Campgrounds

Aspen Area

  

The Aspen area is known for its beautiful peaks over 14,000 feet, majestic wilderness experiences and scenery. There is a large diversity of recreational opportunities available in the area

Difficult Campground and Group Campground

This campground is close to Aspen, Colorado. There are 47 campsites & a group area which can accomodate up to 20 people & 10 vehicles. Difficult Campground is located five miles southeast of Aspen on Highway 82. The 47 sites have limited spurs to accommodate trailers up to 40'. Please note that vehicles over 35 feet in length are prohibited over Independance Pass but can access the campground via Aspen. Water, garbage and vault toilets are provided for visitors.

Difficult Campground provides access to hiking trails and fishing sites along the Roaring Fork River and neighboring beaver ponds. It's located at an elevation of 8,180' and has a five-day stay limit. The campground has many trees and many sites are shaded.Difficult Campground also has a Day Use Area, Trailhead and a Group Camping Site

Directions:From Aspen, CO take Highway 82 for 5 miles southeast. Look for the US Forest Service Difficult Campground sign on the right, past Mile Marker 45.

Four Pass Loop - West Maroon to Buckskin

ALERT: Due to recent bear activity, bear canistersare required for all backpackers in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. 

The famous Four Pass Loop backpacking route within Maroon Bells – Snowmass Wilderness is an international treasure. This 26 mile (42 km) circuit climbs over four mountain passes higher than 12,000ft, past clear alpine lakes and among the rugged Elk Range peaks. Thousands of people every summer make the journey to see these sights. 

Make sure to plan ahead and know before you go! Early summer snowmelt makes the river crossing perilous and deep snow persists on the passes until late in the summer. Sudden thunderstorms can catch travelers exposed far from the cover of tree-line in mid-summer and snow fall returns to the high country early. 

No facilities (cabins, campgrounds, toilets…) are provided along the Four Pass Loop trail, or any other trail located in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.Visitors wishing to camp at either Crater Lake or Geneva Lake must camp in designated sites.

Directions:The Maroon Lake trailhead is located 6 1/2 miles southwest of Aspen, Colorado, on Maroon Creek Road. From Highway 82 take the Maroon Creek Road exit at the roundabout on the West edge of town. Follow Maroon Creek Road to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station.  Day users and overflow backpackers be asked to park at Aspen Highlands and take a bus to the trailhead. Backpackers parking at the Maroon Lake trailhead, please only park in the designated overnight lot.From mid-June through September, day use traffic is restricted on Maroon Creek Road between 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Lincoln Gulch Campground

This campground has 7 campsites available. It is situated in a lodgepole pine forest close to Independence Pass Road.

Sites are available for public use, and many recreational activities, including hiking, biking, 4 wheel driving, and fishing, may be enjoyed from this location.Please note that vehicles over 35 feet in length are prohibited over Independance Pass.

Directions:From Aspen, CO travel about 11 miles southeast toward Independence Pass to Lincoln Creek road. Turn right on Lincoln Creek Road then drive 2 1/2 miles to campground entrance. The 2 1/2 miles on Lincoln Creek Road is gravel and rough but passable in two-wheel drive.

Lost Man Campground

There are 10 campsites available. Trailhead access to Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness is across the road. Two miles to the east is the ghost town of Independence, an early mining town. Lost Man Family Campground is situated directly across Independence Pass road from Lost Man Trailhead. The campsites are within a lodgepole pine forest at 10,500' above sea level.

Directions:From Aspen, CO travel 14 miles east on Highway 82 toward Independence Pass to Lost Man Campground on the right

Portal Campground

Portal Campground is located eleven miles southeast of Aspen on Independence Pass Road and seven miles south on Lincoln Creek Road at an elevation of 9,400'. Campers can access some wonderful day hikes from this location as well as terrain for motorcycle riding, mountain biking, ATV riding, fishing and horseback riding, among other recreation activities.Portal Campground has 5 campsites with limited spurs.

5 day stay limit. High clearance vehicles are required and 4x4 recommended.

Directions:From Aspen, Colorado travel eleven miles southeast on Highway 82 toward Independence Pass to Lincoln Creek Road. Turn right and travel seven miles south on Lincoln Creek Road.CAUTION: high clearance vehicles recommended for Lincoln Creek Road.

WARNING: No vehicles over 35 feet long are allowed on Highway 82 to access this campground.

Silver Bar Campground

4 walk-in, primitive campsites. Picnic Tables, Vault Toilets, Fire grates, Trash Disposal, Potable Water. Access to fishing areas and trails is available. * This campground has a 5 day stay limit. Check out time is 2:00 p.m. * There is an 8 person, two car limit per campsite. * Pets must be on a leash at all times while visiting campgrounds AND within designated Wilderness. The leash should not exceed 6 feet in length. * Camping is permitted in developed campgrounds and/or designated campsites only. * This area provides access to the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness. Please obey all Wilderness regulations.

Directions: Located 5 miles southwest of Aspen, Colorado, on Maroon Creek Road. From Highway 82 take the Maroon Creek Road exit at the roundabout on the West edge of town. Follow Maroon Creek Road to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station. Coming to Aspen via Independence Pass: Take Highway 82 West from downtown Aspen 1 mile to the roundabout (rotary). From the roundabout, take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station. You will pass Aspen High school and Aspen Highlands Ski Area on the way to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station, Independence Pass (Highway 82) is normally open from Memorial Day through mid-October, weather dependant. If you are planning an event during these times, please call the Colorado Department of Transportation Hotline for road updates at (877) 315-7623. Coming to Aspen via Glenwood Springs: Take Highway 82 for 40 miles to the roundabout (rotary). From the roundabout, take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Welcome Station.

Silver Bell Campground

14 campsites. Picnic Tables, Vault Toilets, Firegrates, Trash Disposal, Potable Water. Access to fishing areas and trails are available. * This campground has a 5 day stay limit. Check out time is 2:00 p.m. * There is an 8 person, two car limit for campsites, with exception for walkin tent sites. * Pets must be on a leash at all times while visiting campgrounds AND within designated Wilderness. The leash should not exceed 6 feet in length. * Camping is permitted in developed campgrounds and/or designated campsites only. * This area provides access to the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness.

