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About Arapaho National Forest Echo Lake Campground
National Forest
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Arapaho National Forest Echo Lake Campground is located in Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland in Colorado
39.6563 N
-105.5956 W
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6 Reviews of Arapaho National Forest Echo Lake Campground
Great spot host is very nice.

This camp ground is great. It’s at the base of the road that leads to Mt. Evans. The host Rick is very nice and dog friendly. There is also the convenience of a lodge right across the road so if you want some good food and AC. Take note there is no running water but a LOT of trails near by so that was awesome.

Small but really nice!

I really liked this campground, each site had a lot of room for tents and for your own set up. It was small and really close to the road but that was not bothersome at all. It is very close to the Chicago Lakes Trail which is a 8 mile roundtrip hike.

Easy to get to and smells of spruce!!!

RV sites are VERY close together and a little close to the main road. That is the only downside. Beautiful and spacious sites surrounded by spruce trees. Camp host was friendly and helpful. No potable water or electric, so plan ahead. Vault bathrooms. The lodge is within walking distance of all sites and had GREAT food. Pulling the trailer up to the campsites was easy and we took a ride up Mt Evans (scary road but beautiful views!). Lots of hiking trails to explore and the lake is beautiful as well.

Small but quaint campground

It’s a small campground at the entrance to Mount Evans. Some of the sites are very close proximity, while others are pretty spread out. The camp host Rick was awesome! If your looking to party it up all night, this is not the place for you. Rick follows the quiet hours to a T! I would recommend this place for a night or 2. Also recommend the drive up to Mount Evans, spectacular views! There is a store/restaurant across the street from the campground, but it’s mostly touristy things, no camping supplies.

Nice, but too close to busy road

The views were great. Camp host was great too, very pleasant to talk to. Campground was clean and well maintained. Best suited for tents and small trailers. Also it is very close to the Mt Evans Lodge that has a restaurant and gift shop. The only draw back though, is its proximity to the main road. For being situated at a high elevation, it felt like I was much closer to the city. All night long cars went by. Next time I think I'll try to find something a little further into the woods.

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Small and beautiful campground . . .and pie!

This was a great place for a quick getaway, as its only 14 miles south of Idaho Springs. The campground is best suited for tent or small trailers. Its high altitude, nestled in the pines. The camp host keeps the outhouses immaculate and even provided maps for the many hiking trails. Its only a short walk to Echo Lake and there's a lodge nearby with excellent pie!