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