Colcord Ridge

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Colcord Ridge

 

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

Operational Hours: All Day
Open Season: All Year
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 towards Payson  ($5 fee) . Pack It In, Pack It Out.
Closest Towns: Payson, Forest Lakes
Water: No water available
Restroom: Vault toilets, one toilet is equipped with grab bars.
Passes: No Fees or Passes required.
Information Center: Pleasant Valley Ranger District (928)-462-4300

General Information

Directions:

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.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

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

Campground Camping

There are no designated camping units, only dispersed sites. Please adhere to the possible fire restrictions on the forest, and pack out whatever trash you pack in.


Fishing

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Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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