Difficult Campground

White River National Forest

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Hwy 82
Aspen, CO 81611
Reservations: 877-444-6777
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GPS: 39.1428, -106.7739

Last Price Paid: $23
Number of Sites: 45
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 8143 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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Greg - Sock Monke...
Los Alamos, NM
20 Nissan NV 2500 High TOP - Homemade Camper Van
36 reviews
Nightly rate: $23
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 46
“Very nice spot”

Reviewed Sep 30, 2015

Overall Rating

We stayed here for two nights in Sept 2015. Very pleasant campground. Had a table and a fire ring. Our site #46 was more isolated then others with bushes all around. It was fairly flat but I did move one tire up on a rock to make it more level. Vault toilets were very clean. The camp hosts told us multiple times to use the bear lockers. We did! We think we went past a bear who was making very lowed noise in the woods just off the road. It freaked us out. Bring bear spray!

They closed on Sept 30th, I believe, for winter.

There are water spigots in about 4 spots.

You can walk down to Aspen (about 4.5 miles) mostly on a very nice trail. We walked down and back and it was a super pleasant adventure. We was the John Denver memorial in the park in Aspen. We were told there is good boondocking up on Independance pass off Lincoln Road (road?). There is a campground off this forest road and then a bunch of boondocking after that. The road has been worked on and you no longer need a 4x4 to get to the boondocking - we were told.

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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