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Mount Alto Picnic Area

  

Image showing the picnic area sign and no camping sign at Mount Alto

Adjacent to the historic Switzerland Trail railroad grade, Mount Alto Picnic Area was once a destination stop along the rails. At one time a fountain and Chautauqua hall graced this site; only the chimney and foundation of the fountain remain.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Camping is prohibited at all day-use areas (e.g. Picnic Areas and Trailheads). Pets must be on a hand-held leash at all times.
Closest Towns: Ward, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: Travel four miles east of Colorado Highway 72 on the Gold Hill Road (County Road 52), then approximately two miles south on County Road 93 marked "Switzerland Trail-Mt. Alto Park."

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Bicycling

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnicking

Adjacent to the historic Switzerland Trail railroad grade, Mount Alto Picnic Area was once a destination stop along the rails. At one time a fountain and Chautauqua hall graced this site; only the chimney and foundation of the fountain remain. Vandals have damaged many of the picnic tables, although the site offers excellent scenery and opportunities to explore the foothills.
Fire InformationUnless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Reservation InfoNone
Difficulty Level: Easy


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