9 Campgrounds in the Rocky Mountains ...


All campgrounds in the Rocky Mountains enjoy spectacular locations, but not all campgrounds in the Rocky Mountains are created equal.2

If you’re planning a trip, it’s important to check out all the facilities offered by the campgrounds in your preferred location – you’d be surprised how much you can get for your buck at some Rocky Mountain campgrounds compared to others.

1. Pinyon Flats Campground, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Pinyon Flats Campground, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Only one of the Rocky Mountain campgrounds offers the largest sand dunes in North America, reaching up to 750' in height.

As if that weren't a big enough attraction, these dues are dwarfed by the gorgeous snow-tipped peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

The campground has 88 campsites, but only three group tent sites can be reserved, the rest are first-come-first-served.

Amenities include drinking water and flush toilets.3

A visitor center nearby offers interesting kids programs, and they can also join the junior ranger program.

While you're there you can take in the views, swim in Medano Creek, or go hiking or backpacking on one of several trails.

Nearby attractions such as Zapata Falls or San Luis State Park make great day-trips.

The state park has a lake that's great for swimming, sailing, boating or fishing.

2. Kintla Lake Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana

Kintla Lake Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana

One of the most remote campgrounds in the Rocky Mountains, this out-of-the-way treasure has only 13 sites and is best enjoyed with a tent rather than an RV.2

Only 40 miles from the Canadian border, it offers wonderful mountain views and a quiet, tree lined Kintla Lake.

The drive there goes along bumpy dirt roads and through the tiny community of Polebridge.

Open only during the summer, the tiny store offers a wonderful array of homemade treats.

Amenities include clean water accessed by hand pump, and outhouse toilets.

While canoes and kayaks are welcome, no motorcraft is allowed on the lake.

While you're there, be sure to enjoy a good day hike or even an extended trip into the back country.

No reservations are accepted.

Saddlehorn Campground, Colorado National Monument, Colorado
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