Mikaela R.
Denver, CO
Joined July 2017
I'm a wanderluster at heart! A CO native: hiker, climber, skiier, yogi, van-lifer, photographer, blogger, conservation crusader.
Beautiful and close in!

My folks bought property you can ride to Indian Creek from. Love this area!!! Lots of beautiful trails, close to Denver and very peaceful. Bring your ponies, its an equestrian campground!

Nice after a float!

We floated the Green several years ago and were so happy to see this as our final campsite!!! This year we headed to Dead Horse Point to see the view from the top. The pictures are recent. This campground was beautiful, if a little buggy in June!

We love Chatfield, not for camping!

Chatfield is great for a weekend evening hike. We park at the Waterton lot and hike in to avoid fees. Our dog loves to splash splash splash!

Too Crowded!

Maroon Lake is a bucket list experience but if you can, dispersed camp at the end of Castle Creek Rd instead. Equally pretty, less crazy!

Dispersed Camping all the way!!!

We love to backcountry camp in GGC. Forgotten Valley has some really nice spots by the river and it's a very short hike.

We love GGC!

Dude's Fishing Hole is my dog's favorite place in the world. We love GGC especially the Forgotten Valley hike. Feed the fish at the ranger station 🐟

Fairy Tale Beauty

Castle Creek is epic in the fall. Drive to the end of the road to experience the best of views. Dispersed camping also avaliable for 4x4

Red Feather Lakes - Beautiful and Popular!

These campgrounds and lakes are all always crawling with visitors. Get off the beaten path to find some wild. Saw two owls less than a foot from us! 🦉🦉

First to Review
Scarring Memories from Topher's Childhood

Another fiance story… Moab in July? Oh come on! The poor kiddos had to stay in the pool all weekend and there were a million people. Hmm. Moab pictures are from a more recent trip. Go check out the campgrounds on HWY 128!

Grand Canyon is a STUNNER!

While this is like many National Park campgrounds - crowded and not very wild - the grand canyon is spectacular and this was an awesome place for us to stop on a road trip.

Beach Access

Nice, but expensive. Not normally too crowded. Love Rockaway!!!

Super Crowded, Kids Everywhere

My finances childhood was not exactly real camping. He says the KOA was crowded. Rocky Mountain National Park is always gorgeous tho. Photos from this winter.

Very Clean

Very clean and has good amenities, cheaper and less crowded than st Mary's but still isn't exactly roughing it. As always, Rocky Mountain National Park is epic. Pictures from winter adventures.

Nice, for a national park campground

Good access to Zion and its shuttle. Stayed here for a night and definitely did not have any privacy. Would not go back to this particular campground.

Crowded and Not Very Wild

Fond memories from childhood, lots of amenities but lacks wildness. Rocky Mountain National Park is amazing though. Pictures are from a snowy day last winter.

First to Review
Why is August in CA so hot?

Might have been better in a different month but I don't recommend anyone camp in August in Cali.

Lots of Camping in this Area of CA

Not sure this was the exact Campground we ended up in but HWY 96 has loads of free camping along the river. Not terribly clean and extremely hot in August but it's there at least…

Too City for Real Camping

This place shouldn't be called a Campground. Fun day use spot if you want to access the reservoir or have some smores with friends, but it's pretty sad.

Exposed Camping but easy access to BEST HIKE EVER

Fisher Towers is one of my all time favorite hikes so this Campground is worth its weight in gold just for that! It's a bit exposed but if you are eager to get an early start on the hike this is it!

Beautiful Area with 14er Access

Camp here to hike one of Colorado's most climbed 14ers, Mt. BIERSTADT. This pass can get CROWDED so plan to leave Denver early on a Friday.