25 Places in Colorado You’ll Want to Camp

Colorado is a camping paradise.

By: Chaco Footwear
September 22, 2016

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Colorado is one state that you absolutely need to add to to your camping bucket list. Home to the Rocky Mountains, pristine alpine lakes, starry skies and (if you go in the next few weeks) some of the most stunning displays of fall foliage you’ll ever see, Colorado is a camping paradise. So where should you begin? There are hundreds of options for camping across the state, so we’ve picked 25 of our favorite campsites to narrow it down for you. You can thank us later. In the meantime, check out the list and get to planning your Colorado camping adventure!

1. Camp at Lower Crystal Lake


Photo: Ryan Mckinney

2. Camp at Kite Lake


Photo: Wil McKay

3. Camp at Guanella Pass


Photo: Eric Schuette

4. Camp and Fish at Loch Lomond


Photo: Ryan Mckinney

5. Camp at Twin Lakes White Star Campground


Photo: Mike Fennell

6. Camp at Heart Lake


Photo: Whitney James

7. Camp at Lost Park Campground


Photo: Ryan Mckinney

8. Camp at Paradise Divide


Photo: Katie Lyons

9. Camp at Timber Creek Campground


Photo: Ryan Mckinney

10. Camp at Alta Lakes


Photo: Andrew Slaton

11. Camp at Brainard Lake


Photo: Eric Schuette

12. Camp at Thomas Lake and Summit Mt. Sopris


Photo: Mike Fennell

13. Camp at Stillwater Pass


Photo: Ryan Mckinney

14. Camp at Lost Lake Slough


Photo: Jason Hatfield

15. Camp at South Mineral Campground


Photo: Brittany Weber

16. Camp at Radium Campground


Photo: Ryan Mckinney

17. Camp at Maroon Lake


Photo: Lucas Boland

18. Camp and Fish at Eleven Mile Canyon


Photo: Emily Kent

19. Camp and Fish at Platoro Reservoir


Photo: Johnathan Valdez

20. Camp at Coulson Gulch


Photo: Ryan Mckinney

21. Camp near Little Muddy Creek, Routt National Forest


Photo: Ryan Mckinney

22. Camp at Mosca Campground


Photo: Jon King

23. Camp on the Backside of Buttermilk Mountain


Photo: Mike Fennell

24. Camp in Dream Canyon


Photo: Wil McKay

25. Camp at Moraine Park


Photo: Ryan Mckinney


Cover photo: Ryan Mckinney

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