Flat Rocks Campground


Area Status: Open

Hidden in the Rampart Range, Flat Rocks is an ideal campground for ATV and motorcycle riders in the Rampart Range Recreation Area. ATVs and off-road motorcycles are allowed to enter and depart the campground for trail access. Consult the current Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for specific roads and trails open to off-road vehicles. There is no dump station or hook-up available.

All dates are weather dependent. Dates of operation below are dates visitors may expect full service. The area also has an extended season when services such as water, trash or a host may not be available between April 30, 2021 and September 27, 2021.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am

Seasonal closure information: Rampart Range road is closed annually by December 1 and remains closed throughout the winter. The road reopens when conditions are favorable for summer recreation. A target date is April 1, but weather conditions may delay opening until late-May.

Reservations: This is a first-come, first-serve campground.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees:

$23.00 fee per site for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles or one (1) RV per site is included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle.

$7.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight.

Fees are payable by cash, check, or money order.

The Interagency Senior Pass and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at concessionaire run campsites and picnic areas.

Permit Info: All off-road vehicles must be registered with Colorado State Parks.
Open Season: May 28, 2021 - September 07, 2021
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer and fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum 8 persons per site, 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
  • Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
  • Camping is NOT ALLOWED behind a LOCKED GATE.
Closest Towns:

Sedalia is 15 miles northeast, along Highway 67.

Denver/Morrison is approximately a 1.5 hour drive north of the campground via Highway 85.

Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes:

The Interagency Senior Pass (previously known as the Golden Age Pass) and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at concessionaire run campsites. The discount only applies to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass owner, not to any additional campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass owner's party.

Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Information Center: During peak season, this campground is a full-service campground. Extended season has reduced service such as water, trash, or a host may not be available.

Appears on the following maps:
  • Pike National Forest
  • USGS Quad Devil's Head
  • National Geographic Trails Illustrated #135 (Deckers / Rampart Range)
Contact the South Platte Ranger District at 303.275.5610 for more information.

General Information

Directions:

To reach this area, take U.S. Highway 85 south to Sedalia. Turn west on Highway 67 for 10 miles to the junction with Rampart Range Road. Turn south onto Rampart Range Road for 5 miles. Flat Rocks Campground will be on the west side of the road.


General Notes:

Flat Rocks Campground is a wooded campground with 19 campsites to accommodate both tents and recreational vehicles up to 30’ in length. No electricity or hooks ups available. Water is available. Because this is the only designated campground allowing off-road vehicles on the road, it tends to fill quickly. The campground is first-come-first-served with no way of determining availability beforehand.

Two of the recreational things visitors can enjoy in this area are: (1) Devil's Head Mountain and (2) OHV (off highway vehicle) trail riding.

Devil's Head Mountain accentuates the north end of the Rampart Range. From certain viewpoints, a rock out-cropping projects the profile of the devil’s head. This portion of the area is most famous for the Devil’s Head Lookout. To get to the lookout, you must first hike a 1.4-mile trail, which has a 940’ elevation gain. Hiking time is 45-90 minutes, depending on your pace. There are several rest spots with benches and tables along the trail for your comfort. Bring along your own drinking water, as there is none available either along the trail or at the top. When you reach the top of the trail, you will enter a small valley perfect for a nice break and picnic. You will want to take a rest as you have not yet reached the Lookout; you will need to climb the 143 stairs to the top of the rock outcropping. When you reach the tower, you will immediately become aware of the tremendous vantage point it offers. On clear days, mountain peaks over 100 miles away are visible. The tower’s location is even more significant because the area to the south and west has a very high frequency of lightning strikes. During a typical summer, the area will experience from 30-50 fires caused by lightning. From the vantage point of the tower, the fire lookout ranger is able to spot these fires very soon after they begin. Fire crews then are rapidly dispatched to contain the fire before it gets out of control. The tower is usually staff mid-May through mid-September.

The Rampart Range Motorized Recreation Area is known for its network of motorcycle and ATV trails providing a unique experience for all levels of riders in riding through a forest setting. To preserve this opportunity, the cooperation of everyone is essential.

When motorcycle and ATV riding in the area keep your vehicle on roads & trails specifically designated for that purpose. The sparse vegetation and loose soil make the area especially vulnerable to damage by people and machines. A set of off trail tracks can easily erode; causing a gully that could alter the beauty and usability of the entire area.


Parking:

Parking is available for either 2 vehicles or 1 recreational vehicle per campsite. Additional parking is available apart from the campsite.

A fee of $6 will be charged for the third vehicle.


Accessibility:

The Indian Creek Campground is part of the Rampart Range Road.  In order to protect the resources and provide a safer winter experience, this road is closed to all vehicles wider than 50" annually from December 1 to April 1. Call the district office (303.275.5610) for updated information.


Activities

Campground Camping

Flat Rocks Campground is a wooded campground with 19 campsites to accommodate both tents and recreational vehicles up to 30’ in length. No electricity or hooks ups available. Water is available.

Because this is the only designated campground allowing off-road vehicles on the road, it tends to fill quickly. The campground is first-come-first-served with no way of determining availability beforehand.

RV Camping

Flat Rocks Campground is a wooded campground with 19 campsites to accommodate both tents and recreational vehicles up to 30’ in length. No electricity or hooks ups available. Water is available.

Because this is the only designated campground allowing off-road vehicles on the road, it tends to fill quickly. The campground is first-come-first-served with no way of determining availability beforehand.

OHV Camping

Flat Rocks Campground is a wooded campground with 19 campsites to accommodate both tents and recreational vehicles up to 30’ in length. No electricity or hooks ups available. Water is from a community pump.

Because this is the only designated campground allowing off-road vehicles on the road, it tends to fill quickly. The campground is first-come-first-served with no way of determining availability beforehand.

Fees: $15

Picnicking

Amenities

Camping trailer: 1 recreational vehicle up to 30' allowed per campsite
Picnic tables: Picnic tables and fire rings/grates available.
Tent camping: 2 tents/ 8 people max per campsite
Parking: Parking for 2 vehicles per site.
Toilets: Vault toilets
Fee charged for some activities: Overnight or day use fees apply
Accessible: Universally accessible picnic tables and vault toilets are available.
Drinking water: Yes

Related Information

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.32748546

  Longitude : 
-105.0922049

  Elevation : 
8,898 feet