25 Places in Colorado You’ll Want to Camp

    By: The Outbound Collective + Save to a List

    Colorado is a camping paradise.

    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

    We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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