Some of the best campgrounds near Rocky Mountain National Park are located in Estes Park, a small town just east of the park. Most of these campgrounds are located on the outskirts of town. They offer easy access to both downtown Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Camping in Estes Park, Colorado
Those with a taste for adventure (and without a fear of heights) can consider “cliff camping” on a sheer rock wall near Estes Park. You’ll spend the night on a portaledge used by Big Wall rock climbers. Cliff camping, offered by Kent Mountain Adventure, is one of the most unique experiences in the Rockies.
Camping Near Estes Park
Two U.S. Forest Service campgrounds are located about 12 miles south of Estes Park, near the small town of Allenspark. These campgrounds are a short distance from Longs Peak and Wild Basin, one of the best hiking areas in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Camping near Grand Lake, Colorado
Located just outside the western boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake is the largest natural body of water in Colorado. A small, charming town is located along its northern shore, and there are plenty of activities on the water.
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