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Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

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Vicksburg Mining Camp Interpretive Site

Vicksburg was founded in 1867 after prospectors from Leadville camping out in the Clear Creek Canyon lost their burros. The burros had wandered down the creek and when the miners found their pack animals, they discovered gold in the creek bed as well. In its heyday, Vicksburg had a post office, school, blacksmith, two hotels, two billiard halls, several saloons, a general store, an assay office, and a livery stable…

Whitestar Campground

Whitestar Campground is in ponderosa pine and sage habitat at 9,300 feet on the northern shore of Twin Lakes Reservoir. Facilities include picnic tables with lantern poles, fire rings with grates, and vault toilets. There are three loops in which to find your perfect campsite: Sage and Valley Loops have reservable sites, while Ridge Loop is first-come, first-served.  A boat ramp, parking, and …

Willis Gulch

This 5.5 mile trail is a moderate hike with an elevation gain of 2,400 feet. The end destination Willis Lake and a mine just beyond the lake. The trailhead is shared with Little Willis Gulch with hiking access to Hope Pass. The first part of the trail is very steep. This hike is part of Leadville Ranger District's Suggested…

Promontory Picnic Area

Located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area. There are 34 picnic sites, four accessible vault toilets, fire grates, water hydrants and trash service.  All dates are weather dependent. Dates of operation below are dates visitors may expect full service. 

Bottomless Pit Observation Site

The overlook provides a view of a deep cirque and interesting rock formations of the Bottomless Pit. The site is accessed from the Pikes Peak Highway. The trail to the bottom of the pit begins on Barr Trail 1 mile west of Barr Camp.

Cascade Observation Site

Located on Pikes Peak Highway. There are view finders available to overlook the town of Cascade.

Colorado Campground

This family-oriented campground has 80 campsites with parking areas up to 30 ft. long. Picnic tables, fire grates, water, and trash collection are available. There is also an amphitheater. This is a standard, non-electric site.

Crags Trailhead #664

Crags Trail to "The Crags" Foot, horse, and cross-country ski trail. This trail is a moderately difficult 2.1 mile trail with an elevation change of 800 feet. Crags Trail leads to a group of rock pinnacle formations. It is used for cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the winter. No camping or campfires are allowed on either side of Forest Service Road 383, except in the Crags Developed Campground.…

Crowe Gulch Picnic Area

A picnic ground located 3 miles up Pikes Peak Highway.

Dikeside Boating Site

This boating site is located on Rampart Reservoir. Swimming, wading, and all body contact with the water in the reservoir is prohibited. Coast guard approved life jackets are required for every person onboard every watercraft, including kayaks, paddleboards and canoes.

Halfway Picnic Area

Picnic area located almost ten miles from the start of Pikes Peak Highway.

Homestake Fishing Site

This site has interpretive exhibits, fishing access, and affords a good view of Pikes Peak. Swimming, wading, and all body contact with the water in the reservoir is prohibited. Coast guard approved life jackets are required for every person onboard every watercraft, including kayaks, paddleboards and canoes.

Manitou Lake Picnic Area

Manitou Lake is a 5-acre reservoir where the entire family can enjoy fishing and hiking Trail #670 around the lake. Due to easy area access and popularity, fishing occurs year-round in the reservoir. All sites have tables, fire grates, and trash collection. Swimming, wading, and all body contact with the water in the reservoir is prohibited. An asphalt bike trail #699, approx. 4.2 miles long, connects all the…

Meadow Ridge Campground

Meadow Ridge Campground has 19 campsites with parking areas at least 30 ft. long at 9,200 ft. elevation. Sites 12 and 13 are accessible sites. Most other sites have steps to table and fire ring area. Facilities include tables, fire grates, two vault toilets, and trash collection. This is a standard, non-electric campground. Firewood is for sale at the campground. Reservations are recommended…

Nichols Reservoir

The trail to Nichols Reservoir begins at the Dikeside Boatramp parking lot. It is a 0.8 mile hike down to Nichols Reservoir and back up. Swimming, wading, and all body contact with the water in the reservoir is prohibited. All watercraft on Nichols Reservoir is prohibited.

Painted Rocks Campground

This rustic campground is located approximately seven miles north of Woodland Park at 7,800 ft. elevation and has 18 campsites with parking areas up to 30 ft. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. There is drinking water available in the campground, as well as trash dumpsters and vault toilets. While most sites have ponderosa pine shade, some are in full sun. This campground is a standard, non-…

Pike Community Group Campground

This campground has a capacity for 100 people and provides picnic tables, group fire grates, drinking water, a campfire circle, trash dumpsters, vault toilets, a children's play area, a sand volleyball court, a softball field, and horseshoe pits. The Centennial Trail is located across Highway 67 and can be used to access Manitou Lack Picnic area.

Red Rocks Group Campground

This rustic group site is located in a ponderosa pine forest approximately 1/2 mile off Highway 67 north of Woodland Park. Hiking is the main attraction. The Red Rocks Trail #612 leads to nearby unusual and scenic red sandstone formation.

South Meadows Campground

This campground is located approximately 5 miles north of Woodland Park. There are paved roads within the campground connecting the 64 sites. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. This campground is adjacent to the Centennial Trail, a paved trail between Manitou Lake and the town of Woodland Park.    Reservations are recommended between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During peak season, this…