Camp Out Colorado http://www.campoutcolorado.com Camping tips, tricks and help for great outdoor camping adventures plus campground reviews! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:56:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Camping Season Approaches http://www.campoutcolorado.com/camping-season-approaches/ http://www.campoutcolorado.com/camping-season-approaches/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:48:22 +0000 http://www.campoutcolorado.com/?p=1630 Reserve a Campsite at your Favorite CampgroundWith the recent stretch of unseasonably warm weather in Colorado, we are reminded that camping season is just around the corner. Though it may be a couple of months before most campers get out into the beautiful Colorado wilderness, it is not too early to start planning your camping season trips! In fact, many campgrounds are already taking camping reservations. If you already know where you want to go camping this season, you might want to check your favorite campground and make reservations for your favorite campsite now.

The normal camping season in Colorado is Memorial Day through Labor Day. Most campgrounds only take reservations during this time frame. If you plan to go camping outside of this time frame it is still a good idea to . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping Season Approaches

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Reserve a Campsite at your Favorite CampgroundWith the recent stretch of unseasonably warm weather in Colorado, we are reminded that camping season is just around the corner. Though it may be a couple of months before most campers get out into the beautiful Colorado wilderness, it is not too early to start planning your camping season trips! In fact, many campgrounds are already taking camping reservations. If you already know where you want to go camping this season, you might want to check your favorite campground and make reservations for your favorite campsite now.

The normal camping season in Colorado is Memorial Day through Labor Day. Most campgrounds only take reservations during this time frame. If you plan to go camping outside of this time frame it is still a good idea to check if your favorite campground takes reservations.

Click this link to reserve your camping vacation now: Reserve a campground here!

Here are some things to keep in mind when booking a camping trip:

  • The busiest times in a campground are Friday through Sunday.
  • Most campgrounds require reserving both Friday and Saturday nights if you want a Friday night.
  • Double check campsite size and accommodations to be sure they fit your needs such as power, water, size, and accessibility.
  • The number of people and vehicles may be limited in the campsite.
  • Make sure to familiarize yourself with campground rules before you go. Check to see if pets are allowed, ATVs are allowed, and if other outdoor activities you may be interested in are available.

After you have your camping vacation booked, you may also want to investigate points of interest and other activities in the vicinity of your campground. This way you can have a good backup plan should you have the misfortune of a bad weather day. This is a great way to save what would otherwise be a “bad day camping”.

You may be months away from actually going camping, but it is the perfect time to plan your camping trip. Perhaps talk to your friends and family to see if they would be interested in joining your camping trip. Getting your camping trip all lined up and reserved early will help you get the campsite you need and schedule the time off work so everyone can go camping!

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Cherry Creek State Park 2nd Sunday Bird Walks http://www.campoutcolorado.com/cherry-creek-state-park-2nd-sunday-bird-walks/ http://www.campoutcolorado.com/cherry-creek-state-park-2nd-sunday-bird-walks/#comments Sat, 09 Nov 2013 16:39:48 +0000 http://www.campoutcolorado.com/?p=1604 Cherry Creek State Park 2nd Sunday Bird WalksMeet at Prairie Loop at 9:00 am for a bird walk through the wetlands. Come prepared for the weather with layers, and proper shoes. Bring water and a snack and binoculars are recommended. The Raptors are in the park in the winter so you should experience some wonderful birds.

Date: 11/10/2013 Time: 9:00 am Location: Prairie Loop on west side of park

This is a great opportunity to go out bird watching. In the winter the birds are easy to spot and follow with the leaves off of the trees. Make sure to bring a camera along with your binoculars!

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Cherry Creek State Park 2nd Sunday Bird WalksMeet at Prairie Loop at 9:00 am for a bird walk through the wetlands. Come prepared for the weather with layers, and proper shoes. Bring water and a snack and binoculars are recommended. The Raptors are in the park in the winter so you should experience some wonderful birds.

