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The Best Camping in Gunnison County

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

Top camping spots in and near Gunnison County

  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Montezuma Basin

    9.09 mi / 2782 ft gain
    Montezuma Basin is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Aspen, 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

    Backpack Cathedral Lake

    4.7
    5.6 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Cathedral Lake offers an excellent alternative to escape the crowds that swarm the Maroon Bells area, especially in the peak autumn season. The drive along Castle Creek Rd towards the abandoned ski town Ashcroft is lined with aspens showing off their golden hues. Parking at the trailhead is plent...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Cathedral Lake Trail

    5.34 mi / 2080 ft gain
    Cathedral Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Aspen, Colorado.
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Crater Lake and Maroon Creek to East Fork

    10.26 mi / 3015 ft gain
    Crater Lake and Maroon Creek to East Fork is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Aspen, Colorado.
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