Our Sprinter couldn't take the road here. It is one of the bumpiest roads we have ever tried to drive up. Disappointed other reviewers haven't said anything about this. It's brutal.
It is insanely beautiful though
We were passing through on our way south in a 2WD camper van. Easy access. Came in after dark. Not super private but great views to wake up to
Small little dirt campground with about 6-10 spots each equipped with a fire ring. No other amenities. It’s a short walk to the river, and there’s a lot of boulders nearby if you are into that. Also only about 5-10 minutes from the town of Buena Vista. Good cell service. Close to the dirt road but still quiet. Good views of the mountains. Only one other camper when I stayed on a monday night. Would stay again.
Stayed in site #20 near entrance of campground. Great, clean little area. #1 is there largest campsiteOcampsite. Get there early to have the best chance of finding a spot. One double vaulted restroom for entire area. Free area and no water or electric available. Otherwise, take your chances with dispersed camping throughout the area. Easy access to trails in the 4 mile loop. Quick drive to Buena Vista for supplies. We took a bicycle ride along the Arkansas river and loved it! Highly recommend this ride. It's only about 8-9 miles each way, with easy downhill ride back to the camp entrance. Steep ride though back to the actual campsite. Good workout! We rented a Jeep to explore the 4 mile trails. Fun activity to do; pack a lunch and enjoy the views! Also took the Jeep up to Cottonwoon Lake and beyond. Neat dispersed campsites in that area too.
Over 20 sites. On a Friday night and summer it fills up. Try and be there before 5:00. During the week we are told no problem finding a spot. 2 clean toilets. Nice mix of campers and rafters and hikers. Access to Vitamin B trail. There are random sites to camp along the access road as well.
Better than home honestly
Great views of Mt Princeton and the Collegiate Peaks. Lots of trails. Bouldering up from the road down below up to campsite. Right by the Arkansas River.
We were there in November, saw 1 or 2 other cars, but it also snowed while we were there. Nice views from some spots, some more sheltered, many with some shade. No toilets... Have your own system. Looks like there might be hiking, but with the snow we didn't venture out. Part of Fourmile Travel Management Area https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/psicc/recarea/?recid=21414
This place fills up fast almost every night due to local adventurest but is a great spot! Its quiet (a little noisier on the weekend), only 10 mins from town, the sites are great! & the mountain views is incredible!