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    Camping Near Boulder

    While there is no camping available within the city of Boulder, there are a few nearby options that will allow you to make camping an unforgettable part of your Colorado vacation.

    Your best bet is to contact the Boulder Ranger District at 303-541-2500, for information about nearby campgrounds in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. They can point you to developed campgrounds with spots for both tent camping and RVs. Here, you can explore crystalline lakes and dramatic peaks in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, the scenic Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway, and hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and four-wheel-drive roads. Campsites can be reserved at or

    In the neighboring community of Longmont, about 25 minutes north, the Boulder County Fairgrounds is located right within the city and provides a convenient setting for those camping in RVs. Tents are not allowed. Other options include Golden Gate Park (about an hour south of Boulder) or St. Vrain State Park (about 30 minutes northeast).

    Also check out 4 Spectacular Wilderness Escapes Near Boulder, three of which offer camping and all of which are within an hour's drive from Boulder.

    If you'd prefer to go camping with an experienced guide, Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is a great option. 

    Help protect Boulder's natural beauty by remembering these Mountain Manners.