Camping in and around Steamboat this Summer

Posted by Libby Lukens on Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 10:48am.

Summertime is upon us, which means that soon locals will be heading over to BAP for a shopping spree or pulling out their camping gear from storage. Looking for the best camping spots in Steamboat? This list is for you!

If you want to be close to town

Steamboat Springs KOA

A ten minute car drive away from town, these sites offer options for those staying in tents or anyone wanting to “glamp” it up and sleep in a cabin. As it’s close to town you’ll be able to enjoy Steamboat’s amenities but also be able to feel like you are camping in Colorado’s wilderness.

If you want to go north

North Routt has several great camping spots with lots of outdoor activities to enjoy. You could camp at Steamboat Lake or Pearl Lake, and enjoy swimming, fishing, or taking a hike up Hahns Peak. For more information on things to do in North Routt, check out our blog on it.

If you wanted to go south

Stagecoach Campground has sites right next to the reservoir so that you play in the lake then enjoy the stars at night!

If you want to go backpacking

The Zirkel Wilderness has great trails for hiking and backpacking. I backpacked there last summer, and it was an incredible experience. I even saw llamas! While camping there we woke up to a deer stepping around our tent.

Wherever you go camping, always remember to leave the site and the trail better than you found it. Also bring a camera — you’re bound to get some good views while out and about!

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