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Telluride Camping

Camping in Telluride - Get Outside!

The Telluride area offers breathtaking campgrounds with hiking, fishing and more nearby. Don't forget your camera!

While Telluride can get pretty cold during the winter season, summer months will allow for comfortable camping and make for affordable and nature-centric lodging during your visit. From May through September, average miniumum temperatures are 30+ degrees fahrenheit, though these are also some of the most precipitous months. Those with the right gear and a strong sense of adventure might be able to extend the tolerable camping season.

Telluride Camping Recommendations

In no particular order, the following are our recommendations for the best places to camp in and around Telluride:

Alta Lakes - popular free spot to camp, hike, fish or relax. Located right outside of Telluride and Mountain Village. 

Matterhorn Campground - perfect for guests traveling by RV. 4 of 28 sites offer RV hookups. Camping, showers, firewood available for a fee.

Priest Lake Camping Area - free camping located in between Matterhorn Campground and Trout Lake.

Sunshine Campground - 15 campsites nestled in an aspen forest outside of Telluride. Camping, firewood and nearby showers available for a fee.

Telluride Town Park - the absolute perfect spot for a major festival (if you plan far in advance) or camp on an off weekend steps from downtown Telluride for a fee.

Woods Lake - great campground offering fishing, nearby hiking, horseback riding trails and more. Numerous campsites available for a fee.

Should you decide camping isn't right for your trip, Telluride.com has over 300 vacation rentals and hotel rooms to choose from. You can easily search lodging and book online right here at Telluride.com.

Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States