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The Best Camping in Jefferson

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Top camping spots in and near Jefferson

  • Jefferson, Colorado

    RD58 OHV Trail

    17.12 mi / 2635 ft gain
    RD58 OHV Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Jefferson, Colorado.
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Camp at Boreas Pass

    9 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Boreas pass is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains that sits on the Continental Divide at 11,481'. Forest Service Road 33 goes over the pass and has numerous campsites all along its length, with several near the summit that feature breathtaking views of the Tenmile Range and the Breckenri...
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  • Grant, Colorado

    Abyss Trail to Abyss Lake

    16.66 mi / 3241 ft gain
    Abyss Trail to Abyss Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Montezuma, Colorado.
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  • Dillon, Colorado

    Webster and Red Cone Pass Trail

    17.81 mi / 3871 ft gain
    Webster and Red Cone Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Dillon, Colorado.
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Quandary Peak Trail

    6.24 mi / 3323 ft gain
    Quandary Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Blue River, Colorado.
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Lakeside Camping at Lower Crystal Lake

    5.0
    To get to the Crystal Lakes take the Spruce Creek Trailhead. You can hike or drive to the Lower Crystal Lake. If you choose to drive, you will need a high clearance 4x4 vehicle. There are no fees to camp here.If you want to hike to the Upper Crystal Lake follow the trail past Lower Crystal Lake a...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Spruce Lakes Trail to Mohawk Lakes Trail

    8.35 mi / 2162 ft gain
    Spruce Lakes Trail to Mohawk Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Breckenridge, Colorado.
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Crystal Lake Trail

    8.46 mi / 2569 ft gain
    Crystal Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Breckenridge, Colorado.
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  • Bailey, Colorado

    Abyss Lake via Tanglewood, Rosalie, and Abyss Trail

    23.98 mi / 6030 ft gain
    Abyss Lake via Tanglewood, Rosalie, and Abyss Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Shawnee, Colorado.
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  • Bailey, Colorado

    Rosalie Trail

    11.73 mi / 3553 ft gain
    Rosalie Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bailey, Colorado.
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  • Fairplay, Colorado

    Stay the Night in an Off-Grid Cabin in Fairplay, CO

    This will be an amazing experience for anyone that books this cabin, guaranteed. It's the perfect size with a kitchen, living room, bunk beds, and back porch. In addition to the main house there is a tree house that has a couch and a bed in it as well; so the property can host a decent sized grou...
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  • Bailey, Colorado

    Payne Creek Trail via Brookside McCurdy Trailhead

    4.5
    17.98 mi / 3773 ft gain
    Day 1: Park at the Payne Creek/Brookside Trailhead (8,040 ft.) right outside Bailey. You'll go on the trail for about a mile before the trail parts to Craig Meadows or Craig Park. If you start this in the nighttime, it's best to camp before you part ways on the trail as it's a little more spaciou...
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Bierstadt, Evans, and The Sawtooth Loop

    4.5
    9.76 mi / 3438 ft gain
    Starting from the oddly poorly marked Guanella Pass Trailhead (Google maps directions to Guanella Campground and then drive about two miles past it to the south), the trail heads southeast toward Bierstadt, and much of your route to the first summit is visible from the parking lot. The trail to ...
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Watch the Sunrise at Guanella Pass

    5.0
    1 mi / 100 ft gain
    From Denver, take i70 to Georgetown and simply follow the signs through town to the top. This pass can also be accessed from the south via US Highway 285 at the town of Grant. Guanella Pass is closed in the winter, typically from about the last week in November through the last week of May. Watch...
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  • Dillon, Colorado

    Abyss Lake via Guanella Pass & Rosalie Trail

    17.11 mi / 3028 ft gain
    Abyss Lake via Guanella Pass & Rosalie Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Idaho Springs, Colorado.
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Peaks Trail via Breckenridge

    8.06 mi / 702 ft gain
    Peaks Trail via Breckenridge is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Breckenridge, Colorado.
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