Top Horse Camping near Fort Collins, CO

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Best Equestrian Sites Near Fort Collins, CO (26)

    Camper-submitted photo from East Portal Campground at Estes Park
    Camper-submitted photo from East Portal Campground at Estes Park
    Camper-submitted photo from East Portal Campground at Estes Park
    Camper-submitted photo from East Portal Campground at Estes Park
    Camper-submitted photo from East Portal Campground at Estes Park
    Camper-submitted photo from East Portal Campground at Estes Park

    1.

    East Portal Campground at Estes Park

    40 Reviews
    150 Photos
    664 Saves
    Estes Park, Colorado

    So close, yet feels so far away from the hustle and bustle of Estes Park. This very popular campground is located at an elevation of 8,300 feet at the end of a beautiful road just west of town. There are wonderful views of the snow covered peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park and access to the East Portal Reservoir which has ample opportunities for fishing. This double loop campground offers shady sites suitable for tenters and campers with small RVs and trailers shorter than 22 feet in length. It is especially well-suited for families and outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore nearby nature and trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. Sites at this campground open up to views of Rocky Mountain National Park and starry nighttime skies. A mature blend of ponderosa and lodgepole pines interspersed with groves of aspens makes it a wonderful home away from home. It is an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation. The camping season runs from mid-May to late September.

    The Estes Park Campground at East Portal has 66 sites suitable for tents and small trailers and RVs. There is a maximum length of 22 feet for RVs. All sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings, some with ADA accessibility. Guests also have access to drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers, water & electric hookups, dump station, firewood and ice sales, and a playground for the kids. Cell phone service is spotty and there is no wi-fi, so please plan accordingly.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $35 - $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pinewood Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinewood Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinewood Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinewood Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinewood Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinewood Reservoir

    2.

    Pinewood Reservoir

    15 Reviews
    38 Photos
    232 Saves
    Drake, Colorado

    Pinewood Reservoir is a gem tucked away in the Colorado foothills, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle. This campground is perfect for those who appreciate a mix of natural beauty and convenience. The sites are carved into the hillside, giving you a stunning view of the lake and surrounding valley. It's a great spot for tent and RV camping, with electric hookups available for those who need them.

    One of the standout features here is the access to the reservoir itself. Non-motorized boats are welcome, so bring your kayak or paddleboard for a peaceful day on the water. Fishing is also a popular activity, and the trails around the area provide some excellent hiking opportunities. The views are top-notch, especially at sunset.

    The campground is open from April to September, and it's got a pretty solid rating from visitors. Folks have mentioned that the facilities are well-maintained, and the camp hosts are friendly and helpful. You can expect clean restrooms and a generally tidy environment. Pets are allowed, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Located near Loveland, CO, Pinewood Reservoir is off the beaten path but still accessible. The drive up is a bit steep and winding, but it's worth it for the tranquility you'll find at the top. Just be prepared for a bit of a climb if you're hauling a big rig. Cellphone coverage can be spotty, but hey, that's part of the charm, right? Disconnect and enjoy the natural surroundings.

    In summary, Pinewood Reservoir offers a beautiful, quiet camping experience with plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy. Whether you're hiking, fishing, or just soaking in the views, it's a fantastic spot to unwind and enjoy nature.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Park Open Space
    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Park Open Space
    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Park Open Space
    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Park Open Space
    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Park Open Space
    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Park Open Space

    3.

    Hermit Park Open Space

    18 Reviews
    40 Photos
    320 Saves
    Estes Park, Colorado

    Hermit Park Open Space is a fantastic spot for camping near Estes Park, Colorado. This place has a lot to offer, whether you're into tent camping, RVs, cabins, or even glamping. The campground is known for its privacy and easy access to both Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. You can expect clean bathrooms, picnic tables, and fire rings at each site. Plus, there are bear boxes to keep your food safe.

    One of the standout features here is the miles of trails within the park. If you’re not up for venturing into the National Forest, you can still get your hiking fix right on site. The park is also big-rig friendly and allows pets, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. And yes, you can have a campfire and enjoy a drink—alcohol is allowed.

    Visitors have raved about the friendly and helpful staff, and some even mentioned spotting elk while picking up firewood. The park is quiet and clean, making it a great place to relax. If you’re into horseback riding, there are equestrian sites available too.