Directions: Located 5.5 miles southwest of Aspen, Colorado, on Maroon Creek Road. From Highway 82 take the Maroon Creek Road exit at the roundabout on the West edge of town. Follow Maroon Creek Road to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station. Coming to Aspen via Independence Pass: Take Highway 82 West from downtown Aspen 1 mile to the roundabout (rotary). From the roundabout, take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station. You will pass Aspen High school and Aspen Highlands Ski Area on the way to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station, Independence Pass (Highway 82) is normally open from Memorial Day through mid-October, weather dependant. If you are planning an event during these times, please call the Colorado Department of Transportation Hotline for road updates at (877) 315-7623. Coming to Aspen via Glenwood Springs: Take Highway 82 for 40 miles to the roundabout (rotary). From the roundabout, take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Welcome Station.

Silver Queen Campground

6 campsites. Picnic Tables, Vault Toilets, Fire grates, Trash Disposal, Potable Water. Access to fishing areas and trails are available. * This campground has a 5 day stay limit. Check out time is 2:00 p.m. * There is an 8 person, two car limit per campsite. * Pets must be on a leash at all times while visiting campgrounds AND within designated Wilderness. The leash should not exceed 6 feet in length. * Camping is permitted in developed campgrounds and/or designated campsites only. * This area provides access to the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness. Please obey all Wilderness regulations. 30-foot RV limit.

Directions: Located 6.5 miles southwest of Aspen, Colorado, on Maroon Creek Road. From Highway 82 take the Maroon Creek Road exit at the roundabout on the West edge of town. Follow Maroon Creek Road to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station. Coming to Aspen via Independence Pass: Take Highway 82 West from downtown Aspen 1 mile to the roundabout (rotary). From the roundabout, take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station. You will pass Aspen High school and Aspen Highlands Ski Area on the way to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station, Independence Pass (Highway 82) is normally open from Memorial Day through mid-October, weather dependant. If you are planning an event during these times, please call the Colorado Department of Transportation Hotline for road updates at (877) 315-7623. Coming to Aspen via Glenwood Springs: Take Highway 82 for 40 miles to the roundabout (rotary). From the roundabout, take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Welcome Station.

Weller Campground

This campground has 11 campsites. Picnic Tables, Vault Toilets, Fire grates, Trash Disposal & Potable Water during the season. Access to fishing areas and trails are available. See the nearby Weller Trail.Camping is permitted in developed campgrounds and/or designated campsites only. This area provides access to the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness where Wilderness regulations apply.This campground has a 5 day stay limit. Check out time is 2:00 p.m. There is an 8 person, two car limit per campsite. Pets must be on a leash at all times while visiting campgrounds and within designated Wilderness. The leash should not exceed 6 feet in length.

Directions:From Aspen, CO head east on Highway 82 for about 8 miles.

Basalt Area

Chapman Campground and Group Campground 

Situated above the Ruedi Reservoir, Chapman Campground sits at the base of a wide valley adjacent to the Fryingpan River in White River National Forest.Sites are surrounded by lodgepole pine, and several are at the river's edge, offering an ideal setting for visitors seeking recreation and relaxation. A nature trail can be accessed from the site.

Facilities:Chapman Campground has 84 standard sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs. One  group site is also available.
The campground is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, vault toilets, and drinking water. Electrical hook-ups are not available.
Trash and recycling collection is provided.

Directions:Take I-70 west of Denver to Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Take exit 116 (Highway 82) south to Basalt. At Basalt, take Frying Pan Road. Go 29 miles to Chapman Campground.

Dearhamer Campground

Located approximately 22 miles east of Basalt, Colorado, in the White River National Forest, Dearhamer Campground sits adjacent to the Fryingpan River above Ruedi Reservoir at an elevation of 7,800 feet

Facilities:

Dearhamer Campground has 13 standard sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs. There is a maximum length of 35 feet for RVs.

The sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings. Guests also have access to vault toilets and a drinking water hydrant, but electrical hook-ups are not available.

Directions:From Basalt, travel east on Frying Pan River Road for approximately 20 miles, just past Ruedi Reservoir to Dearhamer Campground

Elk Wallow Campground

7 campsites. This campground is most suited for guests looking for a quiet, relatively primitive setting. No hook ups available. Camping units for autos, pickup campers, tents, and small trailers. One vault type toilet. Camping units have tables, firerings, and parking spurs. Campground roads are not paved. Drinking water is not available. No reservations - "first come first served"

Directions: From Basalt, travel East on Frying Pan River Road for 24 miles, past Ruedi Reservoir. Take a left on Forest Service Road 501 and travel for 4 miles until you reach Elk Wallow Campground. 

Little Mattie Campground

18 campsites near Ruedi Reservoir. Boat ramps adjacent to site at Ruedi Marina. Swimming, boating, fishing, sailboarding on lake. Little Mattie is located 16 miles east of Basalt on Ruedi Reservoir. It is a scenic campground with ample water based and land based recreation activities available nearby. No reservations are accepted for this site. Access is limited to fourteen days and trailers under 22 feet. Campsites and parking spurs for auto and trailer, pickup campers, motor homes and tents. Water available from hydrants at Mollie B or Little Maud campgrounds nearby. Vault type toilets. Campsite have table and benches, fire ring, and parking spurs. Hard surfaced campground roads. No hook ups available.

Directions: From Basalt, travel 16 miles East up the Fryingpan River Road, County Rd 104. About 1 mile past the Ruedi Reservoir dam, turn right into Little Maud, Little Mattie, Mollie B campgrounds and the Boat Ramp and Picnic Ground.

Mollie B Campground

26 campsites plus a host site near Ruedi Reservoir. Boat ramp near the campground at Ruedi Marina. Swimming, boating, fishing, sailboarding on lake. Mollie B Family Campground is located on Ruedi Reservoir at an elevation of 7,800 ft. There are various recreation opportunities accessible from this site including sports on land and water. The Mollie B campground has 26 campsites available to tent and trailers under 32 feet. A fourteen day stay limit applies to this site and reservations are accepted. Water is piped to the facilities at the Mollie B. 40-foot maximum RV length. No hook ups available.

Directions:Take I-70 west of Denver to Glenwood Springs Exit 116, Highway 82 to Basalt. At Basalt, take Frying Pan Road 15 miles to the Ruedi Complex Entrance. Take a right, then a left, and proceed to second campground.

Ruedi Marina Campground

8 campsites on Ruedi Reservoir near the Ruedi boat ramp. Boating in the reservoir, fishing in the river and the reservoir. 45-foot maximum RV length. No hook ups available. Facilities Camping units for auto and trailer, pickup campers, motorhomes and tents. Water available from hydrant. Vault type toilet. Camping units have table and benches, firering and parking spur.

