Summertime in Colorado is one of the most beautiful seasons of of the year, mainly because we don't have to worry about foot upon foot of snow when we want to go out and enjoy the great outdoors.

While there are a ton of things to do in Northern Colorado, many activities can get expensive (a kayak costs how much??).  Campsites, at least, are a haven for those who don't want to pay since, according to, Colorado has quite a few for the penniless.

Flip through the gallery below for our 7 recommended free spots, and let us know if we missed your favorite one in the comments!