any aggressive tendencies, it must be leashed. Recently added is a 4 hole disc golf putting course for you to practice your shots or try your hand, with 4 sets of discs provided. We also have a cornhole toss game at both the glamping/rv camp area and tent/rv area. We are an ideal basecamp for the casual or dedicated trail enthusiast. The ranch itself has several trails and easy trail loops to explore within and just outside of the ranch’s fence lines, with direct access to the 9.5-mile Little Scraggy Trail and Segment #3 of the Colorado Trail. Just 3.5 miles away is the Little Scraggy Trailhead, where you will find easy access for biking, hiking, or horseback riding on the many other trails of the Buffalo Creek area. Additionally, we have an extensive network of hiking and horse trails that avoid conflicts with mountain bikers. You might prefer rock climbing Little Scraggy or fishing the gold-medal waters of the South Platte River canyon below Cheesman Dam and the waters near Deckers. For a day trip, Wellington Lake is only 30 minutes away for no-wake water sports. Many people enjoy kayaking on the North Fork of the South Platte downstream from nearby Buffalo Creek. This is a working ranch where we raise and train horses and ponies. Our particular interest is in carriage driving, and we offer driving experiences upon request. Our site called Mountain Horse Camp, provides 3 individual porta-panel horse corrals. There is limited cell service.
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Fisherman's Cabin

1 site · Lodging4 acres · Bailey, CO
Cozy, small, one room cabin and an outhouse with a sink, solar bag shower, and composting toilet. Propane heat and single burner for heating up some coffee or a snack. Large beautiful deck with fire-pit and grill and peaceful river sounds. forest views sits on 4 acres. Park right next to the cabin with a 4x4/AWD or 50ft away with any vehicle. The Fisherman’s Cabin, hosted by Huts and Hills, has a wild and unique history. Originally it was built by two professors from Berkeley College as an annual mountain campsite. They used to make the pilgrimage every year from California to Colorado to come relax in the wonderful forest of the Lost Acres National Park. At the turn of the century, the Denver Wheel Club used to have their headquarters right next to the river just down Insmont Dr. and hosted a big bike race every year. This was before there was even a road to the mountains, and the only real public access to these lands were via the train from Denver! Today the Fisherman's Cabin is just a hop, skip and a jump outside downtown Bailey, Colorado and close to many mountain passes like Guanella and Kenosha. There are local hiking, fishing, hunting, biking, and animal watching activities waiting to be experienced. Sleeps 2 plus invite up to 6 friends for camping and goodtimes! Please see the Fisherman's cabin site description for more information! * PROPANE FIRE PIT ONLY, NO FIRES ALLOWED  * THERE IS NO RUNNING WATER but there is a provided water bag for the sink / shower and at this time of year you must bring your own water! * THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY
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The Spot!

1 site · RV1 acre · Ken Caryl, CO
We have a quiet spot with 50/30/20 amp service , access to refill water tanks and free high speed fiber internet. It’s a great neighborhood that is very quiet and peaceful. Close to lots of shopping, highway 470 and Wadsworth Blvd. chatfield lake is 1 mile away. You’ll be in the mountains in minutes. Trails for bike riding or walks.
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Armstrong Highlands

5 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Woodland Park, CO
Nestled at a breathtaking elevation of 8500 ft above sea level, just a stone's throw away from the picturesque town of Woodland Park, CO, our property offers unparalleled views of majestic Pikes Peak. Situated on 10 sprawling acres along Hwy 67, our charming retreat boasts rolling pastures, serene Aspen groves, and enchanting pine forests. With easy access to local amenities and activities, guests can immerse themselves in the beauty of the surrounding landscape while enjoying the convenience of nearby attractions. Whether you're traveling with an RV, pitching a tent, or seeking a unique accommodation experience, we have ample space to accommodate your needs. As dedicated pet lovers ourselves, we welcome furry companions of all kinds, including horses, dogs, and cats. Our pet-friendly facilities, complete with stables and kennels, ensure that every member of your family can enjoy a comfortable stay. We kindly ask that all pets be well-socialized and under control during their visit, and we appreciate responsible pet ownership, including the proper disposal of pet waste. For those with special requests or specific accommodation needs, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. As flexible hosts, we are committed to ensuring that your stay with us is tailored to your preferences and requirements. Experience the beauty of Woodland Park and Pikes Peak from our idyllic retreat, where nature's wonders await at every turn. Join us for a memorable stay filled with tranquility, adventure, and the warm hospitality that defines our property.
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Lone Rock Retreat

