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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were attending a show in Aspen, and wanted to stay close by for fairly cheap. This was exactly what we were looking for. Close enough to day trip to aspen for the day. Far enough to get away also. Will be staying here for any of my future Aspen trips.

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is wonderful campground! Don't come here looking to be pampered and looked after! Difficult is a great place to get away from the crowd and the busy side of town. My family and I come here every other year and stay as our basecamp to explore the areas lakes and hiking trails. NO toilets, NO electric, NO showers -...

Thank David Z
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful fall colors at the campground with a river to back it up. Each site has a bear safe trash bin. Lots of trees betweent you and the neighbors for privacy. There is a group site for large parties. Facilities are very basic.

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Horseheads, New York
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was the most primitive of the three government campgrounds I used during my trip. The campground was remote and quiet, yet only 5 to 10 minutes from Aspen. No cell service and not even power to light the toilet buildings. Limited facilities were clean, friendly host and trails available right at the campground were nice (but no maps that...

Thank AmyKathryn
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Really nice campground. Well set up and pretty good isolation between sites with separation by groves of young aspen trees. Firewood available onsite. Just a few minutes drive from aspen and Maroon Bells / Snowmass and a half hour drive to independence pass. Would definitely stay here again.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 18 August 2016

What a great campground! I came from St. Pete, FL and camped by myself in a tent for 4 days. I was had site 25 and what I loved about that site, is it has a stream along side of it, not the river. The sound of the stream the whole time is nice. The campground itself was really convenient...

Thank David C
Austin TX
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We stayed here a week and loved almost every minute of it. The sites are spread out and surrounded by trees. Some have creeks running through them. I don't think there is a bad site in the whole place, except maybe the ones next to the bathrooms. There is a bike trail that connects with the town of Aspen. There...

1Thank senny
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This campground has been designed so that each site is fairly private, but still accessible. The picnic table, fire ring, and tent site were in good shape. A couple of tiny streams run through the grounds, so many sites have the sound of running water. The hosts are friendly and helpful, and have good firewood for sale. During the day...

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed staying here. The bathrooms where very clean for a campground and our hosts where nice. It was also fun listening to the mountain sounds as we slept, we swear we heard a wolf call one night and an elk the next. We strung up solar christmas lights at night and enjoyed the mountain air. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I camped here for 2 nights. It is a really beautiful campsite. We were surrounded by aspens and could hear the roaring fork river from our site. We enjoyed seeing deer walking in the woods right by us. My advice: If you are tent camping, bring earplugs! There was a very noisy bird who chirped from 4am...

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Additional Information about Difficult Campground

Address: 806 W Hallam St, Forest Service, Aspen, CO 81611-1166
Region: United States > Colorado > Aspen
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
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“Sites 16 and 19 were really nice, avoid sites near the restrooms because of smell”
senny, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Site #36 or #15”
carab, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Light sleepers should opt for sites on the riverside loop (30-47).”
  • Another tent can go where the chairs are and a smaller tent could go to the right of the table n
  • Site 13-You can barely see the car next door and even less of their tent (on the right).
Dep_DFW, 30 Aug 2013 | Read review
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