The Crags Campground

Area Status: Closed

Visitors will continue to notice significant changes in the drainage over the next few years as more and more spruce trees succumb to the natural succession from the beetle infestation. 

The Crags campground has 17 campsites for tents, small RV's, or small trailers. It is located in an "out of the way" area and is highly used depending on the time of day and year.

The Crags Trail #664 and the Devil's Playground Trail #753 start near the campground at the Crags Trailhead located 1/8 mile before the campground.This is a standard, non-electric campground. It is also a pack it in, pack it out campground.

Access to the campground is on a narrow, winding and very rough dirt road.

All dates are weather dependent. Dates of operation below are dates visitors may expect full service.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: This is a first-come, first-served campground. No reservation is required.
$20.00 fee per site for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles or one (1) RV per site is included in the camping fee. $8.00 for a third vehicle. 
$8.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight.
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the SAME NIGHT.
Senior Pass and Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
Open Season: Late May - Late September
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
  • Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
  • Camping is NOT ALLOWED behind a LOCKED GATE.
Closest Towns: Divide, CO
Water: Potable water available
Restroom: Restroom, vault toilets

The Interagency Senior Pass (previously known as the Golden Age Pass) and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at concessionaire run campsites. The discount only applies to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass owner, not to any additional campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass owner's party.

Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Information Center: This campground has been identified as a bear problem area, so please follow standard procedure. The Devil's Playground Trail also begins near the campground. This trail is 6.5 miles to the summit of Pikes Peak. The Ring-the-Peak trail passes by the Crags Campground.

During peak season, this campground is a full-service campground except no trash service is provided. Extended season has reduced service such as water, trash, or a host may not be available.

General Information


The Crags Campground is located southeast of Divide and is reached by driving 4.3 miles south of Divide on CO Highway 67. Turn left on Forest Road 383 and drive another 3.5 miles east. 

General Notes:

A low-level maintained, steep, and narrow access road makes it difficult for larger trailers.  Please drive with caution.  Road may become inaccessible in the winter.


There is a parking space for each campsite.

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10,000 feet