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Camping in Rocky Mountains National Park - All You Need To Know


Welcome to Rocky Mountain National Park, a stunning wilderness! Camping in the Rockies is a delight. This article will cover some of the park's best camping spots, from Glacier Basin Campground's easy trail access to Moraine Park Campground's peaceful meadows. Experience Rocky Mountain National Park's beautiful peaks, sparkling lakes, and plentiful wildlife while camping.

Campgrounds in the Rockies

1. Glacier Basin Campground

This campground near Estes Park has tranquil surroundings, excellent views, and easy trail access. It offers about 150 year-round campsites. Reserve a spot here.

2. Moraine Park Campground

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Moraine Park Campground's lovely meadow offers amazing mountain views. Over 240 campsites are offered from mid-May until mid-October. Reserve a spot here.

3. Aspenglen Campground

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Aspenglen Campground is a peaceful campground near Fall River. It includes about 54 campsites and is open from late May to late September. Reserve a spot here.

4. Longs Peak Campground

Longs Peak Campground offers a more rustic camping experience. It contains 26 campsites and access to many hiking routes from early July until mid-September. This campground is first-come-first-serve. Learn more here.

5. Timber Creek Campground

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Timber Creek Campground, on the park's western edge along the Colorado River, is quieter. It contains about 100 campsites and is open from late May to late September. Reserve a spot here.

6. Backcountry Camping

Backcountry camping is available in Rocky Mountain National Park for those seeking a more remote and adventurous experience. Backcountry Camping in the park requires permits. Reserve a spot here.

Camping fans will love Rocky Mountain National Park's many campgrounds. This park offers breathtaking mountain views, peaceful meadows, and distant backcountry adventures. Check out our Rocky Mountain National Park tour before visiting the Rockies!


Can I camp anywhere in Rocky Mountain National Park?

Only park campgrounds and backcountry campsites allow camping. Campgrounds with various amenities can be reserved.

Permits and rules apply to backcountry camping. To camp in Rocky Mountain National Park safely and have fun, plan ahead. Check the park's website for information on camping options, bookings, and rules.

How much does it cost to camp at the Rocky Mountain National Park?

Rocky Mountain National Park camping prices vary by campground and type. Individual campsites cost $26–$40 per night, while group campsites cost $60–$80 per night, as of September 2021.

These prices include campground and facilities like bathrooms and water. For the latest camping costs, see the Rocky Mountain National Park website or contact park officials.

Ready to take the tour? Check out Shaka Guide's Rocky Mountain National Park Tour!

We hope that we’ve given you all the information you need to make the most of your day. Your vacation is extremely important to us so if you have any questions feel free to reach out at aloha@shakaguide.com.

For more detailed information to help you plan, check out our Yellowstone National Park Itinerary and Know Before You Go article.

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