Kenosha Pass 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
 

Campsite #5 at Kenosha Pass Campground. Sites include parking for two cars, table and fire grate.

This campground has 25 campsites at an elevation of 10,000 feet with parking spurs of 16-30 feet in length. Camping season begins in May and continues to early September; the use fee is $15.00 per night. Facilities include: water, tables, vault toilet and fire rings.

At a Glance

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.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees
$18.00 fee per site for overnight. Two (2) vehicles or one (1) RV per site is 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 - Mid September
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.
  • Maximum 24' RV
  • 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: Water 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: The 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 285 approximately 50 miles. Kenosha Campground is located off of Highway 285, at the top of Kenosha Pass.


General Notes:

 The Colorado Trail, which starts outside of Denver and ends in Durango, runs through Kenosha Pass Campground.
 


Parking:

Parking is available on either side of US Highway 285.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

RV Camping


Hiking

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Camping trailer
Toilets
Picnic tables
Parking
Tent camping
Drinking water