Indian Creek Campground

 

Overview map for Rampart Range area

Overview map for Rampart Range area

  

This campground has 11 campsites at an elevation of 7,500 feet with parking spurs between 16-30 feet in length. The camping season begins in May and continues to early September.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open only during the weekends (Friday through Sunday) until the end of camping season.  Bears have been sighted in the area. CAMP AT YOUR OWN RISK!  Tents are not recommended.
Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: This campground is on a first-come, first-served basis only.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees
$16.00 fee per site for overnight. Two (2) vehicles or one (1) RV per site are included in the camping fee. $5.00 for a third vehicle.
 
$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.
Open Season: Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend
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.
  • Max RV 20'
  • 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.
Water: Hand pump
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: 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.
Operated By: The Rocky Mountain Recreation Company manages all campgrounds on the South Platte Ranger District.
Information Center: Appears on the following maps:
  • Pike National Forest
  • USGS Quad Devil's Head
  • National Geographic Trails Illustrated #135 (Deckers / Rampart Range)
Contact the South Platte Ranger District at 303.275.5610 for more information.

General Information

Directions:

To reach this area, take U.S. Highway 85 south to Sedalia, then take Highway 67. The Indian Creek complex is located less than a mile west of the Rampart Range Road Junction on Highway 67.


Parking:

Parking is available at campsite


Accessibility:

The Indian Creek Campground is part of the Rampart Range Road.  In order to protect the resources and provide a safer winter experience, this road is closed to all vehicles wider than 50" annually from December 1 to April 1. Call the district office (303.275.5610) for updated information.


General Notes:

Two of the recreational things visitors can enjoy in this area are: (1) Devil's Head Mountain and (2) OHV (off highway vehicle) trail riding.

Devil's Head Mountain accentuates the north end of the Rampart Range. From certain viewpoints, a rock out-cropping projects the profile of the devil’s head. This portion of the area is most famous for the Devil’s Head Lookout. To get to the lookout, you must first hike a 1.4-mile trail, which has a 940’ elevation gain. Hiking time is 45-90 minutes, depending on your pace. There are several rest spots with benches and tables along the trail for your comfort. Bring along your own drinking water, as there is none available either along the trail or at the top. When you reach the top of the trail, you will enter a small valley perfect for a nice break and picnic. You will want to take a rest as you have not yet reached the Lookout; you will need to climb the 143 stairs to the top of the rock outcropping. When you reach the tower, you will immediately become aware of the tremendous vantage point it offers. On clear days, mountain peaks over 100 miles away are visible. The tower’s location is even more significant because the area to the south and west has a very high frequency of lightning strikes. During a typical summer, the area will experience from 30-50 fires caused by lightning. From the vantage point of the tower, the fire lookout ranger is able to spot these fires very soon after they begin. Fire crews then are rapidly dispatched to contain the fire before it gets out of control. The tower is usually staff mid-May through mid-September.

The Rampart Range Motorized Recreation Area is known for its network of motorcycle and ATV trails providing a unique experience for all levels of riders in riding through a forest setting. To preserve this opportunity, the cooperation of everyone is essential.

When motorcycle and ATV riding in the area keep your vehicle on roads & trails specifically designated for that purpose. The sparse vegetation and loose soil make the area especially vulnerable to damage by people and machines. A set of off trail tracks can easily erode; causing a gully that could alter the beauty and usability of the entire area.


Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Maximum number of people per campsite is 8.  There is a 14-day stay limit. Vehicles must be parked in established site. No vehicle parking behind barriers.

Please be careful with your campfire. In the campgrounds, fires must be in the ring/grate provided.


Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Amenities

Camping trailer
Toilets
Picnic tables
Parking
Tent camping
Drinking water