With spectacular scenery and perfect temperatures for any outdoor activity there could truly be no better way to experience the Colorado outdoors than by camping.

From the desert of the Colorado National Monument to serene Mountaintop lakes, rushing rivers and grassy plains, Colorado's outdoors has something for every camper's taste. Colorado's myriad of camping destinations offer idyllic untouched wilderness, perfect summer weather and boundless outdoor opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, rafting and more.

By tent, cabin or RV, you’ll find a variety of settings and amenities to suit all of your camping needs. Camp in a private or county campground, national park or one of Colorado’s 41 state parks. Enjoy modern conveniences or just get back to basics in the wilderness. Many campgrounds have potable water, picnic tables, fire pits and toilets and some are also equipped with electricity, showers, sewer and water hook-ups. If you’re not looking for a full-service campground, Colorado also offers a range of opportunities for backcountry camping.

Colorado temperatures can fluctuate dramatically from day to night and wildlife are plentiful. Always remember to be smart about food storage and be prepared with survival essentials like sunscreen, maps, first aid kits, proper clothing, and drinking water.

For information on forest service campgrounds, including location, availability, reservations and services, visit the National Forest website at or