Fulford Cave TH #1875

***A permit is required to enter the Fulford Cave. The cave is closed from October 15 - April 15 annually. Some caves, including Fulford Cave, have been reopened seasonally with several requirements including mandatory on-line registration & decontamination of gear and clothes.***

The Fulford Cave trail begins near the Fulford Cave Campground and ends at the cave. This short trail runs through aspen and spruce/fir forest leading up to the entrance of Fulford Cave, with a number of switchbacks to accommodate the rise in elevation. Please do not cut the switchbacks. At the top portion of the trail, there are scenic views of Yeoman Park. This popular cave has a great variety of features to discover and explore. Cave exploration can be exciting, but visitors are reminded that caves can be dangerous and that special equipment is needed for a safe trip. There are also now new regulations requiring pre-planning before your trip. Review the new caving rules for this information.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: A permit is required to enter the Fulford Cave. The cave is closed from October 15 - April 15 annually. The road from Yeoman Park to Fulford Cave Campground opens May 21, annually, so parking is at Yeoman Park Day Use Area until May 21. 
Permit Info: A permit is required to enter the Fulford Cave
Usage: Light
Restrictions: The cave is closed from October 15 - April 15 annually. 
Closest Towns: Eagle, CO
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1) at Campground
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District
24747 US Highway 24
Minturn, CO 81645
(970) 827-5715     

General Information


From I-70 exit 147 for Eagle, CO turn south on Eby Creek Road to the Route 6 roundabout. At roundabout, turn right (west) on Route 6/Grand Ave and travel 0.8 miles to next roundabout. At this roundabout, take the third right onto Sylvan Lake Road. Continue 1.6 miles to Brush Creek Road, and take a right on Brush Creek Road. Follow Brush Creek Road for roughly 9 miles to the fork of East and West Brush Creek. Turn left onto East Brush Creek Road, FDR 415 and drive 6 miles until you reach the parking lot and trailhead information board. The trail to the left is Fulford Cave #1875, the trail to the right is Lake Charles #1889.

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  Area/Length : 
0.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
9443' - 9977'