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Best Camping Sites Near Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, CO (367)

    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
    595 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 Stoll Mountain Campground — Eleven Mile State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Stoll Mountain Campground — Eleven Mile State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Stoll Mountain Campground — Eleven Mile State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Stoll Mountain Campground — Eleven Mile State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Stoll Mountain Campground — Eleven Mile State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Stoll Mountain Campground — Eleven Mile State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Ridge Camground — Eleven Mile State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Ridge Camground — Eleven Mile State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Ridge Camground — Eleven Mile State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Ridge Camground — Eleven Mile State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Ridge Camground — Eleven Mile State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Ridge Camground — Eleven Mile State Park

    3.

    Rocky Ridge Camground — Eleven Mile State Park

    21 Reviews
    118 Photos
    193 Saves
    Lake George, Colorado

    Rocky Ridge campground offers the only electrical sites in the park nestled among rocky outcrops, along with non-electric sites with trees. Loops A, B and D offer 52 electrical hookups (30 amps, no trees). Loops C and E have some shade/trees. B-E Loops are closed in the off season. Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation Area is located below the dam of the Eleven Mile Reservoir near Lake George in the southeast corner of South Park. The narrow, dirt road traversing the canyon used to be the old Colorado Midland Railroad bed before the dam and reservoir were constructed. Unlike the reservoir area, which has an open basin and rangeland type topography, the canyon itself is forested, lush, and rocky. Eleven Mile Canyon cuts through the plain holding the South Platte River in its rocky bottom. As the river is unleashed from the dam above, its twists and crashes against huge boulders lining the canyon floor. A canopy of large trees provides a screen of shade that floats across the canyon with the moving sun. Eleven Mile Canyon is an unexpected paradise. Eleven Mile Canyon is generally accessible year round; however, service are reduced during the winter months. https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/ElevenMile/Documents/11Mile-RockyRidge.pdf

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

    $28 - $36 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Park

    4.

    Red Canyon Park

    20 Reviews
    88 Photos
    669 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 Spillway Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spillway Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spillway Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spillway Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spillway Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spillway Campground

    5.

    Spillway Campground

    13 Reviews
    61 Photos
    432 Saves
    Lake George, Colorado

    Overview

    Spillway Campground is perched along the South Platte River near the base of the dam of Eleven Mile Reservoir. Adventurists and families alike will find things to do here. Birding is excellent, as is hiking. Rock climbers enjoy the solid rocky cliffs of the canyon and fly fishermen find abundant catches in the river.

    Recreation

    Hike the Overlook Trail for breathtaking views of Eleven Mile Canyon and Reservoir. Occasionally, Golden Eagles can be viewed nesting in the nearby granite cliffs and crags. Springtime brings higher chances of spotting Bald Eagles. Visitors enjoy fishing by shore or canoe. Rainbow and brown trout, kokanee salmon and pike are among the species anglers are likely to find.

    Facilities

    Hike the Overlook Trail for breathtaking views of Eleven Mile Canyon and Reservoir. Occasionally, Golden Eagles can be viewed nesting in the nearby granite cliffs and crags. Springtime brings higher chances of spotting Bald Eagles. Visitors enjoy fishing by shore or canoe. Rainbow and brown trout, kokanee salmon and pike are among the species anglers are likely to find.

    Natural Features

    The campground, at altitude 8,500 feet, is located at the edge of Eleven Mile Canyon, furthest from the canyon entrance. Some campsites are shaded by scattered spruce and ponderosa pine. Spillway is the closest campground to the Eleven Mile Reservoir, which spans 3,405 surface acres and 5 miles in length. Eleven Mile Canyon was cut by the South Platte River and is bordered by polished gray granite cliffs.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visitors enjoy the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (661) 702-1420.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from East Ridge Campground in Royal Gorge
    Camper-submitted photo from East Ridge Campground in Royal Gorge
    Camper-submitted photo from East Ridge Campground in Royal Gorge
    Camper-submitted photo from East Ridge Campground in Royal Gorge
    Camper-submitted photo from East Ridge Campground in Royal Gorge
    Camper-submitted photo from East Ridge Campground in Royal Gorge

    6.

    East Ridge Campground in Royal Gorge

    25 Reviews
    72 Photos
    459 Saves
    Cañon City, Colorado

    Welcome to East Ridge Campground in Royal Gorge, a fantastic spot for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors near Canon City, Colorado. This campground offers a peaceful retreat with stunning views and a laid-back atmosphere. Whether you're pitching a tent or parking an RV, you'll find a spot that suits your needs.

    One of the standout features here is the incredible scenery. Visitors rave about the panoramic views of the plains to the east and the snow-capped peaks to the west. The Royal Gorge Rim Trail runs right past the campground, making it a perfect base for hiking and exploring the area. If you're into biking, there are also some great trails nearby.

    The campground is well-maintained, with clean pit toilets and a friendly camp host on-site. Each site comes with a picnic table and a fire pit, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire under the stars. Just remember to bring your own firewood, as it's not available for purchase on-site. And if you're camping with pets, you'll be happy to know that the campground is pet-friendly.

    East Ridge Campground is conveniently located just a short drive from the Royal Gorge Bridge and Canon City, where you can find food, ice cream, and souvenirs. While the campground doesn't have running water or showers, the serene environment and beautiful views more than make up for it. Plus, the $20 per night fee is reasonable for the experience you get.

    So, pack your gear and head over to East Ridge Campground for a relaxing and scenic camping adventure. Whether you're here for the hiking, the views, or just some peace and quiet, you won't be disappointed.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Garden of the Gods RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Garden of the Gods RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Garden of the Gods RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Garden of the Gods RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Garden of the Gods RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Garden of the Gods RV Resort

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    Garden of the Gods RV Resort

    43 Reviews
    65 Photos
    340 Saves
    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    Enjoy spectacular views at Garden of The Gods camping at Pikes Peak, “America’s Mountain.” Our location among Colorado’s historical mountain towns will make your camping experience in Colorado Springs truly memorable. Adding to this, we’ve upgraded to give you the modern comforts. Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, families, rallies, and even individuals who want to “disconnect” and explore the picturesque surroundings of the Garden of the Gods.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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
    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 Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
  1. 10.

    Lone Duck Campground and Cabins

    30 Reviews
    227 Photos
    58 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”!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group

    $40 - $87 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands?

According to TheDyrt.com, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands offers a wide range of camping options, with 367 campgrounds and RV parks near Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands and 109 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands is Mueller State Park Campground with a 4.6-star rating from 53 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 109 free dispersed camping spots near Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands.

What parks are near Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 14 parks near Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands that allow camping, notably PSICC and Great Sand Dunes National Park And Preserve.