Silver Bar Campground

  

Silver Bar Campground is located approximately five miles southwest of Aspen, Colorado, on the banks of Maroon Creek. The campground is adjacent to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station. This small, primitive, campground features four tent-only, walk-in sites with centralized vault toilets only a few yards away from each campsite.

The campground sits at a elevation of 8520 feet, allowing guests to experience warm summer days and cool evenings with probable afternoon thunderstorms. Properly licensed anglers may fish in Maroon Creek, which runs along the eastern edge of the campground. Come prepared for changing weather conditions. Snow is possible even at the peak of summer.

Access to fishing areas and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness trails where restrictions apply.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve a site online at recreation.gov 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
Restrictions:
  • 5 day stay limit. * There is an 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 is permitted in developed campgrounds and/or designated campsites only.
Closest Towns: Aspen, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Aspen- Sporis Ranger District 
620 Main Street,
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-2266

General Information

Directions:

Located 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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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.146248

  Longitude : 
-106.893182

  Elevation : 
8520’

 

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