Aspenglen Campground Overview
Aspenglen Campground is located on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park, near the Fall River Entrance to the park.
There are 51 campsites available by reservation only during the summer season. 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.
Some campsites are available to be reserved 2 weeks prior to a desired camping date. Some campsites are available to be reserved 1 week prior to a desired camping date. Any campsite listed as "NR" are Not Yet Released. This means that those campsites are not yet available to be reserved.
During winter 2023-2024, campsites in Aspenglen Campground's C-Loop are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Rocky Mountain National Park has over 350 miles of hiking trails that range from flat lakeside strolls to steep mountain climbs. One of the most popular activities in the park is wildlife viewing. There are excellent wildlife viewing opportunities to see elk, Mule deer, Bighorn sheep, hawks, a wide range of songbirds and more throughout the park.
Rocky Mountain National Park offers some unforgettable scenic views along of the land above trees, over 1/3 of the park is alpine tundra. Enjoy incredible scenic drives along Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road.
Aspenglen Campground 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.
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.
The Town of Estes Park is a short drive from the campground, located outside of RMNP’s Beaver Meadows and Fall River Entrances. Dining, shopping, rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding, and golfing opportunities await. Lake Estes offers boating, sailboarding, and fishing.
Directions to Campground
From Estes Park, CO: Drive on U.S. Highway 34 west from Estes Park. The closest entrance to the park is the Fall River Entrance. The turn for Aspenglen Campground is approximately 0.2 miles from the entrance, located on the left side of the road. From Grand Lake, CO: Drive on U.S. Highway 34 east, which becomes Trail Ridge Road inside the park. Enter at the Grand Lake Entrance. Follow Trail Ridge Road east across the continental divide approximately 40 miles. When you come to Deer Ridge Junction, follow the signs for Fall River Road and turn left. Follow Fall River Road east past Horseshoe Park and look for the entrance to Aspenglen Campground on the right side of the road. Aspenglen Campground is approximately 0.2 miles before the exit to the park.