Motorcycle-Accessible Campgrounds in Colorado
Camping when you're traveling on your motorcycle is a bit more tricky than when you’re in a car, but it can certainly be done if you bring the right gear. Then the issue arises of taking your laden street bike over rough roads to get to the campground. There are other campgrounds along some of these roads but they have not been included because getting to them might be tough on a bike not intended for dirt.
The Colorado campgrounds featured here are all guaranteed to have good roads leading into and through them. This list is not all-inclusive (yet!) but it will grow as time permits. You can help by sending any information you have about any campsites in Colorado that are not included but should be.
To get a visual idea as to the location of these campgrounds, go to the sectional maps of the state and look for the campground icons along the highlighted roads. KOAs and other private campgrounds are not listed.
Just FYI, some of this information may be out of date. It is my intention in 2017 to update all of it. Till then I suggest you check before coming to make sure a particular campground is open. Due to federal budget cuts, the US Forest Service has closed some campgrounds.
Then, just for a little more assistance, I'm adding grid indicator numbers to each of these so those less familiar with the state will more easily see where each of these groups is. The grid numbers are based on this grid:
Campgrounds along US 40 over Berthoud Pass (Grid 7)
Campgrounds along county roads over Cottonwood Pass (Grid 10)
Campgrounds along CO 17 over Cumbres and La Manga Passes (Grid 14)
Campgrounds in the Deckers area along CO 67 and CO 126 (Grid 7)
Campgrounds along CO 65 over Grand Mesa (Grids 5 and 9)
Campgrounds along the Guanella Pass Road (Grid 7)
Campgrounds along CO 82 over Independence Pass (Grids 5 and 6)
Campgrounds along CO 145 over Lizard Head Pass and nearby (Grid 13)
Campgrounds along the Peak-to-Peak Highway (Grid 3)
Campgrounds along CO 14 in Poudre Canyon and up Cameron Pass (Grids 2 and 3)
Campgrounds along US 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass (Grid 2)
Campgrounds along CO 149 over Slumgullion and Spring Creek Passes (Grids 9 and 10, and 13 and 14)
Campgrounds along US 24 over Tennessee Pass (Grid 6)
Campgrounds along US 34 over Trail Ridge Road (Grid 2)
Campgrounds along U.S. 160 over Wolf Creek Pass (Grids 13 and 14)
Campground along CO 135 between Gunnison and Crested
Butte. (Grid 10)