Villa Grove, Colorado

Top Spots in and near Villa Grove

  • Moffat, Colorado

    Unwind at the Joyful Journey Hot Springs

    5.0
    Joyful Journey hot springs offers the full hotel and spa treatment, but in a valley where most people live off the grid, we chose the more rugged experience.The yurts gather together like penguins huddling not far from the springs. The wooden slates offer welcome relief from the frigid valley wea...
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Backpack to Sand Creek Lakes

    5.0
    4 mi / 1700 ft gain
    Start at the Music Pass trail head south of Westcliffe, Colorado off County Road 119. You will need a 4x4 with high clearance to get to the actual trailhead as the last 2.5 miles are rough. Otherwise, park at the Crape Creek TH and walk the 2.5 miles up to Music Pass Trailhead.Once on the trail...
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Hike to Willow Lake, CO

    5.0
    9 mi / 2800 ft gain
    Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, Willow Lake offers a stunning destination to a rigorous hike. The hike is approximately 9 miles out and back with 2800 feet of elevation gain. The trail is well marked and maintained. However, the hike rarely levels off. Be prepared for a steady incline...
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Summit Kit Carson Peak

    12.4 mi / 6323 ft gain
    There are a couple different trailheads that lead to Kit Carson Peak, but the one from Willow Creek Trailhead will give you the opportunity to peak another fourteener, Challenger Point, and let you pass through and/or camp at Willow Lake, which is a beautiful destination by itself. If approaching...
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Venable-Comanche Trail

    5.0
    12.08 mi / 4085 ft gain
    Venable-Comanche Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Westcliffe, Colorado.
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  • Salida, Colorado

    Ride the Monarch Crest Trail

    5.0
    The Monarch Crest Trail has been rated as an IMBA Epic ride and is for sure an epic ride especially ending the ride with the Rainbow Trail. The Monarch Crest Trail is best ridden as a shuttle and begins at the very top of Monarch Pass just outside of Salida or Poncha Springs, Colorado on highway ...
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  • Salida, Colorado

    Hike Mount Shavano and Tabeguache Peak

    4.0
    9.25 mi / 4600 ft gain
    Start out on the Shavano and Tabeguache Trailhead off of FR 252 outside of Poncha Springs, at about 9,700 feet, and begin your trek into the forest. In the first half of a mile there are a few trail marker signs that should be read carefully to insure the right path is followed, but these signs ...
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  • Salida, Colorado

    Waterdog Lakes Trail

    5.0
    3.2 mi / 1056 ft gain
    Waterdog Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Salida, Colorado.
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  • Del Norte, Colorado

    Climb in Penitente Canyon

    Located in the San Luis Valley of south central Colorado, this beautiful piece of BLM land is a place loved by locals and most Colorado climbers.  Upon arriving at the Penitente Canyon parking area, which is free of charge, head towards the map at the entrance on of the canyon. From here hang a r...
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  • Del Norte, Colorado

    Mountain Bike at Penitente Canyon

    8 mi / 900 ft gain
    The Area: The maze of large round boulders in Penitente Canyon was once a refuge for a radical Christian sect. Now it is home to some radical mountain biking trails! Think Moab features, Fruita flow, and no crowds. Read below to find out the best trails to ride in this area, and combine riding wi...
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  • Chaffee County, Colorado

    Camp in Browns Canyon Wilderness Study Area

    4.0
    Head toward Nathrop, CO on U.S. High 295. Turn east between mile markers 144 and 145 onto Chaffee County Road 301. Take the road until the pavement runs out and turn right onto Chaffee County Road 300. Drive a couple miles on the road and through the Ruby Mountain campgrounds (paid lots only) unt...
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  • Nathrop, Colorado

    Hike Mt. Princeton

    4.5
    13.25 mi
    Starting at 8900 feet of elevation, this 13.25 mile roundtrip hike begins its 5400 foot elevation gain on a dirt road that winds for 3 miles until you break the treeline. If you have 4WD and good clearance you can drive most of the way up this road, shortening your entire hike by about 6 miles. J...
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Hike Temple Canyon

    5.0
    1 mi / 400 ft gain
    Take 1st Ave heading south out of Canon City and you'll come to Temple Canyon Road. You'll take 7 miles of dirt road to Temple Canyon Park. It is free to enter and there is a decent campground there where you can camp for free for up to 14 days. The trail begins at Temple Ridge Campground. The tr...
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Royal Gorge Bridge

    3.5
    3.3 mi
    The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is located in Canon City which is about an hour outside Colorado Springs. Once you get there, it's a $26 entrance fee per person. The park is dog and family friendly. You can walk across the bridge, take the gondola, or zip line across. Taking the gondola and of c...
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  • Hartsel, Colorado

    Camp at East Castle Rock Gulch

    This is an awesome camp spot for individuals who do not have a 4x4 or AWD and want a secluded getaway! It does require to drive about 3 miles along a dirt road before arriving at the dead end of 188A, but can be easily cleared. From what I could see on the drive in there were only 4 camp spots de...
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  • Nathrop, Colorado

    Explore the St. Elmo Ghost Town

    3.8
    If you're willing to go off the beaten path to a neat little ghost town, St. Elmo, Colorado is the place for you! About 2 and a half hours west of Colorado Springs, Colorado lies the town of St. Elmo, high up in the White River National Forest.The town itself was founded in 1880 when they discov...
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Camping and Lodging in Villa Grove

Brewery Creek Guard Station
Villa Grove, Colorado

Brewery Creek Guard Station

Ohaver Lake
Salida, Colorado

Ohaver Lake

Salida / Mt. Shavano KOA Journey
Salida, Colorado

Salida / Mt. Shavano KOA Journey

Alvarado Campground
Westcliffe, Colorado

Alvarado Campground

Monarch Park
Salida, Colorado

Monarch Park

Upper Crossing Guard Station
Saguache, Colorado

Upper Crossing Guard Station

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11 Photos of Early Spring Camping in Great Sand Dunes NP

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Under a Blanket of Stars: Camping in Great Sand Dunes National Park

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