Rocky Mountain National Park Aspenglen Campground

Rocky Mountain National Park

Aspenglen Campground is located near the Fall River Entrance in Colorado's awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain National Park. From lush valleys to craggy peaks stretching over 14,000 feet (4267 m), visitors are provided opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures. Popular activities to do in Rocky Mountain National Park include scenic driving, hiking, backpacking, fishing, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing.  

Some campsites at Aspenglen Campground are available to be reserved up to 6 months in advance on a rolling window. Any sites that are open are listed as "A" for available. A number of campsites are available to be reserved 2 weeks prior to your desired camping date. These campsites may be listed as "NR" for Not Yet Released.  

Aspenglen contains several drive-to family sites for both tents and RVs. There are a few campsites that are more secluded. These are tent-only sites that campers have to walk to, located away from your vehicle's parking space.

Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, fire ring with grate, and tent pad.  

Roads and parking spurs are paved. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Generators are only permitted to be used in Loop C. Generator Hours are in the mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and in the afternoons from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Natural Features

A pleasant mix of Douglas fir, Lodgepole pine, Ponderosa pine and the occasional Engelmann spruce forests the campground, offering equal amounts of sun and shade. Grasses, shrubs and seasonal wildflowers fill the open meadows.

Wildlife is plentiful in the park: mule deer and the majestic Rocky Mountain elk are the most commonly spotted, although black bear, coyote, bighorn sheep and moose inhabit the region as well.

Nearby Attractions

The town of Estes Park lies just outside the park's main east entrances, and is a short drive from Aspenglen Campground. Dining, shopping, rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding, and golfing opportunities await. Lake Estes offers boating, sailboarding and fishing.


Rocky Mountain National Park has 355 miles (570 km) of hiking trails that range from flat lakeside strolls to steep mountain climbs. Visitors enjoy the park's various lake trails (Bear Lake, Cub Lake, Mills Lake), waterfall trails (Adams Falls, Alberta Falls, Ouzel Falls) and summit trails (Deer Mountain, Twin Sisters Peaks, Flattop Mountain).

The park offers some unforgettable scenic driving routes as well, including Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road. Trail Ridge Road reaches 12,183 feet (3713 m) above sea level and is America's highest continuous highway. It climbs above the park's evergreen forests to its windswept alpine tundra, where visitors enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

Driving along the historic Old Fall River Road is like motoring through an earlier era. Constructed in 1920, this steep, one-way, uphill, gravel road punctuated by switchbacks, quietly leads travelers from Horseshoe Park through the park's wilderness to Fall River Pass, 11,796 feete (3595 m) above sea level.

Several visitor centers are within the park, offering ranger-led activities, education and history about the park and seasonal nighttime programs.

Contact Information


1000 Highway 36 Estes Park CO 80517

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 970-586-1206

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

Aspenglen Campground is located off Highway 34 just inside the Fall River Entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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