West Chicago Creek

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Camp Type: Tent, RV
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Permit: Not required
Shower: No
Wifi: Not available
Entrance Fee: $18.00
Campfire: Allowed
Pet Fee: None
Leash Rule: On Leash
Description

Just off of Highway 103 in Idaho Springs, Colorado sits the West Chicago Creek Campground, nestled among an aspen and lodgepole pine forest. There are 15 sites at this campground, and each one is suitable for RV or tent camping. The sites can accommodate vehicles up to 45 feet. Daily rates start at $18. The campground is located at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet, and it's near plenty of hiking trails, fishing holes, and other wilderness spots. Up to eight people are permitted to stay at each site, and your four-legged companions are welcome to join you too as long as they're on a leash when they're outside of your vehicle.

Each site at West Chicago Creek comes equipped with a picnic table and a campfire ring with a grill. There are no electric, water, or sewer hookups at this campground, but there is firewood available during peak summer season. There's a dumpster at the campground, as well as vault toilets, but there aren't any showers. This campground is located within bear country, so be sure to dispose of food and waste properly and keep a clean campsite.

The campground sits on the banks of its namesake creek, and the water is ideal for fishing for several kinds of trout. West Chicago Creek is at the base of Mount Evans, and the mountain is home to several hiking trails you can explore with your doggo, as long as they stay on a leash. The Mount Evans Summit Trail is a 0.6-mile out-and-back path that's good for all skill levels, and it rewards hikers with spectacular views. For a longer journey, trek the Tanglewood Trail. This 10-mile trail is difficult, but the climb is worth it for the sights along the way, and there's plenty of opportunities for spotting wildlife! For another dog-friendly activity, drive along Mount Evans Road, the highest road in North America.

Some first-come-first-served sites are available for last-minute campers, but booking in advance is always recommended so that you don't miss out on a chance to stay at this pawpular campground! 

Safety
Lake, River, Diverse Landscape, Mountains
Bears
Address
West Chicago Creek Campground W Chicago Creek Road
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Open Months
May - September
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Address
West Chicago Creek Campground W Chicago Creek Road
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Open Months
May - September