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Looking for an adventure where you can explore Cripple Creek and then fall asleep in your tent? Find the best tent camping sites near Cripple Creek. From remote to easy-to-reach, these Cripple Creek campsites are perfect for tent campers.

Best Tent Sites Near Cripple Creek, CO (30)

    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

    1.

    Mueller State Park Campground

    53 Reviews
    152 Photos
    594 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

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    Lone Duck Campground and Cabins

    30 Reviews
    227 Photos
    56 Saves
    Green Mountain Falls, Colorado

    We have everything you need to have a great time in the Colorado Rockies. Tent sites, RV sites, and Camper Cabins! Relax in your shady site or take a dip in our heated outdoor pool. We also have a fishing pond, stocked with rainbow trout, a retro arcade, 24/7 lounge serving locally roasted coffee each morning, playground, and laundromat.

    We’re outside the city lights at the base of Pikes Peak- 7600 feet elevation – yet our proximity to all the area’s many attractions makes us an ideal location for families looking for a summer adventure or folks just passing through for a couple of days. We strive to make every stay special. You will love it here at “the Duck”!

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group

    $40 - $87 / night

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

    20 Reviews
    88 Photos
    667 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!

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    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from Rampart Range Area Dispersed Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Rampart Range Area Dispersed Campsite
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    Rampart Range Area Dispersed Campsite

    9 Reviews
    17 Photos
    347 Saves
    Green Mountain Falls, 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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    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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    Matukat Road Dispersed Camping

    14 Reviews
    55 Photos
    801 Saves
    Lake George, Colorado

    Matukat Road Dispersed Camping in Colorado is a hidden gem for those who crave a more rugged and secluded camping experience. Nestled near Lake George, this area offers stunning views and a peaceful atmosphere. The sites are spread out, providing plenty of privacy, and are surrounded by young aspens, mountain flowers, and impressive rock formations.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of firewood from fallen trees, making it easy to enjoy a cozy campfire. Just remember to bring your own water and pack out all your trash, as there are no amenities like drinking water, toilets, or trash services. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Visitors have raved about the incredible views and the quiet, serene environment. You might spot some wildlife, including moose, coyotes, and free-range cattle. The area is also great for hiking, with plenty of trails to explore and rocks to climb. If you're lucky, you might even stumble upon a hidden spot with breathtaking vistas.

    Access to the sites is relatively easy, even for sedans, though a vehicle with reasonable clearance is recommended if you want to venture further in. The road can be a bit rough, but it's manageable if you take it slow. For those looking to cool off, a short trip to the nearby Happy Meadows campground offers river access without the need to stay there.

    Overall, Matukat Road Dispersed Camping is a fantastic spot for those seeking solitude, natural beauty, and a true back-to-nature experience. Just be prepared for a more primitive setup and enjoy the tranquility and stunning scenery this area has to offer.

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    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Phantom Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Phantom Canyon

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    Phantom Canyon

    2 Reviews
    3 Photos
    75 Saves
    Penrose, Colorado
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping - Pike National Forest Divide
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    Rocky Mountain Oasis!!

    1 Review
    11 Photos
    1 Save
    Midland, Colorado

    This 400 sq ft Barnominium sits on 3 acres overlooking the Continental Divide, and Pikes Peak. This rental comes with an access card to the neighborhood clubhouse which has tennis courts, indoor pool, 18 round frisbee golf, pool table, workout gym, and two fully remodeled bathrooms complete with toilets, wifi and hot showers. You're off grid, but on grid if you want to be as it is 6 minutes from rental property. The Barn has two cozy lofts with queen beds, one inflatable and the other folds up, plenty of room to read that book or for the kids to play in their “fort”. Below the lofts is a 400 sq ft space to enjoy tv, game night, and also comes with a couch that turns into a full bed. 30,000 btu fireplace for heat and plenty of windows to view from that also provides plenty of natural light. Step out onto your porch with a cup of coffee in the morning, and listen to the quiet. An RV with a bathroom, and cold shower sit in the driveway for your convenience. This has your kitchen sink, stove, oven, and is extra space for storing stuff to save room in your car or in the barn. A fire pit sits with a grilling stick system for cowboy cooking, or simply use our gas grill. Though you should bring your own water in, a 300 gallon potable water system to feed the water needed in RV (refill charge included in cost) Atv use is allowed in neighborhood but trailer has to be stored over night in driveway as well as all cars. The constellations await you as our night sky is like going to Imax. The morning peace you will get watching animals and hearing…nothing is sure to leave relaxed and refreshed for that busy life. Come and Breathe.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents

    $150 / night

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    Shelf Road Sites

    1 Review
    1 Photo
    37 Saves
    Victor, Colorado

    Shelf Road is home to many quality sport routes, vertical limestone. A sport climber's mecca with nearly 1000 routes on bombproof pocketed limestone. Routes vary from 5.7- 5.13 mostly bolted routes. There are two camping locations at Shelf Road. The lower area, Sand Gulch has 14 campsites and 1 group camping site. The upper area at The Banks has 11 campsites and 1 group camping site. Just before you arrive at Shelf Road, you will pass Sand Gulch campground on your left. This is quality, spacious camping and access to the Sand Gulch area, home to many moderates about a 15 minute walk from the campground. There is day use parking at the northwest end of the campground, and overflow parking at the north end, where the Free form trail begins. Shelf Road also has ample-sized trailhead parking for equestrians with corrals. Adventurous anglers can hike to Fourmile creek for fishing. Hiking and hunting are popular in the area as well as a short drive on a 4X4 loop. For more information, please contact the Royal Gorge Field Office. ACTIVITIES Climbing Camping

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    • Phone Service
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    • Group
    • Picnic Table
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