Duck Creek Picnic Area


Area Status: Open

Duck Creek Picnic Area is located off of Guanella Pass Road.  It has five (5) picnic sites and is located in a shaded area. Please plan on bringing drinking water.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Parking
Open Season: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this picnic site:
  • Overnight use prohibited.
  • Fires only in established fire rings.
  • Pack it in; pack it out.
Closest Towns: Grant
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Information Center: Appears on the following maps:
  • USGS Quad Mt. Evans
  • Pike National Forest
  • National Geographic Trails Illustrated #104 (Idaho Springs / Georgetown/ Loveland Pass)
Contact the South Platte Ranger District at 303.275.5610 for more information.

General Information

Directions:

Duck Creek Picnic Area is located off of Park County Road 62. From US Highway 285, turn north at Grant on to Park County Road 62/Guanella Pass, then west on NFSR 119.


General Notes:

The Guanella Pass Road (Park County Route 62) is a Scenic and Historic Byway, and is one of the most popular scenic drives on the Pike National Forest.  This Byway provides a refreshing half-day auto tour loop beginning and ending in Denver. Most of this 22-mile alpine route is contained in the Pike and Arapaho National Forests. A wide variety of recreation opportunities are found along the route. Picnicking, camping, hiking, photography, nature study, hunting, fishing, and cross country skiing are a few of the activities enjoyed by visitors. Please drive slowly and enjoy the trip. This road is not maintained beyond this point during winter.


Parking:

Day use parking only.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Picnicking

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Winter access point for Guanella Pass, Geneva Creek, Kirby Gulch, and Buno Gulch areas.

Amenities

Picnic tables:
Parking:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.52918616

  Longitude : 
-105.7321613

  Elevation : 
9,775'