OLIVE RIDGE, CO

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The Olive Ridge Campground is located within the Roosevelt National Forest, situated near the southeastern corner of Rocky Mountain National Park at an elevation of 8,350 feet.This peaceful campground is heavily wooded with a mixture of ponderosa pine and aspen trees. The interior roads are...

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Overview

The Olive Ridge Campground is located within the Roosevelt National Forest, situated near the southeastern corner of Rocky Mountain National Park at an elevation of 8,350 feet.

Natural Features:

This peaceful campground is heavily wooded with a mixture of ponderosa pine and aspen trees. The interior roads are gravel/dirt.

Afternoon thunderstorms should be expected during the summer months.

Recreation:

Olive Ridge is close to the Wild Basin area of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Several trailheads are in the area, including Wild Basin, Finch Lake and Sandbeach Lake trails. Popular activities include fishing, hiking and mountain climbing.

Facilities:

There are 56 sites in the campground. Twenty six are suitable for RV camping and 30 are more suitable for tents. Tents must be confined to the provided tent pads (14'x16'). There is a maximum of eight people per single site. Sites #26 and #39 are oversized and will accommodate 10 people at an additional fee. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring or grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash services are provided. Firewood is for sale in the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Rocky Mountain National Park's main entrance is 14 miles north of the campground, in Estes Park. With lush valleys and craggy peaks reaching elevations higher than 14,000 feet, visitors are provided opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures. Scenic driving, hiking, backpacking, fishing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing are popular activities in the park.

Estes Park is a full-service community 15 miles from the campground. Dining, shopping, rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding and golfing opportunities await. Lake Estes offers boating, sailboarding and fishing.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Tent sites
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Horse Corrals
  • Showers
Know Before You Go
  • No RV water connections are available due to health and safety reasons.
  • This is bear country! For bear and human safety, keep a clean campsite and do not place food or other attractants in your tent. For more information about visiting bear country, contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife at http://wildlife.state.co.us
  • There are no utility hook-ups, dump stations, or showers within the campground.
  • Click here for more information on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
  • Operated by American Land & Leisure. You may contact us at www.AmericanLL.com or 801-226-3564.
  • 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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

OLIVE RIDGE
ARAPAHO AND ROOSEVELT
  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (303)541-2500