7.8 Good
Aspen, Colorado

Difficult Campground

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen, Colorado
Phone: (970) 927-0107

Sites: 46
Recent Rate: $11 9/2015

Latitude: 39.142829358133
Longitude: -106.77392161865

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

4 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A typical older forest service campground, Difficult Campground was challenging to navigate with our 35-foot 5th wheel. Many of the sites are overgrown and many are far from level. The camp hosts are terrific and helpful, though, and the location and setting are terrific. This is the closest campground to Aspen and is better for larger RVs than the other nearby campgrounds. We had zero cell/data reception here and had to go to Aspen (5 miles away) to check email, etc. We camped at Difficult Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure you check out the Grottos, just about 5 miles up the highway toward Independence Pass.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Although Hiway 82 runs along the cliff above the campground, you can hardly hear it, except for the occasional motorcycle. There are some sites nearer to the creek, which helps with the sound as well. Some sites are very narrow. Lots of shade. Camp hosts were pleasant but were having trouble communicating with the internet reservation folks, so we occupied a site (no reservation) and then had to move a day later because the hosts did not know that someone else was coming in. No big deal, but kind of a minor hassle. Campground is ten minutes east of Aspen and about a half hour from Maroon Bells. We camped at Difficult Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There is a lot to do in the area east of the campground -- great hiking in the high country near Independence Pass. But do not take a trailer or a big rig on the road east of the campground, even if you are under the 35 foot limit. The road is very narrow in places. Some folks do take trailers on that road -- I would not.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Difficult Campground for two nights while visiting the Aspen area. This is a typical National Forest Campground with vault toilets, no showers or other services. The bathrooms were clean and well cared for. The camp hosts were helpful and accommodating on check-in. I was there over the weekend following the 4th of July and had reserved in advance, which turned out to be a good thing as the campground was full. We were in a large pull-through site that left ample room for the trailer and truck. The campsites are relatively isolated from each other and are quite large. Due to fire danger in Colorado, no fires were allowed, though each campsite has a firepit and picnic table. We were very pleased with the campground and its proximity to Aspen. We camped at Difficult Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Lots of secluded sites for very private camping. Some road construction going on at entrance, not easy to navigate into, had to circle around a neighborhood first. Water was across the street and although there is no bathing or dish washing at the water pipe, I didn't expect to get reprimanded for wetting my toothbrush on my way back to camp. Beautiful area though, and close to Aspen and a gorgeous drive up to Continental Divide if you're heading that way. Amazing area, average campground. We camped at Difficult Campground in a Tent.

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