    The views are stunning, with plenty of trees for shade and privacy. The roads can be a bit narrow, so take it slow if you’re hauling a big trailer. But once you’re settled, you’ll find it’s worth the effort. Whether you’re here for a weekend or a longer stay, Hermit Park Open Space is a solid choice for your next camping trip.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $30 - $120 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Curt Gowdy State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Curt Gowdy State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Curt Gowdy State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Curt Gowdy State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Curt Gowdy State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Curt Gowdy State Park Campground

    4.

    Curt Gowdy State Park Campground

    51 Reviews
    169 Photos
    289 Saves
    Buford, Wyoming

    Curt Gowdy State Park is nestled conveniently between Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Here you will discover three reservoirs, endless recreation and unforgettable experiences! The Park is a well known destination for mountain bikers, hikers, archery enthusiasts and those just looking for a relaxing getaway. Named after the well-known sportscaster Curt Gowdy, the park was established in 1971.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $19 - $33 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Collins North-Wellington KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Collins North-Wellington KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Collins North-Wellington KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Collins North-Wellington KOA

    5.

    Fort Collins North-Wellington KOA

    8 Reviews
    4 Photos
    22 Saves
    Wellington, Colorado
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Open Space County Park Hermits Hollow
    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Open Space County Park Hermits Hollow
    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Open Space County Park Hermits Hollow
    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Open Space County Park Hermits Hollow
    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Open Space County Park Hermits Hollow
    Camper-submitted photo from Hermit Open Space County Park Hermits Hollow
    Camper-submitted photo from Terry Bison Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Terry Bison Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Terry Bison Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Terry Bison Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Terry Bison Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Terry Bison Ranch

    7.

    Terry Bison Ranch

    13 Reviews
    36 Photos
    69 Saves
    Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Terry Bison Ranch Resort is a ranch resort and Western adventure destination in Cheyenne, WY. When you visit us, we want you to have a great time, experience something new and make lots of happy memories. Your whole family will love exploring our bison ranch. Join us for one of our bison train tours! Contact us to learn more about our accommodations including our RV park, tent sites, and cabins.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $100 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Jacks Gulch - **CLOSED FOR SEASON**
    Camper-submitted photo from Jacks Gulch - **CLOSED FOR SEASON**
    Camper-submitted photo from Jacks Gulch - **CLOSED FOR SEASON**
    Camper-submitted photo from Jacks Gulch - **CLOSED FOR SEASON**
    Camper-submitted photo from Jacks Gulch - **CLOSED FOR SEASON**
    Camper-submitted photo from Jacks Gulch - **CLOSED FOR SEASON**

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    Jacks Gulch - **CLOSED FOR SEASON**

    6 Reviews
    13 Photos
    62 Saves
    Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

    Overview

    Jacks Gulch Recreation Area is located 48 miles northwest of Fort Collins, in northern Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its great hiking, biking and horseback riding opportunities.

    Recreation

    Popular activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding and viewing wildlife. A nature trail circles the entire area of Jacks Gulch, with one section providing stunning views of the Mummy Range.

    Facilities

    Popular activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding and viewing wildlife. A nature trail circles the entire area of Jacks Gulch, with one section providing stunning views of the Mummy Range.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated in a ponderosa pine forest, dotted with aspens. Grassy meadows are scattered throughout the area.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (530) 529-0578.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $155 - $206 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Winiger Ridge at Gross Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Winiger Ridge at Gross Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Winiger Ridge at Gross Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Winiger Ridge at Gross Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Winiger Ridge at Gross Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Winiger Ridge at Gross Reservoir

    9.

    Winiger Ridge at Gross Reservoir

    20 Reviews
    55 Photos
    1120 Saves
    Eldorado Springs, Colorado

    Camping is allowed at numbered designated campsites. No fee is charged. Practice Leave No Trace Principles.

    Camping is limited to 14 days in one location. After 14 days, your camp must be moved at least three miles away.

    Maximum stay is 28 days within a 60-day period. After 28 days, all property and people must leave the Roosevelt National Forest.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    Camper-submitted photo from Winding River Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Winding River Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Winding River Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Winding River Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Winding River Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Winding River Resort

    10.

    Winding River Resort

    17 Reviews
    57 Photos
    231 Saves
    Grand Lake, Colorado
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 - $60 / night

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