Camping Spots of the Locals: Storm Mountain
Camping Spots from the Locals: Storm Mountain
When I first moved to Colorado I was always in search of spots only known to locals. The one’s that really took your breath away but were still secretive enough that they wouldn’t get over crowded. Nothing worse than annoying campers after all.
I can still remember the day I found Storm Mountain. Literally closed my eyes and dropped on pin on Google Maps. This was the closest Jeep trail to the pin, so we gave it a shot. I never expected my jaw to drop when we got there. This spot is and has been one of my favorite spots to go too.
This last weekend I once again went to Storm Mountain, hoping to get the camping spot at the top of the trail all to myself. When we got there the gate was unfortunately closed but like most things in life everything worked out. On the way back down the trail I took a random left turn into what seemed like a parking lot for a lookout point. When we pulled in I quickly realized we had found the exact area we needed for the large group of campers I had coming to join us for the weekend. The view was incredible.
I’ve been to this area many times but never at the spot we stayed over Memorial Day weekend. The real show here begins at night when you’re able to see Loveland, Fort Collins, and the glow of Estes Park against the mountain ranges. I’m used to the top, but this view definitely didn’t disappoint. My friends had never been, so it was great to watch their jaws drop as they stared into the sea of lights. The cloudless sky dotted with stars, unaffected from the light pollution of the cities, you truly get treated to a view you’ll never forget.
The best part of the area is that there’s a ton of private land for sale, including an entire community living in the valley at the bottom of the trail. With homes ranging from the high 300’s all the way to the seven figure range, you really are able to get whatever your heart is after here. A mountain lovers paradise. Fifteen minutes from Loveland and twenty minutes from Estes you have the ability to explore areas till to your hearts content. If you’re ever interested in looking at properties in the area let me know! I know the area inside and out and can find exactly what you’re looking for!
If you want directions to this beautiful area please feel free to contact me and I’ll send them over right away! Thanks for reading and if you liked the article and want to read more about the hidden treasures of Colorado don’t forget to subscribe!!