The Telluride Town Park Campground is the place to camp to get the best out of going camping and enjoying one of Colorado’s most popular high mountain towns. Telluride is bustling with activity year round but this campground is only open during the warm summer months. Make sure to check their website as to when the campground will be available. They do not accept reservations in Telluride Town Park Campground so you will need to try to find a campsite outside of the normal weekend camping rush. The best time would be to plan your trip to begin mid week as this is a very popular and usually full campground. There are other places to camp around Telluride but none offer the ability to camp on the doorstep of Telluride. There is nothing quite like camping out in Colorado’s great out of doors to wake up to a short walk to one of Telluride’s many quality cafes.
Telluride Town Park Camping Details
- Region: South West
- Location: Telluride – Google Map
- Forestry: Privately Operated
- Elevation: 8,756 Feet
- Camp Sites: 33 = 28 Standard, 5 Tent Only
- Cost: $15.00-$20.00
- Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Biking
- Amenities: Water, Showers, Flushing Toilets
Telluride Town Park Camping Review
If you’d like to camp out, but you also have a strong desire to remain in the city, you might just try a camp out in Telluride Town Park. The campground is on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations are not accepted for this campground, so it may be busy during the busy summer season. Make sure to have a back up plan should the campground be full. If you are able to secure a campsite, you’ll be in the middle of all the activity of this small mountain town. Everything is within walking distance here. Be sure to check the Park schedule, since the campground is reserved for some of the big events through the summer .
Campfires are prohibited, but you can bring your camp stoves and barbeques. The San Miguel River winds its way around the camp ground and it’s is a nice place to fish, should you want some fresh- caught trout for dinner.
The sites are close together and are made to accommodate RV’s and trailers near the entrance, transitioning to tents and walk-in sites at the far end. You’ll have little privacy here and there are few trees or other separation between the camp sites. However, if you are camping here, you are not looking to “get away from it all”. Rather, you are probably out to enjoy a mix of camping and the activities and festivals that the town of Telluride has to offer.
Camping in Town Park