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Camping in Colorado
Camper in Maroon Creek Valley 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 meadows.

National Parks and Monuments National Forests State Parks
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Colorado
Dinosaur
Florissant Fossil Beds
Great Sand Dunes
Hovenweep
Mesa Verde
Rocky Mountain
Arapaho and Roosevelt
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison
Pike and San Isabel
Rio Grande
Routt
San Juan
White River
Arkansas Headwaters
Barbour Ponds
Barr Lake
Bonny
Boyd Lake
Castlewood Canyon
Chatfield
Cherry Creek
Crawford
Eldorado
Eleven Mile
Golden Gate
Harvey Gap
Highline
Jackson Lake
Lake Pueblo
Lathrop
Lory
Mancos
Mueller
Navajo
North Sterling
Paonia
Pearl Lake
Picnic Rock
Ridgway
Rifle Falls
Rifle Gap
Roxborough
San Luis Lakes
Spinney Mountain
Stagecoach
Sweitzer Lake
Sylvan Lake
Trinidad Lake
Vega

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Eagle
Estes Park
Fairplay
Fort Collins
Glenwood Springs
Granby/Grand
Grand Junction
Gunnison
Lake City
Leadville
Meeker
Montrose
Ouray
Pagosa Springs
Pueblo
Rifle
Salida
Silverton
Snowmass Village
South Fork
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Vail
Winter Park
Yampa

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