Directions: From Basalt, take Fryingpan River Road east 15 miles.

Carbondale Area

Avalanche Campground

Avalanche Campground has 6 first-come first-serve campsites. It is located adjacent to Avalanche Creek. Fishing is available in Avalanche Creek and in the Crystal River, which is 3 miles downstream. One of the major trailheads into the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness is located adjacent to the campground.

Directions: Avalanche Campground is 13 miles south of Carbondale on Highway 133

Redstone Campground

This campground offers 37 campsites plus 2 host sites (20 & 39) on the Crystal River. Facilities Camping units for autos, tents, campers and RV's. Water available at site hook-up for sites 1 through 19 and from hydrants for sites 21 through 38. It is our most modern facility, especially designed for use by large RV's.One bathroom with flush toilet, hot and cold running water, and showers. Three composting/vault toilet facilities. One composting/vault toilet facility. Camping units have tables, firerings, lantern hooks, and parking spurs. Playground, open play area, basketball court, horseshoe pits and picnic shelter available.Sites 1 through 19 have cold running water and electrical hook-ups for an extra fee.

Directions:Take I-70 west of Denver to exit 116 (Highway 82 East Glenwood Springs/Aspen). Follow 82 E for about 12 miles, then turn right onto Highway 133 south. Drive about 15 miles, then turn left at north entrance to the town of Redstone, CO. Campground is on left.

Marble Area

Bogan Flats Campground

This campground offers 35 campsites plus a host site near the Crystal River. Bogan Flats Campground is located adjacent to the Crystal River. It is one of the most scenic and therefore popular campgrounds on the Sopris District. Bogan Flats Group Campground is 1/4 mile east of Bogan Flats Campground.Camping units for auto and trailer, pickup campers, motor homes and tents. No hook ups. Water available from faucets in the main campground 1/3 mile away. Campsites have table and benches, firerings, and spurs for parking. Paved campground roads.

Directions:From Carbondale, CO take State Route 133 south for about 21 miles. Turn left on County Road 3 and follow for 1.5 miles and go left on Evergreen Lane and follow for less than a mile to the campground.The group site is located about 1/4 mile east of the campground.

Snowmass Area

 

East Marvine Campground

The East Marvine Campground has 7 non-reservable campsites with picnic tables, toilet, firegrates, and trash disposal. The campground adjacent to East Marvine Trail #1822 and Marvine Trail #1823. The Marvine parking areas provide plenty of room for trailers and vehicles. Hitchracks are available in the parking lot, and corrals are available at a charge of $5.00 each, per day. Day use parking is available on the right side of the road and overflow camping (when the campgrounds are full) is available on the left side of the road (regular fees apply). Domestic cattle may be grazing in this area.There is no potable water available. Livestock may be watered in the stream, approximately 400 yards away.

Directions:The East Marvine Campground is located 35 miles east of Meeker, CO.From Meeker, CO take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn east on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 28 miles. Turn south at Fritzlans' Guest Ranch, cross the bridge and turn east on Rio Blanco County Road 12. Follow this 6 miles to the Marvine Trailhead parking area. Domestic cattle may be grazing in the area.

Himes Peak Campground

The Himes Peak Campground has 11 campsites. Fishing Nearby.

Directions:The Himes Peak Campground is 46 miles east of Meeker, CO.

From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right (east) on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 39 miles. Turn south on Trappers Lake Road #205, and continue 6 miles to the Himes Peak Campground. The Big Fish Trailhead is on the left as you enter the campground.

Marvine Campground

This popular campground is located 36 miles east of Meeker, CO along Marvine Creek. Marvine Campground has six horse campsites. The corrals for public use are at the horse camp sites in the campground; please note that the corrals at the Marvine Trailhead are for outfitter and guide use only. Additional facilities at the campground include tables, fire grates, vault toilets and hand pump drinking water. Livestock may be watered at the stream, about 200 yards from the campground.

Directions:The Marvine Campground is located 35 miles east of Meeker, CO. From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn east on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 28 miles. Turn south  at Fritzlans' Guest Ranch, cross the bridge and turn east on Rio Blanco County Road 12. Follow this 6 miles to the Marvine Campground. 

South Fork Campground & Trailhead

The South Fork Campground provides good access to fishing on the South Fork of the White River, and hiking & horseback riding in the Flat Tops Wilderness. Visitors to Spring Cave must follow decontamination procedures to prevent the spread of White Nose Syndrome in bats. Registration and a permit (free) are required to enter Spring Cave. Please register several days before your trip to ensure time for permit processing. 

Directions:The South Fork Campground is located 29 miles east of Meeker, CO. From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right (east) on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 18 miles. Turn south and Rio Blanco County Road 10 for 2 miles, jog north .25 miles, then continue east for 10 miles to the campground.  Horse trailer parking is available to the east just after entering the campground.

Trappers Lake / Bucks Campground

Bucks Campground at Trappers Lake has 10 sites. It sits very near the Wilderness boundary, close to the Trappers Lake Outlet parking area. An RV dump station is available within the Trappers Lake campground complex.

Directions: From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 39 miles to Trappers Lake Road #205. Turn south on Trappers Lake Road #205, and continue for 10 miles just past the Outlet Trailhead. Bucks Campground is on the left.

Trappers Lake / Cutthroat Campground

The Cutthoat Campground at Trappers Lake has 14 sites. It sits very near the Wilderness boundary, close to the Trappers Lake Outlet parking area. An RV dump station is available within the Trappers Lake campground complex.

Directions: From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 39 miles to Trappers Lake Road #205. Turn south on Trappers Lake Road #205, and continue for 10 miles just past the Outlet Trailhead. 

Trappers Lake / Horse Thief Campground

The Horse Thief Campground at Trappers Lake has 5 sites. It is on the right side of the road as you travel south from the Trappers Lake Outlet area. It has corrals for livestock, and long spurs to accommodate large trailers. An RV dump station is available near the campground

Directions:From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 39 miles to Trappers Lake Road #205. Turn south on Trappers Lake Road #205, and continue for 10 miles just past the Outlet Trailhead. The Horse Thief Campground is on the right.

Trappers Lake / Shepherds Rim Campground

The Shepherds Rim Campground at Trappers Lake has 15 sites. It is on the right side of the road as you travel south from the Trappers Lake Outlet area. 

