Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3 million acre White River National Forest is the top recreation Forest in the nation. Home to world-renowned ski resorts and the birthplace of Wilderness, the White River has something to offer every outdoor enthusiast.
The Silver Bell campground located in the White River National Forest is one of the most beautiful campgrounds we have ever camped in. The area can definitely get busy as it is just down the road from Aspen, however, Silver Bell campground is small enough that it never feels to crowded. The campground does allow you to reserve a site ahead of time but most of the sites are walk in on a first come first serve basis. If you have the chance to camp here we believe the best site is number 13. It does not have as much tree cover around it but the view from your site is absolutely amazing.
If you are staying at the Silver Bell campgrounds you must visit Maroon Lake to view the peaks of Maroon Bells and the surrounding mountains. The lake attracts a large amount of visitors but still manages to have that peaceful feeling. The Maroon Bells area should be listed as a must visit in your lifetime kind of place. It truly is that beautiful.
Silver Bell Campground has a total of 14 campsites. Picnic Tables, Vault Toilets, Firegrates, Trash Disposal, and Potable Water are some of the amenities that are available for your use if you choose to stay here. Access to fishing areas and trails are available throughout the area. Silver Bell campground does have a 5 day stay limit and check out time is 2:00 p.m. There is an 8 person, two car limit for campsites at Silver Bell, with exception for walk-in tent sites. Pets must be on a leash at all times while visiting campgrounds AND within designated Wilderness. Camping is permitted in developed campgrounds and/or designated campsites only. This area provides access to the Maroon Bells – Snowmass Wilderness. Those camping in developed sites in the Maroon Valley must purchase a 5 day vehicle pass ($5 for camping) to drive to their designated campground at the Welcome Station across from the Silver Bar Campground.