The Best Camping in Crested Butte

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

Top camping spots in and near Crested Butte

  • 2203-2407 County Road 12, Colorado

    Camp at Kebler Pass

    4.5
    Camping on Kebler Pass begins at around GPS: 38.89575, -107.214655. The pass is only available during the warmer summer months but is quite the treat. We went in August to catch an eclipse and the rolling free hills made it a great place to view from. You pass a reservoir on your way in where man...
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Camp at Oh Be Joyful Campground

    5.0
    Oh Be Joyful Campground sits on the banks of the Slate River and consists of 15 camp sites dispersed over a decent amount of ground, split into two sides of the river. The river, when it's low is more of a stream and is only passable when it's low. It's a small thrill to drive through it to get t...
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Explore the waterfalls of Oh Be Joyful Creek

    If you're not already camping there, park at Oh Be Joyful Campground, about 5 miles up County Road 734 from downtown Crested Butte. There's parking on either side of the river crossing, but you're going to have to get your feet wet anyway, so might as well park in the first parking lot and walk a...
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Deer Creek Trail

    23.38 mi / 3973 ft gain
    Deer Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • Gunnison, Colorado

    Kebler Pass / Irwin Lake

    1.97 mi / 82 ft gain
    Kebler Pass / Irwin Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mesa Lakes, Colorado.
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Backpack Copper Creek to Conundrum Hot Springs

    22.5 mi / 4000 ft gain
    Please Note: Conundrum Springs camping requires an overnight permit. You must get a permit in order to camp at the springs.  If you're looking for an incredibly challenging hike, Copper Creek to Triangle Pass to Conundrum Springs is the hike for you! When you plug in "Conundrum Springs" into your...
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  • Gunnison, Colorado

    Swampy to Beckwith Pass to Lost Lake Slough

    11.41 mi / 2096 ft gain
    Swampy to Beckwith Pass to Lost Lake Slough is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Somerset, Colorado.
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Washington Gulch Trail

    7.59 mi / 2146 ft gain
    Washington Gulch Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Hike Rustler's Gulch

    5.0
    9 mi / 1748 ft gain
    From Crested Butte, continue 6 miles past the town of Gothic to Rustler's Gulch Road. Turn right on the road, cross the East River to get to a small parking area near the river. If you don't have 4WD, park here and hike another 1/2 mile to the trailhead. It's a pretty steep hike. If you do have 4...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Camp at Paradise Divide

    At a literally breathtaking 11,250 feet, Paradise Divide offers seclusion and scenery that can't be beat. Just fifteen miles outside of the world renowned ski resort Crested Butte, this area boasts wildflowers, wildlife, stunning peaks, and opportunities to watch amazing sunrises and sunsets pain...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Crested Butte to Aspen via West Maroon Pass

    10.23 mi / 2185 ft gain
    Crested Butte to Aspen via West Maroon Pass is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • Somerset, Colorado

    Camp at Lost Lake Slough

    5.0
    Lost Lake Slough offers camping, hiking, photography, kayaking, and more in a remote and beautiful part of Colorado. At an elevation of over 9,600 ft., the lake typically opens in mid-June after the snow is melted, and closes in October after the first significant snowfall. The campground is on...
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  • Somerset, Colorado

    Lost Lake Campground

    0.41 mi / 49 ft gain
    Lost Lake Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Somerset, Colorado.
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  • Gunnison, Colorado

    Mill Castle Trail to Lowline Trail Loop

    22.92 mi / 5436 ft gain
    Mill Castle Trail to Lowline Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Almont, Colorado.
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  • Gunnison County, Colorado

    Bear Creek to Deadmans Gulch, Doubletop, Brush Creek, and Red Ridge Loop

    57.31 mi / 9754 ft gain
    Bear Creek to Deadmans Gulch, Doubletop, Brush Creek, and Red Ridge Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Almont, Colorado.
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Summit Castle and Conundrum Peaks

    5.0
    14.5 mi / 4850 ft gain
    There are many different places to start the trek up to Castle and Conundrum. The first step, however, is always go to the end of Castle Creek Road just outside of Aspen, CO. When the paved road ends, there is parking available right off the road for those who don't wish to drive further. Howe...
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