Columbine Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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

The Columbine Campground is located just off the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway/Highway 119, west of Denver. This campground is popular with off-road enthusiasts and many jeep roads can be reached from the campground.

Facilities: This campground has 46 sites on two loops. Five of these sites are suitable for tents only; the others are sutiable for both RV and/or tents. Each site has a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Other amenities include: vault toilet, water spigots and trash service. Bundled firewood is for sale by the onsite campground manager. There are no electric/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground.

Natural Features: The campground is situated in a grove of aspen and lodgepole pine, at an elevation of 9,200 feet. Due to the mountain pine beetle infestation and removal of hazardous trees, there may be little to no shade available in the campground.

Recreation: Many hiking and biking trails are found nearby. Scenic driving is available along Highways 119 and 72, which is also known as the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Numerous creeks, rivers and lakes in the areas provide fishing opportunities. Off-road enthusiasts will find many jeep roads in the vicinity.

View a COTREX map here.

Note: Projected campground opening/closing dates and water system operation dates may change based on weather and some campgrounds may experience periodic closures for removal of hazard trees or mountain pine beetle treatments. Please check for updates closer to the camping season or call your local Ranger District.  

At a Glance

Reservations:
  Individual sites at this campground operate on a 6-month rolling basis. Make reservations at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
 
Fees Check detailed information on www.recreation.gov or see general fees on the campground table.
Open Season: 5/14 - 9/19
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. Driving or parking off road is not permitted.
  • The parking length ranges from 25 to 55 feet.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Closest Towns: Central City/Blackhawk
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; 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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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.815129

  Longitude : 
-105.551059

  Elevation : 
9,200'

 



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