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Difficult Campground

806 West Hallam Street, Forest Service, Aspen, CO 81611
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Difficult Campground
Ranked #9 of 30 Specialty lodging in Aspen
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decent enough campground, our campsite was clean and clear and we had a pretty pleasant stay despite wet weather at night. No running water in the bathrooms, they're just outhouses with toilets but there are spigots where you can get water to wash up a little bit. We made a reservation in advance for 3 nights but arrived in town... More

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the weekend of the 4th, I went on a motorcycle trip to Aspen. All of the campgrounds nearby were full but the campgrounds hosts at Difficult let us camp in an overflow "camp site". We're grateful for their generosity and this is the only reason why I'm not rating this a 1. Everything good ends there. Our "camp site"... More

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting. Nice for a forest service campground. Were asked to not set up on three particular sites because the hosts were going to save them for someone and then we were told later that they weren't coming so we could go claim one of those sites. Glad we did as we had two tents (small) and just needed for... More

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Golden, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was a really nice campground. We stayed in the group site which is right on the river and a little away from the other sites. There were multiple BBQ grills, picnic tables and bear lockers. BUT the water spigot wasn't working. So we had to get in the car once a day and go over to the pump to... More

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Dallas, TX
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Having read through the majority of the reviews on this campsite I won't repeat what's been said but just confirm (and maybe clarify) a few previous comments. For starters, the campsite is NOT in a swamp...there are some tall grasses and wet areas when you first enter that might give that appearance but this is not a swamp. And a... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We lucked out and got one of the two non reservable sites on a Monday morning. Site 37 backs up to the roaring fork river. It was spacious with a good sized fire pit. We thoroughly enjoyed our four day stay. We had no issues with bugs or bears, though they do encourage use of bear proof lockers that are... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A better-than-average Forest Service campground, conveniently located a few miles above Aspen on the Independence Pass Road, adjacent to the Roaring Fork River and at the termination of the Aspen Trail--bike/walk/run to or towards Aspen. The sites and bathrooms are kept in great shape by the campground hosts. There's plentiful downed wood within one to two hundred yards from any... More

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We just returned from a 4 night camping trip here with our kids. I was a little concerned about the place based on some prior negative reviews, but really, it was nice as far as campgrounds go. The sites were fairly secluded from one another, and each had a large bear box. We had site #19, which was nestled in... More

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Longmont, Colorado
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

July-2,2013. We just returned from camping in a tent at Difficult. I have to admit that my husband and I had some concerns about staying there after I read the last review. Our friends from California picked the place ahead of time and reserved a couple sites. We drove from Longmont to meet them. Day-1: We arrived early evening. Got... More

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Minneapolis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had a reservation here and were so disappointed, drove back up to Silver Bell and luckily got a site - phew! Worth throwing away our reservation fee. 1. This campground is basically in a swamp. First bad sign. 2. We saw the mosquito control vehicle parked on our drive in. Second bad sign. 3. Each site has a bear... More

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Address: 806 West Hallam Street, Forest Service, Aspen, CO 81611
Location: United States > Colorado > Aspen
Also Known As:
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