Directions:From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 39 miles to Trappers Lake Road #205. Turn south on Trappers Lake Road #205, and continue for 10 miles. Cross the bridge and take the road up the hill. Shepherds Rim is the last campground on the right.

Trappers Lake / Trapline Campground

The Trapline Campground at Trappers Lake has 13 sites. It sits very near the Flat Tops Wilderness boundary, just south of the Trappers Lake Outlet parking area. An RV dump station is available within the Trappers Lake complex.

Directions: From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 39 miles to Trappers Lake Road #205. Turn south on Trappers Lake Road #205, and continue for 10 miles just past the Outlet Trailhead. The Trapline Campground is on the left.

Meeker Area

This includes areas south and east of Meeker, outside of the Flat Tops Wilderness.

North Fork Campground

The North Fork Campground is set in an aspen grove overlooking the North Fork of the White River. Most sites are widely spaced, and a heavy understory of tall grass and wild roses provides privacy. This is an ideal setting for guests seeking access to trails open to motorized recreation.

Directions:From Meeker, take Highway 13 north for one mile, then turn east on County Road 8 for 32 miles. 

Frisco Area

Heaton Bay Campground

Heaton Bay Campground is located on the shores of Lake Dillon between Frisco and Dillon along the Dillon Dam Road. This is a very central location in Summit County to enjoy the many activities in the area such as hiking, biking, fishing, boating and picnicking. Lake Dillon is surrounded by mountains including the Tenmile Range, Gore Range and Continental Divide. The setting is spectacular and this is a great place to enjoy your vacation

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge. At the first stoplight, turn left onto Dillon Dam Road. Follow the road until you see the campground entrance on your right.

Peak One Campground

Peak One Campground is located on Dillon Reservoir near the town of Frisco, CO in the heart of Summit County. The reservoir is encircled by Swan Mountain and the dramatic Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges. In addition to boating, there is a variety of activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, bicycling, and hiking. Water contact including swimming, water skiing and SCUBA diving are prohibited on the reservoir.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge. Travel through the town of Frisco south on Hwy. 9 to the Peninsula Recreation Area. Turn left and follow this road to the Peak One Campground

Pine Cove Campground

Pine Cove Campground is located on Dillon Reservoir near the town of Frisco in the heart of Summit County. The reservoir is encircled by Swan Mountain and the dramatic Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges. In addition to boating, there is a variety of activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, bicycling, and hiking. Water contact including swimming, water skiing and SCUBA diving are prohibited

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge. Travel through the town of Frisco south on Hwy. 9 to the Peninsula Recreation Area. Turn left and follow this road to the Pine Cove Campground.

Green Mountain/Heeney Area

Cataract Creek Campground

This small campground with 5 campsites is located in the Cataract Creek drainage just above Green Mountain Reservoir. There are many trails in the area that access the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9. Travel 16 miles north on HWY 9. Just after mile marker 118 turn left onto Heeney Rd (County Rd 30). Follow Heeney Road for 5.3 miles and turn left onto Cataract Creek Road (FDR 1725). The campground will eventually be on your left.

Cow Creek North Campground

Located on the northeast shore of Green Mountain Reservoir, this campground has vault toilets and a stay limit of 14 days. Many activities occur on the lake including fishing, motor boating, sailing, canoeing, and sailboarding. The boat ramp is across the reservoir at the town of Heeney

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for 20 miles. The campground will be on your left between Highway 6 and Green Mountain Reservoir.

Cow Creek South Campground

Cow Creek South Campground has 44 standard sites suitable for tents, trailers and RVs. Vault toilets are provided.All motorized watercraft must be inspected for Aquatic Nuisance Species and must launch from a monitored launch ramp. The Heeney Marina below the Town of Heeney on the west shore is open during daylight hours throughout the season. Other ramps are available as reservoir water levels allow.

Directions:From Silverthorne, Colorado on Interstate 70 take exit 205 and go 22.4 miles north on Colorado Highway 9. The campground is  near the mid-point of Green Mountain Reservoir. The entrance is on the left just before mile marker 124.

Elliott Creek Campground

Located on the northwest shore of Green Mountain Reservoir, this campground has vault toilets and a stay limit of 14 days. Many activities occur on the lake including fishing, motor boating, sailing, canoeing, and water skiing. The boat ramp is across the reservoir at the town of Heeney.

Directions: From I-70, take Exit 205 Silverthorne/DillonDirections and travel north on Highway 9 for 14 miles. Turn left onto Heeney Road (Cty Rd. 30). Drive for approx. 8 miles and the campground will be on your right just past the small town of Heeney.

McDonald Flats Campground

This campground is located along the Heeney Road near the inlet of Green Mountain Reservoir

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9. Travel 16 miles north on HWY 9. Just after mile            marker 118 turn left onto Heeney Rd (County Rd 30). Follow Heeney Road until you see the campground entrance on your right.

Prairie Point Campground

Prairie Point Campground is located north of Silverthorne, near the upper end of Green Mountain Reservoir along its east side. The reservoir is located 15 miles north of Silverthorne along Hwy 9 and has views of the Williams Fork and Gore mountain ranges. In addition to boating, there are a variety of activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, jet skiing, water skiing, swimming and hiking. Fee stations are located at various locations around the reservoir.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for 17 miles. The campground will be on your left along Green Mountain Reservoir.

Willows Campground

Willows Campground is located north of Silverthorne, near the north end of Green Mountain Reservoir. The reservoir is located 15 miles north of Silverthorne along Hwy 9 and has views of the Williams Fork and Gore mountain ranges. In addition to boating, there are a variety of activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, jet skiing, water skiing, swimming and hiking. Fee stations are located at various locations around the reservoir.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for about 20 miles. Near the north end of Green Mountain Reservoir turn left (west) onto Heeney Rd (Cty Rd 30) and the campground will be on your left along the reservoir. Note: Make sure you pass the reservoir and turn onto the 2nd entrance to the Heeney Rd.

