Indian Creek Equestrian Campground

 

Overview map for Rampart Range area

Overview map for Rampart Range area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Indian Creek Equestrian Campground has 7 campsites with parking spurs 50-60' to accommodate horse trailer. Only 10 people and 4 horses max per campsite. Please use certified weed-free hay only.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground will reopen Memorial Weekend.
Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: Phone 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov at least 4 days in advance. Friday and Saturday night minimum required stay on weekends. Three (3) night minimum on holiday weekends. Walk-ups are exempt from the nightly minimum. Additional fees may be imposed by the reservation contractor.
Fees
$18.00 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:
  • Please use certified weed-free hay only.
  • Maximum parking spur is 60'
  • 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: Buffalo Creek
Water: Hand pump
Restroom: Yes
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.

Operated By: The Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
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:

Drive south from Denver, Colorado on U.S. Hwy 85 (Santa Fe St.) to Sedalia. Turn right (west) onto Douglas County Road 67. Drive on Hwy 67 slightly over 10 miles (from Sedalia) to the Indian Creek Campground, which is located approximately 2 miles. Turn right into the campground. There is a small fee parking area outside the campground. The trailhead is just to the right of the parking area. Both the Indian Creek Campground and the Equestrian Campground are fee areas – even for parking.


General Notes:

Shortly after the trailhead, one may go to the right or to the left to complete “the loop.” This description will start with the left side approach. The approach is mostly uphill and has most of the more “difficult” sections. It is also not as easy to get confused with other “social trails. The first of these trails will occur at about the one and three-quarters mile mark. Stay to the left and travel on for one mile then you will encounter your second trail crossing. At this junction, one can continue straight ahead to access the Colorado Trail #1776 (a very steep, rocky descent). The main trail will take a sharp right at this point and be going north. After about a half mile, another junction will appear. Take a left to continue on the loop. A right turn will take you to a very sharp, talus cover trail that would take you back to the start, but hold on tightly. At this junction, you will head east and mostly uphill for about a mile and a half. At this point, the trail will start to descend in a north/northwesterly direction for about a mile and a half.

The next junction gives the choice of going straight ahead and joining the Roxbury State Park Trail system or taking the right side and continuing the “loop.” At this time, you will again be going mostly uphill for about a half hour. The trail will then mostly descend to the trailhead.  Two more trail crossings area ahead. Take the left hand at the first and the right hand at the second.


Accessibility:

The Indian Creek Equestrian Campground is part of the Rampart Range Road. To protect the resources and provide a safer winter experience, the Rampart Range 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.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

This campground has 7 campsites with parking spurs 50-60' to accommodate horse trailer.

Reservation required?: Y

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