buffalo creek recreation area
If you’re wanting free camping and close to Denver, Buffalo Creek dispersed camping is a great place to camp. There about 20+ designated campsites along Co Rd. 550 that are each marked with a sign and number. Some are large, some are small, some are walk in sites, and some are drive in. There are no facilities, so everything needs to be packed in and out. This area is surrounded with pine trees and is very peaceful, unless you have rowdy neighbors. We camped at site #19, which had enough room for our tow vehicle and our camper. The parking area was very sloped, so we had to use our block and Andersen levelers to raise it 6-7”. I wished we were further in from the road as you can hear every car passing by, but beggars can’t be choosers, right? We were actually very fortunate to get this site on a Saturday since this was Fourth of July weekend and most people had come up Thursday or Friday. With any dispersed camping, please follow “Leave No Trace” ethics.