We’ve had three days of beautiful weather out here in Buena Vista, and spring fever is setting in. I know I’m excited to get out and do some camping. If you’re stuck in the city and need a little inspiration here are a couple of camping areas near the Denver area:
Chatfield State Park-Chatfield Reservoir is now open to boating. A daily pass costs $8. Along with boating there are also hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. If you find you have a couple of days to spare there are 197 family camping spots ($20), all with electrical hookups, and there are also 10 group campsites ($122).
Cherry Creek State Park-12 Mile Stables is now open. A daily pass costs $9. Along with horseback riding there are also 35 miles of biking trails, 12 miles of hiking trails, fishing, and model airplane flying. Full-hookup sites cost $24, and basic sites cost $16.
If you are in the Colorado Springs area:
Cheyenne Mountain State Park-With 41 handicap accessible picnic areas, guided wildflower walks, and yoga classes you’re sure to find something you enjoy. A daily pass of $7 is required. If you fancy yourself an archer a $3 permit is required. 51 full-service sites ($24), 10 walk-in tent sites ($16), and 20 miles (16 trails) of hiking and biking are sure to get your heart pounding.