Eagle Area

Fulford Cave Campground

Bear activity has been increasing.  For this reason a "food storage order" is in effect at all developed campgrounds on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, and the Piney Guard Station, Tigiwon Lodge, Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, Homestake Road FSR 703, and Nolan Creek Road. This order requires all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles, approved bear-resistant containers, or supended at least 10 feet clear of the ground at all points and four feet horizontally from any supporting tree or pole. This order has been issued to provide for public safety and wildlife conservation. Hopefully it will reduce wildlife habituation problems. Click here to view the food storage order.**

***Fulford Cave is closed from October 15 - April 15 annually. Some caves, including Fulford Cave, have been reopened with several requirements including mandatory on-line registration, decontamination of gear and clothes, and more. See the new caving rules page for more information***Fulford Cave Campground is located in a sparse stand of young aspen, spruce and fir, near an active beaver pond and East Brush Creek. From this high location, there are nice views of Yeoman Park below. The cave is less than 1 mile from the campground, and other area trails enter the Holy Cross Wilderness. This campground has small sites, clustered together and only one site could accommodate a vehicle up to 25 feet long.

Directions: Directions from Eagle: Follow the Brush Creek Road 10 miles south of Eagle; turn left on the East Brush Creek, FDR 415 and drive 7 miles southeast. The last mile on FDR 415 to the campground is a narrow and rough rocky road.Directions from Vail: Travel west on I-70 to Eagle (exit #147). Turn left and drive into Eagle. Turn left on Capitol Street and follow to Brush Creek Road. Turn left and follow Brush Creek Road 10 miles south of Eagle; turn left on the East Brush Creek, FDR 415 and drive 7 miles southeast. The last mile on FDR 415 to the campground is a narrow and rough rocky road.Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel west on I-70 to Eagle (exit #147). Turn left and drive into Eagle. Turn left on Capitol Street and follow to Brush Creek Road. Turn left and follow Brush Creek Road 10 miles south of Eagle; turn left on the East Brush Creek, FDR 415 and drive 7 miles southeast. The last mile on FDR 415 to the campground is a narrow and rough rocky road.

Yeoman Park Campground

Due to recent drought conditions, bear activity has been increasing.  For this reason a "food storage order" is in effect at the Yeoman Park Campground, requiring all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles or approved bear-resistant containers, or supended at least 10 feet clear of the ground at all points and four feet horizontally from any supporting tree or pole. This order has been issued to provide for public safety and wildlife conservation. Hopefully it will reduce wildlife habituation problems. Click here to view the food storage order.**

9000-foot elevation. 24 campsites. 2 campsites are accessible, as well as the vault toilets and a nearby fishing platform on Brush Creek. Area trails lead into the Holy Cross Wilderness. NATURAL FEATURES At an elevation of 9,000 ft, Yeoman Park campground is located on the edge of a wetland meadow near Brush Creek and is partly within a mature spruce forest. There are beautiful views of Craig peak (11,902 ft). FACILITIES Yeoman Park campground has 24 campsites with picnic tables, fire ring grills and 11 sites have tent platforms; 15 of the sites are within a forested area while the other 9 are in the open. Eighteen sites can accommodate RV's 15-30 feet long and 6 sites have room for vehicles longer than 30 ft. There are 3 vault toilets. No trash service or water is provided. Handicapped Accessibility: Part of the Yeoman Park campground has been redesigned to accommodate Forest visitors with disabilities. Two campsites, one on either side of the accessible vault toilets in Loop A, are equipped with a modified picnic table and a low fire grill. There is also a fishing platform on Brush Creek near the park entrance. 

Directions: From I-70 exit 147 for Eagle, turn south on Eby Creek Rd to the Route 6 roundabout.At roundabout, turn right (west) on Route 6/Grand Ave and travel 0.8 miles to next roundabout. At this roundabout, take the third right onto Sylvan Lake Road.Continue 1.6 miles to Brush Creek Road, and take a right on Brush Creek Road.Follow Brush Creek Rd for roughly 9 miles to the fork of East and West Brush Creek.Turn left onto East Brush Creek Rd., FDR 415 and drive for 6 miles to Yeoman Park.Turn right into the campground. 

Deep Lake Campground

Bear activity has been increasing.  For this reason a "food storage order" is in effect at all developed campgrounds on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, and the Piney Guard Station, Tigiwon Lodge, Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, Homestake Road FSR 703, and Nolan Creek Road. This order requires all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles, approved bear-resistant containers, or supended at least 10 feet clear of the ground at all points and four feet horizontally from any supporting tree or pole. This order has been issued to provide for public safety and wildlife conservation. Hopefully it will reduce wildlife habituation problems. 36 CFR 261.50(a)**

 

At an elevation of 10,580 feet, subalpine Deep Lake Campground is on the east side of 37 acre Deep Lake. Located in a sparse spruce/fir forest, the campground has nice views of Deep Lake, the subalpine meadows surrounding and the start of Deep Creek canyon. Deep Lake Campground is the largest and most popular campground on the Eagle Ranger District. It has 35 sites with picnic tables, fire ring grills and level gravel driveways that can generally accommodate an RV under the length of 35 feet.

Directions:

From Eagle, CO travel 13 miles west I-70 to the Dotsero, CO exit and follow the signs for Sweetwater/Burns by turning north, right, onto the Colorado River Rd. Stay on this road for 1 3/4 miles and then turn left onto Coffee Pot Springs Rd., FDR 600. Follow this road for 29 miles to the campground.

Sweetwater Campground

has 9 partially shaded campsites with picnic tables and fire ring grills. This campground has small sites. Six of the sites can accommodate vehicles up to 30 feet long. There is one vault toilet

Directions: Directions from Eagle: Travel 12 miles west of Eagle on I-70 to Dotsero. Go north on Colorado River Road for 7 miles. Turn left onto the Sweetwater Creek road. Stay on road for 10 miles, then turn left at the sign for Sweetwater Campground.

White Owl Campground

Bear activity has been increasing.  For this reason a "food storage order" is in effect. Campers & hunters please note: amenities will be removed and all camp sites will be decommissioned in early September 2018.White Owl Campground is located on 21 acre White Owl Lake at 10,680 feet in elevation. The surrounding landscape is small hills and typical subalpine meadows with sparse stands of spruce/fir forest. There 10 campsites total, 9 single sites & 1 double site, available first come, first served. White Owl Campground is the least developed of the campgrounds on the Eagle Ranger District. Three sites are to the right of the vault toilet and are in the open meadow. These sites are designated only with a fire ring, but they are good for vehicles and trailers under 30 feet long. The seven other sites are partially shaded and accessible by a road to the left of the vault toilet. All sites have picnic tables as well as fire ring grills.The vault toilet has an accessible ramp from the small day use parking lot for visitors with disabilities. There is no trash disposal or drinking water.

