Best Campsites in Colorado

  • By: Mike
  • Date: May 20, 2022
  • Time to read: 3 min.

Today, we are looking at the best campsites in Colorado. This great state has a lot to offer when it comes to camping, so we are going to help you narrow down your choices.

Colorado is located in the western United States. It is bordered by Utah to the west, Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, and New Mexico to the south.

Colorado is a state well-known for its natural beauty. From the Rocky Mountains that run through the center of the state to forests and deserts, there is no shortage of amazing landscapes to explore.

Colorado is also home to some great camping spots, which we will be taking a look at today. Starting with one in Aspen…

Lincoln Creek Campground, Aspen

Aspen is a small town located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The town is situated at an elevation of 8,000 feet, so it’s no surprise that the scenery here is absolutely stunning.

Lincoln Creek Campground is located in Aspen, Colorado, and features 22 dispersed spots for car camping. The campsite is situated in a remote area, which provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The campsite is popular with hikers and backpackers, as there are a number of trails in the area.

Price Per Night: Free

Available year-round

Booking Procedure

No Reservations. First-Come, First Serve Camping.

5 day stay limit

High Clearance is required and 4×4 recommended to access all campsites

GPS Coordinates/Address

39° 7′ 1.0000″ N

106° 41′ 44.9999″ W


  • 22 dispersed campsites for car camping 


  • No toilets
  • No water facilities

Activities Available

  • Wildlife


State Forest State Park, Walden

Boaters enjoy the view.

State Forest State Park is located in Walden, Colorado. There are over 40 primitive campsites located in the park, which is popular with hikers and backpackers. It is useful to know that some of the sites are tricky to access, so we recommend having a 4×4 vehicle.

Walden is a small town located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The town is situated at an elevation of 8,000 feet, so it’s no surprise that the scenery here is absolutely stunning.

Price: $18.00 Per Night, $126.00 Per Week

Checkin Time 1:00 PM

Checkout Time12:00 PM

One camping unit with up to 6 people is allowed per campsite

There is a 14-day maximum stay allowed per park during any 28 day period. This may be 14 consecutive days or 14 days spread throughout the 28 days.

GPS Coordinates/Address

40.6804° N,

105.9956° W

56750 CO-14, Walden, CO 80480, United States


  • 46 campsites


  • Water is available at the Maintenance Shop area on CR41
  • Restrooms are open at the campgrounds and are regularly cleaned, but there is no running water available.
  • No showers available

Activities Available

  • ATVing
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Nature/Interpretive Trail
  • Snowshoeing


Timber Creek Campground

Timber Creek is a campsite located in the San Isabel National Forest. The campsite is situated 8900 feet (3000 m) along the Colorado River, and about eight miles north of the Grand Lake entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park. There are 98 sites for tent and RV camping.

The San Isabel National Forest is located in central Colorado and is home to a number of popular camping spots. The forest is home to 14 peaks that rise above 14000 feet (4300 m), as well as a number of alpine lakes.

Price: $30 per night

Camping is by reservation only

Maximum Length of Stay: 7 days

GPS Coordinates/Address

40° 15′ 19.4″ N

105° 49′ 35.79″ W


30 sites for tents


  • Accessible Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Recycling
  • Trash Collection
  • Picnic Tables
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood Vender
  • Paved Roads
  • Pets Allowed
  • Ranger Station
  • Tent Pads

Activities Available

  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Guided Interpretive Walks
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Picnicking


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