4 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Bailey, CO
Lone Rock Retreat is 50 acres of meadow, forest, ponds, and rocky inclines at the base of the 9,000 ft Lone Rock. You can explore it all in any season. The ponds are stocked with fish and ready for paddle boarding, paddle boating, fishing, swimming, or just relaxing on the dock. Walking/hiking trails are plentiful throughout the property. Find a little peace close to civilization but not too close.
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Monument Creek Glamping

10 sites · Lodging7 acres · Monument, CO
Welcome to Monument Glamping! Nestled between Denver and Colorado Springs, we're thrilled to be your hosts on this enchanting glamping journey. Chris & Wendy Jeub here, and since 2019, we've been sharing our slice of paradise with fellow adventurers like you. Having cherished this land for decades, we're dedicated to curating an unforgettable glamping experience that speaks to your heart's desire. Your personal haven awaits, complete with a convenient private parking spot just steps away from your haven. And there's more! Our expansive property boasts a year-round flowing creek, a symphony of nature's music to soothe your soul. Embark on your glamping odyssey with a choice of 8 unique units. Whether you're seeking the pinnacle of luxury or a rustic escape off the grid, we've got you covered. Allow us to introduce you to our offerings: Big Red - A cozy tiny home equipped with all the amenities, including a deck with a bubbling hot tub and stunning vistas. The Classic - A container home that marries modern convenience with natural splendor, complete with a hot tub deck. Sunshine - Discover paradise within a safari tent, featuring a private back room with a hot tub and grill for your indulgence. Stargazer - Immerse yourself in nature's beauty within a safari tent, featuring a hot tub beneath a canopy of scrub oak. Shady Pine - Unplug and unwind in a safari tent, complete with off-grid privacy, a hot tub, and a grill in your very own yard. Butterfly - Embrace simplicity and serenity in an off-grid safari tent, with its own camp toilet and the soothing Silver Water Tub. Braveheart - Find solace beside the creek in a bell tent or yurt, your off-grid hideaway featuring a camp toilet and creekside porch. Beauty - Delight in the tranquility of a bell tent or yurt, your secluded sanctuary with an off-grid camp toilet and creekside porch. While our family resides uphill in the main house, our presence is just a message away. Need assistance? We're here for you, whether it's a helping hand on-site or recommendations for an unforgettable local adventure. Feel free to request wine tastings, guided hikes, or insights into the hidden gems of our beloved region. Your comfort and privacy are our top priorities. We'll always respect your space, ensuring that your sanctuary remains undisturbed throughout your stay. Drop us a line anytime with your questions or concerns – communication is key, and we're all ears. So, dear Hipcampers, get ready to write your chapter of Monument Glamping's story. Nature's embrace and luxurious comforts await, and we can't wait to be a part of your extraordinary journey.
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Simply Shaanti

3 sites · RVs, Tents35 acres · Castle Rock, CO
Simply Shaanti means Simply Peace. We bought this property because of the beautiful view of the mountains and the amazing ridgeline that runs through the property. My boys and I have decided to build our home here and open this gorgeous space to hipcampers. 
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Serenity in the Foothills

12 sites · RVs, Tents3600 acres · Conifer, CO
***NO BOOKINGS ACCEPTED UNTIL YOUR CAR INFORMATION IS PROVIDED*** Basic car information will help us ensure you and your party have no issues driving on our forest roads. YEAR LONG FIRE BAN- propane fire rings are allowed Welcome to Serenity in the Foothills. Located an hour west of Denver, this 3600 acre ranch features 12 spaced out campsites that offer quite a bit of privacy. There are tons of trails/ roads to hike and bike around on, as well as many amazing views. Resort Valley Ranch was combined from around 15 homesteads by the Corbin family. You will see lots of relics and evidence related to those homesteads across our property! Please do not disturb any artifacts or relics on our property, we are very conservation minded with the history as well as the natural beauty of the area. Come enjoy this hidden private jewel in the pines of Jefferson County, Colorado! We want to ensure your vehicle and trailer won't get damaged while commuting to your campsite. Please read about our campsites and make sure the one you pick works for your car/trailer. -NO fifth wheels (ALL sites). -Maximum length of trailers is 22ft(Select campsites) -Trailers must have adequate clearance: 8 inches or higher with no low hanging plumbing. -Sites 1, 2 : 4WD/ SUV- Short camper trailers only (12 foot max) -Site 3 : 4WD/SUV vehicles only -Sites 4-12(excluding site 11): 4WD/SUV with good clearance are recommended as well as trailers (22 foot max) -Site 11 : 4WD vehicles only. If your trailer is bigger than 22 feet, our sister camp-site Resort Valley Ranch may be able to accommodate you. (Also located on Hipcamp) **When booking, please include basic information about your car/ trailer clearance to ensure that your campsite you've selected will accommodate it!**
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Falkor Ranch

