Find your perfect campsite in the Centennial State with Moon Colorado Camping.
- A Campsite for Everyone: A variety of campgrounds and RV parks, from secluded hike-ins to convenient roadside stopovers, including dog-friendly, family-friendly, and wheelchair accessible options
- Ratings and Essentials: All campsites are rated on a scenic scale and marked with amenities like restrooms, trailhead access, picnic areas, laundry, piped water, showers, and playgrounds
- Recreation Highlights: Discover nearby hiking, swimming, fishing, water-skiing, whitewater rafting, hot springs, and options for winter sports
- Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps and detailed driving directions for each campground
- Skip the Crowds: Moon Colorado Camping contains many secluded spots and campgrounds that aren’t available in the state’s online reservation system
- The Top RV and Tent Sites for You: Pick the right campsite for your travel style with lists of best campgrounds for weddings, stunning views, hot springs, and more
- Trailhead Access Campgrounds: Find sites that offer access to the trails throughout the Western Slope, Rocky Mountains, Four Corners and the San Juan Mountains, the San Luis Valley, and more, plus essential information on hiking
- Trusted Advice: Local expert and camping aficionado Joshua Berman offers his unique perspective
- Tips and Tools: Information on equipment, food and cooking, first aid, and insect protection, plus background on the climate, landscape, and history of the campgroundsWhether you’re a veteran or a first-time camper, Moon’s comprehensive coverage and trusted advice will have you gearing up for your next adventure.
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Very accurate. Easy reading. Great tips and suggestions. The only reason I don’t merit this a 5 star, which it still very well could be, the regional maps are a bit difficult to follow. It would be nice if they had more detail. The overall Colorado Regions map have no detail at all. No landmarks including highways or cities, making it difficult to determine areas especially near the regional borders. I think it would benefit from a larger map with highways and landmark cities. The associated maps before each regional chapter are bigger, but would benefit with more detail. A lot of the printed side roads are not marked at all with their numerical designations. And a few more roads and towns or landmarks would be helpful as well. I think it would be nice if the names of the numbered campgrounds were included on these maps, but I understand that would be difficult given the limited space available. As is, I needed both Atlas and camping guide side by side to be sure of my navigation and destination. A little time consuming at worst, still quite manageable. I still highly recommend this book.
It’s an ok guide but I can tell you they didn’t spend much on the printing. I would have like more pictures. There are very few. The ratings differ quite a bit from the “100 best and all the rest” guide which I prefer. They seemed to include other factors not important to me like whether there is good fishing, ATV trails, suitable for big RV’s, etc. If you are looking for pure camping I’d take the ratings with a grain of salt.
This book tells you almost everything you need to know about tent and RV camping in Colorado. I am mostly a tent camper and have an interest in traveling to Rocky and the surrounding area. The information is probably the most recent in book form (5th Edition – May 2016) and it includes pricing at campsites which was very surprising. I read about all the sites I was interested in and came away satisfied.
This book is a great source to find new places to camp in Colorado. I’m fact there are so many campgrounds that I never knew about that it becomes overwhelming at times, not a bad problem to have. Each campsite is summarized in the same uniform manner so you should know what to expect. It tells you if the campsites are reservable online or first-come-first-serve as well as all other amenities available.
Well written and very inclusive. I love living in the most beautiful state in the union and spend as much time outdoors as possible. I’ve gone on five or so trips after purchasing this book and Berman’s descriptions have never led me astray or let me down. I’ve chosen some amazing spots to sleep based on his suggestions for car camping and would recommend anyone else do the same.
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