Halfmoon East Campground


Located off the Halfmoon Road (FSR 110), Halfmoon East is a first-come, first-served campground near the Mount Elbert and Mount Massive Trailheads at 9,000 feet. This is a very popular campground for hikers. Facilities include picnic tables, fire rings with grates, and vault toilets. There is no potable water available at this campground, but water can be obtained up the road at Halfmoon West Campground.

At a Glance

Reservations: This is a first-come, first-served campground; No sites are reservable.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Open Season: Memorial Day to Labor Day
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No camping is allowed within 100 feet of the Creek. All off highway vehicles (OHVs) must stay on designated roads and trails. No discharging of firearms or fireworks.
Closest Towns: Leadville, CO
Water: No water is available in this campground.
Restroom: A vault toilet is available in this campground.
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information


From Leadville, travel south approximately 3 miles on US Hwy 24. Turn RIGHT on Colorado 300 at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery sign. Continue about 3/4 of a mile and turn LEFT at the Halfmoon Campground sign. Follow this road and turn RIGHT at the Halfmoon sign at the end of the pavement. This dirt road will lead to the Halfmoon East/West and Elbert Creek areas. (Note:  This road is not maintained in the winter.)


Camping & Cabins

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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping