Dispersed Camping

Don't want to camp in a developed campground? There are many places on the Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands where you can pitch a tent and practice low impact camping techniques. Dispersed camping is primitive, undevleoped, frontcountry "car camping".

Remember: when dispersed camping, no toilets, trash service, or potable water, are available. Store all food and trash securely, and pack out what you pack in. Practice Leave No Trace....

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Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Cimarron National Grassland area description
  • Santa Fe Companion Trail
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail
  • Comanche National Grassland area description
  • Picket Wire Corrals Interpretive Site
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Clear Creek Canyon area description
  • South Fork / Clear Creek Trail
  • Leadville Ranger District Colorado Trail Sections area description
  • Pikes Peak Ranger District area description
  • Salida Ranger District area description
  • Baldwin Lake
  • Browns Canyon National Monument
  • Browns Creek Trail
  • Colorado Trail #1776 (North Cottonwood)
  • Fourmile Travel Management Area
  • Hancock Lakes
  • Little Browns Creek Trail
  • Mount Shavano and Mount Tabequache
  • North Cottonwood Trail
  • Pomeroy Lakes
  • San Carlos Ranger District area description
  • South Colony Basin
  • South Park area description
  • Buffalo Peaks Wilderness - East side area description
  • Buffalo Peaks Trailhead
  • Lynch Creek Trailhead
  • North Salt Creek Trailhead
  • Rich Creek Trail
  • Salt Creek Trail
  • French Pass Trail
  • Nate Stultz Trail
  • Platte River Trail
  • Sheep Creek Trail
  • South Platte Ranger District - Recreation area description
  • Buffalo Creek Recreation Area area description
  • Cedar Mountain Area area description
  • Guanella Pass Scenic Byway area description
  • Hall Valley Area area description
  • Kenosha Pass Area area description
  • Matukat Area area description
  • Rampart Range Recreation Area area description

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities