The Crags Campground
Forest Service / BLM
4.3 miles south of Divide on CO Highway 67Colorado
Open: Memorial Day through September
Number of Sites: 17
The Crags Campground is located southeast of Divide and reached by driving 4.3 miles south of Divide on CO Highway 67. Take FDR 383 for another 3.5 miles east. Fifteen campsites for tents, RV's or small trailers exist at the 10,000' elevation. Camping season begins usually around Memorial Day and continues into September with a $12.00 camping fee per night/per site. Those possessing a Golden Age or Golden Access card pay 50 percent of this fee.
Weather: The weather is generally mild with warm days and cool nights. Summertime highs around 70-80 degrees with nighttime lows of 35-45 degrees are to be expected. Afternoon thunderstorms are a common occurrence. The spring and fall weather is usually dry and sunny with highs around 60's and lows in the 20-30's. The main recreation use season is from mid-May to mid-September.
Attractions: Located in an 'out of the way' area, this site can receive high usage, depending on time of day and year. A forest trail, The Crags Trail #664, goes to the Crags' rock out-cropping. Hiking trails are also available at Mueller State Park, located just west of Highway 67. This campground has been identified as a bear problem area so please follow standard procedures while in bear country. History buffs will enjoy this area as well due to historic Cripple Creek and Victor located 15 miles south of the road junction with FDR 383. There one may find historic buildings, mines, shops, and casinos. Winter activities include x-country skiing.
Facilities: Facilities include tables, firegrates, drinking water, and vault type toilets.
Special considerations: A low-level maintained, steep and narrow access road makes it difficult for large trailers. Please drive with caution. Because of heavy summertime use by hikers, parking may be hard to find. Road may become inaccessible in the winter.
Use per Season: Heavy during spring and fall; busiest during summer; and light in winter.
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Nice spot could be better
This campground North of Cripple Creek is at the popular crags trailhead. Like other Colorado Campgrounds, this camp sits at high elevation and features stunning scenery. Unfortunately the parking spots were often heavily eroded, not level, or the smallest spots I have ever seen. No trash. Clean restrooms.
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