The Best Places to Go Camping this Summer in Colorado
Camping in western Colorado is a great way to relax and enjoy your spring and summer. With plenty of time before peak season, now is the time to start supplying your destination, and reserving sites if you need to.
We asked you about some of your favorite places to go camping in western Colorado. Using our free app you gave us some great idea-starters without giving away your secret destinations. We will explore them all in the photo gallery below.
Rules to Remember in Colorado
Colorado seems like the best place on earth to go camping, but it is not without its many rules. It's many, many rules. Here's a friendly reminder to do a little research before selecting your destination because Colorado's camping rules differ from site to site. The rules may vary depending on the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Forest Service, and local regulations.
Some Colorado Camping Basics
Navigation, water purification, a fire source, and a really good flashlight are all essentials in the great outdoors. You might consider spending a few dollars to hold a Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (COSAR) card. You'll be funding rescue efforts in our state that help those who have needed rescue in Colorado's vast outdoors.
Should I Camp By Myself in Colorado?
Once you have some experience, solo camping in Colorado can be a beautiful thing. However, it is the most risky way to camp. Letting someone know your plans before heading out can save your life. Checking in with someone throughout your adventure is always the safest way to solo camp.
Alone or with friends, here are seven cool places to go camping that you told us about in Western Colorado.