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Camp at Moraine Park

Estes Park, Colorado

based on 6 reviews


Added by Ryan Mckinney

Moraine Park is campground in Rocky Mountain National Park with easy access to multiple hiking trails. 

Moraine Park Campground is the only year-round campground at Rocky Mountain National Park. During the summer there are 244 reservable campsites and 77 first come first serve during the winter. Large numbers of elk gather in Moraine Park during the rut (September-October) and it's a popular wildlife viewing location. The cost per campsite is $14 during the winter and $20 during the summer.

You can book your site on recreation.gov

Get more info on winter camping here: https://www.theoutbound.com/co...

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Camp at Moraine Park Reviews

RMNP is hopping in the summer and with good reason obviously. This spot gives you great access to bear lake and surrounding trails. Hard to score a reservation during the summer.

A lot of Park Service housing is in Moraine - it's the easiest to access, so beautiful, and a really open feeling stretch of the park.

Listening to elk bugle each morning and evening was amazing. Being able to have a corner spot next to valley was a highlight, and I could walk down a quick trail to the river for excellent fly fishing.

I tend to like campgrounds that are less popular, but we camped here the first week in October, and it was the only campground open. We camped in the snow so it was cold but it was fun. There is a lot of hiking near here and the elk are fantastic. I will say it cost $30 for entry into the RMNP and then $26 to camp, so be aware of this before you come! I would definitely recommend camping here in the winter or when it is snowing.

Beautiful campground in RMNP. Even though the campground was full, it was still quiet. Camped in the A loop which provided nice mountain views from our site.

A beautiful campground that can get super busy in the summer. Take the time to plan your trip early and go for a site far from the entrance and along the outside and you won't be disturbed by anything other than the elks bugle-ing too loudly in the meadows below you.

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Winter Camp at Moraine Park

Hike to Cub Lake

Hike along Tombstone Ridge

Photograph Elk in Moraine Park

Backpack to Odessa Lake via Fern Lake Trailhead

Hike Deer Mountain