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Rifleman Phillips Group Campground
Rifleman Phillips Group Campground

​​Rifleman Phillips Group Campground is located at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Summer temperatures can vary from a high of 80 degrees during the day to nighttime lows in the 40s. The campground is located in a 50-year-old stand of lodgepole pine and is restricted to tents only. The facilities include picnic tables, fire rings, and areas for dispersed camping. There is a hand pump well and a vault toilet. Electricity is not available. There is parking for 15 vehicles. No trailers allowed - other than 2 small supply trailers. There are two major trails leading from the campground. They will take you to interesting places such as Forgotten Valley, Dude's Fishing Hole, City Lights Ridge and Frazer Meadow. ​​Your group is always welcome to attend the weekend campfire programs at Reverend's Ridge where pay showers and laundry are also available. Photos. Only 3.2% beer is allowed in the park. View Golden Gate Canyon State Park Area Map.

Capacity:  Up to 75 people.

Panorama Point Pricing

Note: ​Full amount is due at the time of reservation.

For pricing information, see the Fees page​.​​


The earliest that bookings can be made is exactly 6 months in advance of the first day of camping. Please refer to the table below for corresponding months. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first call that is received 6 months in advance will get the reservation. You may call before the Visitor Center opens and leave a message. If the 6 months in advance happens to fall on a weekend day, please call and leave a message. The staff member that handles reservations is off on the weekends, so a decision will not be made until the following Monday morning. You will receive a call back on Monday letting you know if you got the reservation or not. Payment in full is required to reserve any of our group facilities at Golden Gate. 

Rifleman Phillips will be open from May through October, weather dependent. 

Call the Visitor Center for availability​, and to reserve (303) 582 3707.

When can I reserve?

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April            October

Refunds/Cancellations:  No refunds are given due to inclement weather or campfire bans.

  1. For cancellations made 15 days or more prior to the beginning date of the reservation, the campsite reservation fee ($10.00) will be retained.

  2. For cancellations made 14 days or less prior to the reservation, the campsite reservation fee ($10.00) and the first night’s camping fee will be retained.