The camp sites near the top of Longs Peak in the Boulderfield are worth the long hike (6 miles up steep terrain). Falling asleep underneath a crystal clear sky filled with stars; then waking up to a sun peeking over the mountain range is inspiring. Bring a good sleeping bag and a tent you trust in high winds, as the wind will howl and shake your tent all night. Rent a bear canister from the Estes Park Mountain Store right outside of town, cheap ($3) and necessary. Bring a portable water filter, there will be mountain streams running all around you. There are two privies near the camp sites. Book in advance to ensure your place in the Boulderfield, reservations are often made months before. Watch the skies for bad weather, don't feed the marmots, and enjoy your adventure on Longs Peak Boulderfield!
It's was amazingly beautiful, and so peaceful I can't wait to go back.
The mountains are calling …
You're in Colorado…in nature…truly awe inspiring
Longs Peak campground is super high up at 9400 feet. This is a first come-first serve campground, we didn't have any trouble finding a spot in the middle of the week in July when we stayed. We actually came back the next year and camped in the same spot because we loved it so much. Incredible views of Longs Peak right from our camp site. This campground has restrooms. The only down side to this campground is that it is next to a private summer camp. If you are here when they campers are there it can be loud for a few hours in the evening. They quiet down once it gets later though, at least from what I experienced.