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Quick Facts

Difficult Group Site

Capacity: 30 People
Elevation: 8,200 Feet (2556.1 Meters)
Length of Stay: 5 Days
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Status: Accepted

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General Description

The entrance to Difficult Campground
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The entrance to Difficult Campground
Difficult Family Campground is located five miles southeast of Aspen on Highway 82. It has 47 sites with limited spurs to accommodate trailers up to 40'. Water, garbage and vault toilets are provided for visitors. Difficult Campground provides access to hiking trails and fishing sites. It's located at an elevation of 8,180' and has a five-day stay limit with a fee of $12.00 per night.

Directions from Aspen: Go five miles southeast on Highway 82 to Difficult Campground.

Directions from Independence Pass: WARNING Only vehicles 35 feet or less are allowed. Difficult Campground is located about 15 miles west of the pass summit.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through September .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Group Camp Site Call for Current Fee Includes water, trash and vaul
Group Picnic Site Call for Current Fee Includes water, trash and vaul

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed for winter. No services available. Updated: 2002-12-23 14:34:00.0

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: aspen

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Roaring Fork River near campground
ICON Hiking & Walking Difficult Trail starts from the campground.
ICON Picnicking Difficult Group Campground
ICON Road Biking Independence Pass Road
ICON Scenic Driving Independence Pass - WARNING no vehicles over 35 feet allowed!
ICON Attending Talks & Programs Saturday night campfire talks in campground

Nearby Services

Gas Station: Two regional chains (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 mi. west in Aspen

Groceries: One regional chain and several local stores (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 mi. west in Aspen

Showers: James E. Moore swimming pool (Private - Profit) Directions: 8 mi. from CG. Located west of Aspen on Maroon

Nearest Hospital: Aspen Valley Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 8 mi. from CG. Located west of Aspen on Castle

Nearest Pay Phone: US WEST (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 mi. west in Aspen

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Aspen Ranger District, 806 W. Hallam , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3445


Local Lodging

Stay at the Aspen Square Hotel
Stay at the Aspen Square Hotel

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