Colorado Hiking, Nature March 02, 2022
There’s A Trail Hiding In A Colorado Mountain Range Where You Can Camp Year-Round
Are you a tried and true Coloradan who enjoys camping no matter the weather or time of year? If you answered yes, you are our kind of people and may have noticed that campgrounds are harder to come by during the cold winter months. Fortunately, we have discovered one year-round campground that may be one of the most unique in Colorado. Here’s why:
Welcome to the Oil Well Flats Recreation Area!
Located near Canon City, the Oil Well Flats Recreation Area consists of 12 miles of beautiful, single-track trails and jaw-dropping views of the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountain range and is suitable for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
In addition to the many trails and recreational opportunities, the Oil Well Flats boasts beautiful year-round camping via designated and dispersed sites along the route.
Whether you are tent, van, or RV camping, you will find your new favorite place at the Oil Well Flats, thanks to trailer parking in the second parking lot and other suggested camping sites that are pre-marked.
Can you imagine going to sleep or waking up to views like this? So can we!
Need we mention that camping at the Oil Wells Flats is FREE on a first-come, first-serve basis?
Please note: The recommended time to visit and camp is between May and September when temperatures are warmer and more consistent; however, it is open year-round.
To learn more about the Oil Well Flats Recreation Area, please visit the Bureau of Land Management's
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5 Amazing Campgrounds In Colorado Where You Can Spend The Night 25 Bucks And Under. Address: Oil Well Flats Trail System, FS Rd 5940, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA