Portal Campground


Portal Campground is located eleven miles southeast of Aspen on Independence Pass Road and seven miles south on Lincoln Creek Road at an elevation of 9,400'. Campers can access some wonderful day hikes from this location as well as terrain for motorcycle riding, mountain biking, ATV riding, fishing and horseback riding, among other recreation activities.

Portal Campground has 5 campsites with limited spurs.

5 day stay limit. High clearance vehicles are required and 4x4 recommended.

At a Glance

Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Usage: Light
  • 5 day stay limit.
  • High clearance vehicles are required and 4x4 recommended.
Closest Towns: Aspen, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Aspen-Sopris Ranger District

General Information


From Aspen, Colorado travel eleven miles southeast on Highway 82 toward Independence Pass to Lincoln Creek Road. Turn right and travel seven miles south on Lincoln Creek Road.

CAUTION: high clearance vehicles recommended for Lincoln Creek Road.

WARNING: No vehicles over 35 feet long are allowed on Highway 82 to access this campground.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites7 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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