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SILVER BAR, CO
part ofWhite River National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015 Season Dates
OverviewSilver Bar Campground is located 5 miles southwest of Aspen, Colorado on the banks of Maroon Creek. This primitive, tent-only camp features walk-to sites, and is ideal for guests seeking a more secluded camping experience.
The campground sits at an elevation of 8,460 feet, allowing guests to experience warm summer days and cool evenings with probable afternoon thunderstorms. Snow is also possible in the summer.
Located in White River National Forest, the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness is among the 5 original Colorado wilderness areas designated by the 1964 Wilderness Act. Its scenic value exudes from its aspen groves, meadows of wildflowers, and dark forests of spruce and fir that rise up from the valleys to alpine landscapes. Here, bighorn sheep, pika, and ptarmigan find habitat above timberline.
For hikers and backpackers, the Maroon-Snowmass Trail epitomizes the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Starting from the Snowmass Creek Trailhead, the trail winds through aspen groves, crosses streams, and switchbacks through forests. Climbing to alpine terrain, backpackers will find high mountain lakes and a smattering of wildflowers in early summer.
Silver Bar Campground has 4 walk-to, tent-only, primitive campsites. Sites are eqipped with picnic tables, vault toilets, campfire rings, and drinking water. Electrical hook-ups are not available.
The nearby mountain resort town of Aspen is a popular destination for visitors to the area. From downhill skiing and world-class fly fishing, to dining and resorts, there is a multitude of outdoor and indoor opportunites in this mountain town.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Located 4.7 miles southwest of Aspen, Colorado, on Maroon Creek Road. From Highway 82, take the Maroon Creek Road exit at the roundabout on the west edge of town. Follow Maroon Creek Road to the Visitor Center. Silver Bar Campground is on the left.
Mailing Address:SILVER BAR
Maroon Creek Road
ASPEN CO 81611
Phone Number:Information: (970)925-3445