Best Tent Camping Colorado  by Kim Lipker and Johnny Molloy

Best Tent Camping: Colorado Guide Book

by Kim Lipker and Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)
Best Tent Camping Colorado  by Kim Lipker and Johnny Molloy
From the majestic Rocky Mountains to the deep canyons of the Gunnison National Park to the native grasses of the Pawnee National Grasslands, pitching a tent in Colorado opens the door to endless adventure. And campers are never far from one of the myriad mountains, rivers, streams, and lakes that make the region a camper's paradise. But do you know how to find the right place? Here's the answer, right in your hands. Maybe you seek a small, quiet campground near a fish-filled stream for a weekend of solitude... or maybe you and the kids need a campground with all the amenities and lots of recreational options. In Best Tent Camping Colorado, veteran writers and outdoors enthusiasts Kim Lipker and Johnny Molloy have compiled the most up-to-date research -- in the region they know so well -- to steer you straight to the safe and scenic treasure spot you had in mind.

© 2012 Kim Lipker and Johnny Molloy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Tent Camping: Colorado" Guide Book
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Alvarado is an active person's campground. On a summer Saturday there will be hikers, bikers, and horseback riders gearing up and heading out on their favorite trails. Several of the trails leave dire ...
Westcliffe, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Snowy, granite domes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains plunge down to a forest of spruce and fir. This in turn gives way to an open meadow and Bear Lake, where you can enjoy tent camping, in the most ...
La Veta, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Let's see...mountain biking, canyon hiking, trout fishing, scenic drives, Indian petroglyphs, mining ghost towns, canoeing the Gunnison River...all accessible from a free campground made for tent camp ...
Grand Junction, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
You won't believe what a deep and narrow gorge the Black Canyon is until you actually see it. There are many places to access the gorge, but the North Rim is the best. It is the most quiet and boasts ...
Crawford, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Browns Park is tucked away in some woods on a side creek that feeds into the Laramie. If you want to get away from the people who are trying to get away from it all, come here. This pretty little camp ...
Fort Collins, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
So many of the best national forest campgrounds are high in the Rockies, where the weather and roads can be rough. Buffalo Campground, at 7,400 feet, is high enough to escape the heat of the lowlands, ...
Bailey, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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You've heard the saying before about real estate-the three most important things are location, location, location. Location is indeed the best things about Burro Bridge. The site of the small campgrou ...
Dolores, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
As you pull into Cathedral and look for a campsite, you being why the Forest Service doesn't charge you to camp here. Then you pat your wallet, dismiss the thought, and go about the business of choosi ...
Del Norte, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Do you like camping near a bubbling cascade? Do you like camping near a mountain pond? Do you like camping by a spectacular mountain view? Would you like to enjoy all three of these features and also ...
Yampa, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Saddlehorn Campground is near many park features and hosts a few features of its own. After climbing out of the valley below, veer left around the Saddlehorn (it really does look like the horn of a sa ...
Fruita, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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The drive down Sand Canyon into Echo Park will amaze you. The scenery at Echo Park will stun you. Rough going on the roads is both a blessing and a curse. The thick dust keeps out a lot of campers, an ...
Dinosaur, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Active campers come to Elbert Creek, and it seems that they are not around enough to really take in the atmosphere of the campground. Elbert Creek has an agreeable location, high in the mountains, alo ...
Leadville, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Many of the millions of tourists that arrive in Rocky Mountain National Park do so via Loveland. But, the tent sites between Loveland and Estes Park are few and far between. Thank goodness for Flatiro ...
Loveland, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
There's one really good thing about staying at Fulford Cave Campground: if it rains, you aren't necessarily tent bound. You can take advantage of rainy time as a chance to explore Fulford Cave itself, ...
Eagle, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Geneva Park Campground was constructed by Forest Service volunteers in 1981. Not only did they produce a fine campground, but they also chose their site well. The actual site is in a mildly rolling pi ...
Grant, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Gold Park is nearly the ideal tent campground. It is somewhat out of the way, on a dirt road, small, well-kept, in a picturesque setting, and adjacent to many outdoor attractions. The campground has 1 ...
Minturn, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Golden Gate is a preserved slice of the Rocky Mountains just a few minutes away from Denver. Rock spires stand out among rich forests and green meadows. Outstanding views of the Continental Divide can ...
Golden, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Pinyon Flats Campground, located in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is impressive. It is set in a juniper-pine forest complemented with a sagebrush and grass under-story between the du ...
Blanca, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Kruger Campground is located in Larimer County's Hermit Park Open Space. Hermit Park is a relatively new park, which opened in 2008, approximately 2 miles southeast of Estes Park. The campground is ju ...
Estes Park, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Irish Canyon is for adventurous tent campers. It is off the beaten path and then some, in the extreme northwest corner of the state on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. This is in the Browns Park ...
Maybell, CO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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