Camp at Prince Creek

Colorado Prince Creek Road

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Private, free sites. 14 night camp limit. Scrub Oak surrounds for privacy and foliage in the Fall. Big, Rocky Mountains Views of Mount Sopris.

From Colorado State Highway 82, turn south onto Highway 133 (toward Carbondale). Continue south past the Carbondale Main Street roundabout. After two miles, turn East onto Prince Creek Road. Follow this four miles to where the pavement ends. After passing through a cattle gate, BLM land lines the road except for areas where private property signs are posted (PLEASE DO NOT CAMP ON PRIVATE PROPERTY!).

Some campsites border Prince Creek for water (remember to treat it!); otherwise, be sure to bring up your own. Fires are permitted in fire rings, depending on current wildfire danger conditions. There is great camping from the cattle gate all the way up to the Thomas Lakes Trailhead, starting in scrub oak surrounds, passing eventually into aspen groves and pine forests. Again, be sure to avoid private property and be respectful of your fellow campers!

If possible, please camp in established campsites rather than creating your own. This area is a popular recreation area for locals as well, and respecting the trails and camping area is always appreciated!

Pack List

  • Tent/Shelter
  • Water
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Firewood or Camping stove
  • Food
  • Camp Furniture
  • Adventure Vehicle
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Camping

Skill Level:

Beginner

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Spring, Summer, Autumn

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Features:

Forest
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over 1 year ago

This is one of my favorite spots for fall photography when Mt. Sopris has snow on it.

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