Hermit Park is a hidden gem that offers a variety of forested sites and fantastic hiking opportunities. This county-run park (formerly a corporate retreat for Hewlett-Packard) sits just a few miles from Estes Park in a high mountain valley, offering the perfect combination of seclusion and proximity to town.
Hermit Park offers 75 RV and tent camping sites with picnic tables, plus rustic cabin rentals and a reservable group pavilion. The terrain is forested, with views of the surrounding mountains, and sits at about 8,000′ (2,438m).
This summer only campground accepts reservations, and pets are welcome. There is a dump station on site.
Hiking opportunities abound here–the trailhead to Kruger Rock, one of our favorite hikes, is located within the park, as is another trail to Homestead Meadows, the site of a number of interesting old homesteads in various states of decay.
Contact Hermit Park Open Space Campground
17 Hermit Park Road
Estes Park , CO 80517