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 sign identifying Timberline Group Campsite. Road leads to site #1 (right of photo).

This campground is located Park County 58 off of US Highway 285. Campground has 30 sites, and is divided into two loops. Facilities include vault toilets, picnic tables and fire rings. There is an open playing field suitable for games.

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 www.recreation.gov at least 4 days in advance. Friday and Saturday night minimum required stay on weekends. Three nights minimum on holiday weekends. Walk-ups are exempt from the nightly minimum.
Fees
$16.00 for single site; $25 for double sites.
Two (2) vehicles or one (1) RV per site is included in the camping fee. $5.00 for a third vehicle. 
 
$6.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight.
 
Fees are payable by check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
 
First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the SAME NIGHT.
 
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
Open Season: Late May - Early September
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • 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: Grant is 8 miles northeast along US Highway 285.
Water: Water is not available
Restroom: Vault toilets
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:

Approximately 5 miles west of Grant on US Highway 285, turn right at Park County Road 58. Approximately a mile up County Road 58 turn right onto Forest Road 125 and continue on road to the camp area. Both Park County Road 58 and Forest Road 125 are gravel roads.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

This campground offers an opportunity for visitor to enjoy the great outdoors. Recreational opportunities vary with location, but can offer fishing, hiking, mountain biking, scenic drives and overlook.  Opportunities for wildlife are available. This campground is near OHV and 4x4 roads and trails.


Hiking

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