Base Camp

at Golden Gate Canyon

Thank you for visiting Base Camp at Golden Gate Canyon! We are Denver’s staycation destination! Our campground is privately owned and offers a mountain camping experience within an hour of the Denver metro area. Elevation 9,230. Visit us and rejuvenate your soul.

What does our campground offer that others do not? Convenience. Location, location, location. We are only 20 minutes from Golden and 10 minutes from the casinos of Central City and Black Hawk.

About Base Camp

Welcome to Base Camp at Golden Gate Canyon! We are your mountain home away from home. Just a short hour’s drive from the Denver metro area. We offer RV, cabins, and tent sites nestled between colorful aspens with beautiful mountain views. We are surrounded by amenities including; fishing, hiking, and biking trails at Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Casinos at Black Hawk and Central City, indoor, year-round swimming with a water slide at The Gilpin County Community Center, and we are just off the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway for breathtaking Colorado views. Create lasting memories with your friends and family at Base Camp, Colorado.

Area Of Attractions

Wildlife: It’s not every day that you can look a few feet away and see wildlife up close and personal. On any given day, you might be delighted by a moose, deer, or elk sighting. The delightful buzz of hummingbirds can be heard frequently throughout the grounds

Golden Gate Canyon State Park: If you are looking for a place to go fishing or hiking, the State Park is just three miles from Base Camp at Golden Gate Canyon. Take your family out for the day and enjoy all the park has to offer. Panorama Point provides an up close and personal, breathtaking view of the continental divide. Hunting, picnicking and mountain bike riding are other activities the State Park has to offer.

Gilpin County Community Center: The Gilpin County Community Center is across the street and up the road a short distance from the campground. The center is home to a swimming pool with a water slide and other fun water features. This is a great option for family fun during the day.

Casinos: Our campground is located only a few minutes from the casinos of Black Hawk and Central City. This is a great option for adult entertainment.

Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway: The Peak-to-Peak Highway showcases some of the most beautiful scenery in Colorado. Take a trip over to Estes Park and back. You will not be disappointed.

Baseball/Softball Fields: Pete Gones Memorial Park is right next to our campground. Weber Field and Elk Field have local baseball, softball, and soccer games for you to enjoy watching for free.

Are you a hunter looking to bag some big game in Area 38? No problem. Welcome Hunters! Why drive back and forth when you can rent one of our cabins and stay in the area?

Do you want to go fishing or hiking? No problem. Golden Gate Canyon State Park is three miles away. Spend the day hiking or fishing and come back to Base Camp at Golden Gate Canyon to enjoy the rest of your evening.

Do your kids like to swim? No problem. The Gilpin County Community Center is across the street and features a pool with a water slide.

Running low on gas? No problem. We have unleaded and diesel available at our pumps.

Do you need propane? No problem. We can fill propane tanks on site.

Hungry or thirsty? No problem. Our store has a little bit of everything. Snacks, groceries, toiletries, fishing supplies, alcoholic beverages, and more!


Base Camp at Golden Gate Canyon offers 30 and 50 Amp RV sites, tiny rental cabins, and tent sites with access to a spacious laundry room and showers. Bring your family and friends to gather at our large pavilion, play corn hole, and horseshoes, and watch your children play at the playground. Stock up at our convenience/camp store and fully stocked liquor store.

Ways to Stay


    Base Camp at Golden Gate Canyon has 19 RV camping sites with water and electric hookups. Most sites have 20/30 amp electricity available. We have a few sites with 50 amp service. All sites have a grill and a picnic table. Most of our sites have a fire ring perfect for roasting marshmallows.


Camping Cabins B-M offer heat and electricity and sleep up to four people. Each camping cabin features a double bed and bunk beds. Each camping cabin has a picnic table and a grill. A few of our camping cabins have a fire pit and a few of our camping cabins have a swing on the front porch.

Our tent sites near Golden Gate Canyon State Park provide a convenient location for your next outdoor experience. Our tent sites include a grill, fire pit, and picnic table.

Our Site Map

Download a map of the campground below to see our amenities and their locations. To the right is a map of the area if you need driving directions to the campground.

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