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The Best Camping in Steamboat Spring

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Top camping spots in and near Steamboat Spring

  • Mesa County, Colorado

    Backpack along the Gunnison River in the Dominguez-Escalante NCA

    5.0
    3.4 mi
    If you're looking to take your first backpacking adventure, but want something that is manageable yet thrilling, this is what you're looking for. Located along the Gunnison River in Western Colorado, the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation area is easy to access yet full of adventure and be...
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  • Mesa County, Colorado

    Big Dominguez Canyon

    12.1 mi / 1266 ft gain
    Big Dominguez Canyon is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Whitewater, Colorado.
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  • Gateway, Colorado

    Dynamite Trail to Vista Grande Loop

    2.56 mi / 348 ft gain
    Dynamite Trail to Vista Grande Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Gateway, Colorado.
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  • Mesa, Colorado

    Lost Lake and Mesa Lakes from Glacier Spring Campground

    2.33 mi / 361 ft gain
    Lost Lake and Mesa Lakes from Glacier Spring Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mesa Lakes, Colorado.
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  • Grand Junction, Colorado

    Camp in Grand Junction

    4.3
    This is an awesome stretch of BLM land about five miles from the city with views of the Book Cliffs. Whether you have off-road toys, such as mountain bikes or ATVs, or if you just want a relaxing evening or weekend away, you'll find what you're looking for.Heading north on 25 Rd., you will pass a...
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  • Fruita, Colorado

    Backpack in the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness

    4.2 mi / 1000 ft gain
    If you're looking to backpack outside of the highly publicized areas of Colorado (aka the Rockies), head out to Western CO for some amazing experiences. Located 4 hours west of Denver along I-70 is the McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA). Overseen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM...
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  • Fruita, Colorado

    Float Ruby-Horsethief Canyons

    To do the entire 26-mile float, put in at the Loma River access, several miles west of Fruita and just a short drive from I-70. From the Loma access there is no other easy access point until 26 miles later, at Westwater in Utah.Once on the water you will be able to relax and enjoy the beautiful s...
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Warner Route

    4.33 mi / 3228 ft gain
    Warner Route is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Montrose, Colorado.
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  • Fruita, Colorado

    Ruby Canyon Geology Trail

    5.53 mi / 361 ft gain
    Ruby Canyon Geology Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Loma, Colorado.
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Chasm View Nature Trail

    0.54 mi / 528 ft gain
    Chasm View Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Olathe, Colorado.
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  • Fruita, Colorado

    Mountain Bike the Book Cliffs

    5.0
    Fruita is Colorado's mountain biking paradise. Right across the border from world-famous Moab, it's only slightly lesser known. People on the Front Range make monthly pilgrimages to this epic spot for desert camping and mountain biking. The area is especially popular in the spring and fall, when ...
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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Drive the East Portal Road

    Want an easier way to get to the bottom of the canyon without the rugged hiking trails? Drive to the bottom via the East Portal Road. Open once the harsh winter breaks, this road switchbacks its way to the bottom at the meeting place of Curecanti National Recreation area and Black Canyon of the G...
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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Camp at Black Canyon of the Gunnison's South Rim Campground

    5.0
    The South Rim Campground is located about 6 miles inside Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. There are a total of 88 sites, 34 of which are available year-round. Reservations are definitely recommended, but are not required - loop C is first-come, first-served. Loop B fills up first, as i...
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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Hike to Tomichi Point and Gunnison Point Overlooks

    5.0
    2 mi
    To access the South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, take US 50 and CO 347 to the south entrance, 15 miles east of Montrose. There is no bridge between the north and south rims of the canyon - make sure you enter from the Montrose side.After passing through the entrance stat...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Gold Knob Trail

    4.97 mi / 1775 ft gain
    Gold Knob Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Moab, Utah.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Porcupine Rim Campground

    5.0
    Porcupine Rim Campground, just inside the Manti-La Sal National Forest, is a fantastic dispersed campsite (with bathrooms) that overlooks the hills and mesas of Castle Valley some 2000' feet below. Most are familiar with the area due to the famous Porcupine Pine Rim mountain biking trail, but the...
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