Thanks to its seemingly endless mountain ranges and amazing outdoor recreation opportunities, Colorado is the perfect place to camp. If you’re new to camping, booking one of Tentrr’s Colorado glamping sites is a fun way to try it out without having to invest in a garage full of gear. If you’ve already got the gear, opt for one of these private backcountry camping sites for a truly remote camping experience.
100 Mile Overlook at 105 West Ranch (Cripple Creek)
Sitting at nearly 10,000 feet in a remote spot in the mountains southwest of Colorado Springs, this Tentrr spot offers unbelievable views in every direction. This spacious glamping tent sits on a raised platform so you can look out across the Arkansas River Valley right from the door of the tent. The porch is also decked out with Adirondack chairs and twinkle lights making it the perfect spot to relax.
You can head out for a hike through the aspens right from the campsite or venture a few miles down the road to the Skaguay Reservoir for some trout fishing or swimming. Despite its private setting, the towns of Victor and Cripple Creek are less than 30 minutes away and provide all amenities and activities including restaurants, scenic train trips, mining tours, and museums.
Camels and a Yurt (Alamosa)
For a truly unique glamping experience in Colorado, book this hard-sided yurt that sits alongside a field of camels and donkeys. Located off-the-grid outside of Alamosa, near the New Mexico border, this yurt is almost completely surrounded by national forest lands. Each stay includes a farm tour so you can meet the animals and learn what it’s like to live off the land there.
Ridge Road Hideaway (Dolores)
This backcountry camp spot is tucked away in a private ranch midway between Dolores and Mancos, Colorado. It’s a great base camp for exploring Mesa Verde National Park and the nearby Puett and Summer reservoirs offer fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Bring your own camping gear or you can rent tents, air mattresses, and camp chairs for an extra fee.
Firewood Campsite (Lake City)
Tucked among the towering ponderosa pines in a valley north of Lake City, Colorado, the Firewood Campsite offers rustic camping near the Powderhorn Wilderness Area. A high-clearance vehicle is needed to reach the campsite but campers arriving with a low profile vehicle can make the quarter-mile walk to camp from the parking area. Campers must bring all their own gear, but a shower and soaking tub are available for an extra fee.
High Altitude Camping Getaway (Fairplay)
Located just off Mosquito Pass Road, one of the highest 4x4 mountain roads in the country, this backcountry campsite is located at nearly 11,000 feet between Fairplay and Leadville. This barebones camp spot has fantastic access to hiking trails including several fourteen thousand foot peaks and there’s an old railroad grade that passes right through the property just begging to be explored. Plus you can fly fish right across the road in Mosquito Creek. If you tire of the camp’s remoteness, Breckenridge is only 25 miles away.