Way up 10,600 feet above sea level in the conifers of Arapaho National Forest sits Echo Lake Campground. This small facility at the base of Mount Evans is just south of the lake of which it is named after. Humans and canines alike can enjoy this incredible Colorado mountain range during the warmer months each year.
You'll only find 18 campsites at Echo Lake, none of which offer hookup options. Some of the sites are only large enough to fit tents, but a selection of them are large enough for trailers and one can even accommodate rigs up to 55 feet in length. Each site costs $19, no matter the size. Thankfully, there is drinking water on-site along with a firewood vendor to make your stay here easier. You'll also have access to a trash service at the grounds, which is important as black bears are common in the area.
Fill your days with the amazing natural features that surround you at this park. Campers here are right near Mount Evans Road -- the highest paved road in all of North America! Needless to say, the 4,000-foot climb in elevation provides those who climb it with impressive views from the top of the mountain. Echo Lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for those who like casting a line or two when they're out in the wild, and your pupper is sure to be thrilled with all of the hiking trails near the campground.
As we mentioned, doggos are allowed to camp with you as long as you keep them on a leash throughout your stay. Because there are bears that roam through the facility, it is imperative that you clean up all pet waste and dispose of it in the trash receptacles. To keep these creatures from coming on your site uninvited, pack all food and treats hidden in your vehicle.
For any wanting to camp on a Colorado mountain, Echo Lake is a great place to explore.