Forest Service / BLM
Number of Sites: 47
About: 47 campsites & a group area which can accomodate up to 20 people & 10 vehicles. Difficult Campground is located five miles southeast of Aspen on Highway 82. It has 47 sites with limited spurs to accommodate trailers up to 40'. Please note that vehicles over 35 feet in length are prohibited over Independance Pass but can access the campground via Aspen. Water, garbage and vault toilets are provided for visitors. Difficult Campground provides access to hiking trails and fishing sites along the Roaring Fork River and neighboring beaver ponds. It's located at an elevation of 8,180' and has a five-day stay limit. The campground is heavily treed and many sites are shaded. Difficult Campground also has a Day Use Area, Trailhead and a Group Camping Site.
Fees: $20 (2011)
Closest Town: Aspen
Directions: Directions from Aspen: Go 5 miles southeast on Highway 82 to Difficult Family Campground.
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