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Top Equestrian Camping near Medicine Bow-Routt NFs & Thunder Basin NG

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Medicine Bow-Routt NFs & Thunder Basin NG, WY (8)

    Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek Lakes Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek Lakes Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek Lakes Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek Lakes Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek Lakes Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek Lakes Campground

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    Big Creek Lakes Campground

    5 Reviews
    24 Photos
    106 Saves
    Cowdrey, Colorado

    Overview

    The popular Big Creek Lakes Campground offers a peaceful, scenic setting in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado. The campground is located in Routt National Forest at an elevation of 9,000-ft., and is adjacent to Big Creek Lake, where fishing, boating and hiking are available.

    Recreation

    This campground offers boating and fishing on Colorado's second largest natural lake, hiking in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness and ATV trails nearby. There are also ample opportunities for viewing wildlife, including moose. Fishing for trout, muskie, grayling and Kokanee salmon is available in the lake. Anglers also have access to a creek. Non-motorized boats are allowed on the upper section of the lake and motorized boats are permitted on the lower section.

    Facilities

    This facility has a campground and day use area. There are 24 reservable campsites and 30 first-come, first-served campsites, all of which are near Big Creek Lake. Two boat ramps are provided for the convenience of boaters and anglers. A campground host is on-site for visitor assistance.

    Natural Features

    Big Creek lies among Lodgepole pine and fir trees. Some previously forested areas of the campground have been thinned due to pests and now provide more sun. The campground offers beautiful views of the surrounding wilderness. The wetlands around the lake are prime moose territory. Black bear, bobcat, coyote, elk, mule deer and moose are just some of the many animals that inhabit these rich and diverse lands. The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, encompass nearly 3 million acres from central and northeastern Wyoming to north-central Colorado.

    Nearby Attractions

    The closest town is Walden, Colorado, about 35 miles from the campsite. Many more outdoor recreation opportunities exist in the surrounding national forests and grasslands, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, OHV riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and winter sports.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $10 / night

    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
    208 Saves
    Rand, Colorado
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Laramie River Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Laramie River Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Laramie River Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Laramie River Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Laramie River Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Laramie River Road Dispersed

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    Laramie River Road Dispersed

    7 Reviews
    14 Photos
    568 Saves
    Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

    Located on the southern end of the Medicine Bow Mountain Range in north central Colorado, Rawah Wilderness was designated by the Wilderness Act of 1964 and now contains 73,868 acres. "Rawah" is a Native American term meaning "wild place."

    Elevations in the Rawah Wilderness range from 8,400 to 13,000 feet. The high peaks were carved by glaciers, resulting in spectacular cirque lakes and moraines. There are twenty-five named lakes, ranging in size from five to 39 acres. This high alpine area contains the headwaters of the McIntyre, Rawah, and Fall Creeks, as well as the Laramie River.

    The Rawahs are host to mammals such as elk, moose, mule deer, black bear, bighorn sheep, marmot and beaver. There are many species of birds including the red-tailed hawk, white-tailed ptarmigan, golden eagle, raven, Steller's Jay and a variety of warblers. Lakes and streams are inhabited with lake, cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout. Graylings are also found in this area.

    The Rawah Wilderness is very popular with summer backpackers, hikers and anglers. It is also popular with hunters in the fall. To encounter the fewest people, plan your trip for mid-week and use less popular trails.

    Always use Leave No Trace techniques to help keep this area wild, clean and pristine.

    Motorized equipment, or mechanized transportation is prohibited, including motorcycles, chain saws, bicycles or carts. Wheelchairs are exempt. Group size is limited to 12 people and/or livestock combined. Camping and campfires are prohibited within 200’ feet of all lakes, streams and trails to protect water quality, sensitive vegetation and to help assure solitude. Thin soils and mountain vegetation are easily damaged by fire and fires scar rocks and soil. Use a stove, a fire pan or an existing fire ring when and where fires are allowed. Campfires are prohibited in the alpine areas above 10,800 feet. Campfires consume scarce vegetation and leave permanent scars on the fragile soils of the area. Pets must be on a handheld leash at all times if hiking. Equestrian riders can have dogs under voice control.

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    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch

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    Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch

    5 Reviews
    25 Photos
    42 Saves
    Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

    Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch is a unique mountain getaway destination, situated on 480 scenic acres along the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River, with around 50 tent and RV sites, as well as rustic camper cabins. Lodging, condos, and stand-alone cabins are also available, as well as fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and much more!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Medicine Bow
    Camper-submitted photo from Walden Reservoir Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Walden Reservoir Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Walden Reservoir Dispersed Camping

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    Walden Reservoir Dispersed Camping

    2 Reviews
    3 Photos
    30 Saves
    Walden, Colorado

    Walden Reservoir is a picturesque lake full of wildlife outside of Walden, Colorado. The Walden Reservoir is an easily accessible destination in a seldom seen portion of northern Colorado for birders, hunters, and those looking for a free, isolated place to rest.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Vedauwoo Wagon Road
    Camper-submitted photo from Vedauwoo Wagon Road
    Camper-submitted photo from Vedauwoo Wagon Road
    Camper-submitted photo from Vedauwoo Wagon Road
    Camper-submitted photo from Vedauwoo Wagon Road
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    Camper-submitted photo from Seedhouse Group Site - Medicine-bow Routt Nf (CO)

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    Seedhouse Group Site - Medicine-bow Routt Nf (CO)

    1 Review
    1 Photo
    14 Saves
    Clark, Colorado

    Overview

    Seedhouse Group Site provides a private setting for group gatherings of up to 100 guests. Located near the Elk River, just miles from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Seedhouse is a retreat for fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding in the Rocky Mountains. At an elevation of 8,000 feet, the area is also set near the Mount Zirkel Wilderness, which provides for excellent backcountry hiking and camping.

    Recreation

    The group campsite is a great central location for wilderness hiking and mountain biking, trout fishing in the nearby Elk River and picnicking amidst beautiful mountain scenery. Campers can access the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail via a connector trail within a short drive from the campground.

    Facilities

    The group campsite is a great central location for wilderness hiking and mountain biking, trout fishing in the nearby Elk River and picnicking amidst beautiful mountain scenery. Campers can access the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail via a connector trail within a short drive from the campground.

    Natural Features

    Seedhouse lies in the Rocky Mountains in the heart of the Routt National Forest near the Elk River. The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland encompass nearly three million acres from central and northeastern Wyoming to north-central Colorado. Black bear, bobcat, coyote, elk, mule deer and moose are just some of the many animals that inhabit these rich and diverse lands.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visitors might also enjoy stopping by Steamboat Lake State Park, only a short drive from the campground. Many more outdoor opportunities exist in the surrounding national forests and grasslands, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and winter sports.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Alcohol

    $100 / night


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