Meadow Ridge Campground is a hidden gem in northwest Colorado. It sits in White River National Forest, a nearly three-million-acre expanse of mountains and woodlands that happens to be the single most visited National Forest in the country. Camping at Meadow Ridge is a transcendental experience — surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains, magical groves of fir and aspen, and enchanting grass meadows, you will forget all of your worries and frustrations and immerse yourself in nature. Such an adventure is best enjoyed with the companionship of a furry friend, and the campground is pet-friendly so that won’t be a problem!
Meadow Ridge features 18 campsites, and the nightly fee for one of the sites is $23. The campground rests in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains on a ridge overlooking the Rampart Reservoir. It is just ten miles away from the town of Woodland Park, but when you’re at the campground, you’d never guess you were so close to civilization. Ponderosa pines and other conifers surround the campground, providing ample shade. The amenities are all well-kept and include picnic tables, campfire rings, and drinking water.
There are lots of places nearby where you can experience some of the awesome outdoor activities that Colorado is known for. Head down to the Rampart Reservoir for some great trout fishing. You can also find a hiking trail there, the aptly-named Rampart Reservoir Trail. Another good trail in the area is the Nichols Reservoir Trail. Of course, you’re always welcome to hang out at the campground and enjoy the great company of your dog!
When you’re planning your trip to Meadow Ridge, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Note that this is a high-altitude campground, so you should exercise caution if you are arriving from a significantly lower altitude. Bears frequent the area, so make sure that all food is stored and disposed of safely.