The area surrounding Pitkin Campground is popular for four-wheel driving in the Summer and Fall months. Many 4-wheel drive, high-clearance roads exist in this mountainous region. The area north and east of Pitkin was part of the mineral belt that extends into Leadville. Many of the 4-wheel drive roads were created by miners over 100 years ago. Pitkin campground is also used as a winter trailhead for snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers. There are 22 campsites.
At a Glance
Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777, TDD 1-877-833-6777
$16.00 per night per camping unit; $4.00 per day for day use/picnic use in a campsite; $6.00 per firewood bundle; $5.00 per bag of trash (for non-registered guests)
Vault Toilet (2), UNKNOWN Toilet (1)
Directions: Drive east on Forest Road 765 (Cumberland Pass Road) for .5 mile.