Camping

Be starry-eyed

For a true Colorado experience, pitch a tent under the stars and sleep soundly in the crisp night air. Find a scenic campground near Turquoise Lake and Twin Lakes, or in Leadville’s RV park. Pitch a tent in the forest; see where dispersed camping is allowed.

Backcountry huts and yurts near Leadville make camping fun and comfortable year ’round. So grab some friends, trek to a cozy base camp, and explore the wilderness. See our camping guide for more info on camping and fun things to do in the area.

Fire Restrictions & Map

No fire restrictions are currently in effect in Lake County, Colorado. For real-time updates, please check our interactive map of fire restricted areas in Lake County, Colorado. Or visit the Lake County Office of Emergency Management website. Please always be careful with campfires and help us protect our forests and homes.

Camping at Twin Lakes

Please note there are no fires, camping, or parking on beaches on the Southeast side of the dam at Twin Lakes. U.S. Forest Service signs are posted in this area.

Campgrounds

        Pull into a campground near Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, for a convenient place to pitch your tent, hook up your RV, find a hot shower, and enjoy a peaceful night in the woods. Please check current fire restrictions....

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        Colorado Trail & Continental Divide Trail

              The Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail run together through most of Lake County, Colorado, from Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake, across the lower slopes of Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert, around Twin Lakes to Interlaken. From there, the CDT heads up Hope Pass, and the Colorado Trail veers east. Hikers and trail runners can access these trails at multiple ...

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              Community Threads

              609 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-4000  |  Website >

                    Open for business! Practicing social distancing protocols. Face coverings required. Community Threads offers a wide range of new and consigned sporting goods, athletic and casual clothing, running shoes, and gifts.  Visit us to pick up an extra layer or to outfit yourself with gear for your favorite sport, all at an affordable price. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 ...

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                    Leadville Outdoors

                    225 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-7392  |  Website >

                          Leadville Outdoors is an independent mountain shop located in historic downtown Leadville, CO. We cater to the backcountry and cross-country skier, trail runner, backpacker, and mountain lover. You can rely on our great selection of quality essentials and an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff. We're happy to dial you in with maps and trail conditions, help you pick the appropriate gear, ...

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                          Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting

                          1100 East Tennessee Road, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-4570  |  Website >

                                Reopens for the season in spring 2021. Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting is a four-season wilderness guide and outfitter in Leadville, Colorado. Summer offerings include horseback rides, wagon rides, stagecoach rides, and overnight wilderness pack trips, featuring the most spectacular mountain views in the area. Build a custom trip with fishing, riding, and photography options. We also offer a complete range of ...

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                                Hut Trips

                                      Prefer to camp with a roof over your head? For a Colorado classic experience, gather a group of friends for a hut trip you’ll remember forever. The 10th Mountain Division Huts are perfect base camps in summer or winter for backcountry hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing. Or journey to 12,000’ for a night at Weston Pass Hut, sustainable lodging built into the ...

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                                      Leadville Ranger District

                                      810 Front Street, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-0749  |  Website >

                                            The Leadville Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest can give you information on dispersed camping, hiking, fishing, boating, off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, winter sports, fire bans, and more. Please call the Ranger District or check our Camping page for current fire restrictions....

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                                            Yurt Camping

                                                  Discover your inner nomad with a trip to a Colorado yurt. These unique structures make for a new-and-different camping experience. (Surprise: They're warm in winter!) Trek to the high, remote Leadville Backcountry Yurts or spend a night in luxury at the Tennessee Pass sleep yurts for a special adventure. Have a bigger group? Consider a hut trip with room for ...

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