Camping near Fort Collins, Colorado

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Tiny Woodsy Cabin

2 sites · Lodging5 acres · Drake, Larimer
I purchased this land a few years ago with the dream of building a cabin in the woods with my kids for all of us to enjoy nature together.  With the help of my kids and friends, we built this tiny cabin (119sq ft) with a lot of love, laughter, tears and even some blood shed.  It embodies a journey for my family in coming together to enjoy nature and overcome many unknowns.  It is a representation of our growth, our love and our creativity and I am eager to share it with other nature lovers!  It is a work in progress, still, and we hope to add more fun features as time goes on.  Thank you!  Please enjoy it as we do!
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Colorado Farm with Views

4 sites · RVs, Tents35 acres · Larimer
Agritourism. Farmland west of Berthoud, Colorado, usually planted in corn. We enjoy an ever-changing view of the Rocky Mountain front range, with Longs Peak being most prominent. There is a historic barn on the property (not near the camping site) and lots of places to go for a walk. Beautiful views of Longs Peak and the Rocky Mountains. 7 miles to Carter Lake, 33 miles to Estes Park, 20 miles to Fort Collins, 27 miles to Boulder. Our home is completely off the grid, so there is no extra power or water. Tents are welcome, as well as RVs, pickups, vans, and cars. Rustic. NO OPEN FIRES Site #1 is on the edge of a hayfield. It has a picnic table. It can accommodate vehicles or tents. Limited shade at this site. Site #2 is on the far west edge of the hayfield. It also has a picnic table and chairs. ***We are not able to offer refunds for bad weather. The weather in Colorado can change hourly. ***This is a working farm with trucks and tractors coming and going and pivot irrigation systems turning on and off during growing season. ***Dogs must be kept on a leash when other campers are present. We are 15 minutes from Longmont, 8 minutes from Loveland, 45+ minutes to Estes Park (depending on traffic). We are about 12-15 minutes off of I-25 and about 1 mile from Hwy 287.
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In-Town Oasis

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Loveland, Larimer
This charming historic farm property was established in 1901 by the Derby family, now owed by Artists Amy and Joshua. It's a large, open, flat lot with giant trees all around, on a private half-acre just on the edge of historic Downtown Loveland, near the old Feed & Grain building and Artspace Artist Lofts. Dog friendly and secure with a tall wooden privacy fence. Tree swing, fire pit, and comfortable seating area provided. With large trees for shade in the summer, the lot is south-facing for soaking up the warm sunshine from fall to spring. Shops, restaurants, bars, movie theater and axe-throwing downtown, all within walking distance. Old Fairgrounds Park has a playground, skatepark, trails along the river, and an off-leash dog park, just down the hill on Railroad Ave.
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Overlook Ranch

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents11 acres · Estes Park, Larimer
Incredible views of the towering Rocky Mountains and Continental Divide framed above the small town of Estes Park. The Overlook Ranch sits serenely above the town which has all the necessities you need only 9 minutes away. This 11- acre property has a couple of cabins and other RV sites that will give you that feeling of comfort in sharing that experience and having others around who may offer neighborly help if needed. This property also backs up to a National Forest for those avid hikers who want that solitude and quiet that a Mountainous Forest can provide. Lake Estes is only 10 minutes away for those who enjoy canoeing, kayaking, and other water activities.
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Buckhorn Cliffs

