Planning to go camping in Colorado? Check out some of our other articles to assist you in planning your trip: Camping Tips For Camping in Colorado. When planning any camping trip especially in Colorado, there are some very important things to remember to ensure you're safe as well as to safeguard the environment around you. One of the most important considerations is choosing a campsite that will not only provide a comfortable spot for you to enjoy your time off but one that will not encourage visitors to use or abuse human resources at the national park or forest where you are going. You don't want to end up in an unpleasant situation with a rambunctious crowd or a Bureau of Land Management employee if you are not careful.
As you journey through the vast expanses of the Rocky Mountains and into the heart of the American West, you'll encounter a wealth of different styles of camping. The type of camping experience you'll get depends on how far away you are from a large national park or forest. If you are a day hiker, day tripping on dirt bikes and taking in the breathtaking vistas, primitive trails, streams, creeks, and rivers; you're far more likely to encounter other outdoor enthusiasts. If you camp in the deep forests, mountain biking trails, or other wild and scenic recreation areas, you'll be in a much more vulnerable position. Always plan to camp where there is no motorized traffic, people are not likely to disturb you, and you will have a much more secure camping situation.
Planning for your camping vacation in Colorado doesn't have to mean worrying about whether you're going to have a romantic sunset dinner or a serene winter morning. Most people today are looking for an easy way to travel without packing too much or suffering through long hiking days. The beauty of the Rocky Mountains provides an easy escape with a variety of activities. You don't have to hike, carpool, bike, or campground sitters to make your holiday memorable. There are plenty of winter activities in Colorado: skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides, Nordic skiing, white water rafting, winter bicycling, hiking, Nordic hiking, mountaineering, nature watching, and snowmobiling.