Where to Camp in Breckenridge this Spring
April 11th, 2018
When planning your spring getaway into the mountains, you have endless options for activities. Camping, hiking, and fishing are always some of the highlights for you spring trip. The trick is picking a location central to all of your activities and all of Colorado’s natural beauties. Summit County is a popular destination offering amazing scenery and endless adventures. Camp under the beautiful Colorado stars this spring at these camp spots near Breckenridge.
Tiger Run Campground
If you aren’t quite prepared for tent camping, Tiger Run Campground is an excellent go-to for those who decide to bring the RV up for a couple days. Tiger Run Campground provides their guests with a heated pool, exercise room as well as a laundry room.
Pine Cove Campground
For those looking to brave the cold and camp in tents, Pine Cove Campground has you covered with an excellent waterfront location and beautiful panoramic views. For those looking to get out a ways, there are plenty of national forest camping spots. However, Pine Cove should be on your camping list if you want convenience paired with a great place to wake up.
Peak 10 in Breckenridge is an excellent location for the more adventurous campers or backpackers, allowing you to pack in and set up camp at higher elevations yielding breathtaking views. Peak 10 is part of the Breckenridge Ski Resort and sits right above the mountain town, making it a popular destination for those venturing along Tenmile Range.
Towering over the Dillon Reservoir, Swan Mountain is a favored alternate route to Breckenridge. Instead of taking Highway 9, take the scenic route on Swan Mountain Road. You’ll see endless amounts of camping spots in the area, plus one of the most popular wedding venues in summit county: Sapphire Point.
Make your camping excursion one for the books and pitch your tent at just over 11,500 feet. Hoosier Pass is located a stones throw south from Breckenridge and delivers great views of the Mosquito Range, Tenmile Range, and mountain vistas way off into the distance. You can camp at the top of the pass near the base of North Star Mountain trail, or make your way toward Montgomery Reservoir on the south side of the pass for a more quiet evening.
Boreas Pass towers above Breckenridge as the nation’s original highest narrow-gauge railroad, running from 1872 to 1938. In 1952 the pass was converted into an automobile-friendly road, and today is popular 4×4 backcountry trek in the summer and fall foliage hike after the pass closes for the winter season.
Whether you decide to plot your tent at a campground or venture up a forest service road, there are plenty of great places to camp in Breckenridge territory. Be sure to pack clothing for all types of weather, as Colorado is known for one beautiful day followed by a foot of snow.
For other adventures in the Rockies, call Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting. You could spend your day paddling down the Blue River, then set up camp at one of the many places in Breckenridge or Summit County!
*Featured image courtesy of A Redleg’s Rides