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Address: Fairplay, CO 80440
Phone Number: 719-836-2031
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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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Colorado Rocky Mountain High!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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75 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 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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368 reviews 368 reviews
242 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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260 reviews 260 reviews
41 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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12 helpful votes 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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70 helpful votes 70 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
3 helpful votes 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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257 reviews 257 reviews
67 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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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
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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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Address: 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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