Put away that iPhone, shut down your computer, and turn off that television! We are going camping! What better way to escape from civilization and reconnect with your true self. Camping is rejuvenating! Get ready to restore your spirit and make some memories!
Mammoth Gulch Camping
Before you know it you will be breathing in the fresh mountain air, under a clear sky full of twinkling stars. But first we need to find a great campsite! Mammoth Gulch camping is situated in Boulder, Gilpin, and Clear Creek counties of Colorado and is part of both the Roosevelt and Arapaho National Forests. There are no established campsites and no camping fees or permits required. When arriving at Mammoth Gulch Road, you will come to an intersection of three numbered trails. Take the center trail for the best, most secluded campsites. So what do we do now!? Scope out a flat spot and pitch that tent wherever your heart desires!
We tucked ourselves away in a valley up against a dense pack of trees. There was an immense amount of colorful wildflowers in view along with the snow capped James Peak mountain in the distance. Once we set up camp, we decided to explore the area around us. Through the dense trees, we came to an opening of many streams and mountain lakes. The sun bouncing off the rippling, crisp mountain water was a beautiful sight to see.
We stumbled across many patches of wild mushrooms and mountain strawberries. This surely was an adventure!! We were completely content with our camping destination! We headed back to our site for the best part of the trip, THE CAMPFIRE!! We gathered around the fire with our friends under a starry paradise. S’mores and hot dogs were roasting. We were connected to nature and drifting away, listening to the sounds of the night.
So when you feel like you just want to get away, plan a camping trip to Mammoth Gulch. It’s the most inexpensive way to restore your soul and make some memories with the ones you love!
Directions to Mammoth Gulch
From the North, travel along CO 119-South of Nederland to CR 16(East Portal Road). Follow CR 16 west to CR 3N(Mammoth Gulch Rd.) Travel South 1.5 miles to NFSR 176.
THIS IS A ROCKY, ONE LANE ROAD. 4 WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES ARE ENCOURAGED!