Camping

Guided Overnight Camping Adventure
Book your family or private group overnight camping adventure with our best professional outfitters.  Experience Rocky Mountain camping at our private Snowmass campsite! Campfire songs & stories, star gazing, fishing, camp cooking and more. Our professional adventure team will custom design your family or group overnight experience!

Campsites located in the Aspen area:
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. 

Public Showers:
The Aspen Recreation Center, or a.k.a. ARC, has their shower facility open from 6 am to 8:45 pm. Monday through Friday, 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday open 11 am. to 6 pm. Admission fees vary by time. For more information, call (970) 544-4100, or visit their web site at http://www.aspenrecreation.com/

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

RV Information:
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. Closest RV park is the Aspen-Basalt Campground in Basalt on Hwy. 82 970-927-3405. For more information, call Aspen Chamber Resort Association 925-1940.

Aspen-Basalt Campground
800-567-2773 | 970-927-3405
fax 970-927-1059

Nestled in the Colorado Rockies, Aspen-Basalt Campground is within easy walk to 200 feet of private river front on the Gold Medal fishing waters of the Roaring Fork River. Our 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. This full service campground has top rated restrooms, a heated pool (open in summer), spa, game room, pay phone, a laundry and limited groceries, RV supplies and LP gas. Cable TV is at all the RV sites. High speed wireless internet access for only $1 to $2 a day. Children will delight in the large playground while adults will enjoy a friendly game of horseshoes. Your pet is welcome in the RV sites featuring two dog walk areas, for your convenience.

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.  

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