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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was the most primitive of the three government campgrounds I used during my trip. The campground was remote and quiet, yet only 5 to 10 minutes from Aspen. No cell service and not even power to light the toilet buildings. Limited facilities were clean, friendly host and trails available right at the campground were nice (but no maps that we could find.)

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
Thank AmyKathryn
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Really nice campground. Well set up and pretty good isolation between sites with separation by groves of young aspen trees. Firewood available onsite. Just a few minutes drive from aspen and Maroon Bells / Snowmass and a half hour drive to independence pass. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
Thank LA-ChrisB
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

What a great campground! I came from St. Pete, FL and camped by myself in a tent for 4 days. I was had site 25 and what I loved about that site, is it has a stream along side of it, not the river. The sound of the stream the whole time is nice. The campground itself was really convenient to Aspen. It is just off the highway and I read reviews of highway noise, but I didn't think it was too bad. Most people that drive into Aspen come from the other direction. Not Independence Pass. I will definitely go back!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
Thank David C
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We stayed here a week and loved almost every minute of it. The sites are spread out and surrounded by trees. Some have creeks running through them. I don't think there is a bad site in the whole place, except maybe the ones next to the bathrooms.
There is a bike trail that connects with the town of Aspen. There are hiking trails everywhere. The bear lockers are huge and can accommodate a ton of stuff. None of the sites have water or electric, but there are water spigots throughout the campground. Also, there was no noise at all in the evenings. The other campers were very respectful and well-behaved.
My only complaint about the whole place would be the bathrooms. They are kept very clean, but they are vault toilets, so they are inherently disgusting. They smelled really bad, but my friends that stayed on for two more weeks claim they were emptied and smelled good after that.
We would go back in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Sites 16 and 19 were really nice, avoid sites near the restrooms because of smell
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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3  Thank senny
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This campground has been designed so that each site is fairly private, but still accessible. The picnic table, fire ring, and tent site were in good shape. A couple of tiny streams run through the grounds, so many sites have the sound of running water. The hosts are friendly and helpful, and have good firewood for sale. During the day you can hear (but not see) traffic going up Independence Pass, which is a little annoying.

For some reason TripAdvisor thinks this is a hotel, not a campground, so be warned before "booking"!

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ralph B
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