Kenosha East 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 beautiful view of snow-capped mountains is in the background. The camground is an open space site.

This campground is located across Highway 285 from Kenosha Pass Campground. There is twelve campground sites, and they are universal designed sites including high grills and picnic tables and benches.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground opens year-round.
Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: This campground is first-come, first-served basis.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees
$15.00 fee per site for overnight. Two (2) vehicles per site are included in the camping fee. $5.00 for a third vehicle.
 
$14.00 fee per night off season. 
 
$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: Open year round
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer to Fall
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.
Water: No water is available
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.
Operated By: 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:

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.


General Notes:

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:

Parking is available on either side off of US Highway 285.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are seven sites available at the Kenosha Pass - East Campground. This site is a first-come, first-served campground.


Fishing

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Hiking

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Camping trailer Can accommodate larger trailers
Toilets Vault toilets
Picnic tables
Parking Either side of US Highway 285
Tent camping
Interpretive Site Nearby