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.
This campground is located across Highway 285 from Kenosha Pass Campground. There are twelve campsites, and they are universal designed sites including high grills and picnic tables and benches.
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: $15 per night.
Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
This campground is a first-come, first-served campground. No reservation is required.
$16.00 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.
Summer and Fall
Summer to Fall
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.
No water is available
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.
Contact the South Platte Ranger District at 303.275.5610 for more information.
From Denver, drive southwest on US Highway 285 for approximately 50 miles. Kenosha East Campground/Picnic Area is located off of Highway 285, at the top of Kenosha Pass.
This area is a wetland interpretative area and the remnants of the South Park and Pacific Railroad wye (Y). "Helper" engines from either Webster on the east side or Como on the west side of Kenosha Pass, assisted the regular engine in getting the train to the top, and then used the wye (Y) to turn around and head back down hill.
Parking is available on either side off of US Highway 285.
Camping & Cabins
There are seven sites available at the Kenosha Pass - East Campground. This site is a first-come, first-served campground.