Directions:From Eagle, CO travel 12 miles west of Eagle on I-70 to the Dotsero exit #133. Follow signs for Sweetwater/Burns, turning north onto the Colorado River Road. Go 1.8 miles, turning left onto the Coffee Pot Road, Forest Road 600. Stay on this road for 27 miles, turning left at the sign for the campground.

Vail Area

Camp Hale Memorial Campground

This campground is located in the Camp Hale National Historic Site about 15 miles south of Minturn, CO in a wide, flat, open valley sparsely forested by lodgepole pines. There are 21 campsites available. It is near the headwaters of the Eagle River with the East Fork River close by. The Colorado Trail crosses within walking distance and the gravel roads in the Camp Hale area provide easy walking and bike paths. Fishing is also available in numerous small streams nearby. Camp Hale Memorial Campground sits at an elevation of 9,200 feet, offering guests a wonderful setting for recreation and relaxation.

Alert! Bear activity is increasing.  A food storage order is in effect at all developed campgrounds on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, and the Piney Guard Station, Tigiwon Lodge, Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, Homestake Road FSR 703, and Nolan Creek Road. This order requires all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles, approved bear-resistant containers, or supended at least 10 feet clear of the ground at all points and four feet horizontally from any supporting tree or pole. This order has been issued to provide for public safety and wildlife conservation. Hopefully this will reduce wildlife habituation problems.

Directions:From Eagle Vail, CO take I-70 E for 2 miles to Exit 171 for Minturn/Leadville, and US-24 E. Exit here and take US 24 E towards Minturn/Leadville. Proceed for about 17 miles to Camp Hale. Enter Camp Hale at the main entrance marked by stone pillars. Turn right at the first road and continue to the campground.

Gold Park Campground

Bear activity has been increasing.  For this reason a food storage order is in effect at all developed campgrounds on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, and the Piney Guard Station, Tigiwon Lodge, Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, Homestake Road FSR 703, and Nolan Creek Road. This order requires all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles, approved bear-resistant containers, or supended at least 10 feet clear of the ground at all points and four feet horizontally from any supporting tree or pole. This order has been issued to provide for public safety and wildlife conservation. Hopefully it will reduce wildlife habituation problems. 

The Gold Park campground is located along Homestake Creek in the Homestake Valley in a forested setting. There are 12 camp sites available.

Directions:Travel west on I-70 to Exit 171 for Minturn, Leadville, and Hwy 24.)From the Minturn, CO exit on I-70 travel southeast on Highway 24 for about 13 miles to Homestake Road, Forest Service Road 703. Take a right onto this good dirt road and continue 7 miles to the Gold Park Campground on the left.

Gore Creek Campground

The campground offers 16 back-in sites, eight walk-in tent sites; number 18 is a fully accessible tent site, four handicapped accessible bathrooms and bear-resistant food lockers. Parking spurs for campsites are up to 35 feet long. RVs longer than this would not fit in this campground.  7 walk-in tent sites, 1 handicapped accessible site, 4 handicapped accessible bathrooms, and bear-proof food lockers.

Directions:Travel east on I-70 to Exit 180 for East Vail. Turn right and follow the south frontage road (Bighorn Road) east to the road closure  gate at about 2 miles. The campground is on the left just before the gate. 

Halfmoon Campground

Bear activity has been increasing.  For this reason a food storage order is in effect at all developed campgrounds on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, and the Piney Gaurd Station, Tigiwon Lodge, Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, Homestake Road FSR 703, and Nolan Creek Road. This order requires all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles, approved bear-resistant containers, or supended at least 10 feet clear of the ground at all points and four feet horizontally from any supporting tree or pole. This order has been issued to provide for public safety and wildlife conservation. Hopefully it will reduce wildlife habituation problems.**The Halfmoon Campground is located at the top of Tigiwon Road #707 near the boundary for the Holy Cross Wilderness in a forested setting; all wilderness regulations must be observed when traveling in the wilderness (foot and horse travel only). This campground is located at the trailheads for several hiking trails and is heavily used by hikers who are climbing Mount of the Holy Cross.Due to the nature of the Forest Road to the campground and the short parking spurs within the campground, the Halfmoon Campground is not suitable for most RVs.

Directions: Travel west on I-70 to Exit 171 for Minturn, Leadville, and Hwy 24.Turn right and travel south about 5 miles.Immediately before crossing the Eagle River, turn right onto Tigiwon Road - FSR 707 and continue up this dirt road for 8 miles to the campground at the end.

Hornsilver Campground

Bear activity has been increasing.  For this reason a food storage order is in effect at all developed campgrounds on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, and the Piney Guard Station, Tigiwon Lodge, Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, Homestake Road FSR 703, and Nolan Creek Road. This order requires all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles, approved bear-resistant containers, or supended at least 10 feet clear of the ground at all points and four feet horizontally from any supporting tree or pole. This order has been issued to provide for public safety and wildlife conservation. Hopefully it will reduce wildlife habituation problems. **

The Hornsilver Campground is located right off Highway 24 about 10 miles south of the town of Minturn, CO. It is directly across Hwy 24 from the Homestake Creek, which offers fishing opportunities. There are several trailheads off Homestake Road #703, which is about 1 mile south of the campground on Hwy.24.

Directions: Travel west on I-70 to Exit 171 for Minturn, Leadville, and Hwy 24.Turn right and travel south about 12 miles to the campground on the left side of Hwy 24.

Rifle Ranger District

Meadow Lake Campground

Meadow Lake Campground is located 35 miles north of New Castle via the Buford-New Castle Road (County/Forest Road 245). The campground offers 10 campsites, all of which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. These campsites are suitable for tent camping and small trailers, with parking spurs of up to 16 feet in length.Facilities at the campground include picnic tables, fire grates, trash disposal, secure food storage, and a vault toilet. The campground includes several handicap accessible sites. This is a fee use area.

Directions:From New Castle, travel north on 7th Street (which becomes Midland Ave). At the edge of town, take a slight left onto the Buford-New Castle Road (County Road 245). Follow this road north for 28 miles to Hiner Spring; along the way, you will pass the White River National Forest boundary and the West Elk Trailhead parking lot. At Hiner Spring, turn right onto Forest Road 601 and proceed for 3.5 miles to Forest Road 823. Turn right onto Forest Road 823 and follow the road for two miles. Turn right to stay on Forest Road 823, and continue for another 0.3 miles to the campground entrance.

