Breckenridge boasts more than 300 days of sunshine and 300+ inches of snowfall every year and features one of the best ski resorts in the country. Mix great weather with its prime location 80 miles west of Denver at the edge of the Rocky Mountains, and what do you have? You’ve got the recipe for the perfect winter break campervan road trip destination!
It’s also a great place to visit on your van camping trip to escape the blistering summer heat. You can enjoy hiking, barbequing, mountain biking, and other outdoor vanlife activities without roasting in the sun.
And to enjoy the top outdoor activities near Breckenridge in your campervan, you’ll need to stay in a campground. Here are some of the best options for campgrounds in and around Breckenridge that suit a range of RV camping styles and budgets!
1. Peak One Campground
Peak One Campground is only nine miles north of Breckenridge along the Blue River Bikeway. It’s only a 20-minute drive, and it’s right next to the town of Frisco, overlooking the Dillon Reservoir. You can see Swan Mountain and the Tenmile and Gore ranges from this location.
It’s a large, sprawling 80-site ground that offers camping near Breckenridge for RVs, trailers, and tents. RVs up to 42ft in length can find a temporary home at Peak One.
They have onsite campfire rings, picnic tables, drinking water, and toilets. But be mindful that there are no shower facilities and no electrical hookups. This campground is open from May through October; you can reserve ahead.
There are nearby boat launches in the towns of Frisco and Dillon, so you can sail and go fishing in the reservoir. If you’re lucky, you might be able to catch trout. It’s also a great place to spot wildlife like bighorn sheep and bull elk bugle.
The Old Dillon Reservoir trail is a popular hike, and the area has paved trails where you can go biking too.
2. Tiger Run Resort RV Park
If Peak One is a Marriott of van camping areas, Tiger Run Resort is a Park Hyatt. It’s a little pricier than most campgrounds in the Breckenridge area, but you get so much bang for your buck. They also have on-site chalets and lodges if that’s something that interests you.
Tiger Run Resort RV Park has over 200 sites for RVs that must be between 20ft and 45ft in length and less than 20 years old. They don’t allow pop-outs, canvas slide-outs, trailers, or tiny homes in this swish, luxury park. Every site offers electric hookups for campervans (30 and 50 amp) and water and sewer hookups.
They also have free WiFi and cable. Plus, the resort is open for reservations year-round!
That’s not all. The amenities available at Tiger Run are next level. Here are some of the activities and facilities they have:
- Pool and hot tubs
- Fitness center
- Game room and kids’ play area
- Social pavilion
- Basketball and tennis courts
- Sand volleyball
- Fire pits and covered picnic tables
- Laundry room
- Showers and toilets
You can walk from your campervan right to the Colorado Trail and Gold Hill Trail. Plus, Breckenridge is only five miles south of Tiger Run Resort, which is a quick 10-minute drive.
Most campgrounds in the area cost $25 a night, and prices at this park start at $60. Not bad for everything that price includes!
3. Boreas Pass Dispersed Camping
Is your vanlife budget closer to $0 a night than $25 or $60? The Breckenridge has some great dispersed camping options, and Boreas Pass is one of the best.
Boreas Pass offers lots of small campgrounds as opposed to one large campground. The first small campground is only a six to 10-minute drive from Breckenridge, but others are up to 30 minutes away. It’s also closed to motorized vehicles in the winter.
Lucky for you, Boreas Pass (or Highway 285) is one of the most beautiful drives in Colorado. And that’s saying something! The ridge overlooks Indiana Creek and Mount Argentine with pine trees as far as the eye can see.
No camping facilities exist in these dispersed camping spots, and you’ll struggle to drive down these mountain passes in a huge RV. But it’s perfect if you’ve rented a minivan and are tent camping. In this area, you’re well-located to hike the Boreas Pass Loop or the Baldy Trail.
4. Heaton Bay Campground
On the opposite side of Dillon Reservoir to Peak One is the Heaton Bay Campground. It’s within the White River National Forest region between the towns of Silverthorne and Frisco. But it’s still only 12 miles north and a 20-minute drive from Breckenridge.
This 87-site campground can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Camper vans, RVs, and trailers as big as 40ft can reserve ahead, but car camping spots are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Unlike the nearby Peak One Campground, plenty of electric hookups are available for a small $5 fee.
Heaton Bay also offers toilet blocks, picnic tables, campfire rings (with firewood you can buy), and drinking water. RVs are also welcome to fill up their water tanks using the facilities here too. Note that the campground opens from May to October but closes for winter.
There are plenty of hiking, biking, boating, and fishing opportunities near Heaton Bay. There are lots of small islands near the banks of this campground that you could kayak to and explore. The Lily Pad Lake Trail and the Buffalo Mountain Trail are also nearby.
5. Prospector Campground
As you may have noticed, most of the closest and best campgrounds to Breckenridge are on the banks of Dillon Reservoir. This isn’t a bad thing as it’s a beautiful location only 20 minutes drive and 10 miles north of Breckenridge.
Plus, if you forgot to make a reservation, then you won’t have to drive far if the first campground you visit is full. The nearby town of Frisco is also convenient for picking up supplies.
Prospector Campground is one such campground. One of the larger RV parks, it has 105 sites for RVs, trailers, and car campers. It can accommodate campervans up to 34ft in length.
This campground has picnic tables, toilets, drinking water, and campfire rings. You can buy firewood on-site, but no hookups or showers are available. You can reserve spots from May to October when the campground is open.
Unlike other campgrounds in the Dillon Reservoir region, it sits right on the water. You can enjoy scenic views across the water to Buffalo Mountain and Red Peak. The area offers lots of hiking and biking trails, and the Swan Mountain Bouldering and Climbing area is right next door.
6. Lowry Campground
Lowry Campground is only a mile and a half east of Prospector Campground away from Dillon Reservoir. It’s also a 20-minute drive and 10 miles north of Breckenridge. So, what makes this campground so different?
Well, there are two things. First, it’s within walking distance of a little town called Summit Cove. It might not offer many amenities, but if you want to dine out or visit a playground, it’s very handy.
Second, all but four of Lowry’s 27 camping sites have electric hookups. You can reserve them from May to October for only $5 extra. This campground can accommodate tent campers, trailers, and RVs up to 32ft in length.
They also have campfire rings, picnic tables, toilets, and drinking water. Though it’s a little further to the boat launch than other campgrounds in the Dillon Reservoir area, it’s still very close by.
This also means that biking, climbing, wildlife spotting, and hiking trails are close too. Lowry Campground is a stone’s throw from the Keystone Gulch Trail and the Summit Cove Trail.
7. Selkirk Campground
Most of the van camping spots near Breckenridge are in the White River Forest National Park to the north. Selkirk is in the Pike National Forest region in the south, around 14 miles and a 40-minute drive from Breckenridge. Selkirk Campground is ideal if you wanted a (literal) change of scenery from the other campgrounds.
It’s a first-come, first-serve secluded campground with only 15 spots. Selkirk is somewhere between a dispersed campground and a standard campground. The fee is around $15 per night, and you get toilets in a secured area.
Car campers with tents, trailers and RVs up to 25ft are able to stay here. You likely wouldn’t want to drive a larger vehicle along these mountain roads anyway.
Staying in a backwoods-style campground does have some perks. For one, you’re in the heart of the mountains and all the best intermediate hiking trails. Hoosier Ridge, Boreas Mountain, and the Black Powder Pass Trail are all nearby.
Enjoy Vanlife in Your Campervan at These Breckenridge Van Camping Spots
Stunning snowy peaks, charming chalets, and a thriving dining scene are what make Breckenridge special. On your road trip, you can enjoy everything this mountain town has to offer. And now that you know where all the best Breckenridge van camping spots are, renting a campervan is your next task.
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