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Discover the best camping near Cripple Creek, Colorado

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Camping near Cripple Creek

Get in the Gold Rush spirit with a hike in the hills or a mountain camping trip near Pikes Peak.

Outdoor stays for every style

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In the 1800s, Cripple Creek was one of Colorado’s bustling gold mining towns. Today, you can capture that wild gold-rush spirit with a camping adventure in the hills around town. Or, head deeper into the Rockies and sleep in the shadow of Pikes Peak. RV parks, rustic cabins, or backcountry tent sites—the area near Cripple Creek has it all. Explore meadows and climb massive rocks in Mueller State Park. Relax in camp with views of the Continental Divide, or book cabins overlooking Pikes Peak. If you’re ready for a challenge, tackle 36 miles of mountain biking trails. The winter snows set the scene for wild, ungroomed Nordic skiing. In the Pike National Forest, it’s easy to disconnect—cell and Wi-Fi service is limited. Hike the Devil’s Playground Trail from your site at The Crags. As you drive toward Colorado Springs, find tent camping at Meadow Ridge and Rampart Reservoir. For easy access to the Garden of the Gods, look for RV resorts in Manitou Springs. Most of the campgrounds near Cripple Creek close in the winter. To enjoy the snow, rent a 4WD vehicle and book a cabin or a yurt. The rest of the year, temperatures are mild. Pack a warm jacket, even in the summer; evenings are cool year-round.

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