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.


Base Camp at Golden Gate Canyon not only provides 30 and 50 Amp RV sites, tiny rental cabins, and tent sites complete with access to a spacious laundry room and showers but also houses the onsite Black Bear Liquor store. This addition ensures guests can easily stock up on a wide variety of beverages right within the camp.

Ways to Stay


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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