6 Western Campgrounds Endurance Athletes Will Love
By Michelle Valenti
These outdoor escapes not only offer great weekend getaways, they are also great training grounds for your favorite workouts. Don't live in the West? Check out these Eastern campgrounds for endurance athletes.Post to Facebook Tweet Bookmark & Share
Located on the Deschutes River and just four miles from Bend, this campground offers easy access to running and biking trails, but is close enough to town for a night out at the pub or a quick trip to the grocery store. Reserve Your Campsite ?<!--<ul> <li><a href="http://www.active.com/running/bend-or/duel-in-the-desert-duathlon-and-5k-2010">Sign Up for the Duel in the Desert Duathlon and 5K</a></li> </ul>-->
Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
Swim, bike and run the famous Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene course when you camp at Devils Elbow.
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Big Bear, California
The San Bernardino Mountains provide great terrain for trail running and mountain biking. Just ask Big Bear native and Olympic Marathoner Ryan Hall. Reserve Your Campsite ?
Estes Park, Colorado
Take your training to new heights in the Rocky Mountains where beautiful scenery is your reward for grueling hills and lack of oxygen. Reserve Your Campsite ?
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Home of the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Spring plays host to some of the world's best athletes. From Garden of the Gods to Pikes Peak, you too can train on this athlete-approved playground. Reserve Your Campsite ? <!--<span class="credit">Photo Credit: St. Luke's Fitness Celebration</span>-->
Black Hills, South Dakota
Take to the trails on a 10-mile loop around Deerfield Lake, and be sure to check in with the Black Hills Mountain Bike Association for dirt on what they laud as some of the "best mountain biking in the country." Reserve Your Campsite ? <!--<span class="credit">Photo Credit: Bill Ross/AP Photo</span>-->