Camp among the pines along the Cache la Poudre River, Colorado's first Wild and Scenic River. Two trailheads begin at camp: walk the 2-mile Kreutzer Nature Trail with interpretive signs, or take the 2.7-mile Mt. McConnel Trail to the 7,960-foot summit. In camp: volleyball & basketball courts, a playground — and hot showers! Trip limit: 16 people, 4 cars.
Note: Campsites have a limit of EIGHT people per campsite, or 16 people where we've booked 2 campsites.
Aspenglen Campground: Inside Rocky Mountain National Park
So make your reservations EARLY to save your space! See below for contact information for reservations.
From Boulder: 70 miles, 1.7 hours drive time Elevation: 6500 feet
Trip 1: Campsite 22 Thursday, June 29 — Monday, July 3 4 nights camping
Trip 2: Campsite 22 Tuesday, July 4 — Monday, July 10 6 nights camping
Trip 3: Campsites 22 & 23 Sunday, August 13 — Saturday, August 19 6 nights
Stove Prairie Campsite 3: Relaxing by the Poudre River
Pawnee Campground: Next to Brainard Lake & the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area
Campsite 1 Wednesday, August 23 — Monday, August 28 5 nights camping
Dowdy Lake Campground: In the Red Feather Lakes area NW of Fort Collins
Camp Dick Campground: On the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Highway
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Trip 1: Campsite 3 Friday, June 2 — Wednesday, June 7 5 nights camping
Trip 2: Campsites 3 & 4 Wednesday, July 26 — Monday, July 31 5 nights
ALDA-Boulder Outdoor Programs
Mountain Park Campground: On the Cache La Poudre River west of Fort Collins
In Peaceful Valley west of Boulder, by Middle St. Vrain Creek.
Camp Dick was built as a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in
the 1930s–1940s, as workers built campgrounds, hiking trails,
& public works in the area. Campsite 33 is in the trees next to wildflower meadows full of butterflies & hummingbirds. Hike the
1-mile trail to Peaceful Valley Campground, with abundant columbines, or try other moderate to advanced trails nearby: Buchanan Pass, Sourdough, Coney Creek. Have a picnic along
the creek. Side trips to Ward or Nederland to ride the Carousel
of Happiness. Trip limit: 8 people, 2 cars.
ALDA–Boulder offers its fifth year of car-and-tent camping trips. We choose beautiful places that
have activities for people all ages — first-time campers to experienced adventurers are all welcome.
We are people with all levels of hearing loss – from mild to profound. Bring your friends & family too!
Contact us for more camping information
From Boulder: 25 miles, 1 hour drive time Elevation: 10,300 feet
Camp Dick features plenty
of hiking trails & scenery. Campsite 33 is in the trees with wildflowers all around
Kayak on Dowdy Lake, climb boulders in camp, or hang up a hammock and relax
Drive Old Fall River Road, explore the National Park
and Visitor Centers, and
sleep among the trees
Social & Recreational Events for People with Hearing Loss
From Boulder: 62 miles, 1.5 hours drive time Elevation: 6000 feet
From Boulder: 43 miles, 1 hour drive Elevation: 8190 feet
Let's go camping this summer!
Campsite 4 Sunday, June 11 — Sunday, June 18 7 nights camping
Make your camping reservation EARLY!
ALDA–Boulder Small-Group Co-op Camping Program
These campsites are in the tree-shaded tent-only area inside a bend
of the Poudre River — sleep to soothing river sounds. Hang up your hammock in the trees and watch rafts and kayaks float by. Hike newly restored Young Gulch Trail, with meadows and waterfalls. Or visit Mountain Park Campground upstream, for hot showers! This trip is
great for group or family camping! Trip 1 limit: 8 people, 2 cars.
Trip 2 limit: 16 people, 4 cars (2 campsites).
Summer 2023 Camping Schedule
From Boulder: 24 miles, 50-minute drive Elevation: 8500 feet
Peaceful Valley Campground: On the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Highway above Ward
Campsite 33 Sunday, June 11 — Sunday, June 18 5 nights camping
Trip 1: Campsite W4 Wednesday, July 6 — Sunday, July 10 4 nights camping
Trip 2: Campsite 13 Wednesday, August 2 — Sunday, August 6 4 nights
From Boulder: 88 miles, 2 hours drive time Elevation: 8200 feet
From Boulder: 23 miles, 50 minutes drive time Elevation: 8500 feet
Stove Prairie Campground: In Poudre River Canyon west of Fort Collins
Camp amid pine and aspen forests in a glacier-carved valley. Our camp
is in the trees next to Middle St. Vrain Creek, with cooling breezes down
the valley and almost no bugs. Walk or bike the 1-mile forest trail to
Camp Dick campground, with abundant columbines and wildflowers
along the way. Many other hiking trails in the area. Side trips to Ward, Allenspark, or Brainard Lake at 10,000 feet. Trip limit: 8 people, 2 cars.
Camp in the tent-only walk-in area at lake's edge, and enjoy sunrises
over the lake, sunset clouds, and star-filled night skies. Our campsite
has boulders to climb and is shaded by trees — try some hammock therapy! Kayak on the lake to explore islands, inlets, & a beaver lodge (we bring the boats & gear). Hike or bike the 2-mile trail around the lake. Or try a 4-mile hike *down* to the summit of Mount Margaret. Visit the nearby village for rustic shops & treats. Side trips to see the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya at Drala Mountain Center or visit St. Walburga Abbey.
Trips 1 & 2 limit: 8 people, 2 cars. Trip 3 limit: 16 people, 4 cars.
Campsites 9 & 11 in Bear Loop Wednesday, June 21 — Monday, June 26 5 nights
Join us in a beautiful small campground near the Fall River Visitor Center, in the tent-only Loop A. This campsite is in the trees, close
to Fall River and walking paths. Elk & deer sightings are common
in camp. Hike 3-mile Aspenglen Loop for great views, wildflowers,
and wildlife watching. Visit Estes Park, 5 miles from camp. Drive
the historic Old Fall River Road (built in 1920), a scenic, one-way
gravel road that meets up with Trail Ridge Road at 11,796 feet.
Trip limit: 8 people, 2 cars.
Pawnee Campground is a very special place west of Boulder and above Ward. Camp is next to Brainard Lake & on the edge of the scenic Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. Brainard Lake has an abundance of wildflower
meadows and great views of alpine lakes and meadows on hiking trails, rated easy to advanced. Early risers might spot moose herds feeding
near the lake. Trip 1 on Elk Loop has a walk-in tent site in dense alpine forest. Trip 2 has a campsite on Elk Loop is at the edge of the forest.
We're camping at 10,300 feet and nights can be cool, so bring warm clothes. And expect some afternoon rains. Side trip to Nederland to
ride the Carousel of Happiness, explore the Wild Bear Nature Center,
and visit local shops and restaurants. Trip limit: 8 people, 2 cars.
Great Trips for Summer 2023!