Camp at Guanella Pass
Colorado › Guanella Pass Campground
Added by Eric Schuette
Easy access to the Front RangeHiking and fishing nearbyRestrooms, firepits, and tent padsBeautiful night sky
This is a beautiful campground that serves as a great basecamp for many different outdoor activities in the Front Range. Whether you are looking for a casual day fishing or trying to knock one of the nearby 14ers off of your bucket list, this is an excellent place to begin. There are also abandoned “ghost towns” and the historic Georgetown nearby for those interested in local history.
There are 17 campsites that include a tent pad, fire pit, and a picnic table and there are communal bathrooms and water available. For more details on the site and reservations, check out recreation.gov.
Getting there from Denver is super easy on I-70. Just head west, exit at Georgetown and follow signs to Guanella Pass for 9 miles.
The Milky Way is pretty epic from the pass. If you enjoy photography, this is a great place to work on your night sky shooting.
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking gear
- Fishing gear
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
Are we missing something?Suggest an edit
ReviewsLeave a Review
Excellent spot to shoot some stars or setup a basecamp for tackling nearby 14ers Bierstadt and Evans. There is also plenty of dispersed camping in this area - we just slept in our car at the Bierstadt trailhead before hiking at sunrise!
More Adventures Nearby
Summit Precipice Peak
Colorado / Precipice Peak Trailhead
Drive Owl Creek Pass as far as you can go. If you have 4WD, this will mean going past the Courthouse trailhead by about 2.5 miles of bumpiness & creek crossings.
Hike Crystal Lake Peak
Colorado / Ophir Pass (Crystal Lake Peak)
Drive to the top of Ophir Pass, where you will be greeted with plenty of parking and a metal sign covered in stickers. The trail starts here.