Camping at Arapaho Valley Ranch!
Interested in traditional camping, but don’t want to be in a crowded dirt campground?
We have many beautiful locations around the ranch to pitch your own tent.
The Ranch has 200 acres of various types of landscapes for your own tent. We have locations close to our private fishing lake, a short hike over to the Colorado River, or maybe a meadow surrounded by trees. Camping site is chosen on a first come first serve basis when you arrive. Early Bird gets the worm so to speak!
Once you arrive, we will help you look at whats available and choose a site!
We do not provide trash services at Arapaho Valley Ranch. This means we are a “Pack it in, pack it out” facility- all guests must remove their own trash when they check out. We strongly urge campers to keep fresh food in coolers or tightly fastening plastic bins. We recommend that our guests burn any leftover food products and place any burnable trash into our fire pits, instead of putting it into a trash bag after use. This greatly decreases the risk of attracting wildlife and takes away a lot of the trash you have to haul out at the end of your stay!
Here at AVR we take fires very seriously. We are at the base of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, one of the most gorgeous public wilderness areas in our state. Almost all of our campsites do not have their own fire pits and they do not have fire rings. We do now allow any fires other than in the Fire Pits at our Lodge, in Tipi Village, and with our Glamping Tents. These Community Fire Pits become the life of the ranch each evening where everyone disconnects, guests visit with each other, the kids play, and we can all be responsible about decreasing the risk of fires together. We ask that you please respect our policies and if this upsets you in anyway, please find another place to camp.
DOGS: Dogs are welcome at Arapaho Valley Ranch for personal tent camping only!
Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Dogs are not allowed in the Lodge, Tipis, or Glamping Tents.
We count on dog owners to prevent their dog from making excessive noise and being disruptive or aggressive to other guests. If your dog is deemed dangerous, harmful or disruptive, Arapaho Valley Ranch has sole discretion to require you to find other accommodations or call animal control if necessary. We will provide referrals to local doggie care services if needed.
Our Ranch Dog Roosevelt lives here with us and will likely greet you at the Lodge when you arrive, he is super friendly and is the only dog allowed off a leash and in the buildings, as this is his home and his turf!