Colorado Camping and Travel Opportunities

Lying beneath a starry canopy and drifting off to the sound of nature is just one draw to camping in Colorado. Breathtaking natural beauty and the abundance of outdoor activities at your fingertips make the Centennial State one of the nation’s best places to camp.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) manages Colorado’s 41 state parks that offer more than 4,000 campsites throughout the state. We have everything from backcountry sites for those who desire seclusion to full-hookup sites with individual pressurized water, sewer and electrical connections.

Our parks make the perfect setting for affordable, family-friendly vacations. Advanced reservations offer your pick of prime campsites, cabins or yurts and allow you time to explore and discover Colorado’s diverse landscapes and attractions. Weekdays can be less crowded and more relaxed. The parks are open year round so you can renew your spirit during any one of Colorado’s four seasons.

Welcoming Towns

Many towns close to the parks offer unique festivals during different seasons that can be added to anyone’s bucket list. From blue grass to rock music, brew pubs and wineries, unique museums to fine art galleries, farmers markets or festivals, people viewing and wildlife viewing, beautiful lakes to natural hot springs, there’s something for everyone.

With more than 23 million acres of public land, Colorado is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

Fishing in Colorado provides opportunities to catch 35 species of warm-water and cold-water fish. You can fish for a rainbow trout in a cool Rocky Mountain stream or troll for walleye on a sunny plains reservoir. Fish over 6,000 miles of streams and more than 1,300 lakes and reservoirs.

Colorado’s natural beauty and awesome landscapes serve to inspire one’s thirst for outdoor adventure. Our plains, mountains and backcountry trails offer an infinite variety of trekking experiences. Whether your preference is hiking, jogging, biking, equestrian, camping or motorized travel, Colorado features trails that will satisfy and challenge anyone’s desired outdoor experience.

Colorado Byways Beckon

Awaken your western spirit and navigate your way to one of Colorado’s 25 Scenic and Historic Byways to find your own adventure.

CPW is committed to the conservation of wildlife and their native habitats. Ensuring the success of migratory birds is an integral part of CPW’s mission to protect the wildlife resources of Colorado for current and future generations. Colorado boasts more birds than any other state without a seacoast, and over 50 birding trail sites are highlighted on the Colorado birding trail.

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