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.
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
NOTE: This campground is now on a pre-season or extended season, which means the facility is open but some services, such as water, trash, or a host, may not be available. It is also at a reduced fee: $17 per night.
Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
This is a first-come, first-served basis campground. No reservation is required.
$18.00 fee per site for overnight. Two (2) vehicles per site are included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle.
$6.00 day use fee if not camping overnight.
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self servicing fee tube is available.
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
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.
The following restrictions apply to this campground:
Maximum 8 persons per site, 2 tents and 2 vehicles.
Dogs must be leashed at all times.
No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
Contact the South Platte Ranger District at 303.275.5610 for more 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.
Camping & Cabins
Hiking and 4-wheel driving are the primary activities. The Gibson Lake Trail #633 is a 2.4-mile hike that climbs at a moderate, steady, steep grade. Elevation gain is 1,544. The trail is for horse or foot travel ONLY.