Colcord Ridge


Situated within a mixed forest of Ponderosa pine, white and Douglas fir. Trout fishing -- 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. No drinking water available.

At a Glance

Fees No Fees
Open Season: Year-round. Check winter weather conditions by calling (928) 474-7900
Restrictions: 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 easy of Payson and there is a $5 fee. Pack it in pack it out.
Restroom: Vault toilets, one toilet is equipped with grab bars.

General Information


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.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

RV Camping

Camping May 15 - Oct. 15, Length = 32' max.


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Nature Viewing

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