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Echo Lake Campground

Elevation: 10,600 Feet (3304.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 18
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Remarks: 60% of the sites are reservable
Reservation Status: Accepted

Echo Lake Campground Reservations

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General Description

Echo Lake Campground
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Echo Lake Campground
Echo Lake Campground is located 14 miles southwest of Idaho Springs on Colorado Highway 103, near the junction with Colorado Highway 5. Highway 5, the Mount Evans Road, continues south from Echo Lake to the summit of Mount Evans. Campground facilities include drinking water, tables, fire rings and pit toilets and trash service.

Directions from Idaho Springs: Travel southwest on Highway 103 approximately 14 miles to the site which is located at the intersection of Highway 103 and Highway 5 on the Mt. Evans Scenic Byway.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: The campground may be open before and after these dates, however, full services may not be available.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Hand pump water system, vault

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Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: A nice little campground with lots of activity, Echo Lake is close to the lake itself which is a small, stocked, fishing hole and picnic area - no boats (too small). There is a lodge / giftshop / restaurant right next door. A car road which is right beside the campground and lodge leads up to Mt Evans (pass required). And a trailhead is located in the campground itself. Also, the University of Denver has a lab right in the campground. The campground has a stone gazebo with a big fireplace pit in the middle made, presumably, for group get-togethers. The water pump is right beside it. Sat afternoon the traffic up Mt Evans was heavy. The trail hikers were numerous all week end. All in all, a nice place. Very busy. Tent spots 1-4 are exposed to a lot of this traffic. Camp spots each have a grill in addition to their fire ring and picnic table. Some spots have a bench next to the fire ring. Camped in early July and experienced some pm showers. Friday night was cool, but Sat night, after a good rain, was quite nippy (30ish) and sometimes windy.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping
ICON Trailer Camping
ICON Tent Camping
ICON Camping Echo Lake Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing
ICON Hiking & Walking
ICON Picnicking
ICON Scenic Driving
ICON Viewing Wildlife

Related Activities
Chicago Lakes Trail - The Chicago Lakes Trail #52, begins at the Echo Lake Campground, south of Idaho Springs, and leads to Chicago Lakes, in the Mount Evans Wilderness.

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