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Difficult Campground

806 West Hallam Street, Forest Service, Aspen, CO 81611
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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Kansas City
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Statyed at Difficult for three nights, 7/28 - 7/30, 2012, campsite #36. I was very pleased overall. The campsites were much more secluded from each other than I thought. There seemed to be a good amount of privacy from nearby campsites. As it has been mentioned, the campground has no showers. However, we found that we could shower at the... More

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Park City, Utah
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

A group of 7 stayed at this campground for 5 nights in July. I had reserved campsites 18 and 19 and, upon arrival, found that there was room for one small tent in number 18 and no room at all for a tent in number 19. (the reservation website said that each site could accomodate 10 people - WRONG) It... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

I have been here two years in a row now and I have enjoyed myself both times. Granted, I knew what I was getting into with NO showers, but having a portable, solar show will do the trick along with a plethora of wet-ones or similar wipes. The managers are really nice and honest. I paid too much money so... More

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Difficult Campground Hotel Aspen
Address: 806 West Hallam Street, Forest Service, Aspen, CO 81611
Location: United States > Colorado > Aspen
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Ranked #8 of 30 Specialty lodging in Aspen

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