AMPHITHEATER, CO

Amphitheater Campground is located near the town of Ouray, Colo., at an elevation of 8,400 feet. Visitors enjoy the area for its beautiful scenery and great hiking and off-road trail opportunities.The campground is named for the natural rock amphitheater that stands over Ouray. The...
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  • Reservation fee applies to first camping unit only; additional units reserved will be charged full price at the campground
  • Vehicles are not to exceed 30 feet for standard sites
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AMPHITHEATER TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 5 0
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Overview

Overview

Amphitheater Campground is located near the town of Ouray, Colo., at an elevation of 8,400 feet. Visitors enjoy the area for its beautiful scenery and great hiking and off-road trail opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is named for the natural rock amphitheater that stands over Ouray. The massive gray cliffs were created by ancient volcanic and glacial activity. The campground is situated on the mountainside above Ouray, with stellar views of the amphitheater. A forest of Gambel oak trees and mixed conifers covers the area.

Recreation:

Many hiking trails are found in the immediate area, including the popular Upper Cascade Falls Trail, which begins at the campground. Baby Bath Tubs and Chief Ouray Mine trails can also be accessed from the same trailhead.

The campground is a favorite among jeep and off-road enthusiasts for its close proximity to a number of exciting trails in the surrounding area.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family campsites, several of which are designated for tent camping only. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Ouray is known as America's Switzerland. The charming, historic, mountain town offers a variety of dining, shopping and lodging options, as well as a hot springs pool and a variety of annual festivals.

Booking Window
Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Mon May 12 2014 Sun Jun 08 2014
Peak Mon Jun 09 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 15 2014 Sun Oct 05 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Skiing
  • Tennis Courts
  • Tent sites
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
May 12 2014 -
Jun 08 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
RV NONELECTRIC $20.00
Peak Season
Jun 09 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
RV NONELECTRIC $20.00
Walk In Season
Sep 15 2014 -
Oct 05 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
RV NONELECTRIC $20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.0225, -107.66167
38°1'21"N, 107°39'42"W

From Ouray, travel approximately 2 miles south on Highway 550. Watch for the campground sign and turnoff road to the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

AMPHITHEATER

OURAY CO 81427

Phone Number:

Information: (970)249-4552