Scouting Report – (CO-2): Camp Rock

Free camping close to Denver

Camp Rock Campground:

Camp Rock Campground Information

Phone Number: (303) 567-4382

Elevation: 9,000

Lat/Long: 39.613655, -105.534348

Nearby Town: Evergreen, Co. @ 15 miles

 

Details:

  • No fee
  • No water
  • No trash
  • Vault toilets

Mount Evans State Wildlife Area

Mandatory free self issuing permit required if you are hiking into the Mount Evans Wilderness Area.

 

Date of Report: 06/2018

Road Conditions:

Packed dirt and gravel base for a majority of the road.

Mount Evans State wildlife area camping location is located at the beginning of this road.

Road to the Camp rock location is in good repair.

Road is steep in places so plan accordingly with local weather conditions and projected weather forecasts.

This road can easily be traveled by normal passenger car providing there are no extreme weather events that would normally impact driving conditions.  

 

Note: It is always the operators responsibility to gauge current road conditions and the vehicle’s ability to handle the current terrain and conditions. The author of this content cannot and will not take responsibility for the users actions. The presented content is a guide only the user assumes all responsibility for their actions.

Check local forecasts prior to your visit. Current Evergreen Weather

 

General Site Information:

There are about ½ a dozen sites available clustered near the parking lot at this location. All of the sites are within sight of the parking area, and are situated under a thick pine and aspen canopy that offers good shade, while the forest undergrowth is very green and lush. The parking area is fairly flat on one side and has a slight incline on the other. There are several trails that start from this parking area so there is generally a lot of traffic in and out of the area during the day time. Due to the close proximity to Denver this is a very popular spot overall that being said there is a high possibility that all of the walk in campsites may be taken if you are visiting during peak times. One handicap accessible site is available at the beginning of the camping area.  There is also free camping at the Mount Evans State Wildlife area which is located at the beginning of the road that leads to the Camp Rock sites, as well as a couple sites along the road leading down to Camp Rock. Be mindful of the signs on the road side that will let you know if camping is allowed at each pull off along the way. There are several places that look like they have been camped at in the past that now have signs clearly stating that no camping in allowed in that location.

Nearby Activities or Attractions:

  • Evergreen
  • Evergreen Lake
  • Hiking at nearby:
  • Alderfer/Three Sisters Park
  • Elk Meadows Park
  • Dedisse Park
  • Bergen Peak Wildlife Area

 

Hiking into the Mount Evans Wilderness area from the camp site (Free permit required)

There is a station at the campsite with free wilderness permits if you plan to hike into the Mount Evans Wilderness area

 

Available Hikes:

  • Beaver Meadows Trail #44 – (10.8 miles)
  • Bear Tracks Trail

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