10 Most Popular Campgrounds to Explore Colorful Colorado

Oh Be Joyful Campground

Location: Crested Butte, Colorado (5 hours from Denver)
Campsites: 30 campsites — 15 walk-in tent campsites, 14 RV campsites, one group campsite

If the name alone doesn’t convince you to immediately load your car up and head to Oh Be Joyful Campground, there are plenty of other things that will make you want to run, not walk, to one of the best camping spots in Colorado! It’s situated near the Oh Be Joyful Creek — a prime spot to see wildflowers along the creek’s multiple cascades.

The campground itself is right on the east side of the Slate River. To get to this campsite, the road is rather windy and steep. With that, we’d recommend an AWD or 4WD vehicle with high clearance to get to the campsite and cross the Slate River.

The main activities around this campground include fishing, water activities, hiking, and motorized recreational use. Of course, if those aren’t your activities of choice, take out your current book, grab your camera to capture amazing photos, or birdwatch until it’s time to stargaze.

The campsite is near Crested Butte, so you can also head to town to grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants before heading home.

Other Features

  • Vault restrooms
  • Open year-round
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets allowed
  • Picnic tables and fire pits

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