The Rainbow Lakes Campground is located at the end of Forest Road 298 at an elevation of 10,000 feet. The campground is mostly wooded with beaver ponds and willow thickets near by. There are 16 sites in the campground. Seven are suitable for RV camping and seven are more suitable for tents. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring or grate. The maximum vehicle length that can be accommodated is 20 feet.
|16 sites||Maximum spur length of 20 feet|
|Drinking water||Next to stream or lake|
|Three restrooms||No disabled facilities|
|No reservations||Elevation: 10,000 feet|
Boulder Ranger District: 303-541-2500
Take Highway 72 north from Nederland approximately 6.5 miles then turn west on Forest Road 298 at the sign for the CU Mountain Research Station. Travel about six miles to the campground. From Estes Park take Highway 7 for approximately 18 miles to Highway 72. Continue south on 72 for about nine miles to Ward. The turnoff to the campground is approximately 2.5 miles south of Ward.
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