Peaceful Valley Campground, Lyons, Colorado

Just to the south of Rocky Mountain National Park, you will find Roosevelt and Arapaho National Forests. It is difficult to see where the National Park ends and the National Forests begin, as the scenery is just as spectacular here as in the Park. Very remote in its location and within one mile of Camp Dick Campground, Peaceful Valley lives up to its name. Set alongside a stream and accessed via a bridge, the camp holds less than 20 campsites. Most of the sites are along the stream, but all sites offer spectacular views of the mountain walls that create this narrow valley. Pines and aspens dominate here, and campsites have picnic tables, tent pads, fire rings and gravel pads. There are restrooms available. Interior roads are paved, but narrow with some tight
maneuvering, so take caution when settling into your spot. Moose frequent the camp and many people on horseback enjoy trails between Peaceful Valley and Camp Dick campgrounds. The "Poor Sites" listed below are designated "poor" because they share a pad with the adjacent site. We had unknowingly booked such a site (#4) and upon arrival had to switch (thank goodness another site was open) because we would not have been able to access our entry door or use our slides, as a trailer was in the shared pad with us. If you are a tenter, "Poor Sites" will not impact your stay and are also prime locations as they are set along the river.

Good Sites: 1, 2, 7, 15, 16
Poor Sites: 3, 4, 10-14
Hookups: None
Potable Water: No
Dump Within Facility: No