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Rainbow Lakes Campground

12 Reviews

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

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  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

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


For Campers

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


12 Reviews of Rainbow Lakes Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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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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Month of VisitOctober
Jeff K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2021

Worth the drive up

Paradise CG is up a very bumpy dirt road but you do NOT need 4WD. We drove up in our Ford Transit Van and there were low clearance vehicles at the trailhead. It is however very bumpy and the potholes will eat you up if you do not take it slow in some areas. Apparently the campground is full all…

Month of VisitSeptember
Jenny K.
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2021

Beautiful campgrounds

Rainbow Lakes is a very well kept campground nestled in the hills just a short drive outside of Nederland, CO. The pictures posted on here absolutely do not do it justice, the dense forest and babbling brook offer the perfect camping ambiance. The consensus of our group was that the campground had…

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Month of VisitSeptember


Rainbow Lakes Campground is located in Colorado


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.


40.00910763 N
105.56892255 W

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