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Pike National Forest

Fairplay, CO 80440
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Fairplay
Type: National Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Backpacking, Camping
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Owner description: Forest region that contains more than one million acres of land with 14,000-foot mountains, fishing streams, campgrounds and wilderness areas.
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298 reviews 298 reviews
77 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed two nights in a Pike National Forest campground. Pleasant hosts, quiet solitude, beautiful scenery. It was lovely.

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Apopka, Florida
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We found ourselves driving thru the Pike National Forest. It was average with some strange rock formations here and there. Ok drive!

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Louisville, Colorado
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159 reviews 159 reviews
21 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you enjoy hiking, camping, exploring, fishing or 4 wheeling you won't be disappointed. Conveniently located about 2 hours from Denver. Mosquito's can be a problem in the summer. Very nice for day trips to escape the heat.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Located in the front range, the Buffalo Creek campground area is easy to get to from Denver. Both a pro and a con as it fills up quickly, especially the first come/first serve campsites. But the campsites are spacious and easy access to biking/hiking trails. Trails closer to the campgrounds are of course busier, but keep hiking/biking and you'll find... More

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Indian Hills, Colorado
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141 reviews 141 reviews
56 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Pike National Forest has been through some rough times, but is recovering nicely. This forest covers a much larger area than around Fairplay. It is one of the closest forests to Denver, and is very easy to access. Many wild turkeys live in the forest near Denver. During turkey hunting, the campsites fill up quickly. Some of the habitat... More

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

From offroading to prospecting, hiking to mountain climbing or fishing and so much more. Pikes National Forest has it all.

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Denver, Colorado
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228 reviews 228 reviews
56 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

How do you rate a National Forest? Well it is possible. I have had a weekend cabin right across the road from the Pike National Forest Boundary for 13 years. Many times every month I actually go across the street and hike some of the most quiet and tranquil forest I have known. I also drive short distances to various... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is a good place to summit a 14'er because you start pretty high. Also, you can hit 3 peaks in one day at Democrat, Cameron, and Lincoln.

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Colorado Springs, CO
13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Pike NF is a sprawling collection of environments variously enjoyable all year long. In the mad rush to Summit County and the Divide, a lot of Front Range folks rush by it. Our biggest Pike experience is with the Tarryall Range in NE Park County. It's reachable by Park County Road 77 (where the infamous Hayman Fire started). Trails lead... More

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Como, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Ahhh, the beauty and peace of walking in the woods. The trees are elegant now in autumn colors and the path is carpeted for your pleasure. The small mammals are preparing for winter.

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