WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST
WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST
900 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81602
Located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, approximately two to four hours west of Denver, lies the White River National Forest. The Forest provides an excellent variety of recreation opportunities in all seasons with eleven ski areas, eight designated wildernesses, several National Trails, approximately 70 camp and picnicgrounds, and over one and one-half million acres for general motorized and non-motorized backcountry enjoyment. Popular recreation activities on the Forest include downhill and cross-country skiing, developed and dispersed camping, four-wheel driving, sightseeing, photography, hunting, fishing, hiking, boating including sailing and whitewater rafting, snowmobiling, picnicking, bicycling, horseback riding and backpacking.
Blue River Campground
Blue River Campground is located 10 minutes north of Silverthorne on Highway 9 in White River National Forest. This cozy campground is located between Lake Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoirs along the banks of the Blue River. With breath taking scenery and the sound of the flowing river, this is a favorite spot for many.
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Bogan Flats Campground
Bogan Flats Campground stretches along the Crystal River in a valley of aspen groves, towering Ponderosa Pine, spruce, and willow. The setting is ideal for larger groups seeking recreation and relaxation in White River National Forest.
Sites in the campground are widely spaced and offer a nice mixture of open and shaded spots, with several sites at the....more
Camp Hale Memorial Campground
Camp Hale Memorial Campground sits at an elevation of 9,200 feet, offering guests a wonderful setting for recreation and relaxation. Camp Hale is historic because the 10th Mountain Division, an unit of 15,000 men, trained here in mountaineering and skiing techniques during WWII. Some saw combat in Italy during the war.
Most of the buildings have been....more
Situated above the Ruedi Reservoir, Chapman Campground sits at the base of a wide valley adjacent to the Fryingpan River in White River National Forest.
Sites are surrounded by lodgepole pine, and several are at the river's edge, offering an ideal setting for visitors seeking recreation and relaxation.Chapman Campground has 84 standard sites suitable....more
Cow Creek South Campground
Cow Creek South Campground is located on the northeast shore of Green Mountain Reservoir in White River National Forest, offering an ideal setting for visitors seeking a multitude of recreational activities both on water and on land. fastTake some time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park to learn about the diverse landscape and history of the area....more
Located approximately 22 miles east of Basalt, Colorado, in the White River National Forest, Dearhamer Campground sits adjacent to the Fryingpan River above Ruedi Reservoir at an elevation of 7,800 feet.Renowned for its fly fishing, Fryingpan River flows below Ruedi Dam. Here, large rainbow, brown, cutthroat and brook trout are plentiful in an area....more
Located 5 miles southeast of Aspen, Colorado, Difficult Campground sits on the banks of the Roaring Fork River on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies.
Campsites are nestled in a mixed forest of aspen, cottonwood, pine, fir, scrub oak, and spruce, and several are at the river's edge, offering an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and....more
Elliot Creek Campground
Elliott Creek Campground is located on the northwest side of Green Mountain Reservoir in White River National Forest. Sitting to the south of the dam offers an ideal setting for visitors seeking a multitude of recreational activities both on water and on land.
Elliott Creek Campground has 20 standard sites suitable for tents and smaller trailers. Vault....more
Heaton Bay Campground
Heaton Bay Campground is situated at an elevation of 9,000 feet and centrally located for recreation and relaxation in the White River National Forest.
There is little or no shade in the campground due to pine beetle infestation and the removal of hazard trees, but the sites offer open views to Dillon Reservoir and several mountain ranges.Heaton Bay....more
Marvine Campground is set in a towering grove of mixed conifer and aspen trees on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies at an elevation of 8,200 feet. This is an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation.
Hikers, hunters, anglers and equestrians can also find recreational opportunities nearby. This is a good base for hiking and....more
1. Maroon Bells Scenic Area: This is one of the most popular camping spots in White River National Forest, offering stunning views and plenty of hiking trails.
2. Difficult Campground: Located near Aspen, this campground offers a variety of campsites for tents and RVs with amenities like picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water etc.
3. Chapman Campground & Group Sites: It's located on the Fryingpan River which provides fishing opportunities along with scenic beauty.
4. Silver Bell Campground: Nestled among aspen groves at an elevation around 8k feet above sea level providing beautiful view to campers.
5. Difficulty Creek Dispersed Camping: A free dispersed camping area that allows you to get away from it all without any facilities or services provided by traditional campgrounds.
6. Ruedi Marina Campsite: Offers both tent sites and full hook-up sites for RV's right next to Ruedi Reservoir where visitors can enjoy boating activities too.
7. White Star Camprgound: Situated beside Twin Lakes reservoir,offering great mountain vistas.
8. Pine Cove Day Use Site: Ideal spot if looking forward day trips into wilderness areas nearby.
9. Gold Park CG (Holy Cross City Rd): Perfect place who are seeking solitude while enjoying nature.
10. Heaton Bay Cmpgrnd: Provides access Lake Dillon making it perfect location those interested in sailing,fishing,kayaking etc.