Echo Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
An interpretive sign posted at the entrance to the campground, with picnic tables and benches.

The Echo Lake Campground is located near its namesake lake at the base of Mount Blue Sky along Highway 103. Visitors enjoy hiking, fishing and taking scenic drives to the summit of Mount Blue Sky.

Facilities: There are 17 sites available. Ten sites are suitable for RV camping and seven sites are suitable for tents. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Other facilities include vault toilets, hand pumps with potable water and trash service. There are no electric/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground. Firewood is for sale at the campground.

Natural Features: Echo Lake Campground sits in a spruce forest near the shores of Echo Lake. The campground's 10,600 feet elevation creates chilly nights, even in summer, and its location on a mountain pass makes for windy conditions year-round.

Recreation: Activities in the area include hiking in the Mount Evans Wilderness, fishing, scenic driving and wildlife viewing. Several trails leave directly from the campground.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Make reservations at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees: Check detailed information on
Usage: Heavy
  • 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 20 to 55 feet. 
  • Dogs must be on leash.
Closest Towns: Idaho Springs; Bergen Park
Water: Hand water pump/spigot
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: Vista Recreation

General Information


I-70 westbound, Idaho Springs exit #240 - Hwy 103. Go south 14 miles to the intersection of Hwy 103 and Hwy 5. Turn right on Hwy 5 then turn left to enter the campground.


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Difficulty Level: Easy

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