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Address: Fairplay, CO 80440
Phone Number: 719-836-2031
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Backpacking, Camping
Description: Forest region that contains more than one million acres of land with...
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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Ample trails for all levels

We've been here several times now. There's so many options and it's such a large park that listing it under Fair Play isn't really fair play at all...I highly recommend trying... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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276 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We've been here several times now. There's so many options and it's such a large park that listing it under Fair Play isn't really fair play at all...I highly recommend trying trails in different parts of the park, as they really vary.

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Just like the John Denver's song, this is one of our nations beautiful National Forests. Excellent place to visit...can get a little busy in July. We like to travel this area late August when the schools start. Very beautiful in mid to September to October.

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Connecticut
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299 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 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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455 reviews
311 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 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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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 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
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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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Additional Information about Pike National Forest

Address: Fairplay, CO 80440
Phone Number: 719-836-2031
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fairplay
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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