Colorado’s Top 5 Camping Spots

STORY BY Emmanuelle 6th June 2019

The Centennial State is the ultimate destination for connecting with nature, getting out into the great outdoors and sleeping under the stars. In recognition of National Camping Month in June, check out these five fantastic camping spots in Colorado, with something to suit any type of traveller.

New this summer, Aspire Tours is launching overnight backpacking trips for anyone interested in trying a new activity but does not have the gear or knowledge to do so. Taking place in Rocky Mountain National Park, travellers will enjoy an eight-mile hike, where they’ll discover the solitude of the backcountry, gain knowledge on backpacking essentials and even have the chance to spot wildlife. Tent, mat, sleeping bag, backpack, food and water are all included.


For thrill-seekers:

Kent Mountain Adventure Center – Estes Park

Reach new heights at Estes Park with cliff camping. Adrenaline-junkies are suspended over 100 feet up a sheer rock face where they’re strapped in for a peaceful night’s sleep among the stars. Kent Mountain Adventure Center offers a vertical grill and delicious food, with rock climbing opportunities aplenty.

For luxury-lovers:

Collective Vail – Wolcott

The luxurious Collective Vail retreat is surrounded by beautiful Colorado ountryside and feels a million miles away from anyone or anything. There are three glamping options available, the most indulgent of which is the Summit Tent, featuring a king size bed, en-suite bathroom, spa bath products, complimentary snacks and private patio.

For water-babies:

Jackson Lake State Park – Fort Morgan

Jackson Lake is home to 260 campsites, many of which are open all year-round. There’s lots of fun to be had on the lake, such as jet-skiing, boating, fishing and water-skiing, or for those looking to relax, the sand beach provides the perfect opportunity. Visitors can also swim in the lake.

For history-buffs:

Morefield Campground – Mesa Verde National Park

Tucked away in a canyon in Mesa Verde National Park is Morefield Campground, known for its quiet and serene setting. Visitors can explore the ancient cliff dwellings which date as far back as the 1190s and are where many Ancestral Puebloans once called home. The Cliff Palace is a highlight and is reached by ascending 120 stone steps.

For wannabe-cowboys:

Jacks Gulch Campground – Roosevelt National Forest

Designed with horseback riders in mind, Jacks Gulch is a laidback campground which has facilities to accommodate up to 20 horses. Surrounding the grounds are a number of horseback riding trails which are suitable to varying levels and abilities and take in the beauty of the Roosevelt National Forest.



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