CAMPING GUIDELINES

Camping in Telluride is an experience not to be missed!
New in 2017, The RIDE Festival is partnering with Mountain Side Gear Rental to allow attendees to rent camping gear for the weekend of the festival. RIDE Festival PREMIUM and STANDARD camping packages will be available as soon as festival passes go on sale.
There are two options:
1) PREMIUM WEEKEND CAMPING PACKAGE: Purchase a RIDE PREMIUM CAMPING PACKAGE for two, four or six people and when you arrive, your pre-selected campsite will be waiting for you with a large, tall tent, sleeping pads & bags, camp chairs, LED lantern and communal shared shade tent all set up in advance at the Telluride Town Park. Individual camping passes are included in the Premium Camping Package ticket prices.
2) STANDARD WEEKEND CAMPING PACKAGE: Preorder two, four or six person RIDE STANDARD WEEKEND CAMPING PACKAGES for pickup at Telluride Town Park Campground including tent, sleeping pads & bags for you to set up at your chosen campsite. Individual camping passes are not included when purchasing STANDARD camping packages so be sure to purchase your camping passes first (Town Park Campground sells out quickly), then visit Mountain Side Gear Rental to purchase a STANDARD CAMPING PACKAGE.  Mountains Side Gear Rental offers an array of a la carte products such as backpacks, chairs, coolers, and more so that you can fully enjoy your weekend in the San Juan mountains in Telluride.  RIDE Festival PREMIUM and STANDARD camping packages will be available as soon as festival passes go on sale on 12/12/16 at 12PM.
The RIDE Festival offers camping at Telluride Town Park and Lawson Hill Campgrounds. Telluride Town Park Campground is located adjacent to the Festival grounds.  From the campground, you’ll be able to walk just a short distance to the Main Stage of the Festival! Then, there is the Lawson Hill Campground located 3 miles west of Telluride with a free shuttle bus that runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 7:oo a.m. to noon on Monday or you can ride your bike along the scenic bike path all the way to the festival grounds.
Festival campgrounds open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and close at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Prior to the RIDE Festival, you may camp at the Town Park Campground, paying an additional fee to Telluride Town Park. Please click here, Town Park Campground Information, for more information on camping in and around Telluride.
Public transportation in Telluride and Mountain Village is free via the Gondola, Galloping Goose Bus and Dial-A-Ride. The Galloping Goose Bus runs every 20 minutes in the Town of Telluride. The Gondola, Dial-A-Ride and Galloping Goose run from 7am to 2am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Important: Only weekend RIDE Festival Passholders may purchase festival campground Camping Passes during the weekend of The RIDE.

