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The Best Camping in Glenwood Springs

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

Top camping spots in and near Glenwood Springs

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gypsum, Colorado

    Camp at Heart Lake

    Ever wanted to pick a spot on the map and just GO for the weekend? That's exactly how we discovered Heart Lake. Our only recommendation is don't do it in October, when it might snow. A lot.As there's not much to do other than hike around up there, we combined the day with a morning mountain bike ...
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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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  • 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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  • Gypsum, Colorado

    Explore Hardscrabble Mountain

    Depending where you choose to access the Hardscrabble area from, this can be a fairly easy day hike or an overnight camping trip. If looking for a shorter day hike, access the Hardscrabble area by way of Hardscrabble Mountain Rd. From the town of Eagle, head South on Sylvan Lake Rd. In 5 miles, t...
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  • Gypsum, Colorado

    Camp at Pinball Point

    This amazing campsite has river access (freezing cold!), beautiful scenic views of red rocks and rock faces in varying shades of brown and tan. It's the only campsite at this location so feel lucky that this whole area is just yours. Beautiful views of the moon and stars and get ready for the rus...
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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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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Anderson Lake and Trapper's Lake

    8.47 mi / 1516 ft gain
    Anderson Lake and Trapper's Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Burns, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Trappers Lake, Wall Lake, and Island Lakes Loop

    23.1 mi / 3297 ft gain
    Trappers Lake, Wall Lake, and Island Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Yampa, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Marvine Loop Trail

    21.55 mi / 3363 ft gain
    Marvine Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Meeker, Colorado.
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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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