Cold Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
Photo of site #2 at Cold Springs Campground. Picnic table and fire grate are located above the site.

The Cold Springs Campground is located west of Denver and five miles north of the town of Blackhawk, adjacent to Highway 119. Visitors enjoy the area for its scenic and off-road driving and nearby hiking and fishing opportunities.

Facilities: There are 38 sites in the campground, 31 of which are suitable for RV camping. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate and picnic table. Facilities provided include restrooms, water and a playground area. There are no electric/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground. Firewood is for sale at the campground.

Natural Features: The campground is located among aspen and lodgepole pine, at an elevation of 9,200 feet. Most sites are shaded and the interior roads are gravel.

Recreation: The surrounding area has many great hiking trails. There is an easy hiking trail out of campground for families with small children. In addition, the short but steep Vista Trail climbs just a quarter-mile but rewards hikers with spectacular views of the vast Mount Evans Wilderness and valley below. Scenic driving is available along Highways 119 and 72, known as the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Numerous creeks, rivers and lakes in the area provide fishing opportunities. Off-road enthusiasts will find many jeep roads in the vicinity.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Make reservations at or by calling 1-877-444-6777
Fees: Detailed information on
Usage: Light
  • A single site may hold up to eight people.
  • Tents must fit on the pads provided.
  • RVs, trailers or other vehicles must fit on the parking spur. Driving or parking off road is not permitted.
  • The parking length ranges from 25 to 50 feet. 
  • Dogs must be on leash.
Closest Towns: Central City/Blackhawk
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: Vista Recreation

General Information

Directions: Located five miles north of Central City on Highway 119


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