The Four Best Summer Campgrounds Near Denver

The Four Best Summer Campgrounds Near Denver

With warmer weather settling in for the season, you’re probably plotting how to get outside with your family. What better way to experience all that Colorado has to offer than with a camping trip? Campgrounds can be found all over the state, but many of the most sought-after sites aren’t even too far from Denver! Read on to discover four of our favorites located only short drives from your Reunion home. 

Green Mountain Campground

Found just southwest of Denver, this campground is home to a variety of wildlife — as well as the South Fork Buffalo Creek. With abundant trails in the area, you’ll have opportunities for hiking or mountain biking during the daytime. Be sure to pack up your vehicle before heading out with all the food and gear you need — you won’t find many nearby options for picking up last-minute supplies. Keep in mind that Green Mountain is first-come-first-served, so be prepared with a backup destination in case it’s at capacity.

Chatfield State Park Campground

Make your reservations ahead of time for this local hotspot. Situated in Littleton just south of the Reunion community, Chatfield State Park might already be on your list of the best campgrounds close to home. This campsite is ideal for those looking for an outdoor experience that still offers amenities like showers and electricity. Filled with Colorado history and areas for your dogs to explore off-leash, your family will have plenty to enjoy! Spots can fill quickly during the season, so act fast to take advantage of this popular destination.

Cherry Creek State Park Campground

One of the most popular campsites in the Denver area, Cherry Creek makes for pleasant weekend escapes without having to drive too far from your house. Choose between a standard tent site or one where you can hook up your RV, then observe local wildlife that thrives in this ecosystem — including bald eagles — or get out on the reservoir in your boat. When are you planning your next visit?

Cold Springs Campground

About an hour away from the community, this site is located in Idaho Springs within Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest. With almost 40 options for tents and trailers, you have a good chance of securing a premium spot in this beautiful area. Looking for rugged terrain to try out an ATV or your new lifted pickup? While you can find numerous hiking and biking trails, Cold Springs is especially known for its off-road driving trails. Your family can expect a trip filled with days of adventure and scenic mountain views.

Residents of Reunion enjoy so much within the community — not to mention the luxury of nearby local attractions. Where are some of your favorite places to camp in Colorado?