Colorado is world renowned for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation. Camping in a State Park, National Park or National Monument is an excellent way to experience colorado. There are hundreds of campgrounds that accommodate tents and recreation vehicles (RVs). Colorado camping provides access to a range of other activities including fishing, hiking, jeeping, mountain bike riding and other activities.
Description - Camping in Colorado can be one of the most memorable times of any vacation. As long as one is careful with campfires, the ol' open flame with the scent of roasting marshmallows and hot dogs invite the brave to sit and listen to a story or yarn, or just to talk about the day and what tomorrow will bring. The hoot of an owl or the swoosh of a bat will will eventually draw you into your tent or RV to dream of the next days adventures.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities around campgrounds range the spectrum from backpacking to rock climbing. There are excellent opportunities for fishing, hiking, photography, camping and picnicking in many of the parks.
Attractions - Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular recreation areas in the area, with over 3,000,000 visitors each year, a majority coming from the nearby front range communities of Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and Estes Park.
Most of the places to camp are located in the state's vast National Forest land.
The San Juan in the South Western corner of the state offers excellent experiences in the rugged San Juan Mountains.
The nearby Rio Grande also offers adventures in the San Juan Mountains as well as the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
The massive Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests has numerous camp sites
in the San Juan and Elk Mountains as well as on the world's largest mesa.
The Pike and San Isabel has opportunities in the Sangre de Critso, Collegiate and southern Front Range mountains.
The White River offers experiences in the spectacular Elk and Gore ranges as well as the Flat Tops region.
The Arapaho and Roosevelt offers campgrounds in the northern Front Range mountains.
Finally, the Routt National Forest has sites in the northern part of the state.
Few states can boast the outdoor resources that are offered around the Denver metro area alone.
Golden Gate Canyon's 14,000 acres contains numerous places to hike and camp within dense forests, rocky peaks and aspen-filled