Camp at Dumont Lake, CO

Rate this Adventure Colorado Dumont Lake Campground

Added by Jennifer Broome

Explore a hidden gem on Rabbit Ears PassLittle paradise for bird watchers and wildflower enthusiastsFishing, camping, hiking and biking

Dumont Lake is 22 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs, just minutes off of U.S. Highway 40 (Rabbit Ears Pass). As you turn off the highway and drive down the dirt road, you get great views of Rabbit Ears Peak.

The campground is made up of 14 sites. Almost all of the sites have a view of the meadow surrounding the lake. There are also 3 restrooms and hand-pumped water available. You can make your campsite reservation on recreation.gov

You can fish, boat, hike, backpack, and mountain bike at or near the lake. Dumont Lake is restricted to electric motors or hand propelled boats only. You can spin or fly fish in the lake and streams. There is access to hiking, backpacking, and mountain biking on nearby dirt roads and trails.

Since the area borders on the Continental Divide and sits on top of the Park Range, the views of mountain ranges are spectacular, especially in late summer with all of the wildflowers.

Pack List

  • Camping gear
  • Water shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Picnic
  • Fishing gear
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Backpacking, Camping, Chillin, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Summer, Autumn

Features:

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Jennifer Broome

I'm the traveling weather chick. I'm a television meteorologist, host and reporter based in Denver. I'm a weather expert and travel expert. I'm also a travel writer. I love travel, weather, adventure, outdoors, food, wine, fitness, hiking, skiing, and yoga.

More Adventures Nearby

Camp at Silver Queen Campground

Colorado / Silver Queen Campground

To start it off, head out from Aspen on Maroon Creek Road.

Billy DiMirra
3 Saves

Hike the Ypsilon Lake Trail

Colorado / Lawn Lake Trailhead

To get to the trailhead, enter Rocky Mountain National Park on the 36.

Breanne McNitt
4 Saves

Hike the Jud Wiebe Trail

Colorado / Jud Wiebe Trailhead (N Aspen St)

The Jud Wiebe can be accessed from two trailheads:  1) The top of North Aspen St (opposite direction of the Gondola) and across the bridge on the left (where this adventure starts) 2) North Oak St - .

Geoff Turnley
7 Saves