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    Camper-submitted photo from Phantom Canyon Road BLM Sites
    Camper-submitted photo from Phantom Canyon Road BLM Sites
    Camper-submitted photo from Phantom Canyon Road BLM Sites
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    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Park

    2.

    Red Canyon Park

    20 Reviews
    88 Photos
    671 Saves
    Victor, Colorado

    Welcome to Red Canyon Park, nestled near Canon City, Colorado. This spot is a gem for those who appreciate rugged beauty and a bit of solitude. The park is known for its stunning red rock formations and scenic views that make it a fantastic place to explore and unwind.

    The campsites here are pretty basic but offer what you need for a comfortable stay. You'll find picnic tables and fire rings at many of the sites, though not all. Vault toilets are available, but don't expect them at every campsite. The park is free to use, which is always a nice bonus.

    One of the highlights of Red Canyon Park is its accessibility for both tent and RV camping. The sites are dispersed, giving you a sense of seclusion. Some spots are more level than others, so you might need leveling blocks if you're in a campervan or RV. The road can get a bit rough, especially after rain, so be prepared for some ruts and mud.

    Visitors have mentioned that the park is best enjoyed in the fall and spring when the weather is milder. Summer can get quite hot, so plan accordingly. The park is also a popular spot for local youth gatherings, but hopefully, your stay will be peaceful.

    For those who love to explore, there are plenty of trails and rock features to check out. Whether you're hiking along the seasonal river or climbing the red bluffs, there's something for everyone. Just remember to bring bug spray, as gnats and mosquitoes can be a nuisance.

    Overall, Red Canyon Park offers a beautiful, rugged camping experience with plenty of opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from Mueller State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mueller State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mueller State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mueller State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mueller State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mueller State Park Campground

    3.

    Mueller State Park Campground

    53 Reviews
    152 Photos
    596 Saves
    Divide, Colorado

    Mueller's campground has 136 campsites each with a picnic table and fire ring. There are 99 electric sites, many with tent pads and 22 basic walk-in sites in Prospector Ridge (sites 55-66) and Turkey Meadow (sites 100-109) Campgrounds. Sites 12 and 22 are handicapped designated​ sites​. You must have a handicapped placard or license plate.

    Campground Amenities The Comfort Station is open year-round. The Camper Services Building is open only in summer (Mid May - Mid October) Both buildings contain flush toilets. On-site accommodations​​ include firewood for sale, a camper services building with coin-operated showers/laundry and modern restrooms, vault toilets, dump station and a playground.

    Mueller offers three group campground opportunities nestled in the aspen and conifer forest, conveniently located near the Camper Services Building.

    Winter Camping: Mid October - Mid May Mueller has 29 electrical sites available within the Peak View Campground and the Revenuers Ridge Campground (Sites 1 –9, 11-13, 15-22 and 81 – 89) during the winter. The Comfort Station, containing flush toilets, will remain open. Vault toilets will be open at Outlook Ridge, Peak View Campground and across from site #87. Water is available at the outside spigot at the Comfort Station; all other hydrants are closed, so we suggest bringing your own water. The dump station is dry dump only, which means you will not have water to rinse out your equipment.

    $18.00 per night Mueller State Park has 4 backcountry campsites located in 2 separate groups. Both backcountry campsite groups require an approximate 1.5 mile hike from the Black Bear Trailhead to the sites. Sites are available to reserve from May 1 through October 31st.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins

    $18 - $396 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Vallie Bridge Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallie Bridge Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallie Bridge Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
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    Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek (South) Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek (South) Dispersed Camping
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    Browns Creek (South) Dispersed Camping

    7 Reviews
    59 Photos
    530 Saves
    Nathrop, Colorado

    The Browns Creek trail offers beautiful scenery with changing vistas and vegetation. The trail follows the stream and small waterfalls can be found along the way. The lower portion of the trail begins in primarily a Ponderosa pine environment and gradually moves into spruce/fir forest. At higher elevations the trail travels through pristine meadows that end at Brown's Lake.

    Camping is not permitted at the trailhead, in order to prevent erosion of the banks along Little Browns Creek. Campers are encouraged to find camp sites further south on County Road 272.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Road 240 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Road 240 - Dispersed
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    Camper-submitted photo from Road 240 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Road 240 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Road 240 - Dispersed

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    Road 240 - Dispersed

    8 Reviews
    38 Photos
    515 Saves
    Monarch, Colorado
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    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Grape Creek - Temple Canyon Park

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    Grape Creek - Temple Canyon Park

    3 Reviews
    1 Photo
    72 Saves
    Cañon City, Colorado

    Located adjacent to the Temple Canyon trail that takes you to delightful Grape Creek and beyond The Temple. Operated by the City of Cañon City. Vault toilets, fire rings, some picnic tables, no water. Four different campsites spread apart to allow you to enjoy the solitude of this area located 8 miles southwest of Cañon City. Open year-round. (Free)

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Picnic Table
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    Tricki's (Travis and Vicki) Glamping under the stars

    1 Review
    1 Photo
    1 Save
    Rockvale, Colorado

    The most stars you will ever see. The most beautiful sunsets over the mountain ranges.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Cabins

    $50 - $200 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Pass OHV
    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Pass OHV

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    Hermit Pass OHV

    1 Review
    4 Photos
    16 Saves
    Westcliffe, Colorado

    Don't want to camp in a developed campground? There are many places on the Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands where you can pitch a tent and practice low impact camping techniques. Dispersed camping is primitive, undevleoped, frontcountry "car camping".

    Remember: when dispersed camping, no toilets, trash service, or potable water, are available. Store all food and trash securely, and pack out what you pack in. Practice Leave No Trace.

    Please observe the following requirements when dispersed camping:

    In some areas, dispersed camping and parking is allowed in designated sites only. Do not create resource damage by driving off-road, beyond designated parking locations, or behind barriers. Parking should be within 30' of site markers where posted. Developed sites, including trailheads and picnic areas, are closed to overnight camping and allow for day use activities only. Tread lightly, and avoid trampling sensitive vegetation. Locate your camp at least 100' from any water source. Use catholes to properly dispose of human and pet waste; bury waste in a cathole at least 6-8" deep and 200’ from any water source. Packing out human and pet waste using self-contained waste disposal systems is encouraged. Campfires are allowed at overnight sites as long as fire restrictions aren’t in place. You may gather small amounts of down, dead wood for a campfire. Use existing fire rings; keep your campfire small and always make sure it is completely extinguished before leaving. No campfires outside of designated overnight sites. BEARS and other wildlife When you go to the mountains and forest, you are in bear county. Do not leave ANY food, trash or other animal attractant unattended. Store all food and trash securely and pack out what you pack in. Failing to do so can result in a fine. Also be aware that; where not otherwise restricted, camping or leaving camping equipment at any location more than 14 days within a continuous 30 day period, and/or occupying any campsite within three miles of any prior camping or equipment location for a combined total of more than 28 days within any continuous 60 day period, is prohibited. Also, leaving camping equipment unattended for more than 24 hours is not allowed. In addition; discharging a firearm is prohibited within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site, or occupied area; or across or on a National Forest System road or a body of water, or in any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result of such discharge. Plan your trip; phone ahead for restrictions and special regulations. Contact your local Ranger District office for more information.

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    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
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