CAMPING OPTIONS

Telluride Town Park Weekend Camping Pass $70/person

  • Telluride Town Park Campground is located at 500 East Colorado Ave and is adjacent to the festival grounds.
  • You may arrive and set up camp beginning Friday at 8:00am, 24 hours a day.
  • Camping Passes are valid from 8:00am Friday through Monday at 11:00am.
  • There are no reservations for physical camping spots – camping is on a first come, first served basis. The campground is not split up into campsites.
  • A campground host is on duty to help you find an available campsite and to answer any camping questions.
  • Campground security and hosts are available 24/7 to enforce all rules.
  • Telluride Town Park Campground is available for camping prior to the festival, but you will need to pay the Town Park Campground fee in addition to your festival camping pass fee.  Visit www.TellurideTownParkCampground.com for more information.
  • Only RIDE Festival weekend pass holders may camp at festival campgrounds during the festival.
  • You must have both a camping pass and festival pass to enter the campground during the festival.
  • Camping Passes do not include admission into the festival.
  • Camping passes are sold per person and per vehicle, not per site.
  • Campground camping passes are not interchangeable.  For example, your Town of Telluride Camping pass does not permit you entry into the Lawson Hill Campground.
  • Single day camping passes are not available.  You may camp for one night, however the cost to camp is still the price of three days.
  • If you do not purchase a vehicle or RV pass, campers may drive into the campground for 30 minutes to unload gear then upon departure, will be given a permit and directed to FREE off-site parking.
  • Children aged 12 and under are free in the campground and festival.  Children must wear a festival wristband (available at the box office).  Write your cell phone number somewhere on your child’s pass; in the event you become separated from your child, security can call you.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Handicapped facilities and assistance are available.  There is limited handicapped parking in the Telluride Town Park parking lot located just over the vehicle bridge to the east (left) as you enter.  Handicapped showers and portapotties are available. Campground hosts are available to assist with golf carts if needed. The festival is wheelchair accessible.
  • Restroom and shower facilities are available 24/7.  Cold showers are free; there is a charge for hot showers. Bring quarters or buy them from the campground host.  There are two places to find showers: one by the swimming pool and the other on the east side of the campground.
  • No bathing or washing dishes in the river.
  • Bagged ice is available for sale at the campground.
  • You may have alcohol in the campground however, open containers may not leave the campground.  No open containers may be transported into the festival grounds, Telluride or Mountain Village.
  • Camping quiet hours are 2am to 7am. Please, at all times, be respectful of your neighbors.
  • Campfires are NOT permitted. Campground charcoal grills that are in place may be used for grilling. Propane campstoves are allowed.
  • This is bear country! Please keep a tidy campsite or risk unwanted guests.
  • Stow food properly, DO NOT leave food out.
  • Generators are permitted between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • FREE phone charging stations are available at the campground.  A limited number of electric outlets are available near the bathrooms.
  • There are no electrical hookups in Town Park, only a handful of electrical outlets for charging phones.
  • Pets are not permitted in the campground.
  • Camping is not allowed on the ball field or in the parking lot.
  • Load-Out:
    • Break camp
    • Move your gear to the nearest convenient pick up spot.
    • Then and only then, go get your vehicle.
    • Cooperate with staff when parking.
    • Load out as quickly as possible
    • The campground closes at 11:00am so please plan accordingly.
  • CAMPING IS NOT PERMITTED ON THE STREETS OF TELLURIDE. It is illegal to camp on private land without owner’s consent.
  • No refunds or exchanges.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • Event proceeds rain or shine.
  • Artists and schedule are subject to change.

Telluride Town Park Weekend Car Camping Pass $125/vehicle

  • This pass is for your vehicle only.
  • Telluride Town Park Campground Car and RV passes will be mailed to you in mid-June. Be sure to bring your car/RV pass with you or you may risk losing your car/RV spot.
  • A car camping pass allows you to keep your car parked next to your campsite. If there are four people in a vehicle and you want to bring your vehicle in the campground with you, you must purchase four camping passes in addition to one vehicle pass.
  • Car camping spaces are limited and typically sell out the first week.
  • Cars with passes are not permitted to drive in and out of the campground during the festival.
  • Vehicles 18 feet and over are classified as RVs.  Please purchase a RV pass if your vehicle is over 18 feet. RVs over 30 feet cannot be accommodated.
  • Please note that there are no RV hook-ups provided in the campground.
  • Anything with a license plate is considered a vehicle and therefore requires a vehicle pass (cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, pull-behind campers, etc.)
  • A pop up trailer requires a car camping pass, not a RV pass.
  • If you want to keep both a car and trailer in the campground, you will need two car camping passes.
  • Children under 12 are free.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • No refunds or exchanges.
  • Event proceeds rain or shine.

Telluride Town Park Weekend RV Pass $225/RV

  • This pass is for your RV only. RV passes are very limited and typically sell out the first day.
  • Telluride Town Park Campground car and RV passes will be mailed to you in mid-June. Be sure to bring your car/RV pass with you or you may risk losing your car/RV spot.
  • In order to park your RV in the campground, you will need to purchase a RV pass and camping passes for each individual who is camping.
  • You must have both a camping pass and festival pass to enter the campground during the festival.
  • Camping Passes do not include admission into the festival.
  • Camping passes are sold per person and per vehicle, not per site.
  • RV Passes are valid from 8:00am Friday through Monday at 11:00am.
  • RVs are not permitted to drive in and out of the campground during the festival.
  • There are no reservations for physical camping sites or RV sites, camping is on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Expect the camping atmosphere to be communal in nature. 
  • Vehicles 18 feet and over are considered RVs, we cannot accommodate RVs over 30 feet.
  • Please note that there are no RV hook-ups provided in the campground.
  • RVs must be self-contained.
  • Generators are permitted between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • Camping quiet hours are 2am to 7am. Please, at all times, be respectful of your neighbors.
  • Handicapped facilities and assistance are available.  There is limited handicapped parking in the Telluride Town Park parking lot located just over the vehicle bridge to the east (left) as you enter.  Handicapped showers and portapotties are available. Campground hosts are available to assist with golf carts if needed. The festival is wheelchair accessible.
  • There is a dump station and hose with non-potable water at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  To find the Waste Water Plant, travel 3 miles west of Telluride then head south at the round about towards Mountain Village, then take your first right turn (about 100 yards from the round about) towards the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  The dump station is on the cement pad and the hose is located on the corner of the building.
  • There is no place in Telluride to fill your RV with potable water.
  • Restrooms and pay-showers are available in the campground. Bring quarters or purchase them from the campground host.
  • Pets are not permitted in the campground.
  • Children aged 12 and under are free in the campground and festival.  Children must wear a festival wristband (available at the box office).  Write your cell phone number somewhere on your child’s pass; in the event you become separated from your child, security can call you.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Event proceeds rain or shine.
  • Ticket refunds and exchanges are not permitted.

