Area Status: Open
Situated within a mixed forest of Ponderosa pine, white and Douglas fir, Colcord Ridge is a great place to go during the hot summer months. Trout fishing is available -- 5 miles to the east of Canyon Creek Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery -- 5 miles east on FR 33. Wildlife includes: Black bear, elk, mountain lion, javelina and deer. This site is a great camp site for youth first learning how to camp.
At a Glance
||Stay limit 14 days, trailers under 32', permit required through District office if over 50 people, FR 512 is an unpaved road, bear-proof your camp -- especially food stuff, in the winter, temperatures dip into the teens, a sewage dump facility is located at Ponderosa Campground on Highway 260 located 15 miles towards Payson ($5 fee) . Pack It In, Pack It Out.
||Payson, Forest Lakes
||No water available
||Vault toilets, one toilet is equipped with grab bars.
||No Fees or Passes required.
||Pleasant Valley Ranger District (928)-462-4300
Access #1 (36 miles east of Payson): From Payson, travel 33 miles east on paved State Hwy. 260. Turn right on unpaved Young Road/Forest Road (FR) 512 and continue 3miles to Forest Road 33 (unpaved). Turn left on FR 33 and travel 4 1/2 miles to the site.
Access #2 (23 miles north of Young): From Young, take unpaved State Hwy. 288/Forest Road (FR) 512 about 23 miles to the site. Click Here For Map.