ASPENGLEN CAMPGROUND, CO

Aspenglen Campground is located near the Fall River Entrance in Colorado's awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain National Park. From lush valleys to craggy peaks stretching over 14,000 feet, visitors are provided opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures. Scenic driving...

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Overview

Aspenglen Campground is located near the Fall River Entrance in Colorado's awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain National Park.

From lush valleys to craggy peaks stretching over 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.

Natural Features:

A pleasant mix of Douglas fir, Lodgepole pine, Ponderosa pine and the occasional Engelmann spruce, forests the campground, offering equal amounts of sun and shade. Grasses, shrubs and seasonal wildflowers fill the open meadows.

Wildlife is plentiful in the park: mule deer and the majestic Rocky Mountain elk are the most commonly spotted, although black bear, coyote, bighorn sheep and moose inhabit the region as well.

Recreation:

Rocky Mountain National Park has 355 miles of hiking trails that range from flat lakeside strolls to steep mountain climbs. Visitors enjoy the park's various lake trails (Bear Lake, Cub Lake, Mills Lake), waterfall trails (Adams Falls, Alberta Falls, Ouzel Falls) and summit trails (Deer Mountain, Twin Sisters Peaks, Flattop Mountain).

The park offers some unforgettable scenic driving routes as well, including Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road. Trail Ridge Road reaches 12,183' above sea level and is America's highest continuous highway. It climbs above the park's evergreen forests to its windswept alpine tundra, where visitors enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

Driving along the historic Old Fall River Road is like motoring through an earlier era. Constructed in 1920, this steep, one-way, uphill, gravel road punctuated by switchbacks, quietly leads travelers from Horseshoe Park through the park's wilderness to Fall River Pass, 11,796' above sea level.

Several visitor centers are within the park, offering ranger-led activities, education and history about the park and seasonal nighttime programs.

Facilities:

Aspenglen contains several drive-to family sites for tents and RVs. A few sites are more secluded, walk-to tent sites.

Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, fire ring with grate and tent pad. Roads and parking spurs are paved. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Estes Park lies just outside the park's main west entrances, and is a short drive from Aspenglen Campground. Dining, shopping, rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding, and golfing opportunities await. Lake Estes offers boating, sailboarding and fishing.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Rings
  • Comfort Station
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Host
  • Ice
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling
  • TRASH DUMPSTERS
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • Gathering firewood is prohibited; Firewood is available for purchase during the summer months
  • There are no hookups
  • There is no dump station; RV sewage and wastewater tanks must be emptied at the dump station located in Moraine Park Campground
  • There are no shower or laundry facilities in the campground; Portable showers are prohibited
  • Bears, Deer, elk, raccoons and skunks frequent the area: all food, pet food, cooking utensils and other scented items must be stored in a vehicle or food storage lockers located in the campground
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, scooters and similar devices are prohibited
  • A separate park entrance fee of $20/vehicle is required; fee covers entrance to the park for the date of purchase and the next 6 days
  • If using a Golden Age or Golden Access Pass for a camping fee discount, the pass must be presented upon check-in
  • This is a high elevation facility: Please exercise caution when traveling from lower elevations

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ASPENGLEN CAMPGROUND
1000 Highway 36
Estes Park  CO  80517

Phone Number:

Information:  (970)586-1206