Camping in Colorado

Colorado camping equals star-filled nights. The warm glow of a campfire. The soft scent of evergreen drifting on the breeze. And s’mores! These are just a few of the sensory rewards for trading four walls for tent poles, and thousands of campsites in Colorado are at the ready to help visitors experience its grandeur. Find campground listings.

A couple sit on camp chairs next to a yellow tent that's next to a blue lake that's below a purpley-grey mountain ridge
Camping in Colorado at Trout Lake near Telluride
A man in a camp chair gazes up at the stars in front of his orange and blue tent, which glows from an lantern inside
Camping in Colorado at Paonia State Park
A couple sit and read in front of their yellow and blue tent in a dirt campsite beneath a gigantic tree
Camping in Colorado at Crawford State Park
Next to a gigantic tree, a pickup truck with a fold-out awning sets up camp as dusk settles in
RV camping in Colorado at Highline Lake State Park near Fruita
A white RV is parked next to a lake. Behind it is a lush grove of trees and snowtopped mountan peaks
RV camping in Colorado at St. Vrain State Park in Firestone
Between two trees with the orange leaves of fall, a circular yurt is nestled beneath a mountain range
A yurt at Ridgway Lake State Park in Ridgway

Colorado is home to more than 13,000 campsites, from state lands to federal ones and private sites. With so many Colorado campsitescabins and RV campgrounds, it’s easy to find a tranquil spot to get back to basics. Camping in Colorado is a great way to revisit the simplicity of nature.

Once you're camping in Colorado, you’ll soon realize that birdcalls, meandering trails and lazy afternoons are welcome distractions from everyday life.

Whether you choose a lakeside retreat, an RV park with convenient amenities, a glamping outfit with even more amenities, vanlife that keeps you on the go, or a backcountry site without an amenity in sight (besides those provided by Mother Nature, of course), Colorado's got the spot to fit your crews experience levels and rustic desires.

For ideas, check out our culinary camping guide, how to prevent wildfires while camping and learn out how to set up your campsite