Spring Camping

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.


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