If you’ve never been aware, there are campgrounds in Colorado that are very wheelchair accessible.
Welcome to the Colorado Parks & Wildlife camping reservations website.
Right off the bat, the website doesn’t look like this would be the spot to find campgrounds that have accessibility features, but as you dive in further, you can at least begin to narrow down the selections.
Without adding a date, click on the “Search Campgrounds” button. This gives you the 37 Colorado State Parks that offer camping.
Click on “Show Advanced Options” underneath Park Name.
By indicating that you need a campsite with accessibility needs, the available camping location offerings shrink from 37 to 34 available options.
Adding the campsite requirements that you need (for this example I added trailer, sewer, water, no electricity at Cheyenne Mountain State Park) here is the level of detail that is available..
This is not the best breakdown of what each potential campsite has to offer, but at least it’s a start. For more detailed information, contacting the state park office directly (not the reservation line) they should be able to go into further detail about the specific site amenities (raised fire pit, distance to bathrooms, raised picnic table, pull through distance, accessible trails and fishing within the park, etc.).
Before you can reserve the spot the following ADA Accessibility Alert displays.
You are about to make a reservation for a site designated for persons with disabilities. This site is available for persons with disabilities and may only be reserved when at least one occupant qualifies for a persons with disabilities (handicap) plate or placard. Upon arrival at the park, the ranger will confirm the possession of a persons with disabilities plate or placard. Please choose a different site if no one in your party qualifies to occupy this designated persons with disabilities site. No refunds will be issued for invalid reservations.
Look for one of our upcoming posts about our overnight stay at Cheyenne Mountain State Park using my in-law’s trailer.