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Weller Campground

Capacity: 55 People
Elevation: 9,400 Feet (2930.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 5 Days
Number of Sites: 11
Reservation Remarks: First come - First serve
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

A typical campsite at the Weller Campground
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A typical campsite at the Weller Campground
Weller Campground is situated in an aspen grove with 10 accessible campsites. The campground is located on Independence Pass road east of the city of Aspen. Independence Pass Road is restricted to vehicles less than 35 feet in length so this campground is not suited to large RVs.

Numerous recreation opportunities are available nearby. Weller Lake Trail is located across the highway from the campground and provides a short hike to a mountain lake as well as access to the Roaring Fork River. Devils Punchbowl and the Grottos are located east of the campground along highway 82 and feature rock formations carved by the river. Lincoln creek road is also a short distance away and provides mountain biking, OHV and four-wheel driving. The historic ghost town of Independence is also nearby.

Directions from Aspen: Go 9 mi. east on Hwy. 82 the campground will be on the left side of the road. WARNING - No vehicles over 35 feet are allowed on Hwy. 82 to access this campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through September (NOTE: Seasons subject to change due to weather conditions.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit and Double units Call for Current Fee Includes water, trash collecti



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


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Filed By: David Lane (Rochester, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Came upon Weller by happenstance. We were traveling out to Bryce Canyon and ended up driving over Independence Pass. The drive was awsome and the camp ground fantastic. We only stayed for one night but was peaceful, quiet and the campers were very friendly. Our first time camping in Colorado and would go back.
Conditions: We were there around June 25th. Was a wet night but not a wash out. Camping area kept up very nicely.
Water Availability: Plenty of water available

Filed By: Rita and Cody (Kansas City, KS)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Weller was the first camground we've stayed at around Aspen, so we can't really compare it to any other, but it was great! We had the camp host come and greet us when we arrived and suggested trails in the area. The sites are a bit small, but we could easily fit two tents. The scenery was great with aspen trees all around us. Since is it a smaller camp site, it was very quiet and very convenient.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Weller Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Roaring Fork River. Weller Lake not recommended.
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Roaring Fork River. Weller Lake not recommended.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Weller Trail across the Highway
Yes
ICON Scenic Driving Independence Pass. WARNING - No vehicles over 35 feet allowed.
No



Nearby Services

Gas Station: Two regional chains (Private - Profit) Directions: 9 mi. west in Aspen

Groceries: One regional chain and several local stores (Private - Profit) Directions: 9 mi. west in Aspen

Nearest Hospital: Aspen Valley Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 12 mi. from CG. Located west of Aspen on Castle

Nearest Pay Phone: US WEST (Private - Profit) Directions: 9 mi. west in Aspen

Showers: James E. Moore swimming pool (Private - Profit) Directions: 12 mi. from CG. Located west of Aspen on Maroon



More Information

Visitor Information:

Snowmass Village Resort Association, 38 Village Square, P.O. Box 5566 , Snowmass Village, CO, 81615, Phone: 800-SNOWMASS, info@snowmassvillage.com

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