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Campgrounds of Rocky Mountain

Rocky Mountain has five developed campgrounds within the park, with all but one of them being in the main visitor areas. While all were previously in heavy pine forest, the pine beetle outbreak has significantly changed the character of some of these campgrounds. Glacier Basin and Timber Creek have been especially hard hit, with most of the trees dead and removed for safety reasons.

Aspenglen Campground

  • Size & Cost: 52 sites, $30 per site
  • Open: Late May through September
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: Just inside the Fall River Entrance on Fall River Road
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables
  • Demand: Very high. During summer, especially July and August, this campground will fill early in the day, if reservations do not fill it beforehand. Reservations are nearly required.

Glacier Basin Campground

  • Size & Cost: 150 sites, $30 per site
  • Open: Late May through early September
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: 5 miles west of Trail Ridge Road on Bear Lake Road
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables, dump station
  • Demand: Very high. During summer, especially July and August, this campground will fill early in the day, if reservations do not fill it beforehand. Reservations are nearly required.

Longs Peak Campground

  • Size & Cost: 26 sites, $30 per site
  • Open: May through October
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: Just off CO-7 at the Longs Peak turnoff
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables
  • Demand: Very high. During summer, especially July and August, this campground will fill early in the day.

Moraine Park Campground

  • Size & Cost: 244 sites, $30 per site
  • Open: All Year (primitive in winter)
  • Reservations: May through October, Reserve Online
  • Location: 1.3 miles west of Trail Ridge Road on Bear Lake Road
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables, dump station
  • Demand: Very high. During summer, especially July and August, this campground will fill early in the day, if reservations do not fill it beforehand. Reservations are nearly required.

Timber Creek Campground

  • Size & Cost: 98 sites, $30 per site
  • Open: May through September
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: 10.2 miles from the Grand Lake Entrance on Trail Ridge Road
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables, dump station
  • Demand: Very high. During the peak of summer, this campground is likely to fill, the same as the others. However, it is on the lesser visited west side of the park, and is probably the most likely to have a vacancy.

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