We’ve put together this list of some of our favorite campings spots around Cotopaxi.
Whether you wish to continue your river adventure or break off into the mountains, you’ll find a detour worth making in this list of Colorado campgrounds.
Without further delay here are our top 5 campgrounds in Cotopaxi, Colorado.
- Five Points Campground – Arkansas Headwaters State Recreation Area
- Echo Canyon Campground
- Cutty’s Hayden Creek Resort
- Hayden Creek Campground
- Alvaredo Campground – Pike and San Isabel National Forests
1. Five Points Campground – Arkansas Headwaters State Recreation Area
Camp right next to the water and fall asleep to the sound of the gurgling rapids at Five Points campground. These riverbank sites are spacious and perfect for relaxing and stargazing after a long day of rafting. If you’re feeling ambitious, you might want to check out one of the various hiking trails nearby.
This campground is smack in the middle of Royal Gorge country. From here you can explore the gorge, or visit Canon City or Colorado Springs. With accessibility to both nature and city variety, you’re going to need some extra time here! If you’re looking for a touch of luxury in the outdoors, Echo Canyon Campground offers cabins with fresh linens and private showers.
If you’re traveling to Colorado in an RV, or looking for a touch of luxury in the wilderness, Cutty’s Hayden Creek Resort is the perfect place to call home. You’ll be surrounded by the pointed peaks, the alpine scent, and the fresh air of the Rocky Mountains. And the famous Royal Gorge Bridge is just an hour away. Visit Arkansas River Tours in Cotopaxi before or after your stay, then immerse yourself in central Colorado’s many hiking, horseback riding, and river activities.
Distance from Cotopaxi: 9.2 miles
This secluded campground is great for some peace and quiet. There are only 11 sites and they’re all first-come-first-served. But get there early to nab your little piece of nature for the night and you won’t be disappointed.
5. Alvaredo Campground – Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Distance from Cotopaxi: 29.5 miles
Tackle some challenging hikes to high altitude lakes from Alvaredo Campground, located about 45 minutes from Cotopaxi, Colorado. There are facilities for RV, tent, and equestrian campers. It’s a beautiful and remote escape into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
If you’re planning a camping trip to Cotopaxi, Colorado, you won’t be disappointed with these campsites. From breathtaking mountain views to serene riverfront locations, each one offers a unique experience. But why stop there? Make your trip even more memorable by booking a Colorado whitewater rafting adventure with Arkansas River Tours. From family-friendly Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting to extreme Royal Gorge rafting, there’s a trip for everyone! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to make your Cotopaxi vacation one for the books.