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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests > Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District

Quick Facts

Hahns Peak Lake Campground

Elevation: 8,500 Feet (2649.6 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 25
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Remarks: 15 of 25 sites reservable
Reservation Status: Accepted

Hahns Peak Lake Campground Reservations

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General Description

Hahns Peak Lake
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Hahns Peak Lake
Hahns Peak Lake Campground is located 32 miles north of Steamboat Springs at Hahns Peak Lake, at an elevation of 8,500 feet. 15 of the 25 sites are reservable. Reservations are encouraged, especially on busy summer holidays, but not necessary. This is one of the most popular campgrounds in the area due to its wilderness-like quality.

Attractions in the area are hiking, fishing, and boating. Boating on Hahns Peak Lake is restricted to using electric motors or manual power only. A boat ramp is available. Hiking and mountain biking on the numerous nearby roads and trails is a rewarding experience. Bring your camera.


There are 25 campsites (10 sites first-come first-serve, and 15 reservable) with tables and fireplace grates, a water system (seasonal), vault toilets, dumpsters, and pull-thru trailer spaces up to 40 feet. Water and trash services normally terminate around September 30.

Directions from Steamboat Springs: Go west on US Hwy 40 to County Road 129, Elk River Road. Travel 30 miles north on Road 129, then 2.5 miles west on Forest Road 486.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through Late September (NOTE: Services include potable water, restroom, trash removal. Services limited after Late September (no water, trash) and fee reduced.) . Limited Services: Late September through Late October (NOTE: Reduced fee charged. Campground normally open. Actual opening and closing dates will be contingent on the weather.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee a reduced fee is charged when

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Powered Boating Steamboat Lake, 4 miles south
ICON Boat Launching Hahns Peak Lake, for electric or nonmotorized boats; Steamboat Lake 4 miles south for power boats
ICON RV Camping maximum spur length 40 feet
ICON Tent Camping
ICON Camping Hahns Peak Lake Campground
ICON Cross-country Skiing general area
ICON Cold Water Fishing Hahns Peak Lake, Steamboat Lake State Park 4 miles south
ICON Hiking & Walking general area
ICON Mountain Biking area roads and trails
ICON Picnicking Hahns Peak Lake Day Use, Hahns Peak Lake Eastside Day Use, 3 miles
ICON Ice & Snowcraft Travel general area
ICON Snowshoeing general area
ICON Attending Talks & Programs Interpretive talks and walks
ICON Viewing Scenery On site and general area

Nearby Services

Emergency: various (County) Directions: 33 miles southeast to Steamboat Springs

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Other) Directions: 33 miles southeast to Steamboat Springs

Gas Station: various (Private - Profit) Directions: south in Clark

Groceries: various (Private - Profit) Directions: Limited groceries available in Clark; full service supermarket 33 miles south in Steamboat Springs.

Nearest Pay Phone: various (Private - Profit) Directions: south in Clark

Related Activities
Elkhorn South Trailhead - This trailhead is located north of Steamboat Springs, near Columbine. It accesses trail #1149, which is open to ATV, motorcycle, and snowmobile travel.

Hahns Peak Lake Eastside Day Use and Picnic Area - Hahns Peak Lake Picnic Area is located on the east side of Hahns Peak Lake, about 33 miles north of Steamboat Springs.

Nipple Peak East Trailhead - The Nipple Peak East Trailhead is located north of Steamboat Springs and Steamboat Lake. It accesses trail #1147, which is open to motorized use, and links to several other trails.

Prospector Trailhead - The Prospector Trailhead is located north of Steamboat Springs, just north of Hahns Peak Lake. It accesses trail #1156 which connects to trail #1147.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, 925 Weiss Drive , Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487, Phone: 970-879-1870, Fax: 970-879-2147

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com


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