6 Western Campgrounds Endurance Athletes Will Love

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.

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Tumalo State Park

Bend, Oregon

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 ?

Mountain Biker

Devils Elbow

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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Trail Runner


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

Estes Park Campground at Mary's Lake

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

Meadow Ridge

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 ?

Black Hills


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 ?

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