Ditch the hotel key and grab your sleeping bag!

One of the best ways to enjoy the natural endowments of the Aspen area is to lodge among them. Pitch a tent or bring an RV to the several campsites available in the Aspen area, and enjoy days exploring the mountains under the summer sun and nights under the stars.

Tent Campsites
Difficult Campground is a local's favorite located about 5 miles away from downtown Aspen. Difficult has over 47 campsites, as well as toilet, water, and trash facilities. Bring your fishing rod and hiking boots to enjoy river access and multiple trails nearby!

Situated near Lost Man Trailhead, Lost Man Family Campground offers some of the best hiking by Independence Pass. Free firewood, drinking water, and toilets are included in the campground site fee. Bring your camera along to capture the beauty of the White River National Forest's lodgepole pine thickets.

Lincoln Creek Campground is a bit more rugged and has 22 primitive-style campsites. Rock climbing, nature walks and challenging hikes are all accessible from the campground. The Aspen Ranger District suggests 4-wheel drive to access the sites.

RV-specific Sites
RV sites are shaded at the Aspen-Basalt Campground, situated just north of Basalt. The campground has access to a private riverfront and the Gold Medal fishing waters of the Roaring Fork River. Additional amenities include a heated pool, game room, laundry facilities and restrooms.

Close to the White River National Forest and Flattops, Elk Creek Campground is a peaceful campground for RV campers to enjoy mountain views and relaxing in nature. Families love the creekside sites and various amenities, such as laundry facilities, Sunday morning breakfast, a game room and playground..

Wash Up!
Public showers are available at the Aspen Recreation Center and The Red Brick for a daily admission fee.

For additional Aspen area camping information please click here.