Ready for a fantastic camping trip in Colorado? The state has plenty of options for an outdoor adventure, whether you prefer rustic, scenic campsites or a luxury log cabin.
Little Molas Lake Campground
Deemed the “Most Scenic Campground in Colorado” by AAA, Little Molas Lake Campground has all you need for a fun family or friend-filled experience: picnic areas and grills, restrooms, hot-water showers, potable water, gravel or dirt tent pads. At Little Molas, you can choose from a lake-view RV, a small RV or tent, a standard RV, a waterfront small RV or tent or a walk-in tent for your accommodations. There are also great opportunities for hiking access to the Colorado Trail, rock climbing and spectacular waterfall views. Check out http://www.molaslake.com/ for more information.
Angel of Shavano
A hidden gem amid two steep ridges in the upper Arkansas Valley, Angel of Shavano hosts 20 campsites, mainly wooded, surrounded by aspen and spruce trees, and several located along the stream. Take a bike ride along the Colorado Trail, which passes through the camp, or go for a hike on the trails to the 14,000+ foot summits of Mount Shavano and Mount Tabeguache. In addition, you can go fishing in the North Fork reservoir. If you’re daring enough, rent a Jeep or a 4x4 to navigate the rough mountain road up the valley to the reservoir. The camping site is first-come first-served, so what are you waiting for? Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/q6ye827.
Oh Be Joyful Campground
As its name suggests, Oh Be Joyful is a happy place, located in Colorado’s quintessential mountain town of Crested Butte. Oh Be Joyful actually pays homage to its nearby mountain stream and waterfalls. Situated along the Slate River, take advantage of the many activities available, such as fishing, kayaking or just taking a dip to cool off. The site also boasts beautiful views of the mountains, trees and wildflowers. There’s truly something for everyone at this quaint camp site. Find more info today at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/recreation/recreation_areas0/gunnison_field_office/oh_be_joyful_recreation.html.
How does camping in the only established campground within the Colorado National Monument sound? If you’d like, take advantage of the 23-mile scenic drive, with views of intricate red-rock canyons, crumbling sandstone towers and the piñon and juniper-pocked mesa. One of the park’s highlights is the 6-mile hike along the Monument Canyon Trail. Also offered are rock climbing and back-country desert hiking. Learn more about this popular campground at http://www.nps.gov/colm/planyourvisit/saddlehorn-campground.htm.
Moraine Park Campground
Located within the Rocky Mountain National Park, Moraine Park Campground offers camping all year round. In the summer time, Moraine houses 244 sites, whereas in winter, there are 77. It’s situated in a pine forest above the Moraine Park meadows, about 2 1/2 miles from the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station. During your time, you may even see wildlife such as elk, mule deer and coyotes. Learn more at http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/camping.htm.
No matter where you choose to go camping in Colorado, you’re in for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Pick your Colorado camping site today for a getaway you won’t forget.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.