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Quick Facts

Silver Bar Campground

Capacity: 20 People
Elevation: 8,460 Feet (2637.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 5 Days
Number of Sites: 4
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Status: Accepted

Silver Bar Campground Reservations

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General Description

The Silver Bar Campground sign in lush vegetation
Copyright: - US Forest Service
The Silver Bar Campground sign in lush vegetation
The Silver Bar Campground is located five miles southwest of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road. Silver Bar provides access to a variety of recreation opportunities including hiking, horseback riding, bike touring and wildflower identification.

There are four sites at the Silver Bar Campground each with a five day stay limit. No trailers or RV's are permitted.

Directions from ASPEN: Go 1 Mi. west on Hwy. 82 to the roundabout and turn onto Maroon Creek Rd. Then 4 Mi. south on Maroon Creek Rd. to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through September (NOTE: Fall color changes start around 9/15, seasons may vary depending on weather conditions) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee tent sites only. Includes wate

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed for winter. No services available. Updated: 2002-12-23 14:34:00.0

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: All campsites have a view of the busy road to Maroon Bells. No privacy at all. Traffic noise a problem.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Silver Bar Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Walking distance
ICON Hiking & Walking 5 mi. at Maroon Lake
ICON Road Biking Maroon Creek Road
ICON Attending Talks & Programs 5 mi. at Maroon Lake

Nearby Services

Nearest Hospital: Aspen Valley Hospital (Other Local) Directions: 5 mi north of CG on Castle Cr road

Groceries: One Regional chain & local stores (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 mi. north in Aspen

Gas Station: Two regional chains (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 mi. north in Aspen

Showers: James E. Moore Swimming Pool (Private - Profit) Directions: 3 mi. north on Maroon Cr. Road

Nearest Pay Phone: US West (Private - Profit) Directions: 2 mi. north on Maroon Cr. Road

Related Activities
East Maroon Portal Trailhead - The East Maroon Portal provides access to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The Maroon Creek and East Maroon Trails start from here. Popular destinations include Maroon, and Copper Lakes, as well as East Maroon Pass.

Maroon Creek Area - The Maroon Bells Recreation Area is located southwest of Aspen and is subject to entrance fees. The most photographed peaks in North America, the spectacular Maroon Bells, are the focal point of this area.

Maroon Creek Road - Maroon Creek Road leads to Maroon Lake and the Maroon Bells, the most photographed mountains in the country. This route is good for taking an all day trip with a picnic stop.

Maroon Creek Trail - This trail offers a less crowded alternative to viewing the Maroon Valley. There are good views of the Maroon Bells and Pyramid Peak. This is a good day hike and is also a popular trail for horseback riding.

West Maroon Portal Trailhead - The West Maroon Portal provides access to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The Maroon Creek and Maroon-Snowmass Trails start from here.

West Maroon Trail - This trail is one of the most heavily used trails in the Aspen area. Hikers, backpackers and horse travelers enjoy the wildflowers and access to the wilderness areas.

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Aspen Ranger District, 806 W. Hallam , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3445

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


Local Lodging

Stay at the Aspen Square Hotel
Stay at the Aspen Square Hotel

Campground & Cabin Reservations

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