Duck Creek Picnic Area


Kenosha Pass/ Guanella Pass overview map

Section of the Pike National Forest map showing an overview of the Kenosha Pass and Guanella Pass area. This area is commonly referred to as High Country.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

One of the picnic tables at Duck Creek Picnic Site. Picnic site is surrounded by trees.

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


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.


Day use parking only.

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

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


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