Refresh your spirit from a tent in Crestone—Colorado's spiritual capital.
Hidden in the San Luis Valley, the town of Crestone has become a spiritual mecca of sorts. With its craggy peaks and sweeping desert vistas, it's easy to see why. Camp at 8,000 feet amid monasteries and spiritual centers on landscapes long held sacred by Native Americans. Meditating isn't the only thing to do here—Crestone is a popular base camp for Colorado adventure. Discover hiking trails in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, or enjoy world-class rock climbing on the Crestone Needle. It's all within easy reach of North Crestone Creek Campground, a slope-side hideaway for secluded tent camping. Nestled in the Rio Grande National Forest—just minutes from town—this campground is a local favorite. Cast a line in North Crestone Creek, or check out the nearby golf courses and hot springs. For more choices, explore other forest service campgrounds in the Rio Grande National Forest. You can also find private camping sites around Crestone. (Mountain views are pretty much guaranteed). Looking for something a little different? Make the hour's drive to Great Sand Dunes National Park. Just head back to Moffat and drive south to reach this state treasure. Once you arrive, get psyched about tent and RV camping beneath towering sand dunes.