Silver Queen Campground


Entrance sign to Silver Queen Campground.

Located just outside Aspen, Colorado, Silver Queen Campground is hemmed in by aspen groves, a short walk from Maroon Creek, with views of 14,018 foot Pyramid Peak within the iconic Maroon Bells Scenic Area. The campground sits at an elevation of 8700 feet, allowing guests to experience warm summer days and cool evenings with probable afternoon thunderstorms. Come prepared for changing weather conditions. Snow is possible even at the peak of summer.

Silver Queen Campground has five campsites available for advanced reservation which are able to accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs (30-foot RV limit).

Sites are equipped with picnic tables, vault toilets, campfire rings and drinking water. Electrical hook-ups are not available. Horses are not allowed in the campground.

Nearby access to Access to Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness trails where restrictions apply.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved online at or by calling Toll Free 1 (877) 444-6777 (International (518) 885-3639 or TDD (877) 833-6777)
Fees Check our forest-wide campground table for current pricing. 
Permit Info: Those camping in developed sites in the Maroon Valley must purchase a 5 day vehicle pass ($5 for camping) to drive to their designated campground at the Welcome Station across from the Silver Bar Campground.
Open Season: May - October- weather permitting
Usage: Heavy
  • 5 day stay limit. Check out time is 2:00 p.m.
  • 8 person, two car limit per campsite.
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times while visiting campgrounds AND within designated Wilderness. The leash should not exceed 6 feet in length.
  • Camping in developed campgrounds and/or designated campsites only.
Closest Towns: Aspen, CO
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Aspen- Sporis Ranger District 
620 Main Street,
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-2266

General Information


Located 6.5 miles southwest of Aspen, Colorado, on Maroon Creek Road. From Highway 82 take the Maroon Creek Road exit at the roundabout on the West edge of town. Follow Maroon Creek Road to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station.

Coming to Aspen via Independence Pass: Take Highway 82 West from downtown Aspen 1 mile to the roundabout (rotary). From the roundabout, take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station. You will pass Aspen High school and Aspen Highlands Ski Area on the way to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station, Independence Pass (Highway 82) is normally open from Memorial Day through mid-October, weather dependant. If you are planning an event during these times, please call the Colorado Department of Transportation Hotline for road updates at (877) 315-7623.

Coming to Aspen via Glenwood Springs: Take Highway 82 for 40 miles to the roundabout (rotary). From the roundabout, take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Welcome Station.

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