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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
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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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My family and I camp in the forest every year, about an hour southwest of denver and about 30 minutes down a tranquil curvy road. The dirt road on the way to the camping spots are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2016
Jessica F
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My family and I camp in the forest every year, about an hour southwest of denver and about 30 minutes down a tranquil curvy road. The dirt road on the way to the camping spots are annoyingly bumpy but it's worth it when you see the beautiful area your in, and for only 6 bucks a day it's a no... More 

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, a lot of hiking, and snow!!! We saw people going cross country skiing and we were at the pool earlier that day. Very nice area to visit on the way to Pike Peak.

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Thank Pomerols
Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We drove from Denver to a camp about 75 minutes into the PIke Nat'l Forest and then went to Colorado Springs from the camp the next day- Very good roads, beautiful area and some scenic lookouts too-

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Thank starsky18
Denver, Colorado
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We love this part of Colorado, with beautiful the entire Pikes Peak area including the Pikes Peak Natl Forest is a gem. We love the outdoors, if you planning a short hike or a lengthy one, buy a map and explore. Its relatively close to Denver max 2 hours drive and has too many stunning vista's to desribe in a... More 

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Swisher, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

What a beautiful place. I love the Fairplay area and Pike National Forest (specifically Jefferson Lake area) is amazing. We will definitely visit annually when we come to the area. Lots of picnic areas--pack a lunch!!!

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Thank Natalie P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Large sites under the trees. A great treat to camp in a forest with flowers & tall trees. We heard a heard a heard of animals (moose) calling to each other in the morning. Close enough to Wallmart to buy an extra comforter. No electricity. We set up camp & then drove back to get the last train up to... More 

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Thank Karrina B
Europe
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390 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 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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Thank intlwanderlust
Hutchinson, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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314 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 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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