Premium & Standard Weekend Camping Packages,
Telluride Town Park

  • PREMIUM WEEKEND CAMPING PACKAGE: Purchase a RIDE PREMIUM Camping Package for two, four or six people and when you arrive, your pre-selected Premium campsite will be waiting for you with a large, tall tent, sleeping pads & bags, camp chairs, LED lantern and communal shared shade tent all set up in advance at the Telluride Town Park. Individual camping passes are included in the Premium Camping Package ticket prices.
  • STANDARD WEEKEND CAMPING PACKAGE: Preorder two, four or six person STANDARD packages for pickup at Telluride Town Park Campground including tent, sleeping pads & bags for you to set up at your chosen campsite. Individual camping passes are not included when purchasing STANDARD camping packages so be sure to purchase your camping passes first (Town Park Campground sells out quickly), then visit Mountain Side Gear Rental to purchase a STANDARD CAMPING PACKAGE.  Mountains Side Gear Rental offers an array of a la carte products such as backpacks, chairs, coolers, and more so that you can fully enjoy your weekend in the San Juan mountains in Telluride.

Lawson Hill Weekend Camping Pass $60/person

  • From Telluride, travel 3 miles west on Highway 145 to the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Highway 145 south.  Within 100 yards will be Society Drive on your right.  Do not take the first right into the Waste Water Treatment plant (with a field of solar panels) but the second right onto Society Drive.  You will see a Conoco gas station on your left as you round the first sharp corner on Society Drive.  Follow Society Drive for about 0.4 miles.  At the crest of the winding hill, take a right onto San Miguel River Drive then another immediate right down the hill to the Lawson Hill ballfield/campground.
  • Free shuttle service is available from Lawson Hill to the festival grounds. Shuttle runs as follows:
    • Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
    • Monday, 7:00 a.m. to noon`
  • You are permitted 1/2 hour to drive up to the ballfield and unload your camping gear. You may not drive onto the field.
  • Camping Passes are valid from 8:00am Friday through Monday at 11:00am.
  • You must have both a camping pass and festival pass to enter the campground during the festival.
  • Camping Passes do not include admission into the festival.
  • Camping passes are sold per person, not per site.
  • The campground is a ball field with little shade so be prepared to bring your own.
  • A campground host is on duty to help you find an available campsite and to answer any camping questions.
  • Campground security and hosts are available 24/7 to enforce all rules.
  • Bring your bike. The Telluride bike path provides a gently rolling, paved path from Lawson Hill to the Town of Telluride.
  • Free parking nearby. YOU MAY NOT SLEEP IN YOUR VEHICLE.
  • You may arrive to set up camp 24 hours a day from 8:00 a.m. on Friday through 11:00 a.m. on Monday.
  • Campground camping passes are not interchangeable.  For example, your Town of Telluride Camping pass does not permit you entry into the Lawson Hill Campground and vice versa.
  • Children aged 12 and under are free in the campground and festival.  Children must wear a festival wristband (available at the box office).  Write your cell phone number somewhere on your child’s pass; in the event you become separated from your child, security can call you.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Tent camping only.  Tent stakes longer than 6″ are prohibited to protect irrigation systems.
  • There are no reservations for physical camping & RV spots – camping is on a first come, first served basis.  The campground is not split up into campsites.
  • Handicapped facilities and assistance are available.  There is limited handicapped parking in the Telluride Town Park parking lot located just over the vehicle bridge to the east (left) as you enter.  Handicapped showers and portapotties are available. The festival is wheelchair accessible.
  • Camping quiet hours are 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.  During this time, we ask that all campers respect others and refrain from loud talking, music, etc.
  • NO CAMP FIRES OR CHARCOAL GRILLS.
  • Propane stoves are permitted.  Metal pans must be used under camp stoves to protect grass.
  • Stow food properly, DO NOT leave food out. This is bear country.
  • Pets are not permitted in the campground.
  • Single day camping passes are not available.  You may camp for one night, however the cost to camp is still the price of three days.
  • There are no electrical hookups, however cell phone charging stations are available.
  • Porta potties are available. Drinking water is available. There are pay-per-use showers at Lawson Hill Campground and the Telluride High School in town.  Telluride High School showers operate from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • No bathing or washing dishes in the river.
  • Only RIDE Festival weekend pass holders may camp at festival campgrounds during the festival.
  • Load-Out:
    • Break camp
    • Move your gear to the nearest convenient pick up spot.
    • Then and only then, go get your vehicle.
    • Cooperate with staff when parking.
    • Load out as quickly as possible
    • The campground closes at 11:00am so please plan accordingly.
  • CAMPING IS NOT PERMITTED ON THE STREETS OF TELLURIDE.  It is illegal to camp on private land without owner’s consent.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • No refunds or exchanges.
  • Event is rain or shine.
  • Artists and schedule are subject to change.

