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Aspen might be home to some of the leading and most luxurious hotels in the world, but you’ll see a million stars instead of five when setting up camp at any one of the area’s designated campsites under the expansive night sky. From dispersed camping on Lincoln Creek and Pearl Pass to traditional campgrounds along Independence Pass and every favorite secluded spot for backpackers in between.

There are a variety of campgrounds and campsites located in the Aspen area. We hope you enjoy getting outside and in touch with nature. For more information on camping, dispersed camping, cabins, backpacking and RV camping visit the White River National Forest Website, or call 970-925-3445.  Reservations can also be made by contacting the National Camping Reservation Center at 1-877-444-6777

If you should decide to build your own camp site, camping is prohibited within 100 feet of all trails, streams, and lakes.  You must be OUT OF SIGHT when camping in open areas.  Stoves are required above timberline in the alpine tundra.  For more information, you may contact the Aspen Ranger District at 970-925-3445. 

Bear Resistant canisters are required for overnight camping in Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness Area and recommended for Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness Area. Aspen Expeditions, Ute Mountaineer or Four-Mountain Sports have canisters available for rent or purchase. As of April 2018 permits are required, in advance,  for all camping at Conundrum Hot Springs located within the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness Area. 

Another great way to get out in the great outdoors is to check out the 10th Mountain Huts, a unique experience for the adventurous visitor.


10th Mountain Division Hut Association, Inc.
Address: 1280 Ute Ave, Suite 21, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: (970) 925-5775
Fax: (970) 925-5317
Website: www.huts.org

10th Mountain manages a system of 34 backcountry huts in the Aspen, Vail, Leadville, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, and Winter Park areas. These huts provide unique opportunities for backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking or hiking while staying in warm, comfortable shelter. Our name honors the men of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army who trained during World War II at Camp Hale in central Colorado. Hut visitors share the special spirit of these individuals, especially their pursuit of excellence, self-reliance, and love of the outdoors. View Listing.


 

East of Aspen - Independence Pass

Difficult Campground - 4 miles southeast on Hwy 82. It has 47 campsites. The season ranges from May 15 - September 27. Elevation is 8,180 ft. It has access to fishing and hiking. It also has vault toilets, water and trash facilities. It can accept a trailer up to 40 ft. Reservations Required - Click to Book

Lincoln Gulch - 11 miles southeast on Hwy 82, then a half of a mile on Lincoln Creek. It has 6 campsites. The season ranges from May 22 - September 27. Elevation is 9,600 ft. It has access to fishing and hiking. It also has vault toilets, water and trash facilities. It can accept a trailer up to 16 ft. First come basis

Lincoln Creek - 11 miles southeast on Hwy 82, along Lincoln Creek, past the gulch. It has 28 campsites. The season ranges from May 22 - September 27. Elevation is 9,800 ft. It has access to fishing and hiking. It does not have any vault toilets, water or trash facilities. Trailer space is limited. First come basis

Lost Man - 14 ½ miles from Aspen on Hwy 82.  It has 10 campsites.  The season ranges from May 22 - September 27.  The elevation is 10, 500 ft.  It has access to fishing and hiking.  It also has vault toilets, water and trash facilities. Trailer space is limited. First come basis

Weller - 9 miles southeast of Aspen on Hwy 82. It has 11 campsites. The season ranges from May 22 - September 27. Elevation is 9,400 ft. It has access to fishing and hiking. It also has vault toilets, water and trash facilities. Trailer space is limited. First come basis

Maroon Bells - Maroon Creek Road

Silver Bar - 5 miles southwest of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road. It has 4 campsites. The season ranges from May 22 - September 27.  Elevation is 8,460 ft.  It has no fishing access, but it does have hiking access.  It also has vault toilets, water and trash facilities.  Silver Bar campsite does not accept trailers. Reservations required - Click to Book

Silver Bell - 5 miles southwest of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road. It has 4 campsites. The season ranges from May 22 - September 27. Elevation is 8,490 ft. It has no fishing access, but it does have hiking access. It has vault toilets, water and trash facilities. It does not accept trailers. Reservations required - Click to Book

Silver Queen - 5 miles southwest of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road. It has 6 campsites. The season ranges from May 22 - September 27. Elevation is 8,680 ft. It has no fishing access, but it does have hiking access. It has vault toilets, water and trash facilities. It does not accept trailers. Reservations required - Click to Book
 

Please note that Bear Resistant Canisters are required for overnight camping in Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. Canisters are available at Aspen Expeditions, Ute Mountaineer and Four-Mountain Sports for rent or purchase.

RV Parks & Information

Visiting Aspen in a Recreational Vehicle (RV)? Trailers or motor homes over 35 ft. in length are prohibited from traveling on Hwy 82 over Independence Pass. The City of Aspen DOES NOT allow people to spend the night on city streets in their RVs. The closest RV park (with hook ups) is the Aspen-Basalt Campground in Basalt on Hwy 82, call 970-927-3405. You can call the Aspen Chamber Resort Association for more information 970-925-1940.

Aspen-Basalt Campground
800-567-2773 | 970-927-3405
RV sites are level, shaded and most are pull-thrus. 43 RV sites have 50 amp service, room for slideouts and are at least 45 feet long making it big rig friendly. RV sites are open year round. Pets welcome.
Location: Conveniently located midway between Glenwood Springs and Aspen, 2 miles northwest of Basalt on Hwy 82, just south of milepost marker 20.
20640 Hwy 82, PO Box 350, Basalt Colorado 81621.
 
640 County Rd 106 (aka Satank Rd)
Carbondale, CO 81623
Gateway RV Park is owned by the Town of Carbondale, and is situation above the Roaring Fork River, just west of the Highway 82 & 133 intersection on the northern entrance to Carbondale. 
970-379-8151 - deactivated during off season (Oct - April) Call Carbondale Rec 970-510-1290
 
7202 Highway 133
Carbondale, CO 81623
970-963-2341
Open all year. Home of the historic BRB Cabins, 13 Rustic Log Cabins nestled along the Crystal River. 

Glenwood Canyon Resort - Glenwood Springs
formally Rock Gardens Campground
800-958-6737
Glenwood Canyon Resort, offers a variety of lodging options, new Resort Cabins, Camper Cabins, and full hook up RV sites with water, electric, sewer, cable TV, and wireless Internet. Can handle big rigs. Smaller RV sites on the Colorado River too.

Ami's Acres Campground
970-945-5340
Family owned. Can handle big rigs, E-X-T-R-A L-O-N-G P-U-L-L T-H-R-U-S on terraced sites with 30 and 50 amp full hookups, plus secluded tent sites. Overlooks the Colorado River. Shade trees. Pets welcome in the RV sites (only). Reduced weekly and monthly rates. Camping Open Dates: 3/15 to 11/15
Location: EASY access. Exit 114 from I-70, then go west 1 mile on US Hwy 6.
PO Box 1239, Glenwood Springs Colorado 81602

Public Shower Facilities

Public Showers:

The Aspen Recreation Center, a.k.a. The ARC, has a shower facility open from 6a.m. to 9p.m Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 8p.m. Saturday, & 11a.m to 6pm Sunday.  A daily admission fee of $9.50/person to use the shower facilities only. 90 minutes prior to closing, the fee is $6/person. For more information, call (970) 544-4100

The Red Brick:  Shower facility is open 8:30am - 6:00pm to the general public for a fee of $6.00.  The Red Brick is located on 110 E. Hallam, call 970-920-5140. *Closed Saturday and Sunday.

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4th of July Parade Waiver

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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