Date: 11/10/2013
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Prairie Loop on west side of park

This is a great opportunity to go out bird watching. In the winter the birds are easy to spot and follow with the leaves off of the trees. Make sure to bring a camera along with your binoculars!

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US 36 to Estes Park is Re-Opening http://www.campoutcolorado.com/us-36-estes-park-re-opening/ http://www.campoutcolorado.com/us-36-estes-park-re-opening/#comments Sun, 03 Nov 2013 21:53:46 +0000 http://www.campoutcolorado.com/?p=1607 telluride_town_park_flowerUS Highway 36 to Estes Park is set to reopen November 3. This is great news to all of us that love to head to that beautiful Colorado area. The flood hit this area extremely hard and they would love to have tourists back up visiting the area. So if you get the chance head up to the Estes Park area and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. Not only will you be able to enjoy a very nice part of Colorado but your visit can help to revitalize the hard hit area. Just because the regular camping season is over, doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the Colorado outdoors!

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telluride_town_park_flowerUS Highway 36 to Estes Park is set to reopen November 3. This is great news to all of us that love to head to that beautiful Colorado area. The flood hit this area extremely hard and they would love to have tourists back up visiting the area. So if you get the chance head up to the Estes Park area and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. Not only will you be able to enjoy a very nice part of Colorado but your visit can help to revitalize the hard hit area. Just because the regular camping season is over, doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the Colorado outdoors!

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Arkansas Headwaters The Crater Hike http://www.campoutcolorado.com/arkansas-headwaters-crater-hike/ http://www.campoutcolorado.com/arkansas-headwaters-crater-hike/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 01:35:49 +0000 http://www.campoutcolorado.com/?p=1602 Arkansas Headwaters The Crater HikeJoin AHRA Volunteer Naturalist/Geologist Bob Hickey on an exciting hike to a real but small volcanic cone here in Chaffee County. This 9-mile round-trip day hike offers stunning views of the Sawatch Range and the Collegiate Peaks and allows hikers a glimpse into The Crater. Learn about the volcanic history of Chaffee County as you enjoy this moderate level hike. Please, call AHRA at 719-539-7289 for more information and/or to reserve a spot.

Date: 11/2/2013 Time: 8AM Location: Forest Service Road #181 trailhead

 

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Arkansas Headwaters The Crater HikeJoin AHRA Volunteer Naturalist/Geologist Bob Hickey on an exciting hike to a real but small volcanic cone here in Chaffee County. This 9-mile round-trip day hike offers stunning views of the Sawatch Range and the Collegiate Peaks and allows hikers a glimpse into The Crater. Learn about the volcanic history of Chaffee County as you enjoy this moderate level hike. Please, call AHRA at 719-539-7289 for more information and/or to reserve a spot.

Date: 11/2/2013
Time: 8AM
Location: Forest Service Road #181 trailhead

 

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Castlewood Canyon West Canyon Crawl http://www.campoutcolorado.com/castlewood-canyon-west-canyon-crawl/ http://www.campoutcolorado.com/castlewood-canyon-west-canyon-crawl/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:31:06 +0000 http://www.campoutcolorado.com/?p=1600 Castlewood Canyon West Canyon CrawlJoin Park Interpreter Warren Coker for a day in the creek. Be prepared to get muddy and wet as we follow Cherry Creek off-trail. As we hop rocks and scramble up the creek, well enjoy the geology and biology of Castlewood Canyon! Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. Meet at the Homestead Parking Lot.

Date: 10/26/2013 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

This should be a lot of fun exploring the canyon and learning about things you would not normally see following the trail.

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Castlewood Canyon West Canyon CrawlJoin Park Interpreter Warren Coker for a day in the creek. Be prepared to get muddy and wet as we follow Cherry Creek off-trail. As we hop rocks and scramble up the creek, well enjoy the geology and biology of Castlewood Canyon! Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. Meet at the Homestead Parking Lot.

Date: 10/26/2013
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

This should be a lot of fun exploring the canyon and learning about things you would not normally see following the trail.

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