Lawson Hill Weekend RV Pass $200/RV

  • This pass is for your RV and those people staying in your RV. RV passes are very limited and typically sell out the first day.
  • Lawson Hill Campground RV passes will be mailed to you by mid-June. Be sure to bring your RV pass with you or you may risk losing your RV spot.
  • From Telluride, travel 3 miles west on Highway 145 to the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Highway 145 south.  Within 100 yards will be Society Drive on your right.  Do not take the first right into the Waste Water Treatment plant (with a field of solar panels) but the second right onto Society Drive.  You will see a Conoco gas station on your left as you round the first sharp corner on Society Drive.  Follow Society Drive for about 0.4 miles.  At the crest of the winding hill, take a right onto San Miguel River Drive then another immediate right down the hill to the Lawson Hill ballfield/campground.
  • RV Passes are valid from 8:00am Friday through Monday at 11:00am.
  • If you want to place a tent on the Lawson Hill campground in addition to your RV campsite, you will need to purchase camping passes for each individual who is tent camping.
  • You must have both a camping pass and festival pass to enter the campground during the festival.
  • Camping Passes do not include admission into the festival.
  • Camping passes are sold per person and per vehicle, not per site.
  • Children aged 12 and under are free in the campground and festival.  Children must wear a festival wristband (available at the box office).  Write your cell phone number somewhere on your child’s pass; in the event you become separated from your child, security can call you.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Free shuttle service is available from Lawson Hill to the festival grounds from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., Friday – Sunday.
  • A campground host is on duty to help you find an available campsite and to answer any camping questions.
  • RVs are not permitted to drive in and out of the campground during the festival. 
  • There are no reservations for physical camping sites or RV sites, camping is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Expect the camping atmosphere to be communal in nature. 
  • Vehicles 18 feet and over are considered RVs, we cannot accommodate RVs over 30 feet.  RVs over 25 feet cannot level out.
  • Please note that there are no RV hook-ups provided in the campground.
  • RVs must be self-contained.
  • Handicapped facilities and assistance are available.  There is limited handicapped parking in the Telluride Town Park parking lot located just over the vehicle bridge to the east (left) as you enter.  Handicapped showers at Telluride High School and portapotties are available. The festival is wheelchair accessible.
  • Generators are permitted between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • There is a dump station and hose with non-potable water at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  To find the Waste Water Plant, travel east on Society Drive about 1/2 mile then left on Highway 145 for about 100 yards.  Then take a left towards into the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  The dump station is on the cement pad and the hose is located on the corner of the building.
  • There is no place in Telluride or Lawson Hill to fill your RV with potable water.
  • Portapotties are available in the campground. Drinking water is available.
  • No bathing or washing dishes in the river. There are pay-per-use showers at Lawson Hill Campground and the Telluride High School in town.  Telluride High School showers operate from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Pets are not permitted in the campground.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • Event proceeds rain or shine.
  • Ticket refunds and exchanges are not permitted.
  • Artists and schedule are subject to change.