Meadow Ridge Campground

Meadow Ridge Campground is located 35 miles north of New Castle via the Buford-New Castle Road (County/Forest Road 245). The campground offers 20 campsites, all of which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. These campsites are suitable for tent, RV, and trailer camping, with parking spurs of up to 50 feet in length.Facilities at the campground include picnic tables, fire grates, trash disposal, secure food storage, and vault toilets. The campground includes several handicap accessible sites. This is a fee use area.

Meadow Ridge Campground is located less than 0.5 miles from Meadow Lake. 

Directions:From New Castle, travel north on 7th Street (which becomes Midland Ave). At the edge of town, take a slight left onto the Buford-New Castle Road (County Road 245). Follow this road north for 28 miles to Hiner Spring; along the way, you will pass the White River National Forest boundary and the West Elk Trailhead parking lot. At Hiner Spring, turn right onto Forest Road 601 and proceed for 3.5 miles to Forest Road 823. Turn right onto Forest Road 823 and follow the road for two miles. Continue straight onto Forest Road 823.2A and proceed for 0.7 miles to the campground entrance.

Breckenridge Area

Rivers & Streams

Spruce Creek Trail (Mohawk Lakes) #58

This trail offers a variety of scenery as it climbs through lodgepole, spruce and fir forests and eventually to Lower Mohawk Lake which is nestled against the mountain walls. Beyond this lake the trail continues a short distance to Upper Mohawk Lake where you can enjoy views of Mt. Helen and the rugged southern section of the Tenmile Range. Please stay on the established trail above treeline, the alpine tundra is very fragile.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 through Frisco to the intersection of HWY 9 and Boreas Pass Road on the south side of Breckenridge. Proceed south on HWY 9 for approximately 2.1 miles and turn right onto Spruce Creek Road (Cty Rd 800). Proceed uphill on a good quality dirt road for approximately 0.1 mile and then bear left on main road through the intersection. After approximately 1.1 miles you will arrive at the parking area. (also Lake)

North Fork Road (Swan River) #354

Approximately 3.3 miles from the beginning of the North Fork Road you will come to the ruins of the old mining camp of Rexford, just past Garibaldi Gulch. The North Fork Road leads you through thick areas of lodgepole pine and several clear cut areas. The road does eventually come to a dead-end so be prepared to turn-around and follow your same route back down.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 toward Breckenridge. After approximately 6.7 miles turn left onto Tiger Road (CR 6). Travel east on Tiger Road for approximately 5.7 miles and turn left onto North Fork Road (FDR 354).

Middle Fork Road (Swan River) #6 

The Middle Fork Road climbs up the drainage and passes the Tony Mine and the old mining town of Swandyke. To your left you will be able to see Wise Mountain, elevation 12,052 feet. To your right is Sheep Mountain, elevation 12,495 feet. The Middle Fork Road provides an excellent opportunity to view the alpine environment and eventually takes you up to the Continental Divide. At this point you can connect with other roads in the area.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 toward Breckenridge. After approximately 6.7 miles turn left onto Tiger Road (CR 6). Travel east on Tiger Road for approximately 6.6 miles past Good Times Tours staying straight as you pass the junction with the North Fork Road. After Good Times Tours you will come to a signed junction, stay to the left.

Georgia Pass Road (South Fork Swan) #355

This 4WD road passes the town site of Parkville, the main mining camp in Summit County during the gold rush of the 1860s. All that remains now of the once bustling town is the cemetery, which can be accessed via a short hike. From Parkville to the summit, stay on the main road because a number of the intersecting roads are dead-ends. The summit is an open, grassy saddle with spectacular views of Mt. Guyot to the west. The road continues over Georgia Pass on a gravel road into Park County and down to the Michigan Creek Campground, which is located in the South Park Ranger District of the Pike/San Isabel National Forest.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco / Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 toward Breckenridge. After approximately 6.7 miles turn left onto Tiger Road (County Road 6). Travel east on Tiger Road for approximately 4.7 miles to the old Tiger Townsite, this is the winter parking area. Continue approximately 1 mile to a junction, bear right following the signs to Georgia Pass (South Fork Swan). You will be passing through private property, Good Times Tours will be on your left. At the next junction, bear right following the signs to Georgia Pass (South Fork Swan).

Lake & Pond Fishing

McCullough Gulch Trail #43

The trail is located south of Breckenridge on the north side of Quandary Peak, elevation 14,265 feet. From the trailhead you will be hiking on an old mining road through the McCullough Gulch drainage. Although private property exists along this trail, hikers and mountain bikers are allowed access and are asked to stay on the trail. Eventually you turn onto a trail that leads you to a viewpoint of White Falls. You can continue up the trail to a beautiful alpine lake with a magnificent view of the entire McCullough Gulch drainage.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on Hwy 9 toward Breckenridge. Continue through Breckenridge and travel approximately 7.4 miles past the last traffic light in Breckenridge at Boreas Pass Road. You will pass through the town of Blue River on the way toward Blue Lakes Road (FDR 850) where you will turn right. Turn right onto McCullough Gulch Road (FDR 851) approximately 0.1 miles from HWY 9. At the fork in the road in approximately 1.7 miles, stay to the left. Follow McCullough Gulch Road to the gate where you will find the parking area. Please do not block the gate.

 

Frisco Area

 

River and Stream 

 

Miner's Creek Road #1000

The Miners Creek Road is near the town of Frisco and is an out and back route.  There are dispersed camping oppportunities along the road.  At the end of Miners Creek Road travelers are rewarded with a majestic view of the northern portion of the Tenmile Range. There is no motorized access beyond this point but you can continue on the Miner’s Creek Trail by hiking, biking or horseback.

Directions:From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 towards Breckenridge. From the Frisco Main Street and Summit Boulevard (HWY 9) traffic light continue for .5 miles to the next traffic light at the County Commons entrance (CR 1004). Turn right at the traffic light and follow this road for approximately 200 yards and turn right, then an immediate left turn and continue up the gravel road to the paved bike path. USE EXTREME CAUTION entering the road/bike path up the hill where it will intersect with the paved Frisco/Breckenridge bike path. Cross the paved bike path and continue up the gravel road.

North Tenmile Trail #37

This is a great trail that is easily accessible from the town of Frisco. The beginning of the trail climbs between Chief Mountain and Wichita Mountain as it continues up the Tenmile drainage. You will travel near the creek and open meadows before entering the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. There are signs of previous beaver activity along sections of the trail. This is a great hike since you can just go a short distance and turn around or hike up to the junction with the Gore Range Trail which provides access to other areas.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 201, Frisco Main Street. Turn away from Frisco (west) and park in the area just north of the interstate interchange.

