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806 West Hallam Street, Forest Service, Aspen, CO 81611
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Ranked #9 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Aspen
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Lyons, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you like to hike and fish, this is the place to be. We went in late September. The fall foliage was awesome. The campsites are near the Roaring Fork river. There is access to hiking trails right from the campground. You can also take a short drive to hike Maroon Bells, Independence Pass, the Ice Caves, etc. There is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We decided to camp here for one night over Labor Day weekend for a small fee of ~$25ish. We didn't make plans prior to book any sites and decided just to drive up and see what was available. When we drove up, we found out all the campsites were reserved but the campsite hosts were kind enough to share their... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed in tent site 43 just one night. Felt as though we had a lot of privacy due to the long 1/2 acre that extended to the Roaring Fork River with a small hill on one side and an Aspen grove on the other. Very close to natural wonders like the Grotto, and Independence pass.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I loved the privacy of these sites. Even if the site next to you is relatively close, there are enough trees in between to keep it private. I really liked our site, #36. It was on an angle, so it wasn't right on the road like most of the other sites. The only other site that wasn't right on the... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
4 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
38 helpful votes 38 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Address: 806 West Hallam Street, Forest Service, Aspen, CO 81611
Location: United States > Colorado > Aspen
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Difficult Campground Hotel Aspen

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