Recreation

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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland offers a diversity of outdoor opportunities and special places to explore. These lands are yours to visit, to care for and enjoy! So, what are you waiting for? Pack up your family and friends and head for adventure in Colorado’s great outdoors where recreation opportunities abound.

 

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Graphic: Visitor Guide.Check out our Visitor Guide (.pdf)  to find out more about recreation opportunities, safety, and unique places to visit.

 

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Baker Draw Designated Shooting Area Open to Visitor Will be temporarily closed the morning of July 17, 2018, for weed treatment. Reopening around noon on the 17th.
Byers Peak Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Sugarloaf Fire.
Byers Peak Wilderness Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Sugarloaf Fire.
Darling Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Sugarloaf Fire.
Flowers Trail (#939) Open to Visitor WEST FLOWERS behind Jack's Gulch is open. EAST Flowers is still closed.
Granite Ridge Trail (#991) Closed to Visitor Closed to ensure public health and safety during logging operations.
Guanella Pass Scenic Byway Open to Visitor As scheduled in the past, Clear Creek County will close Guanella Pass Road at the Naylor Lake intersection approximately 0.8 mile north of the Guanella Pass summit on or about Monday, November 26, 2018.  The County will maintain Guanella Pass Road on a first day service to Cabin Creek Hydroelectric Plant and then on a second/third day basis to the Naylor Lake intersection after a snowfall. It is the counties hope the Guanella Pass Road will reopen on or about Friday, May 24, 2019.  Should you have questions or concerns, please contact Clear Creek County office:  303-679-2312, or check the Guanella Pass Road Information Line at 303-679-2422 x2 for updates.    
Indian Peaks Wilderness    Overnight permits are limited and issued in advance June 1 - September 15. Outfitter/guides and large organized groups require permits year round for day and overnight trips.
Keyser Ridge Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Sugarloaf Fire.
Kinney Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Sugarloaf Fire.
Lake Evelyn Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Sugarloaf Fire.
Main Draw OHV Area Closed to Visitor
Pierson Park Road (#119) Open to Visitor This is not a through road.
South Fork Campgound Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Southfork Fire.
South Fork Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Sugarloaf Fire.
St. Louis Lake Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Sugarloaf Fire. Trailhead is 6 miles from the lake & 3 miles from the old trailhead. Road is washed out 1/2 mile from old trailhead. Check with the Sulphur Ranger District office for trailhead access.
Sugarloaf Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Sugarloaf Fire.
Ute Pass Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Sugarloaf Fire.
Ute Peak Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Sugarloaf Fire.
Williams Fork Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Sugarloaf Fire.
Young Gulch Trail (#999) Closed to Visitor The Young Gulch trail is closed due to flood damage. Expected to reopen in 2019.