Halfmoon West Campground

Pike & San Isabel National Forest

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Halfmoon Road Leadville, CO 80461 719-486-0749 719-553-1400 Official Website

GPS: 39.1576, -106.3979

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Overview of Halfmoon West Campground

Number of Sites 16

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 9,908 ft / 3,019 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 16 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/10/2019
1 review
“Close to everything, and traffic reflects that”

Reviewed 8/10/2019

Nightly rate: $19
Days stayed: 5
Overall Rating

The road in is dirt, but in my low clearance vehicle I didn’t have an issue at all. It’s also super easy to find off the main highway (24).

The campground itself is pretty spacious and offers decent privacy between (most) sites. But the lodgepole forests don’t really buffer much noise if you have the ill fortune of getting loud neighbors (they do offer some adequate shade, though).

The campground offers access to both a wilderness and national forests with endless recreational opportunities, so you don’t really need to drive far for a good hike. But that’s where it gets tricky: this place is BUUUUUSY.

From OHV, jeeps, and RV/Campers to endless mountain bikers, fisherpeople, and hikers you’re lucky to have much actual peace and quiet. Even in the middle of the night you’ll have some OHV activity (I stayed S - Th and was woken up each night by some numbskull ATVer). If that doesn’t bother you, then you’ll dig this place.

The campground itself was pretty clean, but they have only one host (Dan, one of the kindest, most interesting people I’ve met on the road) to manage three campgrounds. So there are some details that get overlooked, but nothing that impacted my enjoyment.

No tent pads, but most sites are flat-ish so it wasn’t hard to find something that worked.

And no water, so bring your own!

Cell signal was one bar of Verizon LTE and even at that was in and out. I could make occasional calls, send some texts, but that was it.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

jabdil would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
Pets
  • pets

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