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Rainbow Lakes Campground

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About This Campground

National Forest

This campground is open mid-June through mid-September and located at 10000 feet at the end of the Rainbow Lakes Road and adjacent to the Indian Peaks Wilderness. This road is closed for winter and typically reopens in June. Before traveling to this…

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Location

Rainbow Lakes Campground is located in Colorado

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Nederland, head north on Colorado Highway 72 for approximately seven miles. Look for the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station sign and turn west onto National Forest System Road 298. This route is gated during the winter. This road is a five-mile, native-surfaced road. A high clearance vehicle is recommended.

Coordinates

40.00910763 N
105.56892255 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly

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14 Reviews

Jennifer V.
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2022

Gorgeous and peaceful!

This is one of the nicest campgrounds I have stayed at in a long time. The campsites are spread out with tons of tree coverage. There are so many beautiful sites to choose from, sites that backup into the forest and sites that backup to a river. I arrived on a Wednesday late afternoon and I was…

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Month of VisitAugust
Freedom F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2022

Very clean.

The road in is very bumpy, but my Chrysler Pacifica with low clearance did fine. Just take it slow at times. Great sites each has a fire pit, picnic table and Bear locker. Pit toilets were very clean. The host at the time was very welcoming and nice. Great stay for only $19 a night. T mobile…

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Month of VisitAugust
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Michael B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2021

Well Kept Beautiful Campground

After getting coffee downtown Netherland, it only took us about 30 min to get to the campground where we were met with a very friendly campground host that answered all our questions and more. We had the last campsite at the end near the hiking trail, and although the campground was full of campers…

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Location

Rainbow Lakes Campground is located in Colorado

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Nederland, head north on Colorado Highway 72 for approximately seven miles. Look for the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station sign and turn west onto National Forest System Road 298. This route is gated during the winter. This road is a five-mile, native-surfaced road. A high clearance vehicle is recommended.

Coordinates

40.00910763 N
105.56892255 W

Open in Google Maps