Matthew G.

Lakewood, CO

Joined June 2018

Nice campground around the corner from Arches.

Spent memorial weekend here with my wife and went to Arches NP for the day, very quick to get there from here. Had a vault toilet, each campsite had a picnic table, and sites were a good size. We stayed at site 1 which was good for a multiperson group. Weather was beautiful, 70's during the day (which felt warmer with the sun), and 50's at night. The grounds are away from the river so you can't see it from the campsites.

Nice Campground Good Set Ups

Stayed here for a friends birthday. Decent campground, with built-in fire pit, bathrooms, and an electrical plug in front where you park. Bathrooms were pretty clean considering location and the host was nice and welcoming. We stayed in site 12 which was nice because it was a bit more secluded than the others, but it was behind the bathroom so there was a slight odor that came through with the wind every now and then by our cars. Most of the time we didn't notice it at all though. The camp isn't really close enough to the lake to walk, but a short drive to Frisco or Dillon. We rented a boat from Dillon marina and cruised the lake for the afternoon which was great!

Huron Peak Camp

A group of my coworkers and I camped here before going to climb Huron Peak. One of our members went up on Thursday to stake out a good spot for us before the rest of us arrived on Friday. There are some great areas to set up a large camp, but availability fills up quick. On the site, there is a men's and women's outhouse. There is a very rough ~2mile road up to the trailhead for Huron peak that requires a 4x4 vehicle with good clearance to get there, our friend had a Jeep Grand Cherokee and made it up while being cautious. It rained a bit each day that our group stayed there, but not for very long. Chilly nights still in July - approx mid 40's (F) at night so make sure to bring enough warm cloths and sleeping things. This was also one of the only spots in Colorado where the fire ban was lifted, so we were able to have a (very well controlled) campfire.

Gore Creek Trail - Dispersed Camping

When we arrived at Gore Creek Campground all the spots were full due to the GoPro Mountain games in vail. We decided to go around the corner and hike up Gore Creek trail a bit and do dispersed camping. There were a few spots about a 1/4 mile up the trail that was taken already, but we were able to go up a little further and find a relatively flat spot. Got up in the morning, drove over and hiked Big Horn trail up to the cabin on top (BEAUTIFUL HIKE)!