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Camping in Leadville vs Buena Vista

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Camping in Leadville vs Buena Vista

We will be there in Early July and can't decide between comping in Buena Vista area versus aroung Leadville. We want a campground with showers available as we will be there a week. Any suggestions would be helpful. Know any thing about Sugar Loafin campground?


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1. Re: Camping in Leadville vs Buena Vista

I won't be much help for campgrounds but my vote would go to

Buena Vista

some hot springs around south of town if you enjoy that sort of thing

river rafting

cool ghost town- name alludes me

shorter drive to sand dunes



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2. Re: Camping in Leadville vs Buena Vista

I agree Buena Vista is a great place - good location with lots of things to do. I really enjoy camping along the Arkansas river. I never need a shower, use the river, so I have no idea where there might be one. However check out these links to camping in the Lake County area.



However Leadville has a lot to offer as well. There are several beautiful lakes and you can catch the Arkansas river there too. Leadville is a historic town, slightly higher altitude than Buena Vista so it will get chiller at night. It is also close to Vail and Independence Pass for Aspen. Both good day trips.

I stumbled across a really cool 'camping like' spot earlier this year - I wanted to go, but they do not allow dogs, so that was that. It is not exactly what you are asking about, but you might not have known to ask! Check it out - It is Yurts on top of a peak. This may be a cool alternative for you!


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