My Guide to August Camping in Colorado - Denver Lifestyle and Real Estate by Libby Levinson

My Guide to August Camping in Colorado

My Guide to August Camping in Colorado

We’re So Lucky to Live in a Place With Easy Access to the World’s Most Wonderful Nature

It’s Time to Get Outside and #GoExploreColorado!

If you’re anything like me, I start getting mountain fever around August. I spend a lot of the summer working and exploring the city of Denver, but sometimes I need a little mountain TLC to keep me going! Here’s my guide to late-summer camping in the Centennial State!

Four Pass Loop

Backpackers…. raise your hands! This is such a GORGEOUS camping spot, and the best part is the backpacking you do to get there! There’s nothing better than the views you get from this spot…. This is a 28 mile backpacking route (so roughly 4-5 days of backpacking). Be sure to arrive by 4PM at the absolute latest to secure your camping spot…. this area is busy in the summer!

San Isabel

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about San Isabel in the past few years. You can white water raft, fly fish, hike, relax, and camp at this gorgeous spot. Many people like to car camp here but if you want to bring your tent you absolutely can! It takes about 3 hours to drive there, so be sure to pack your favorite snacks and CDs (do people still use CDs?!).

Loch Lomond

I LOVE this spot! It’s so close to Idaho Springs, the cutest little mountain town! This area is about 10 miles outside of IS, so be sure to bring your 4-wheel driver car for this trip! Grab your hammock, your buddies, and some beers for a wonderful, beautiful weekend of relaxation.

Kenosha Pass Campground

This spot is close to the city, beautiful, and perfect if you have kids! You can car camp near easy to hike trails, fire rings, and picnic tables. You can spy South Park Basin from this area as well. it’s the perfect little spot for a family adventure!

Turquoise Lake

Such a beautiful spot, and it’s exactly like it sounds! This spot is fantastic for star gazing because of the wide open space. This is a tent only camping spot, so there’s no obnoxious car lights to ruin the view of the stars!

Do you have questions about adventuring around Colorado or living in Denver? Contact me for more information on living in the Centennial State! 



Libby Levinson is a born and raised Denver native who has spent time in all of Denver’s historic neighborhoods as well as the numerous suburbs surrounding the metro area. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of Denver and her love for the Mile High City with her clients. Libby proudly joined Kentwood Real Estate in 2006. Libby has had the pleasure of helping a variety of clients navigate their real estate transactions: helping first time buyers find their starter home, coordinating the synchronized sale and purchase for buyers looking for more space, sellers looking to down-size, and assisting sophisticated investors with their next investment opportunity. Libby is known for her ability to smoothly facilitate the complex details of both the buying and selling process. You can see Libby featured in 5280 Magazine and the 2017 Kentwood television commercial on her website at