Camping . Guanella Pass
Most of my weekend camping trips include a solid three hour drive out of town. I love Buena Vista and central Colorado, or north to Wyoming, but both are at least two hours away. My friend has a spot in Guanella Pass only about 1.5 hours from Denver (the last half hour down a dirt road) which was by far the closest spot I’ve camped near Denver, yet seemingly miles from anywhere.
He shared this place with some friends over the weekend. Unfortunately this makes for an somewhat useless trip report slash travel post because I’m sworn to secrecy about its whereabouts. Plus, it would be hard to located even if I did share it because it involved a half mile hike from the road. A few trips were involved to transport our gear for two nights, but well worth it.
If you’re inclined you can find many similar sites where you can set up for an entire weekend and not see another being besides a deer. This is down highway 285, to Grant (next town past Fairplay) and up Guanella Pass. If you somehow make it to Georgetown and I-70 you’ve gone to far, and probably wrecked your suspension if you don’t have a truck.