Colorado Spring Camping
Colorado Spring Camping is Upon Us, Are You Ready?
Colorado Spring Camping is officially here, and most would say that Winter never quite arrived. For skiers, that might not be the best news, but for campers, bring on the warmth and long sunny days! Below is a list of a few of my favorite places to check out this time of year. Great flowers, good hiking, climbing, exploring and more. The opportunities are endless in Colorado for Spring Camping, so this list is just intended to wet your appetite for adventure and get you in the mood for booking campsites, reserving your Adventure Tow Camper Trailer and making plans to get outside. Enjoy and happy Spring!
- Buena Vista: This isn’t very specific, but you can look at the town of Buena Vista as being the central hub to a ton of outdoor recreation opportunities for Spering Camping. It is surrounded by 14’rs, (which are better to do in Summer/Fall for less snow), and the Colorado Trail runs through it, so you can easily access and hike sections of this popular trail. Most importantly, you can soak your aching muscles in Mt. Princeton Hot Springs after a long hike or outdoor excursion. And of course Buena Vista has a ton of great places to load up on healthy, delicious food. I always stop in for a bite at The Simple Eatery, which of course is attached to an outdoor shop for last minute camping items. Here’s a list of some of the best hiking in Buena Vista: Hiking Near Buena Vista. There are a ton of camping options as well, for Springtime some of the higher elevation campsites will still be loaded with snow in early season though, so call and make reservations in advance. Here’s a good resource for all the camping areas near Buena Vista and Salida: Campsites Near Buena Vista
- Buffalo Creek Wilderness: I love Buffalo Creek. Close to Denver, great camping, great mountain biking, great hiking. What can be better? You feel like you’re a million miles away, but yet you’re less than 50 miles from a major city. Spring can bring out some great wildflowers, along with some views of snow caps in the distance. This makes for your iconic Colorado Spring vistas, and the mixed emotions of the Winter slowly melting away, making way for new life and fresh mountain scents. PDF of the Trails at Buffalo Creek and Nearby Camping Book your camping early on for this area as they book up quick! After a big hike, head into the tiny town of Pine and grab a bite to eat at Zoka’s Restaurant
- Goose Creek: Head about 2 hours southwest from Denver toward Deckers and take some time to explore Goose Creek Campground. Camping starts in May, so start booking now! After the fires of 2002, this area is blooming back to life and the wildflower viewing is incredible. In stark contrast to the still burnt landscape, you’ll see a huge variety of flowers, popping up beneath the granite rock outcroppings.
- Colorado National Monument: Book your sites now for Saddlehorn Campground in Colorado National Monument. There are 80 designated sites, and Spring is one of the best seasons for cooler temps, and yes you can bring your fur friend with you to this Park. No need to drive all the way to Moab when you have your own little private Moab tucked away just outside of Grand Junction/Fruita. The recreational activities are endless here, from Sandstone tower climbing, great road biking, hiking (check out the spectacular Monument Canyon Trail), and just hanging out and taking in the awesomeness of this place. Unfortunately there is no mountain biking allowed in the Monument (boo!), BUT there is some of the best mountain biking in the country just outside the park, including the world famous Kokopelli Trail if you’re up for the challenge.