Lake and Pond

Dickey Day Use Area

This parking area is a great access point to the shores of Lake Dillon near the town of Frisco. There is a trail that starts from here that parallels the shore of Lake Dillon with incredible views of the surrounding mountains. This trailhead also provides access to the network of trails on the Frisco Peninsula.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 through the town of Frisco. After passing by the Frisco Peninsula the road curves along the shoreline of Lake Dillon. Just before this curve turn left onto a dirt road and follow a short distance to the parking area.

Giberson Bay Day Use Fishing Site

This day use area is located on the edge of Lake Dillon so you can enjoy views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. You can enjoy a variety of activites around Lake Dillon such as boating, hiking, picnicking and fishing.  There are two accessible fishing platforms.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge. At the first stoplight turn left onto Dillon Dam Rd. The day use area will be on your right.

Heaton Bay Campground (Fishing)

Heaton Bay Campground is located on the shores of Lake Dillon between Frisco and Dillon along the Dillon Dam Road. This is a very central location in Summit County to enjoy the many activities in the area such as hiking, biking, fishing, boating and picnicking. Lake Dillon is surrounded by mountains including the Tenmile Range, Gore Range and Continental Divide. The setting is spectacular and this is a great place to enjoy your vacation.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge. At the first stoplight, turn left onto Dillon Dam Road. Follow the road until you see the campground entrance on your right.

Old Dillon Reservoir trail#87

This is a short, easy trail that has spectacular views of the mountains of the Tenmile Range and the Continental Divide. The Old Dillon Reservoir was built in the 1930’s to supply water to the original town of Dillon, which is now covered by the new Dillon Reservoir. Water is supplied to the old reservoir via a diversion ditch from Salt Lick Creek, north of I-70. The Old Dillon Reservoir offers great fishing during the summer.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 to the first traffic light at the Dillon Dam Road and turn left. Travel east on the Dillon Dam Road for approximately 1.4 miles. On the left side of the road, just past the entrance to the Heaton Bay Campground, you will see the trailhead sign.

Peak One Campground (fishing)

Peak One Campground is located on Dillon Reservoir near the town of Frisco, CO in the heart of Summit County. The reservoir is encircled by Swan Mountain and the dramatic Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges. In addition to boating, there is a variety of activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, bicycling, and hiking. Water contact including swimming, water skiing and SCUBA diving are prohibited on the reservoir.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge. Travel through the town of Frisco south on Hwy. 9 to the Peninsula Recreation Area. Turn left and follow this road to the Peak One Campground.

Pine Cove Campground (fishing)

Pine Cove Campground is located on Dillon Reservoir near the town of Frisco in the heart of Summit County. The reservoir is encircled by Swan Mountain and the dramatic Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges. In addition to boating, there is a variety of activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, bicycling, and hiking. Water contact including swimming, water skiing and SCUBA diving are prohibited.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge. Travel through the town of Frisco south on Hwy. 9 to the Peninsula Recreation Area. Turn left and follow this road to the Pine Cove Campground.

Wheeler Lakes (Gore Range Trail #60 )

This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness and provides great views of Copper Mountain Ski Area to the south and the Tenmile Range to the southeast. The trail climbs steadily up through aspen and lodgepole pine forests before reaching the two Wheeler Lakes. If you want a longer hike, then you can continue on the Gore Range Trail up to Lost Lake or to the top of Uneva Pass.

Directions: From westbound I-70 take Exit 196, Scenic Overlook, and park in the spaces provided. From eastbound I-70 travel to Exit 198, Officers Gulch, and turn left at the stop sign. Travel underneath I-70 and take the westbound on-ramp for I-70. Travel on I-70 westbound and take Exit 196, Scenic Overlook, and park in the spaces provided. 

Silverthorne Area

River and Stream

Blue River Campground (fishing)

This campground is located along the Blue River between Silverthorne and Green Mountain Reservoir on Highway 9.  There are 24 camping sites, vault toilets, picnic tables and a fire pit.  

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for approximately 6 miles. The campground is on the right side of the highway.

Columbine Landing Recreation Site

This is located between Silverthorne and Green Mountain Reservoir along Highway 9. It is used primarily for rafting access (take out) on the Blue River but it does have some dispersed campsites and a vault toilet.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for approximately 10 miles. The area will be on your right just before the highway crosses the Blue River.

Lower/Upper Slate Lakes Trail #65

Both Lower and Upper Slate Lakes are set in the spectacular scenery of the Gore Range in the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. In the lower part of Slate Creek drainage you can enjoy open sagebrush meadows, Aspen trees groves and the creek. The trail then climbs steadily up to both lakes. Because of the distance of these lakes from the trailhead, most people access this area by backpacking so they can enjoy multiple days in the area. Access for the day is possible but will be a full day.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne / Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for approximately 7.7 miles. On your left will be Rock Creek Road (FDR 1350) across from the Blue River Campground. Follow the dirt road for approximately 1.2 miles and turn left at the road marked “Rock Creek”. Follow this road approximately 1.7 miles to the Rock Creek Trailhead which is at the end of the road.

Lake and Pond

Lower Boulder Lake Trail #59

This is a moderate hike to a lake nestled in the trees in the Eagles Nest Wilderness. The trail follows rolling terrain through the trees until eventually dropping down into the Boulder Creek drainage. At the lake you can enjoy views up the valley of the rugged Gore Range Mountains.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9. Travel north on HWY 9 for approximately 7.7 miles. On your left will be Rock Creek Road (FDR 1350) across from the Blue River Campground. Follow the gravel road for approximately 1.23 miles and turn left at the road marked “Rock Creek”. If you come to a gate on the road you have traveled too far. Follow this road approximately 1.74 until it ends at the trailhead parking lot.

Upper Willow Lakes/Salmon Lake Trail #36

Willow and Salmon Lakes are nestled in gorgeous alpine scenery in the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. These lakes are surrounded by beautiful alpine meadows and have the rugged Gore Range as a backdrop. Many people enjoy the abundant wildflowers in this area during the peak season.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne / Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for approximately 7.3 miles. On your left will be Rock Creek Road (FDR 1350) across from the Blue River campground. Turn left and follow the gravel road for 1.5 miles and turn left at the road marked “Rock Creek”. Follow this dirt road for approximately 1.7 miles to North Rock Creek Trailhead parking area at the end of the road.

Fishing Areas