Columbine Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Located west of Denver and two miles northwest of Central City, Colorado, in a lodgepole pine forest. Elevation is 9,200 feet. Restrooms are provided. Popular events in the area are Lou Bunch Days, Central City Opera and the Jazz Festival. Activities include gambling at Central City and Blackhawk, "Peak to Peak" hiking and 4-wheeling nearby. Firewood sold at the campground.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Firewood
  • Vault Toilet


Walk In Season
May 28 2010 -
Jul 01 2010
WALK TO $14.00-$15.00
Peak Season
Jul 02 2010 -
Sep 05 2010
WALK TO $14.00-$15.00
Walk In Season
Sep 06 2010 -
Sep 25 2010
WALK TO $14.00-$15.00
Walk In Season
May 28 2011 -
Jun 30 2011
WALK TO $14.00-$15.00

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. This campground requires a 2 night minimum stay on Weekends. This campground requires a 3 night minimum stay on holidays. 14 day stay limit within 60 day period. No refunds are given for BAD WEATHER. There is no electricity/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground. Sites may be available on a first come - first served basis outside the reservation season. Water spigots are at central locations throughout the campground.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Columbine
Campground Phone: 303-567-3000
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Location: Golden, CO
Phone: 303-567-3000

1 Campground Reviews for Columbine - Golden, CO

Irresponsible four wheelers


Four wheelers continuously circled the campground all day long-rather than leaving for a trail close by the area. While some left, quite a few did not and made obnoxious noise all day long. Ruined our trip.

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More About Columbine Campground

Columbine is a campground located in Golden, Colorado. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -105.5331 latitude, and -105.5331 longitude into your GPS device.

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