Originally Posted by waddy
Have you tried a little serious "Googling" to try and find some campground information?
yea i found the u.s forest service info on the campgrounds, just hard to find any first hand knowledge since the campgrounds are so small, did find a few reviews on "difficult campground" just because it's the largest of the ones i've looking at, 46 spots
Originally Posted by OutandBack
There are 3 campgrounds on the West side of Independence Pass heading down to Aspen. Of the ones you listed Lost Man is my favorite.
It's the first one you'll come to heading west over the pass.
They only have picnic table, outhouses and tent pads. THey fill up quick during events in town so I'd advise you arrive several days early.
Have a backup plan. As waddy suggests google camping around Aspen. August is peak tourist season in the Mtns.
There's no problem with hanging in the campgrounds.
Many years ago I did get asked once to move my hammock.
I was hanging from some aspens bellow Maroon Bells in Aspen and the ranger gave me the live skin tree lecture.
I've never hung from aspens since.
If you have some free time take the bus ride up to the Maroon Bells and hike the trail along the lake.
The wildflowers will be peaking and there will be 10's of thousands of hummingbirds.
The gf will thank you for it.
Good luck and have fun at your bike event.
just the kind of info i was looking for, thanks Outandback
finding a place that will actually have a spot available with trees that will work is actually our biggest concern (i might actually pack a tent along
) gonna be there 2 days early on a monday, so hopefully......not really sure how big of turn out the event is going to cause, i'm guessing it's gonna be pretty good though, thanks again