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The Best Camping in Alamosa County

Looking for the best camping in Alamosa County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Alamosa County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Alamosa County

  • Hooper, Colorado

    Camp at Mosca Campground

    Where to camp: San Luis State Park is located 15 miles west of Great Sand Dunes National Park, San Luis State Park features views of San Luis Lake, the Great Sand Dunes and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The campground provides water and hot showers, which we enjoyed after a day of hiking the d...
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    South Zapata Lake Trail

    8.96 mi / 3012 ft gain
    South Zapata Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Lake Como Trailhead, Colorado

    Summit Blanca and Ellingwood Peaks

    7 mi / 6800 ft gain
    Blanca Peak is nestled at the heart (and the top) of a four peak ceiling located at the southern-most tip of Colorado's intimidating Sangre de Christo range. The peak is known for its impeccable 360 degree views, as you can see well over 100 miles in every direction thanks to Colorado's clean, c...
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Lake Como

    8 mi / 2890 ft gain
    Lake Como is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Eagle, Colorado.
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Summit Little Bear Peak

    12 mi / 5000 ft gain
    This hike starts on Lake Como Road with the goal of eventually reaching Lake Como.  If you have a modified 4WD car you can get all the way to the lake in it, but if you do not feel like risking damage to your vehicle park as low as you deem necessary to do that.  Most 4WD stock vehicles can make ...
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Pinion Flats Campground Trail

    1 mi / 89 ft gain
    Pinion Flats Campground Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Alamosa County, Colorado

    Backpack the Great Sand Dunes

    4.8
    Few places can match the epic scale of this bizarre wilderness in southern Colorado. Great Sand Dunes National Park contains 750 foot tall sand dunes (the tallest in North America) resting at the foot of 13,000 foot peaks (the Sangre de Cristo range). However, to really experience the park in its...
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Dunes Trail from Pinyon Flats

    4.39 mi / 784 ft gain
    Dunes Trail from Pinyon Flats is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Little Medano Creek Trail to Medano Lake

    25.24 mi / 3494 ft gain
    Little Medano Creek Trail to Medano Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Gardner, Colorado

    Summit Mount Lindsey

    8.5 mi / 3300 ft gain
    At 14,042 Mt. Lindsey is not one of the tallest 14ers, but it is a fun objective regardless. The Lily Lake trailhead can be somewhat difficult to access without a high clearance car, but most cars can probably make it. There is quite a bit of private property along the road so just be careful if ...
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  • Del Norte, Colorado

    Mountain Bike at Penitente Canyon

    8 mi / 900 ft gain
    The Area: The maze of large round boulders in Penitente Canyon was once a refuge for a radical Christian sect. Now it is home to some radical mountain biking trails! Think Moab features, Fruita flow, and no crowds. Read below to find out the best trails to ride in this area, and combine riding wi...
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Hike to Willow Lake, CO

    5.0
    9 mi / 2800 ft gain
    Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, Willow Lake offers a stunning destination to a rigorous hike. The hike is approximately 9 miles out and back with 2800 feet of elevation gain. The trail is well marked and maintained. However, the hike rarely levels off. Be prepared for a steady incline...
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Summit Kit Carson Peak

    12.4 mi / 6323 ft gain
    There are a couple different trailheads that lead to Kit Carson Peak, but the one from Willow Creek Trailhead will give you the opportunity to peak another fourteener, Challenger Point, and let you pass through and/or camp at Willow Lake, which is a beautiful destination by itself. If approaching...
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    North Crestone Creek Trail

    11.29 mi / 3212 ft gain
    North Crestone Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Crestone, Colorado.
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Humboldt Peak Trail

    10.83 mi / 4137 ft gain
    Humboldt Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Nederland, Colorado.
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Crestone Needle Trail

    10.93 mi / 3566 ft gain
    Crestone Needle Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Crestone, Colorado.
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