1 site · Lodging42 acres · Loveland, Larimer
Situated on the Buckhorn narrows, this private property boasts towering rock formation cliffs, waterfalls, and a national park like (completely private) exploration experience. Incredible luxury getaway with amazing views and breathtaking adventure, relaxation, and peace. Access to secluded and private creek with waterfalls, swimming hole, fishing, and canyon views with 150ft rock formations towering overhead. Amenities: Covered kitchen pavilion with table and seating, running water with sink, electricity, blackstone grill, lighting, and all utensils and materials for grilling provided. 28ft Remodeled camper (2017 model) with heat, running water, stove top, oven, toilet, shower, with master bed, bunk beds, and fold out couch. Hot tub. Archery (bring your bow). Star gazing area with Adirondack chairs and picnic table. All cooking utensils and bedding provided. IMPORTANT: Access to the creek and exploring the property: advanced skill level. If you're unsure about your ability, please ask us for details. The campsite (camper, pavilion, hot tub) is accessible by car (easily) with no difficulty. However, exploring the property (creek, trails, cliffs) is much different and requires skill (high cliffs, climbing, rocky paths, steep trails). Visiting our campsite: you acknowledge you personally take on all risks associated with a rugged mountain landscape for you and for all those in your party. If you're unwilling to take on these risks and acknowledge the dangers, please stay at the pavilion/campsite area. WIFI is provided via Starlink (streaming works well). Our home is located on the property 100 yards from the campsite. This is private, secluded land on a private road (we're at the end of the road). We have children and we're generally on site and working. When you're exploring the property, it'll just be us if we're out (it's hard to access from any other direction) - lots of land to hike and explore. We ask you to stay on our property. Absolutely no dogs allowed. Sorry! We're excited to enable you to feed the highland cattle treats, take pictures, and enjoy their company. As you're probably aware, on occasion, cattle make sounds... as do our chickens (no roosters). Please be advised that there may be an occasional moo or an occasional happy hen. Animals on the property: 2 Highland cattle (fenced in and close by the campsite), Chickens, 3 friendly barn cats that may stop by for a visit, and our dog.
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Buford Canyon

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Buford, Albany
We purchased 40 acres several years ago and built our home on the west side. We wished we could better access and appreciate the amazing views on the east side so we built two off grid cabins and a campsite. We have been encouraged to share this very special location with others.
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Gold Nugget Tree House

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Gold Hill, Boulder
Come visit our sweet little treehouse in the woods. Our property is just steps away from the bustling historic town of Gold Hill, a destination for tourists and road bikers alike. The treehouse is a glamping experience with just enough amenities to keep you comfortable. Food - Bring your cooler with food supplies or take out in Boulder before you head up the mountain. Or grab a coffee, pizza, snack or a glass of wine at the Gold Hill store. If you'd like a full service dining experience, make a reservation for a 5 course meal at the Gold Hill Inn. What To Do: Walk around the historic town of Gold Hill. We promise you will be entertained. Ask a local about the museum, the cemetery, or the historic two room school house, or any other favorite spots they have around the area. Love the woods and nature, but would like a little action? Attend a local live music concert at the Gold Hill Store or the Gold Hill Inn on a beautiful summers night. Drive to Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park to explore for the day. Boulder - 20 minutes Nederland - 35 minutes Estes Park - 45 minutes The Treehouse is furnished with Queen size bed and plenty of blankets to keep you warm, but feel free to bring your sleeping bag if you prefer. A roll out twin size feather bed for the floor is available upon request if you have a few more folks joining. We provide a portable toilet with WagBags. Please always pack out all human solid human waste. Gold Hill Store offers a toilet for a minimal fee and the Gold Hill Inn has a toilet for customers. A camp stove is available for outdoor use. The camp stove and the propane heater both use 1 lb propane canisters, so feel free to bring your own fuel to cook and keep you warm. A can of propane is always available for your use of the stove. * A note to novice campers and regular hotel patrons: Though you are in a shelter, you are still exposed to the elements. The treehouse is not insulated. Wind, bugs, and critters may all be a part of the variable treehouse experience mother nature has planned for you. If you are not comfortable camping, getting dirty, swatting flies, being too hot, being too cold, hearing the noises of animals at night, waking up to the sound of magpies, and who knows what else, this experience may not be for you.
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Red Fox Respite

1 site · RV2 acres · Fort Collins, Larimer
We have space for one RV between two lines of trees; great privacy and you will be the only campers on our property! No tents please. We are directly next to a natural area complete with hiking/biking trails and restroom facility (no shower). It is an excellent place to walk your dog on leash, visit the horses, observe wildlife including many species of birds! We are just a few miles from Horsetooth Resevoir where you can paddle, kayak, etc and just a mile from CSU campus! Bike on a dedicated trail to Old Town to complete your trip with awesome restaurants and a paddle park on the Poudre River!
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God's Beautiful Creation

1 site · RV34 acres · Wellington, Larimer
Our location is a couple of miles north east of Wellington on the east side of the interstate. We are located on a dead end road. It is very quiet with a rural / farming landscape. We have beautiful mountain views with no visibility of the interstate. Many farms around us have horses, cows and even some peacocks. Please come and relax in this quiet corner of Northern Colorado.
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Stellar Mountain Escape

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Bellvue, Larimer
If you are seeking an outdoor getaway but don't have a camper to do so, come use ours! We welcome you to our 36 foot trailer to escape in for the weekend, or for up to 60 days at a time, on our 10acre property. Full hook-ups to help make you comfortable on your stay. The trailer has a master bedroom as well as 2 queen bunk-beds in the back. There are 2 bathrooms in the RV. The master bathroom has a shower/bath. There is also a full couch too if someone is OK sleeping there. SO it can sleep 6 adults comfortably, or 7 if someone wants the couch. The RV also has a full kitchen to cook in with working microwave, stove and refrigerator. We live just up the driveway 90 feet if you need anything; however, you are far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet solo. Farther away from anyone in an RV park, plus the views! We are up Rist Canyon, just 16 miles from Old Town Fort Collins or 11 miles to Laporte (the nearest super market and the famous Vern's Restaurant). We are 52 miles from Estes Park, CO and 21 miles from Red Feather Lake. If you have your own camper and can't find a place to park for a few nights (up to a week if you are self-sustained) hit me up too! We have space for you as well. Tent camping too if you so wish.
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Genuine Homestead

2 sites · Lodging15 acres · Johnstown, Larimer
Our homestead property is 15 acres with trees and open pasture raising traditional farmstead animals in sheep, chickens, and ducks, and growing produce and flower gardens! You will be surrounded by sounds of the farm while being near local attractions, dining, and shopping. Property is conveniently located near Loveland, Johnstown, Berthoud, Fort Collins, and Greeley. Less than 15 minutes from The Ranch events center which hosts the Larimer County Fair, concerts, sporting events, and more. Also near sports tournament sites such as Loveland Sports Park and Fort Collins Soccer Complex. Other attractions within driving distance such as Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lake Loveland, and Boyd Lake State Park provide many opportunities for fishing, hiking, kayaking, and more! No pets are allowed due to the farm animal surroundings and inside maintenance of the tent and site. Feel free to reach out to us for special requests regarding pets and we will let you know!
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Heart Stone Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Lyons, Larimer
Heart Stone Farm is a working, small family farm. We have 15 acres on the Little Thompson river just outside of Lyons Colorado. We are close to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Boulder and Longmont are just a quick 20 minute drive. We currently offer two sites for tent, car, or RV camping or a furnished fifth wheel with drinking water access, electricity access, a toilet, a nice trail to the river, fresh eggs and veggies for purchase for a nice breakfast or dinner, and our neighborhood sees a lot of cyclists exploring the area. You will definitely hear all of the farm sounds…turkeys, chickens, roosters, goats, donkeys, geese, ducks, and pigs. We do have three super friendly dogs who may visit you but we try to keep them close to home. But, it’s a working farm and they are working dogs who navigate all 15 acres of our property. That being said, if you bring your own furry loved one, we ask that they are good with other dogs and animals. If they are not, please leave them at home. We also cannot guarantee that our other farm animals will always stay in their enclosures and might find their way to your camp. Think of it as camping in the woods with the occasional bear or skunk… Our farm is a beautiful work in progress, not a Pinterest photo op, so there are materials around and tractors and machines doing work but we will always respect quiet evening and morning times. When mapping your way, Google Maps is the only accurate map, using your vehicle’s GPS or Apple Maps will take you on an adventure! You will not get cell service once you get out of town but we will give you access to the wifi in the barn so you can use wifi calling if needed. It can get windy here on occasion so come prepared. If there is anything you need or forgot, please don’t hesitate to ask. If you want recommendations for things to do or places to go, we are happy to help! The town of Lyons is small but offers a small market with fresh sandwiches, a butcher, and bakery. There are a few coffee shops and good restaurants. Planet Bluegrass has an amazing venue nearby and our property would make a great home base for your festival/concert adventures.
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Camping near Fort Collins guide

