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The Best Camping in Snowmass

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

Top camping spots in and near Snowmass

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Camp on the Backside of Buttermilk Mountain

    1.0
    4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Park at the Buttermilk Ski Area parking lot and begin your hike up the mountain at the bottom of the Summit Express chair lift. Follow the 4x4 dirt road the entire way up Buttermilk. There are other small hiking trails that you can follow too, and with the entire mountain being a ski area, it's s...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Government Trail

    19.69 mi / 4026 ft gain
    Government Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Aspen, Colorado.
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Camp at Silver Bell Campground

    Escape the bustle of town and head out of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road. Follow the signs to Maroon-Bells Snowmass Wilderness Area. There is a $10 entrance fee (unless you are a national parks pass cardholder) plus an additional fee to camp. Continue down the road to Silver Bell Campground. With a t...
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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

    Woody Creek and Hunter Creek Trail

    16.69 mi / 3028 ft gain
    Woody Creek and Hunter Creek Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Aspen, Colorado.
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  • 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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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Camp at Silver Queen Campground

    To start it off, head out from Aspen on Maroon Creek Road. Once you get to the park, you will either have to pay the charge at the booth or if you get there after 5pm, you can self pay at the cash box, which is $10. You'll also want to get an overnight parking pass set up which doesn't cost extra...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Backpack to Conundrum Hot Springs

    4.3
    18 mi / 2500 ft gain
    After picking up your required overnight permit, start your morning with a coffee in Aspen, then drive out 15 min to the trailhead at the end of Conundrum Creek road. The trail is a straight shot 9 miles up the valley, through expansive meadows and an always incredible view of the mountains and ...
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  • Pitkin County, Colorado

    Maroon-Snowmass Trail to Willow Lake

    12.05 mi / 3839 ft gain
    Maroon-Snowmass Trail to Willow Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Aspen, Colorado.
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  • Pitkin County, Colorado

    West Maroon Trail

    20.71 mi / 5453 ft gain
    West Maroon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Aspen, Colorado.
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  • Pitkin County, Colorado

    Four Pass Loop in the Maroon Bells

    4.8
    26.04 mi / 7572 ft gain
    *A landscape-changing avalanche event has impacted Maroon Creek Road. The event occurred in early March during an active avalanche cycle across the Colorado mountains.  Maroon Creek Road will have a delayed opening this season while Pitkin County and Forest Service crews work to remove avalanche...
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