Cabins
Tent Cabin
Dispersed
Group
Tent Sites
Yurts
Equestrian
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Longs Peak Campground
Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
WiFi
Location
Longs Peak Campground is located in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
Latitude
40.275 N
Longitude
-105.559 W
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14 Reviews of Longs Peak Campground
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Definitely a gorgeous area, but the Pets Allowed designation is misleading. RMNP has serious restrictions on dogs inside the park, like not letting them on any trails. If you intend to stay in a campground, and never leave it, then no problem. But if you want to hike, you'll need to have a plan for your furry friend. It gets very hot in any vehicle, because of the intense sunshine, so you absolutely cannot leave your pet in a vehicle, unless you are able to leave the A/C on for them. They also must be on leash at all times. There are lots of dispersed camping areas in CO, so I wouldn't go here if I want to take my dog camping with me.

Less busy!

Less busy than the Estes Park campgrounds

Magnificent

There is a lot to do!!! And also watch the weather!

Very cool

Amazing hikes and plenty of wildlife. The spaces are small but accommodate an RV or a single tent. Bear boxes and toilets close to everything.

Southern Rocky Mountain National Park

This is the only campground you can get to without going through Estes Park, which is great to avoid the congestion in that touristy little mountain town. No reservations are taken here. Most of the people we saw were about to hike or had just hiked Longs Peak (the big flat top one you can see from Denver), or were doing backpacking, so there were fewer families and chaos than at a typical national park campground. It’s a pretty basic campground with a lot to see and enjoy right nearby. But it’s kind of far from the main part of the park.

Southern Rocky Mountain National Park

This is the only campground you can get to without going through Estes Park, which is great to avoid the congestion in that touristy little mountain town. No reservations are taken here. Most of the people we saw were about to hike or had just hiked Longs Peak (the big flat top one you can see from Denver), or were doing backpacking, so there were fewer families and chaos than at a typical national park campground. It’s a pretty basic campground with a lot to see and enjoy right nearby. But it’s kind of far from the main part of the park.

Wow

An experience like no other.

Longs Peak Campground

This review is for the Longs Peak Campground, not the backcountry sites…since this is not a backpacking site :) This is one of two campgrounds in Rocky Mountain National Park that does not take reservations. It’s not open in winter. Whether you’re planning a big summit hike of Longs Peak or just doing day hikes in the area, this is an amazing high altitude campground. Unfortunately there’s a neighboring (non-NPS) camp that is very loud and depending on the day and time of year it can ruin the atmosphere. The NPS rangers sympathize with us campers but there’s nothing they can do. Simple amenities and lovely setting.

Close to the big one!

This is one of two campgrounds in Rocky Mountain National Park that does not take reservations. It’s not open in winter. Whether you’re planning a big summit hike of Longs Peak or just doing day hikes in the area, this is an amazing high altitude campground. Unfortunately there’s a neighboring (non-NPS) camp that is very loud and depending on the day and time of year it can ruin the atmosphere. The NPS rangers sympathize with us campers but there’s nothing they can do. Simple amenities and lovely setting.

Convenient campground near trailhead

This campground is located right next to the Longs Peak Trailhead, making it a great place to stay if you're planning to do one of the long hikes. Facilities include: vault toilets, fire pits, water (water is turned off during winter months though). No reservations can be made ahead of time. Beautiful area