Round Mountain is a small, rustic campground that sits just 6 miles from Lake George and Eleven Mile Canyon, 11 miles from the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and 15 miles to Eleven Mile Reservoir. It is also within a short drive to hiking and biking trails, fly fishing, wildlife and bird watching.
Round Mountain, at elevation 8,500 feet, sits near Blue Mountain, Stoll Mountain and Martland Peak. Campsites are widely spaced in woods of ponderosa pine and young aspen. The high altitude creates mild summer days and chilly nights. Aspen trees create a beautiful sunny yellow hue in fall. Interesting wild inhabitants of the area include porcupines, mule deer, beavers and chipmunks. At night, the area makes for incredible stargazing.
Visitors can also enjoy Eleven Mile Canyon for fishing, hiking, rock climbing, and wild life watching. The nearby Riverside Campground offers access to the Hardrock Trail. The 1.5-mile trail is open to hikers and mountain bikers, and provides interpretive signs about native flora and fauna.
Round Mountain offers about 15 reservable campsites. Amenities include picnic tables, vault toilets, campfire rings, hand pump for drinking water. This is a ‘pack in – pack out’ facility.
From Florissant, Colorado, take US Route 24 west for 10.3 miles to the campground sign. Turn right at sign onto the dirt road and go 0.2 miles to campground on the right hand side.