CRAGS AREA Visitors will continue to notice significant changes in the drainage over the next few years as more and more spruce trees succumb to the natural succession from the beetle infestation. The Crags campground has 17 campsites for tents, small RV's, or small trailers. It is located in an "out of the way" area and is highly used depending on the time of day and year. The Crags Trail #664 and the Devil's Playground Trail #753 start near the campground at the Crags Trailhead located 1/8 mile before the campground.This is a standard, non-electric campground. It is also a pack it in, pack it out campground. Access to the campground is on a narrow, winding and very rough dirt road.
My boyfriend and I took a 13 state journey this summer over the course of 3 weeks and this was one of my favorite campsites we stayed at. It has a beautiful stream right next to the campsites on the left and the site itself was quaint and very nice to tent camp in and the ground was softer so it wasn’t that uncomfortable to sleep on👍🏻10/10 would go back🏕 the road to get into is a little winding and rough and you have to drive through a separate, private Mennonite campground to get there but getting there was definitely worth the rough road in. The campground was simply breathtaking.
One of my favorite campgrounds in Colorado that I’ve found. Quiet and remote, but not far from a town. Lots of trails nearby. We hiked to Pikes Peak via the Devils Playground trail. Plenty of wildlife, flora, and fauna. There’s a stream running right by camp. Dog friendly, but keep an eye on them because there’s lots of mushrooms! The dirt road was a little rough in places, but if you drive slowly and carefully any kind of vehicle can make it up to the campground. Firewood is available; $7 for one bundle or $18 for 3 bundles. $18 per night for us with one car and a tent.
Very friendly and accommodating host here. Nice and clean and reasonably priced. Several trails to hike around the campground as well.
There are a few miles of steep, dirt road from the main road up to the campground. I wasn’t sure my ‘99 Camry would make it, but it did just fine. Sixteen campsites, fairly private with trees and bushes between. Very clean bathrooms. Beautiful little stream running through the sites on one side of the road. I arrived on a Saturday night in early September and there were only two open sites, but by mid-day Sunday I was the only person left. It was nice and quiet having the whole place to myself. Trailhead access right from the campground to Devil’s Playground and Pike’s Peak. The Crags trail (also right from the campground) was super low key, about 2.5 hours round trip with great views at the top.
Very affordable (cash drop box near host site), good hiking, gorgeous formations, nice flowing creek. No running water but bathroom was clean and water pump worked fine, tent/rv/family/group camping friendly, worth the long drive, no cell service
Great place to stay if you are wanting to hike pikes peak. Close to the trailhead that will take you up. This is on the backside of the mountain if you are in Colorado Springs.
The campground is a little out of the way and you feel like you out in the middle of nowhere. Close to a couple of trailheads and a short drive to cripple creek. Nice and quiet
This is one of my favorite places I've camped. Close to town, but far enough out to actually feel like you're getting away. Easy access to trail heads, beautiful views. Clean, quiet grounds. (At least when we went in September.) Also, the colors in the fall are amazing.