Danny A.

Pro

Denver, CO

Joined September 2020

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Nice area right off town. Many people come heute to take a dip in the water. Can be muddy at times in the dry season but overall a nice place to camp. Very exposed unless you're lucky enough to catch a site by the trees.

Fun and loud

Fun place to camp lots of sites and pretty trails, however this is known for its off-road ATV riders. If you're staying for a night or you're ATV for the weekend this is your spot. Don't bring the family if you plan on having a quiet weekend. Pack on and pack out, no bathrooms. Just one public one along the road somewhere. You're better off digging a hole.

B E A U T I F U L

This place is one ofcmy, favorite spots I've camped at. There road down to the river is a bit rough, but if you're careful you can make it. There are camp sites on the other side of the river so if you go late in the season you can drive across, otherwise you'll need high clearance to get you to the other side. You'll be in the woods along the river, plenty of cover however there were lots of mosquitoes. Take bug spray. Plenty of hiking and biking all over the place. There is a bathroom near the entrance, but you're better off digging a hole. I'd come here more if it wasn't so far from Denver.

Lake-side camping

This place never fails. Always beautiful, great sunrises and sunsets. There's bathrooms and RV hook ups. Always a nice place. However it's pretty exposed so not alot of cover from wind. Always great to walk aroethe lake. Paddle boarding is a must if you own one. I'm not sure about any showers, i doubt it. Yes to designated camp fire rings. Like always pack in snd pack out.

Unbelievable views

If you get there early enough you can snatch the spot that faces the Colligiate Peaks. All marked areas, but can get crowded if you get there late. Or you'll have just a campsite with no views really. Lots of places ro climb if that's your thing, some hiking near the campsite but not much. This place really has great views. You can climb the top od turtle Rock and catch a beautiful sunset OR sunrise. There is a porta-potty at the entrance but you're better off digging a hole. Below is the Arkansas River you can't walk but you can drive to the bottom and take a dip. Pack in and pack out. Obey fire bands, forestry dept passes by often.

High elevation camping

Beautiful spot, up in the backcountry. No cell phone service. Road can be a little rough when not graved but you can make it in the summer time. Great views of Quandary peak and North Star Mountain. Plenty of hiking around the lake and lots of first come first serve spots. No bathrooms, no running water, no electricity. Just you and nature. Possible moose in the area, i haven't seen any and I've been up a few times. If luck you'll see some beavers and marmots. Lots of mountain goats in the mornings. Pack up your trash and keep it clean!