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The Best Camping in Carbondale

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Top camping spots in and near Carbondale

  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Rio Grande Trail: Carbondale Campground to Roaring Fork River

    7.25 mi / 79 ft gain
    Rio Grande Trail: Carbondale Campground to Roaring Fork River is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Carbondale, Colorado.
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Camp at Prince Creek

    3.0
    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...
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  • Basalt, Colorado

    Camp at Thomas Lake and Summit Mt. Sopris

    5.0
    13 mi / 4400 ft gain
    With the Elk Mountain range behind it, It appears to be standing by itself, and has the resemblance of a grand volcano.From Hwy 133 out of Carbondale, turn down Prince Creek Road and drive 6 miles to the trailhead. The trail is a nice mixture of meadows and woods, with excellent views of the vall...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Avalanche Creek Trail

    20.45 mi / 6066 ft gain
    Avalanche Creek Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Carbondale, Colorado.
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  • Snowmass, Colorado

    Capitol Creek Trail

    16.97 mi / 5226 ft gain
    Capitol Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Snowmass, Colorado.
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  • Snowmass, Colorado

    Backpack to Capitol Lake, CO

    5.0
    12.8 mi / 2105 ft gain
    The route to Capitol Lake is fairly straight forward, but not without its minor hardships. The route begins at the end of Capitol Creek Road, 9 miles from the small "town" of Snowmass (NOT Snowmass Village - thats the high class ski resort). The last few miles of this road provide the first min...
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  • Snowmass, Colorado

    Maroon Snowmass Trail to Willow Lake Trail to East Maroon Trail Loop

    24.07 mi / 6368 ft gain
    Maroon Snowmass Trail to Willow Lake Trail to East Maroon Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Snowmass Village, Colorado.
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  • Gypsum, Colorado

    Camp at Deep Creek Campground

    I was driving from Denver to Telluride and wanted a camping spot along the way so I decided to make a random turn off of 70 and sure enough found some beautiful BLM land to camp on. The Deep Creek Campground is along a dirt road about 2 miles off of a paved road. There are 6 camping sites along t...
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  • Gypsum, Colorado

    Camp at Dotsero Crater

    COLORADO'S YOUNGEST VOLCANO The Dotsero crater is Colorado's youngest volcano, erupting a mere 4,200 years ago. While the crater may not be as dramatic as Mt. St Helens, Mt. Baker, or other volcanos in the U.S., it's quite an unusual terrain feature to come across in Colorado, and offers some gre...
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  • Marble, Colorado

    Lead King Basin and Crystal Mill Loop

    12.13 mi / 2306 ft gain
    Lead King Basin and Crystal Mill Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near.
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Camp on the Backside of Buttermilk Mountain

    4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Park at the Buttermilk Ski Area parking lot and begin your hike up the mountain at the bottom of the Summit Express chair lift. Follow the 4x4 dirt road the entire way up Buttermilk. There are other small hiking trails that you can follow too, and with the entire mountain being a ski area, it's s...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Backpack the Lead King Basin Trail

    4.5 mi / 2000 ft gain
    We began our hike at the beginning of the afternoon after about two-three hours driving up the 14 mile road. The first mile of the trail was mild, turning into an uphill adventure. Lots of switchbacks, winding paths, and some tree coverage. By mile 2, we were on a steep grade the rest of the way....
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Snowmass Lake via North Fork Crystal River

    13.83 mi / 4163 ft gain
    Snowmass Lake via North Fork Crystal River is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Carbondale, Colorado.
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Geneva Lake OHV Trail

    6.98 mi / 1867 ft gain
    Geneva Lake OHV Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Carbondale, Colorado.
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Government Trail

    19.69 mi / 4026 ft gain
    Government Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Aspen, Colorado.
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Camp at Silver Bell Campground

    Escape the bustle of town and head out of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road. Follow the signs to Maroon-Bells Snowmass Wilderness Area. There is a $10 entrance fee (unless you are a national parks pass cardholder) plus an additional fee to camp. Continue down the road to Silver Bell Campground. With a t...
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