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Chicago Forks Picnic Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A photo of a picnic table and a fire grate at Chicago Forks picnic ground.

This picnic site is located along Highway 40 in a lodgepole pine forest setting with scenic views. There is parking and seven sites with tables and fire grates. A restroom is available, but no drinking water. There are hiking, scenic viewing, camping and fishing opportunities nearby.

At a Glance

Fees none
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Available on a first come, first serve basis only. Overnight camping is prohibited.
Closest Towns: Idaho Springs, CO
Water: None
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: I-70 westbound, Idaho Springs exit #240 - Hwy 103. Go south and the picnic area is located near mile marker 8.

Recreation Map

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Activities


Picnicking

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Picnicking

This picnic site is located along Highway 40 in a lodgepole pine forest setting with scenic views. There is parking and 7 sites with tables and fire grates. A restroom is available , but no drinking water. There are hiking, scenic viewing, camping and fishing opportunities nearby.
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.
No. of Sites6
Difficulty Level: Easy


https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/recreation/bicycling/recarea/?recid=28394&actid=70