Handcart Campground

 

Kenosha Pass/ Guanella Pass overview map

Section of the Pike National Forest map showing an overview of the Kenosha Pass and Guanella Pass area. This area is commonly referred to as High Country.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A recreational sign of Hardcart Campground. Campsite is in the background and is surround by trees.

Located on Park County 60, off of US Hwy 285, the Handcart campground is surrounded by lodgepole pine trees.  The campground has 10 campsites for TENT CAMPING ONLY.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: This is a first-come, first-served basis campground.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees
$16.00 fee per site for overnight. Two (2) vehicles per site are included in the camping fee. $5.00 for a third vehicle.
 
$15.00 (off season rate) fee per site for overnight.
 
$6.00 day use fee if not camping overnight.
 
Fees are payable by check or money order. Self servicing fee tube is available.
 
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
Permit Info: The Interagency Senior Pass (previously known as the Golden Age Pass) and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at concessionaire run campsites. The discount only applies to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass owner, not to any additional campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass owner's party. The Interagency Senior Pass (previously known as the Golden Age Pass) and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at picnic sites.
Open Season: Open year-round
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum 8 persons per site, 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
  • Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
  • Camping is NOT ALLOWED behind a LOCKED GATE.
Closest Towns: Grant
Water: Hand pump. Available during peak season only.
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: The Rocky Mountain Recreation Company manages all campgrounds on the South Platte Ranger District.
Information Center: Appears on the following maps:
  • USGS Quad Mt. Evans
  • Pike National Forest
  • National Geographic Trails Illustrated #104 (Idaho Springs / Georgetown/ Loveland Pass)
Contact the South Platte Ranger District at 303.275.5610 for more information.

General Information

Directions: The following areas are located off of Park County Road 60. From U.S. Highway 285, turn north at the community of Webster on to Park County Road 60 going towards Red Cone and Webster Passes.

Activities


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Amenities

Toilets Vault toilet
Picnic tables
Parking
Tent camping
Drinking water Available during peak season only