Blue Mountain Campground sits between Eleven Mile Canyon and the South Platte River to the north and the peak of Blue Mountain to the south, creating an impressive location for recreation and diverse scenery. The campground is primitive and quiet, creating a peaceful outdoor experience for guests.
Hiking, biking, rock climbing in the canyon, and trout fishing in the river are all popular pastimes.
The campground, at 8,200 feet, sits on a hill a half-mile from the South Platte River. Campsites are nicely spaced on a single loop among scattered ponderosa pine. The river carves its way through the Eleven Mile Canyon and feeds into the 3,405-acre Eleven Mile Reservoir downstream.
Hard Rock Interpretive Trail, accessible from the campground, is a 1-mile self-guided interpretive trail that leads to an impressive overlook of Eleven Mile Canyon. The trail explores the diverse life of the region and offers a chance to see plenty of wildlife and take photos of the sweeping views.
Rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout can be caught from the South Platte River. Benches along the river allow anglers to relax in comfort waiting for a fish to bite.
Blue Mountain offers 21 reservable campsites. Parking aprons are dirt and gravel and there are two vault toilets. Each site comes with a picnic table and enough space to park two vehicles.
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From Lake George, Colorado, turn off of Highway 24 onto County Road 96. Follow the road for about a mile toward Eleven Mile Canyon and take a right at the fork onto County Road 61. The campground is just up the way on the right.