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Best Equestrian Sites Near Rocky Mountain National Park, CO (32)

    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
    662 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 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

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    Winding River Resort

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

    $40 - $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon

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    Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon

    48 Reviews
    105 Photos
    889 Saves
    Eldorado Springs, Colorado

    Golden Gate Canyon State Park offers multiple campgrounds, cabins, yurts, RV sites, group sites, and a guest house.

    From Memorial Day to early October, there are 132 campsites in two campgrounds: Reverend’s Ridge and Aspen Meadow.

    Reverend’s Ridge offers 38 tent sites and 59 sites with electrical hook-ups. Facilities at Reverend’s Ridge include flush toilets, shower, ice machine, laundry facilities, and a dump station.

    Aspen Meadow offers 35 tent sites and vault toilets.

    As of January 1, 2019 both campgrounds will be Reservation Only.

    Golden Gate also offers 20 backcountry tent sites and four backcountry shelters. Our backcountry sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis year-round. Please register for backcountry sites at the Visitor Center.

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

    $18 - $90 / night

    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

    4.

    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 Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon

    5.

    Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon

    29 Reviews
    88 Photos
    646 Saves
    Rollinsville, Colorado

    Reverend's Ridge Campground in Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a solid choice if you're looking to camp near Black Hawk, Colorado. This place has a bit of everything: tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even yurts. It's open all year, so you can enjoy it in any season.

    The campground is pretty organized and tidy, with amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, and hot showers. There's also a central spot for trash and recycling, which keeps things clean. Some loops have flush toilets and free showers, while others might have vault toilets, so check your map before booking.

    One of the standout features is the scenery. You're surrounded by trees, and there's plenty of shade and coverage between sites. Some visitors have even spotted wildlife like moose. The trails around here are well-marked and great for hiking and mountain biking. If you're into fishing, there are a few ponds nearby.

    Cell service can be hit or miss, but T-Mobile users have reported good coverage in certain areas. The campground is close to a road, so you might hear some noise, but it's generally quiet at night.

    If you're planning to tent, loops H and I are recommended for a bit more privacy. For RVs, loops E and B are popular choices. The volunteer staff is friendly and helpful, and there are in-season camp programs to keep you entertained.

    Overall, Reverend's Ridge offers a comfortable and scenic camping experience with plenty of amenities to make your stay enjoyable.

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

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    Pinewood Reservoir

    15 Reviews
    38 Photos
    230 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 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

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    Winiger Ridge at Gross Reservoir

    20 Reviews
    55 Photos
    1119 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 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 Site 459 - State Forest State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Site 459 - State Forest State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Site 459 - State Forest State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Site 459 - State Forest State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Site 459 - State Forest State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Site 459 - State Forest State Park

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    Site 459 - State Forest State Park

    14 Reviews
    79 Photos
    216 Saves
    Rand, Colorado

    Site 459 at State Forest State Park is a fantastic spot for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors near Walden, CO. This campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations, making it a versatile choice for all kinds of campers. The park is known for its stunning scenery, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, and wildlife watching.

    Visitors have raved about the peaceful atmosphere, especially at the primitive sites near the creek. The park rangers and attendants are frequently mentioned for their helpfulness and politeness, which can make your stay even more enjoyable. If you're into fly fishing, the creek and beaver ponds are great spots to cast a line.

    The North Michigan Reservoir area is a highlight, offering beautiful views and access to water activities. Some campers have noted that the sites are grouped in pods, which can be a bit close, but the setting more than makes up for it. The campground is well-maintained, even after busy weekends, and the clean bathrooms are a big plus.

    For those who love hiking, the trails around Lake Agnes come highly recommended. It's a steep climb, but the views are worth every step. And if you're visiting in winter, the cabins are a cozy option, complete with gas stoves to keep you warm.

    Don't forget to bring bug spray and fill up on water near the cabins before heading to your site. Whether you're looking to paddleboard, fish, hike, or just relax and take in the views, State Forest State Park has something for everyone.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine Loop Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine Loop Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine Loop Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine Loop Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine Loop Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine Loop Campground
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According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Rocky Mountain National Park is East Portal Campground at Estes Park with a 4.5-star rating from 40 reviews.

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