Welcome to Mountain Chalet's camping and backpacking page! Below you will find camping links and photos, equipment and safety articles, and our online selection of camping
Stop by our store in Colorado Springs for more camping gear, guidebooks, maps, and advice from our friendly staff!
First Aid Kits/ Skin Care
Sleeping Bags and Sleeping Pads
Rental Camping Gear
Mountain Chalet offers a variety of rental equipment
Summer gear includes backpacks, tents, and climbing shoes. Winter gear
includes snowshoes, ice axes, and backcountry skiing equipment.
Articles about Camping Equipment and Safety
Explains the proper care and use of backpacking tents, including selecting a location for your tent, set-up, take-down, cleaning, and storage.
Describes the basic principles of layering your clothing to be prepared for any weather conditions.
Describes the many advantages of trekking poles and explains how to use them properly.
Outlines the "Ten Essentials" and a few extra items that should be taken on outdoor excursions for safety.
A non-profit, community and volunteer supported organization, dedicated
to providing information, support, and aid for visitors to Pikes Peak.
It also acts as a base for peak rescue operations and educates the public
about wilderness ethics.
This National Park Service web page provides detailed information about Rocky Mountain National Park's campgrounds, including maps, fee information, available services, and photos. You can also make online reservations.
Make reservations or get detailed information about camping in any of Colorado's State Parks.
A mountain search and rescue unit dedicated to saving lives
through search, rescue, and mountain safety education. This highly
trained team is composed entirely of volunteers and does not charge a
fee for its services.
A free social network for the outdoor community in
Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. Meet people with similar
interests, share stories, post photos, and find events!
A non-profit organization working to preserve Utah's
remaining desert wild lands, known collectively as America's redrock