Moon Colorado Camping

The Complete Guide to Tent and RV Camping

Fourth Edition, May 2011
Pages: 352

Price: $18.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598807547

Natives and newcomers can agree on one thing: Colorado is a superlative state. It has more Fourteeners than any other state, more microbreweries per capita than any other state, the highest suspension bridge in the world, the world’s largest natural hot springs pool, the tallest sand dunes in the United States, and the largest city park system in the country. If you are looking for the perfect place to camp in Colorado, your trip starts with Moon Colorado Camping. It’s the ideal resource for finding campsites—from secluded alpine hike-in spots to convenient roadside stopovers—throughout the entire state. Join expert author Sarah Ryan as she brings you:

  • Descriptions of camping options, ranging from state park campgrounds to RV parks
  • Complete contact information and summaries of each campground’s scenic features, facilities, and nearby recreation opportunities
  • Expert tips on gear, safety, and first aid, weather, low-impact camping, and camping with kids
  • Easy-to-use regional maps, driving directions to each campground, and details on fees, reservation services, and helpful websites

What’s inside Moon Colorado Camping

Enjoy the very best of Colorado Camping with these itineraries:
  • Best for Day Hiking
  • Best for Fly-Fishing
  • Best Full-Service Campgrounds
  • Best for Fourteeners
  • Best for Hot Springs
  • Best Lakeside Campgrounds
  • Best for Mountain Biking
  • Best for Stunning Views
  • Best for Weddings
  • Best for White Water
Discover the best camping spots in:
  • Western Slope North
  • Western Slope South
  • Central Mountains North
  • Central Mountains South
  • The Front Range
  • Four Corners and the San Juan Mountains
  • San Luis Valley and the Sangre de Cristos
  • Eastern Plains

Sarah Ryan’s favorite state of being is “in transit.” She feels most alive when she’s on a journey—via train or plane, on a trail or a river, in the mountains or the desert. She loves writing and reading about travel as well, and has found that one of the more rewarding challenges of life is to plan (and document) her next adventure.

For Sarah, the best adventures include friends and family. A few years ago, she piloted a single-engine airplane around South Africa and Botswana with her husband and parents. Closer to home, she enjoys long cycling trips in Colorado and New Mexico, skiing to huts in the Colorado Rockies with too much food and lots of friends, and her annual Thanksgiving canyoneering trip. Her favorite playground is the one out her back door—the Poudre Canyon—where she can go hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing, all within an hour or two of home.

Sarah’s next big adventure is introducing her daughter to the outdoors. She’s grateful for her community of “monster mommies” who will help her learn how to change diapers in a snowstorm and keep a two-year-old in a raft.

Sarah lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband and daughter. She writes novels, short stories, essays, and screenplays. She’s currently working on a travel-adventure-romance novel that’s inspired by The Tempest. She is as grateful for her imaginary expeditions as her real ones.