Grab your camping gear and head up -- way up -- 10,000 feet above sea level into the Pike National Forest of Colorado. Here, nestled in a mountain pass, you'll find the Kenosha Pass Campground. This facility operates during the warmer summer months, though don't expect temperatures to be too balmy up in the Rockies!
Only 18 campsites are offered at Kenosha Pass and none of them provide hookup options. Thankfully, drinking water is available on-site, so you won't have to worry about lugging that along with you. Each lot has its own picnic table and fire ring, and dumpsters are provided for garbage disposal. You may want to pack for some wild mountain weather, which includes severe thunderstorms that hit the grounds often. Nightly rates to stay at this property are $22 plus a $6 fee for any additional vehicles.
While visiting the Kenosha Pass Campground, you'll be right across the road from a trail that leads you to what remains of an abandoned railroad. There are countless other trails nearby, including the Colorado Trail, which spans the entire state. Just a short drive away is Jefferson Lake, where you can cast lines to your heart's content -- and maybe even bring home some dinner! Driving anywhere up in this mountain range is its own activity, as the views from the roads are simply breathtaking.
Your furry companion is welcome to join you on any of the sites but does need to be on-leash at all times. This is bear country, so you'll want to be by your doggo's side at all times. To keep these large creatures from getting curious about your camp, be sure to bag and dispose of all pet waste correctly, along with storing all food and toiletries hidden in your vehicle.
For a true mountain experience, make sure you add Kenosha Pass Campground to your must-visit list!