Redstone Campground is set amidst a scattering of aspen groves on a ridge above the Crystal River at 7,800 feet, creating an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation in White River National Forest.
Sites in the campground are widely spaced and offer wonderful views of red rock outcroppings and cliffs, though an understory of tall grass and a scattered forest provides plenty of privacy.
Crystal River, a tributary of Roaring Fork River, is renowned for its fly fishing. Rainbow, brown, cutthroat and brook trout are plentiful in this waterway.
A hike up Mt. Sopris offers spectacular panoramic views. This 12,953-foot mountain dominates the surrounding landscape. The hike is 14.8 miles with a 4,600-foot. elevation gain. In summer, wildflowers carpet the trail through aspen groves and mixed conifer forest, climbing up to talus slopes.
Redstone Campground has 37 standard sites, able to accommodate tents, trailers and RVs.
The campground is equipped with picnic tables, a picnic shelter, campfire rings, showers, flush toilets, and drinking water. Electrical hook-ups are available at 17 of the sites for an additional fee. Firewood is available on-site.
Playground facilities and horseshoe pits are great for family and group gatherings.
In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3 million acre White River National Forest is a place of serenity and adventure, boasting 8 wilderness areas, 4 defined seasons, and 10 peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation.
The Crystal River flows near the campground and drains the Valley of the Coal Miners, a glacial valley that was once a center of coal mining in southwestern Colorado.
Wildlife in the area abounds. Bighorn sheep navigate rocky ridges and bull elk bugle at dusk. Scenic rivers sustain populations of cutthroat, rainbow, and brown trout. Alpine regions provide habitat for pika and ptarmigan. These species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams, and diverse forests to live.
The quaint mountain town of Redstone is a hidden gem located south of Carbondale. In addition to shops, galleries, and restaurants, the town boasts a castle that was built by industrialist John Osgood at the turn of the century.
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Location is great! A mile walk into the quaint town of Redstone, 20min drive to Carbondale or Marble (opposite direction). Fun hikes near by and great fly fishing at the Crystal River (walking distance from campground). Hosts were great. We had site #1. Shared site but spacious with great views. No cell reception anywhere until you get to Carbondale. We drove into Redstone to get some WiFi bear the Inn.
We enjoyed this campground a lot. Our spot (32) was quiet and surrounded by trees, you could barely see the other spots. The bathroom/shower was right across from us though so you did see people coming and going from there. The showers were actually warm and the vault toilets were well cleaned and maintained throughout our stay. The views around the campsite were very nice. We used this campground as a jump off for a few day trips - 1 day to Aspen to see Maroon Bells, 1day to Paonia to pick fresh fruit and do wine tastings, 1 day to Glenwood springs to the hotsprings pool. We also had dinner at Slow Groovin BBQ in Marble one night and went into Carbondale one night as they were having a local fair. We also checked out the Penny hotsprings (natural hotsprings in the river near mile marker 55) but the river was high this year so it wasn't possible to find a nice soaking spot (you were either right in the super hot spring water or in the super cold river water with no in between), still cool to check out though.
Warning a few spots are weird "shared sites" where 2 sites literally share the drive and are right next to each other. I think for our loop there were 2 that I *think* were 34/35 and 23/24
One loop has hookups. One doesnt. Free Hot spgs nearby busy after 8 am. Awesome walk 1 mile to town of Redstone. Historically significant with 1880 Coal Barron Castle and nearby 1880 Marble Quarry..
Arrived opening weekend in May at Redstone Campground (just 1 mile east of Redstone) Camp Hosts were super friendly and had been working hard getting sites and bathrooms ready for the season. $30 per night which i did hear that is the highest price in the Roaring Fork Valley. Bear boxes at each site which we are always grateful for. Short walk down to river, or 1 mile into Redstone (Ruby of the Rockies!!) for a quick visit to general store and antique shop. We also left for the day for Marble to paddleboard at Beaver Lake and eat at Slow Groovin BBQ. Campground has water, showers, even a sandbox foe kids.
We reserved our site about 2 weeks in advance and were so excited. However when we arrived we were very upset to learn our spot was a small gravel driveway that was actually to be split with another site, and our neighbors had a huge RV and a jeep and we're taking up most of the space. There was zero privacy, it was very awkward and uncomfortable. So much so yay we got up early the best day and left. We noticed a lot of spots were like this there as well. We will not return nor would we recommend this spot to a friend.