Guanella Pass Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Campsite #8 at Guanella Pass, with beautiful pine trees, wildflowers, picnic table and fire grate.

Located west of Denver, Colorado, and south of Georgetown on the South Fork of Clear Creek in spruce forests. The campground is split into two loops. There are 18 sites available, eleven are suitable for RV camping and seven are more suitable for tents. Facilities provided include restrooms and water. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate, and picnic table. Some first come, first serve sites may be available. Sites may be available on a first come first served basis outside the reservation season. There are no electric/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground. Firewood is for sale at the campground. Nearby activities include hiking, fishing, visiting historic Georgetown and local ghost towns. Click here for additonal information on camping near Guanella Pass.  Guanella Pass campground will be open after Labor Day, first come first serve campsites available through Sept. 9, 2018.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Additional camping information for the Guanella Pass corridor. New Parking, camping and campfire regulations are in place to help protect the watershed. Park in the designated (signed) pullouts along the Guanella Pass road or in the designated trailhead parking areas. Camp in Forest Service developed campgrounds. Dispersed camping is only allowed in designated camping sites along Forest Service Roads 118E and 119 (Geneva Ck road). Designated camping sites are signed with “Parking” and “Tent” symbols.  Forest Service Roads 118E & 119 are the only locations you can disperse camp within the Guanella Pass corridor. Campfires allowed in FS developed campgrounds or designated campsites along Forest Service Road 118E & 119.
Fees Check detailed information on www.recreation.gov or see general fees on the campground table.
Open Season: 6/8 - 9/3
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: A single site may hold up to eight people. Tents must fit on the pads provided. RVs, trailers or other vehicles must fit on the parking spur because driving or parking off road is not permitted. The parking length ranges from 20 to 45 feet.  Dogs must be on leash.
Closest Towns: Georgetown or Grant, CO
Water: hand water pump/spigot
Restroom: vault toilet
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Services and Idaho Springs Visitor Center, 2060 Miner St., Idaho Springs, CO 80452 Phone 303-567-4382; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: Drive west from Denver on Interstate 70. Exit at Georgetown and follow the signs 9 miles from Georgetown to Guanella Pass. Drive west from Denver on US 285 approximately 40 miles to Grant. Turn right (north) on to Park County 62. Drive 14.5 miles to the campground.

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Campground Camping

Located west of Denver, Colorado, and south of Georgetown on the South Fork of Clear Creek in spruce forests. The campground is split into two loops. There are 18 sites available, eleven are suitable for RV camping and seven are more suitable for tents. Facilities provided include restrooms, and water. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate, and picnic table. Some first come, first serve sites may be available. Sites may be available on a first come first served basis outside the reservation season. There are no electric/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground. Firewood is for sale at the campground. Nearby activities include hiking, fishing, visiting historic Georgetown and local ghost towns.

Fire InformationCampfires are allowed in the fire ring provided, dead and down wood may be gathered from the forest if available. Wood may also be purchased from the hosts.
No. of Sites18
Reservation InfoCampsites are reservable from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Reservations can be made by calling toll-free 1-877-444-6777, or via the Internet at http://recreation.gov. There is a fee of $9 in addition to the campsite fee(s). Reservations must be made a minimum of four days prior to your arrival, and can be made up to 180 days in advance. Credit cards are accepted. Some campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 2 night min stay on weekends, 3 night min stay on holidays.
Difficulty Level: Easy

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.611878

  Longitude : 
-105.717678

  Elevation : 
10,900'

 



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