Columbine Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Photo shows a very spacious campsite at Columbine campground. Site has picnic tables fire grates.

Located west of Denver and two miles northwest of Central City, Colorado, in a grove of aspen and lodgepole pine. The campground is split into two loops. There are a total of 46 sites available with 41 suitable for RV camping and five suitable for tents. Facilities provided include restrooms and water. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate, and picnic table. Sites may be available on a first come, first served basis. Firewood is sold at the campground by the campground host. There are no electric/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground.

The Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and multiple four-wheel drive routes are nearby. This campground is popular with off-highway vehicle users.

At a Glance

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Open Season: 5/18 - 9/23
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: 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 because driving or parking off road is not permitted. The parking length ranges from 25 to 55 feet.
Closest Towns: Central City/Blackhawk, CO
Water: hand water pump/spigot
Restroom: vault toilet
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Services and Idaho Springs Visitor Center, 2060 Miner St., Idaho Springs, CO 80452 Phone 303-567-4382; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: From I25 in Denver, take 6th Ave West to state Highway 6, through clear Creek Canyon. Proceed north on State Highway 119, turn left on Gilpin County Road 279 (Gregory St. next to Bullwackers Casino) in Black Hawk, follow signs to Central City. Gregory St. changes to Lawrence St, at Central City limits, then changes to Eureka St. midway thru Central City. Proceed on Eureka St. until road turns to gravel \& follow signs to campground. Campground is located 2 miles northwest of Central City on County Road 279. Two and one-half miles Northwest of Central City via Gilpin County Road 3 on Forest Road 176. At the top near the cemeteries, follow the signs to the campground.

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