The best camping near Sugarite Canyon State Park

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Purgatory Riverbottoms

8 sites · Tents5 acres · Trinidad, CO
If camsites are full, contact me. There is tons of space. Upon arrival, come straight down Cottonwood Avenue past the private signs where the asphalt ends and straight to the Teepee. We are on a Peninsula with the river on one side and an irrigation creek down the other. We own 1/4 stretch along the river across from the riverwalk and downtown. The "Trinidad" lights shine down from atop Simpsons Rest which is a public area. It has an incredible view of Trinidad ans hidden caves and areas to explore as well. The area we own is Picketwire Valley. It was renamed Picketwire because the French couldn't pronounce Purgatory. The French retreated to Simpsons Rest are were surrounded by Indians and were starved etc. The large caves they hid in, have since covered over.
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Earth Mountain Education Farm

30 sites · Tents40 acres · Weston, CO
In 2002, Earth Mountain was vacant land that offered itself to us in a way of a calling. It is an unforgettable experience whether camping here or participating in a program. Earth Mtn. is a 40 acre basecamp with 480 surrounding acres of forest. It is a high vibration place with lots to offer. The stars are completely amazing, we are so far off the beaten path that there is no light pollution! We welcome you to share in this wonderful sacred space.Learn more about this land:Earth Mtn. is a working permaculture, off-grid farm at 8000' in the backcountry of the beautiful Sangre De Cristo Mtns. We are located 1 hr. from Trinidad, CO.  We have a private wooded campground area close to a small pond. Camping here will give you a wonderful sacred space to rest, learn and enjoy.  Organic food is available to pick and pay during farming season. A great place for the whole family!
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Peaceful Peaks

2 sites · Lodging40 acres · Trinidad, CO
Peaceful Retreat for those wanting an outdoor getaway. Private Picnic Tables at each site, located a short hike from parking. Secluded for those wanting a dispersed camping experience. Close to the Highway of Legends and Trinidad Lake. Bring your mountain Bikes, Hiking Shoes and Telescopes to enjoy the endless stars visible far away from the city lights.
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Streamside

1 site · Tent30 acres · Trinidad, CO
Conveniently located near several restaurants and dispensaries, souvenirs and nightlife, off Main Street in Trinidad CO. Come experience the Beautiful mountain view. Camp right near a picturesque stream and appreciate the beauty of the southern Colorado night sky. Portoilet on site and water access.
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Campground at Jamail Ranch

5 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Trinidad, CO
5 campsites on 40 acres with Liberty coal mine Unique raw land close to Trinidad, Colorado, USA. 5 unique campsites available This area was involved in the Colorado Coalfield War and has many artifacts to explore. The old Liberty mine site is available to explore. Near the infamous Ludlow, Colorado. I have 40 acres of raw land for camping use. Surrounded by BLM land. No hunting on property. Defunct Liberty coal mine ruins and other Coalfield mine wars ruins onsite to explore.
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Gonzo’s Grove

2 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Aguilar, CO
Learn more about this land:A secluded high desert oasis with over 1,000 feet of elevation change. Piñon pines and junipers cover the ranch with tons of hiking trails and old mines
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The best camping near Sugarite Canyon State Park guide

Overview

About

Pair up with your adventure-seeking and photog-loving friends for a trip to Sugarite Canyon State Park! This place is damn beautiful and you’re going to want to capture those memories while you make ‘em. In the spring the canyon is enveloped in wildflowers and you might also spot baby deer and beautiful birds while out on the trails. Sail, kayak, or paddleboard on the water, take a dip or simply stand on the shore with your brew, and cast out for some truly spectacular trout fishing. Sunset photo of you reeling in your biggest catch of the day? Done! There’s also sledding and snowshoeing in the wintertime and year-round camping to cozy up after a long day of fun.

Notable campgrounds

  • Developed Campsites: Enjoy the comfort of 40 developed campsites, including options with water and electric hookups.
  • Group Campsites: Ideal for larger gatherings, these sites offer a communal camping experience amid the park's natural beauty.
  • Full Hookup Campsites: For those seeking convenience, two campsites come with full hookups, ensuring a hassle-free stay.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as campsites at Sugarite Canyon State Park are in high demand, especially during peak seasons.
  • Check for cancellations regularly, as last-minute openings can provide unexpected opportunities for a stay.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options to maximize your chances of finding the perfect site for your outdoor adventure.

When to go

The best time to visit Sugarite Canyon State Park is during the summer and fall when the weather is ideal for outdoor activities. Winter offers a unique charm with opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, though some facilities may be limited.

Know before you go

  • Check park alerts for any closures or restrictions before planning your visit to ensure a smooth experience.
  • Remember to pack life jackets if you plan on boating, as safety regulations are strictly enforced.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with amenities such as restrooms with water and showers available for visitors.
  • Stay informed about fire alerts and adhere to any fire restrictions to protect the park's natural environment.
  • For a unique insight into the area's history, visit the historic coal camp with its interpretive trail and signs.

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