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Camping & RVs

There are a variety of Campgrounds and Campsites located in the Aspen area, below is a list of a few of our favorites. Click for more information on camping, dispersed camping, cabins, backpacking and RV camping in the White River National Forest.

Visiting Aspen in a Recreational Vehicle (RV)? Trailers or motor homes over 35 ft. in length are prohibited from traveling on Hwy. 82 over Independence Pass. The City of Aspen DOES NOT allow people to spend the night on city streets in their RVs. The closest RV park (with hook ups) is the Aspen-Basalt Campground in Basalt on Hwy. 82, call 970-927-3405. You can call the Aspen Chamber Resort Association for more information 925-1940.

Difficult Campground - 4 miles southeast on hwy 82. It has 47 campsites. The season ranges from May 15 - September 27. Elevation is 8,180 ft. It has access to fishing and hiking. It also has vault toilets, water and trash facilities. It can accept a trailer up to 40 ft. Reservations Required

Lincoln Gulch - 11 miles southeast on hwy 82, then a half of a mile on Lincoln Creek. It has 6 campsites. The season ranges from May 22 - September 27. Elevation is 9,600 ft. It has access to fishing and hiking. It also has vault toilets, water and trash facilities. It can accept a trailer up to 16 ft. First come basis

Lincoln Creek - 11 miles southeast on hwy 82, along Lincoln Creek, past the gulch. It has 28 campsites. The season ranges from May 22- September 27. Elevation is 9,800 ft. It has access to fishing and hiking. Unfortunately, it does not have any vault toilets, water or trash facilities. Unfortunately, trailer space is limited. First come basis

Lost Man - 14 ½ miles of Aspen on hwy 82.  It has 10 campsites.  Their season ranges from May 22- September 27.  The elevation is 10, 500 ft.  It has access to fishing and hiking.  It also has vault toilets, water and trash facilities. Unfortunately, trailer space is limited. First come basis

Silver Bar - 5 miles southwest of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road. It has 4 campsites. The season ranges from May 22 - September 27.  Elevation is 8,460 ft.  It has no fishing access, but it does have hiking access.  It also has vault toilets, water and trash facilities.  Unfortunately, it does not accept trailers. Reservations required

Silver Bell - 5 miles southwest of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road. It has 4 campsites. The season ranges from May 22 - September 27. Elevation is 8,490 ft. It has no fishing access, but it does have hiking access. It has vault toilets, water and trash facilities. Unfortunately, it does not accept trailers. Reservations required.

Silver Queen - 5 miles southwest of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road. It has 6 campsites. The season ranges from May 22 - September 27. Elevation is 8,680 ft. It has no fishing access, but it does have hiking access. It has vault toilets, water and trash facilities. Unfortunately, it does not accept trailers. Reservations required

Weller - 9 miles southeast of Aspen on hwy 82. It has 11 campsites. The season ranges from May 22- September 27. Elevation is 9,400 ft. It has access to fishing and hiking. It also has vault toilets, water and trash facilities. Unfortunately, trailer space is limited.

Reservations can be made for the White River National Forest Recreation Areas by calling 970-925-3445 or visit their web site or contact the National Camping Reservation Center at 1-877-444-6777, website http://www.recreation.gov/  

If you should decide to build your own camp site, camping is prohibited within 100 feet of all trails, streams, and lakes.  You must be OUT OF SIGHT when camping in open areas.  Stoves are required above timberline in the alpine tundra.  For more information, you may contact the Aspen Ranger District at 970-925-3445.  

RV Parks with Hook-ups, showers, etc.

Aspen-Basalt Campground
800-567-2773 | 970-927-3405

Location: Conveniently located midway between Glenwood Springs and Aspen just 2 miles northwest of Basalt on Highway 82, just south of milepost marker 20. 20640 Highway 82, PO Box 350, Basalt Colorado 81621.

RV sites are level, shaded and most are pull-thrus. 43 RV sites have 50 amp service, room for slideouts and are at least 45 feet long making us big rig friendly. RV sites are open year round. Pets welcome.

Glenwood Canyon Resort - Glenwood Springs
formally Rock Gardens Campground
800-958-6737

Glenwood Canyon Resort, offers a variety of lodging options, new Resort Cabins, Camper Cabins, and full hook up RV sites with water, electric, sewer, cable TV, and wireless Internet. Can handle big rigs. Smaller RV sites on the Colorado River too.

Ami's Acres Campground
PO Box 1239, Glenwood Springs Colorado 81602
970-945-5340

Family owned. Can handle big rigs, E-X-T-R-A L-O-N-G P-U-L-L T-H-R-U-S on terraced sites with 30 and 50 amp full hookups, plus secluded tent sites. Overlooks the Colorado River. Shade trees. Pets welcome in the RV sites (only). Reduced weekly and monthly rates. Camping Open Dates: 3/15 to 11/15

Location: EASY access. Exit 114 from I-70, then go west 1 mile on US Highway 6.

 

Public Showers:

The Aspen Recreation Center, or a.k.a. ARC, has their shower facility open from 6a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 7p.m., Saturday & Sunday open 11a.m. to 6p.m.  A daily admission fee of $9.50/person to use the shower facilities only. After 7:30p.m. to 8:45p.m. the fee is $5.50/person. For more information, call (970) 544-4100, or visit their web site at http://www.aspenrecreation.com/

The Red Brick:  Shower facility is open 8:30am - 6:00pm to the general public for a fee of $5.00.  The Red Brick is located on 110 E. Hallam, call 970-920-5140. *Closed Saturday and Sunday.