· Roaring Fork

Difficult Campground

Not far to the east of Aspen, the Difficult Campground and nearby trails are a good place to get into the forest without driving too far. Along the access road to the campground you pass through excellent willow-riparian habitat, with birds such as Fox Sparrow, Violet-green Swallow, MacGillivray’s Warbler, and others. Some mixed coniferous woodland is good for birds like Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Red Crossbill, and, if you’re lucky, Dusky Grouse.

County: Eagle

Directions: Difficult Campground is about 4.2 east of Mill and Main in Aspen, on the south side of Highway 82, 0.2 miles past mile marker 45. Park in the Day Use parking area on the right (south). After you get to the parking area, the trail starts at the left corner of the parking lot.

Delorme: 46 A1
Roads of Colorado: 68 B4

Dates of Access: Closed during the winter months
Hours: Any
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: None

Parking: Parking Areas
Lodging: Camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Handicap accessible facilities; limited car birding

Elevation: 6420

Latitude: 39.14241811
Longitude: -106.7735374


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo