BLUE MOUNTAIN, CO

Blue Mountain Campground sits between Eleven Mile Canyon and the South Platte River to the north and the peak of Blue Mountain to the south, creating an impressive location for recreation and diverse scenery. The campground is primitive and quiet, creating a peaceful outdoor experience...
Status: Open through Wed Oct 01 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • This is a high elevation facility, please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • Outside the booking season, campsites are first-come, first-served
  • No RV hookups are available
  • For more information on Pike and San Isabel National Forests, click here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 26 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Pull-Through
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 26 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 28 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Pull-Through
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 16 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 18 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 20 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 26 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 20 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 22 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 18 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 28 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 25 Back-In
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BLUE MOUNTAIN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 22 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Blue Mountain Campground sits between Eleven Mile Canyon and the South Platte River to the north and the peak of Blue Mountain to the south, creating an impressive location for recreation and diverse scenery. The campground is primitive and quiet, creating a peaceful outdoor experience for guests.

Hiking, biking, rock climbing in the canyon and trout fishing in the river are popular pastimes.

Natural Features:

The campground, at 8,200 feet, sits on a hill a half-mile from the South Platte River. Campsites are nicely spaced on a single loop among scattered ponderosa pine.

The river carves its way through the Eleven Mile Canyon and feeds into the 3,405-acre Eleven Mile Reservoir downstream.

Recreation:

Hard Rock Interpretive Trail, accessible from the campground, is a 1-mile self-guided interpretive trail that leads to an impressive overlook of Eleven Mile Canyon. The trail explores the diverse life of the region and offers a chance to see plenty of wildlife and take photos of the sweeping views.

Rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout can be caught from the South Platte River. Benches along the river allow anglers to relax in comfort waiting for a fish to bite.

Facilities:

Blue Mountain offers more than 20 reservable campsites. Parking aprons are dirt and gravel and there are two vault toilets. Each site comes with a picnic table and enough space to park two vehicles.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.

Booking Window

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Sep 22 2014 - Tue Mar 17 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Mon Sep 22 2014 - Tue Mar 17 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sat May 24 2014 Wed Oct 01 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Rock Climbing
  • Vault Toilets
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
Peak Season
May 24 2014 -
Oct 01 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $15.38
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.38

*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):
38.96139, -105.36139
38°57'41"N, 105°21'41"W

From Lake George, Colorado, turn off of Highway 24 onto County Road 96. Follow the road for about a mile toward Eleven Mile Canyon and take a right at the fork onto County Road 61. The campground is just up the way on the right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BLUE MOUNTAIN

  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)836-2031
Additional Information