A lively university town, Fort Collins is known for its brew pubs and nightlife scene, but there are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had as well. You can bike just about everywhere in this bicycle friendly town, including the scenic Poudre River Trail. Just outside of town, hike, mountain bike, horseback ride, climb, and paddle at Lory State Park, Horsetooth Reservoir, and Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, then camp lakeside or in the backcountry. The city is also a gateway to the Rocky Mountains and the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests, where plenty of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and camping options await.

Where to Go

Mountains and Forests

Head southwest to explore Rocky Mountain National Park’s peaks and vistas, and stay in a developed campground or one of hundreds of backcountry sites. At Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests, find 1.5 million acres of forest, outdoor recreation, and more than 20 campgrounds within the Canyon Lakes Ranger District. Explore the mountains and lakes of State Forest State Park, go moose viewing, and choose from developed campgrounds, backcountry sites, and year-round cabins, yurts, and huts.

Grasslands and Plains

Head east to the Pawnee National Grasslands, rich in wildlife and pioneer history, and plenty of opportunities for recreation, including hiking, horseback riding, OHV riding, and birdwatching. A seasonal campground offers amenities while dispersed camping is allowed year-round. Further south, enjoy water activities at Jackson Lake State Park, where several campgrounds make it easy to stay in a tent or RV lakeside. Camping, fishing, and hunting are also available at Prewitt Reservoir further east.

Wyoming

Head north for Wild West and cowboy culture in Cheyenne, just across the border in Wyoming. Further west, explore the foothills of the Laramie Mountains at Curt Gowdy State Park, home to several reservoirs, water activities, and year-round camping. Nearby Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest offers millions of acres of wilderness, dozens of developed campgrounds, and plenty of dispersed camping.

Front Range Urban Corridor

Head south to enjoy watersports and camp at Boyd Lake State Park near Loveland. At St. Vrain State Park near Longmont, enjoy fishing and birdwatching, and camp near several ponds. Just south of DenverCherry Creek State Park offers a large reservoir and rolling hills and year-round campsites ranging from basic to full hookup. Or explore Golden Gate Canyon State Park west of Denver, and choose from developed campgrounds, backcountry camping, cabins, and yurts.

When to Go

Spring, summer, and fall are all great times to visit Fort Collins. The weather is pleasant for outdoor activities, and there are numerous festivals during this time. Spring and early summer are great times for wildflowers in the region, while May and June are the best times for birdwatching in the grasslands and plains. Afternoon storms are common in the spring and summer. Many winter activities are snow dependent. 

Know Before You Go

  • Campsites in Colorado state parks require advanced reservations while permits are required to backcountry camp in Rocky Mountain National Park. Some popular parks may limit capacity at peak times.
  • Many of the recreation areas and campsites in the region are at high elevation. Be aware of potential altitude issues.
  • Fishing licenses are required in Colorado for those over age 16 and in Wyoming for those over 14.

Nearby Attractions

Experience the beauty of camping in Poudre Canyon, a picturesque mountain getaway. Set up camp amidst towering cliffs, hike scenic trails, and listen to the soothing sounds of the Poudre River. Enjoy fishing, spot wildlife, and create lasting memories in this tranquil natural paradise.

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