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Best Tent Sites Near Salida, CO (43)

    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
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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
    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
    508 Saves
    Monarch, Colorado
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    • Fires
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    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek (South) Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek (South) Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek (South) Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek (South) Dispersed Camping
    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
    528 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 Red Canyon Park
    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
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Park

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    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!

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Shavano and Mount Tabequache
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Shavano and Mount Tabequache
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Shavano and Mount Tabequache
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Shavano and Mount Tabequache

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    Mount Shavano and Mount Tabequache

    2 Reviews
    4 Photos
    25 Saves
    Poncha Springs, Colorado

    The trail travels along a saddle south of the summit and the last .5 miles to the summit is marked by a few rock cairns. To continue on to Mount Tabequache, follow the ridge, northwest, from the summit. WARNING! Hikers descending from Tabequache should not descend into McCoy Gulch! This is a dangerous route and a number of climbers have been injuried or killed. The Jenning Creek access located off of Forest Road 240 is permanently closed. For detailed information about climbing these peaks visit the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative website at : www.14ers.org

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    Camper-submitted photo from Phantom Canyon Road BLM Sites
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    Camper-submitted photo from CR 306 -Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from CR 306 -Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from CR 306 -Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from CR 306 -Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from CR 306 -Dispersed Site

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    CR 306 -Dispersed Site

    4 Reviews
    7 Photos
    173 Saves
    Buena Vista, Colorado

    Don't want to camp in a developed campground? There are many places on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests 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.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/know-before-you-go/responsible-recreation

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    • Phone Service
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    • Group
    • Dispersed
    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
    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 Bootleg Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Bootleg Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Bootleg Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Bootleg Campground - Temporarily Closed
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    Camper-submitted photo from Bootleg Campground - Temporarily Closed

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    Bootleg Campground - Temporarily Closed

    1 Review
    7 Photos
    16 Saves
    Nathrop, Colorado

    This is a tent camping facility located on the Colorado Trail. A family fire ring with benches are provided. A vault toilet is also located at the site, but is only open during peak season.

    The campground is located on the Colorado Trail (#1776) and is a popular destination for through hikers and backpackers who are hiking the trail from Denver to Durango.

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    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Picnic Table

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Fooses Creek Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Fooses Creek Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Fooses Creek Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Fooses Creek Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Fooses Creek Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Fooses Creek Dispersed Camping
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