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Camping at Arapaho Valley Ranch!

Camping Info!

Arapaho Valley Ranch has various types of camping options. We have locations close to our private fishing lake, alongside the Colorado River, and in a beautiful meadow surrounded by trees.

Depending on the area you’d like to camp and the type of setup you have, you can choose from one of the following camping locations.

Riverside Campsites  

AVR has two gorgeous Riverside Campsite areas that wind along the Colorado River. Some of our sites are perfect for one family while others are large enough for two families to share.  Some are located right on the water, others are settled back into the trees.

We have a couple of sites large enough for larger rigs such as RV’s & Pop-Ups. Sites are between 25-70 feet long and you can read the descriptions for each site on our Book Now page.

Each site has its own fire pit and picnic table! We do not have electrical hook up’s, so this is dry camping, or boondocking.

For detailed descriptions, sizes, pictures, and videos of each site #, visit our Book Now page, click on Camping and enter dates to scroll through the sites. Sites#15, #16,#17, #25, #31 and #32 are our largest sites ranging from 55-70 feet long. The rest of the sites are between 25 and 35 feet long.

The smaller sites are perfect for one tent and one car for a smaller family. The larger sites can fit a couple of families – 2-3 tents and a couple of cars and we can always help you park a car in another location to make more room for each other at these sites.

There are two beautiful vaulted campground bathrooms located in each area. We do not provide showers for campers.

Group Camping 

The Irving Hale Creek Site is a beautiful private open area at the back of AVR that we are renting out exclusively to larger groups.  Groups of 12-15 people can fit comfortably in this area.  This area works well for a combo of tents, pop-ups, and small campers.  Irving Hale is surrounded by Aspens and tucked up into some giant boulders nestled against the woods right next to Little Indian Lake.  There is a fire pit and it has one of the most gorgeous views on the ranch!

There are two other areas available for group camping that we save for special groups. Please inquire for more information about group camping, we would love to help you put together a gathering for your friends and families.

Ranch Rental

AVR also rents the entire ranch out to large groups for reunions, parties, and business retreats. If you are interested in reserving AVR for your event, please contact us: [email protected]

Important information about Camping with us at AVR….

There are two dumpsters located near each riverside campground for your convenience. Please IMMEDIATELY place trash into these BEAR PROOF dumpsters. Please bring your own trash bags. DO NOT LEAVE TRASH OUT at any time, including inside your tent, tipi, or glamping tent. This is bear country and they will find trash if you leave it out. Please toss it as soon as you create it!  You will be billed for trash service if you leave trash behind at your site. Following these guidelines greatly decreases the risk of attracting wildlife and keeps them and us safe!

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. We do not allow any fires other than in the designated fire pits.  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 for decreasing the risk of fires together. We ask that you please respect our policies and if this upsets you in any way, please select one of our designated campsites with fire pits instead of the dispersed campsites.  Fire bans are common in the Rocky Mountains, we will notify you of any fire bans in our county when you check in – but you can always plan ahead and check the county FIRE RESTRICTION site before you come. We do allow propane fire pits here unless the fire ban is severe enough to prohibit them.


We do not have a restaurant or food services at AVR, and you are responsible for all of your own food and beverages for your camping trip! The closest grocery store is about 30 minutes away in Granby, and it’s a perfect place to load up before you visit


Dogs are welcome at Arapaho Valley Ranch for personal tent and RV camping only! One dog per campsite is welcome at AVR 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 can provide names of local doggie daycare services if you decide this is not a good fit for your dog.

Camping Accommodations

  • Spacious wide open sites located throughout the ranch

  • Riverside sites with a fire pit and picnic table, vaulted campground bathrooms

  • Dogs are allowed on leash at personal tent and RV sites

  • Go to the Book Now page for specific site details and pictures
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