June 30

Where to Camp


We have a few recommendations on camping in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. Our first recommendation is to DO IT! Seriously, this area of the United States is so breathtaking. Literally, there is like zero oxygen at this altitude. We’re kidding. It is breathtakingly beautiful! The mountains, the trees, the lakes, the rivers, it is too much. If you are the camping type then there are some great camping spots to pitch your tent while visiting the area.

The one we would like to draw your attention to is the Estes Park KOA. We are happy to announce we have partnered with the KOA and they will be offering a 15% discount to all runners. Their website has a pretty comprehensive list of the accommodations they offer and the nearby recreational activities. If the KOA isn’t your flavor of camping for whatever reason, there are lots of campsites around the park. We’ve tried to identify some of those near Estes Park.

Longs Peak Campground (9500 ft), located approximately nine miles south of the town of Estes Park on Route 7 has 26 sites.

Moraine Park Campground (8160 ft), located in a ponderosa pine forest above the meadows of Moraine Park on Bear Lake Road approximately two and a half miles south of the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station, has 245 sites. In winter, there are 77 sites.

Another campground we would have recommended is Glacier Basin Campground, but it is closed due to construction in Bear Lake Road. Be advised that Glacier Basin Campground is CLOSED for the summer of 2013.

A complete list of campsites near Rocky Mountain National Park can be found on the National Park Service website. Most campgrounds take reservations, so be sure and scout one out and get your reservation in early!




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