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The Best Camping in Manitou Springs

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

Top camping spots in and near Manitou Springs

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Goldcamp, Buckhorn, Bear Creek, Section 16, Contemplative Trail

    10.16 mi / 1886 ft gain
    Goldcamp, Buckhorn, Bear Creek, Section 16, Contemplative Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Manitou Springs, Colorado.
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  • Manitou Springs, Colorado

    Nelsons Camp Loop

    8.93 mi / 1811 ft gain
    Nelsons Camp Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Camp along Rampart Range Road

    Along Rampart Range Road there are about 30 free BLM camping spots that offer scenic views of Pikes Peak and the surrounding forest. The road in is about 6 miles of gravel, however a 2WD Sedan was able to make the journey just fine! The camping spots are designated by a pre-existing fire ring and...
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  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Cheyenne Mountain Long Loop

    6.91 mi / 801 ft gain
    Cheyenne Mountain Long Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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  • Divide, Colorado

    Anne-Marie Falls

    2.84 mi / 577 ft gain
    Anne-Marie Falls is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Divide, Colorado.
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  • Divide, Colorado

    Pikes Peak from the Crags Trail

    13.45 mi / 4304 ft gain
    Pikes Peak from the Crags Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Divide, Colorado.
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  • Divide, Colorado

    The Crags Trail

    4.81 mi / 801 ft gain
    The Crags Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Divide, Colorado.
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  • Divide, Colorado

    Horsethief to the Crags Trail

    9.08 mi / 2457 ft gain
    Horsethief to the Crags Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Cripple Creek, Colorado.
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  • Woodland Park, Colorado

    Lovell Gulch Trail

    5.22 mi / 814 ft gain
    Lovell Gulch Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Woodland Park, Colorado.
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  • Teller County, Colorado

    Backpack to the Abandoned Skagway Power Plant and Ghost Town

    3.5
    10 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Construction of the Skagway Plant began in 1899 and was complete in 1901. In 1965, 15 days of rain brought floods washing out a lot of the pipeline and other infrastructure. Fixing the power plant didn’t make sense and funds weren’t in place. The land was reverted to the government. The hike b...
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  • Palmer Lake, Colorado

    Harrison Plane Crash from Palmer Lake

    11.1 mi / 2031 ft gain
    Harrison Plane Crash from Palmer Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Dinosaur, Colorado.
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Cactus Cliff Trail

    2.25 mi / 364 ft gain
    Cactus Cliff Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Canon City, Colorado.
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Drive Shelf Road

    Shelf Road, which was once a toll road from Cripple Creek to Canon City, is now a maintained dirt road that most high clearance two wheel drive cars can make.  It will take over an hour to travel the 25 miles or so, and it can be completed going from north to south or the opposite.  I will explai...
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Explore Shelf Road

    Shelf Road, which was once a toll road from Cripple Creek to Canon City, is now a maintained dirt road that most high clearance two wheel drive cars can make. It will take over an hour to travel the 25 miles or so, and it can be completed going from north to south or the opposite. I will explain ...
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Climb at Shelf Road

    4.4
    1.5 mi / 400 ft gain
    Shelf Road is secluded, rural, and has great climbing. There are so many areas to choose from and it has a great diversity of route levels (mostly sport routes). My personal favorite area is "The Gallery" and "The Bank." Everyone is friendly and gives each other a hand.Sand Gulch Campground, righ...
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  • Florissant, Colorado

    Eleven Mile Canyon Route

    17.82 mi / 1010 ft gain
    Eleven Mile Canyon Route is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lake George, Colorado.
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