Camping in Central Colorado
From organized RV parks to high altitude solitude, Central Colorado has it all

Central Colorado campgrounds are an ideal base camp for your Colorado vacation. They are near gold-medal fishing streams, historic sites, scenic byways, hundreds of miles of trails, 14,000-foot mountains, and the best whitewater river rafting in the nation. Wildlife in the region includes deer, mountain lion, black bears, elk, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, and mountain goats. The mountain wilderness also includes numerous abandoned mountain homesteads and ghost towns, remnants of the original Colorado settlers, who came to the region to mine gold and silver.

The campgrounds of Central Colorado provide easy access to an endless variety of outdoor activities. Campers can enjoy fishing, saddle trips, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, road biking, scenic car touring, wildlife viewing, and more. Winter visitors will find a full range of winter activities including: downhill skiing, show shoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowcat touring. River rafting, horseback, snowmobile, mountain bike, jeep, and other tours are available from local vendors and outfitters.

Colorado Mountains

Featured Private Campgrounds & RV Parks in Central Colorado
Buena Vista, Creede, Coaldale, Fairplay, Howard, Leadville, Salida and South Fork Area

Monarch Spur RV Park

Monarch Spur RV Park and Campground is located literally in the Heart of the Rockies, at 8,620 feet above sea level. Nestled in a small valley, the park is only 200 feet from a trout stream, and surrounded by thousands of acres of the San Isabel National Forest.

Located 11.7 miles west of Salida, Colorado, 9.2 miles east of Monarch Pass, between mile markers 208 & 209 on U.S. Highway 50

Make your reservations today by calling 888-814-3001

Sweetwater Ranch

At Sweetwater River Ranch, you can....

  • Fish on our private ½ mile of river frontage on the Arkansas River
  • Go whitewater rafting or kayaking
  • Soak in a nearby hot springs
  • Hike or mountain bike through the mountains
  • Pan for gold
  • Stargaze at night
  • Keep a look out for eagles and osprey or any of our myriad species of birds
  • Watch for Big Horn sheep or pronghorn, or even elk
  • Experience the splendor of Colorado aspen in autumn
  • Explore a ghost town
  • Or simply sit by the water, relax and drink it all in.

Call Mark or Marcia today at 888-793-3842 to reserve your little slice of heaven!



Private Campgrounds & RV Parks in Central Colorado
Buena Vista, Creede, Coaldale, Fairplay, Howard, Leadville, Salida and South Fork Area

Banderas Bunkhouse Banderas Bunkhouse, 10281 US Highway 50, Howard, CO 81233. 719-942-3811
Grandview Cabins & RV Grandview Cabins and RV, 0613 West Highway 149. South Fork, CO 81154. 719-873-5541
Riverbend Resort in South Fork Colorado Riverbend Resort, 33846 US Highway 160, South Fork, CO 81154. 800-621-6512


Buena Vista Area
Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park, 33198 US Highway 24 North, Buena Vista, CO 81211. 719-395-8883
Arrowhead Point, 33975 US Highway 24 North, Buena Vista, CO 81211. 800-888-7320
Snowy Peaks RV Park, 30430 North US Highway 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211. 800-954-8481
Coaldale, Howard, and Texas Creek Area
Cutty's Hayden Creek Resort, 3428 Hayden Creek Road, Coaldale, CO 81222. 719-942-4222
Bighorn Park, 16373 US Highway 50, Coaldale, CO 81222. 719-942-4226
Pleasant Valley RV Park, 0018 County Road 47, Howard, CO 81233. 888-719-4919
Sweetwater River Ranch, 24871 US Highway 50, Texas Creek, CO 81223. 888-792-3842
Creede Area
Antlers Rio Grande Lodge, 26222 Highway 149, Creede, CO 81130. 719-658-2423
Mountain Views at River's Edge, 539 Airport Road, Creede, CO 81130. 719-658-2710
Leadville Area
Sugar Loafin' Campground, 2665 County Road 4. Leadville, CO 80461. 719-486-1031
Salida Area
Four Seasons RV Resort, 4305 East US Highway 50 Salida, CO 81201. 888-444-3626
Heart of the Rockies Campground, 16105 West US Highway 50, Salida, CO 81201. 800-317-4052
Monarch Spur RV Park & Campground, 18989 West US Highway 50, Salida, CO 81201. 888-814-3001
South Fork Area
Cottonwood Cove Guest Ranch, 13046 Highway 149, South Fork, CO 81154. 719-658-2242
Goodnight's Lonesome Dove, 180065 West US Highway 160, South Fork, CO 81154. 800-551-3683
South Fork Campground, 26359 West US Highway 160, South Fork, CO 81154. 800-237-7322
Spruce Fork Lodge, Cabins, and RV Park, 29431 West US Highway 160, South Fork, CO 81154. 800-228-5605
Ute Bluff Lodge, Cabins, & RV Park, 27680 West US Highway 160, South Fork, CO 81154. 800-473-0595


Find Public Central Colorado Campgrounds.

Public Campgrounds in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests. Includes Buena Vista, Fairplay, Leadville, and Salida areas.

Public Campgrounds in the Rio Grande National Forests. Includes Creede and South Fork areas.

Public Campgrounds in Colorado Scenic Byways

Public Campgrounds in Colorado State Parks

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