6 sites · RVs, Tents35 acres · Elizabeth, CO
Falkor Ranch is located on rolling hills on the Palmer Divide about an hour southeast of Denver, Colorado. Located at 7,000 feet with a beautiful view of Pike's Peak and the Rocky Mountains. Your camping fee includes a farm orientation, indoor plumbing, a hot shower and a picnic table. You will meet 12 beautiful alpacas, 16 Nubian goats for milk, weed control and just because they make us happy, and a large flock of laying chickens for fresh eggs. We have a variety of gardens and a year-round geodesic dome greenhouse that provides us with fresh produce. This is a quiet country setting - we can see our neighbors only if we try hard. There are many popular and diverse activity sites less than an hour away. Come escape the hustle and bustle of home, avoid the quarantine of the day, and enjoy the beauty of nature and our loving animals. We offer both tent and RV listings to suit however you like to travel. We have a hot shower, bathroom, picnic tables, potable water, and trash and recycle bins. Our RV listing has both 20 and 30 amp electrical hookup but no water or sewer hookups. Our guests love us too! "We had an amazing time here! Diane is so sweet and showed us all of their beautiful friendly animals and plants when we arrived and even offered fresh goat milk and a plant starter! The land was gorgeous and we got to watch adorable goats from our tent. One of my favorite camping experiences ever!"
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Camping near Castle Rock guide

Overview

Between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock is a popular destination for both shoppers and outdoor lovers. Named for a large, castle-shaped outcropping perched above the historic downtown, the town might be known for its outlet shops and golf courses, but Castle Rock also has an array of of parks, open spaces, and hiking and mountain biking trails within town limits, plus easy access to Castlewood Canyon State Park. Outside of town, you can find plenty of camping options in Pike National Forest.

Where to go

Denver Region

Located just 30 miles north, Denver offers urban and outdoor adventures. Several RV parks can be found near the city outskirts. Cherry Creek State Park, Chatfield State Park, and Bear Creek Lake Park just outside Denver all offer a lake and developed campgrounds. To the north of the city, Golden Gate Canyon State Park offers campgrounds, cabins, and yurts, while St. Vrain State Park offers great fishing and camping near several ponds. 

Colorado Springs Area

Head south for Colorado’s second biggest city, with plenty of amenities, RV parks, and easy access to the outdoors. Hike, bike, or drive to the summit of Pikes Peak, one of the most visited mountains in the region. Explore the towering red sandstone formations of Garden of the Gods. Soak up and drink the mineral waters of Manitou Springs or head to the “City Above the Clouds” of Woodland Springs. Play and camp with your tent or RV at nearby Mueller State Park or stay at a private campground or RV park. 

Forests and Mountains

Just west of Castle Rock, Pike National Forest offers a vast wilderness for outdoor recreation and camping. The Lost Creek Wilderness is a hidden gem for hikers, climbers, and anglers. Further north, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests offer more than a million acres to explore and numerous camping options. Hop on the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway to enjoy vast vistas and camp in the Indian Peaks wilderness along the way. 

When to go

Visit between May and September to go hiking, biking, climbing, and camping. Some higher elevation campgrounds in national forests are only open seasonally over the summer. The popular Castle Rock WineFest is held in July while the Colorado Artfest is held in September. Expect peak fall colors around late September and early October. The annual lighting of a star above Castle Rock takes place in November.

Know before you go

  • Castle Rock is situated at over 6,000 feet. Other recreation areas and campsites in the region are at even higher elevations, where altitude can be an issue.
  • Be bear aware, especially when camping. Store food and other attractants in a bear proof container, away from your tent. 
  • Fishing licenses are required for anyone over age 16 in Colorado
  • Permits are required for state and national wilderness areas.

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