Halfmoon West Campground


Located off the Halfmoon Road (FSR110), Halfmoon West is a first-come, first-served campground near the Mount Elbert and Mount Massive Trailheads at 9,900 feet. This is a very popular campground for hikers. Facilities include picnic tables, fire rings with grates, potable water, and vault toilets.

At a Glance


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,Drinking water,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 discharge of firearms or fireworks.

Closest Towns: Leadville, CO
Water: Potable water is available at a handpump at the entrance.
Restroom: Vault toilets are located throughout the 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.)


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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Drinking water