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5 Rocky Mountain National Park Campgrounds & RV Parks to Visit

The Rocky Mountains are the quintessential mountain camping experience. Rocky Mountain National Park, located in Colorado, offers more than 75 peaks, over 350 miles of hiking trails, and 156 lakes ready for you to explore. It’s open 24/7, so you can capture the mountains day and night in this historic national park.  RV parks and campgrounds fill up quickly in this national park, so plan to book 6 months in advance of your road trip.

Timber Creek Campground

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Timber Creek Campground is the only campground on the west side of the park, offering a lot of room for everyone to stay, but this campground is first-come, first-serve. It is located right along the Colorado River and about eight miles north of the Grand Lake entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park.

There is so much to do close to the campground like beaches, caves, forests, hot springs, and more. This campsite is $26 a night, but keep in mind a pine beetle infestation caused the removal of trees, making very little shade, so pack appropriately.  Amenities are seasonal and include potable water, grills, picnic tables, vault toilets, trash, recycling, and an RV dump station.

Aspenglen Campground

Aspenglen Campground, located just west of the Fall River Entrance to the Rocky Mountains National Park, has 53 campsites. It is open late May to late September, and you can reserve a campsite online up to 6 months in advance, but also offer first come first served spots at just $30 a night.

Elk herds are very present at this campsite. If you camp here in September, the elk will be in the fields nearby as they are usually in this part of the park in fall.