Nature & parks in Fairplay

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Nature & Parks in Fairplay

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  • William O
    Rapid City, SD2,666 contributions
    This is an unmatched forest and mountain park. The drive up is paved and the visitor center at the top is fairly new. However, the parking lot is a bit of a mess with the new construction. But the views are incredible.

    And don't miss the wildlife. We saw mountain sheep, yellow belly marmot, chipmunk, pica, and an assortment of birds including two types of Jay's. Keep your eyes open.
    Written August 30, 2021
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  • Cheryl B
    Cincinnati8 contributions
    There is one area on Kenosha Pass where the aspens in the fall are the most dense. It is near the Colorado Trail and during peak fall season it is very busy - the parking lot is packed and so many cars make it feel commercialized to me. Hiking would probably give the nature feel that most people want. It is pretty but I think there are many other places that are less busy, more dense with aspens, and more beautiful. But a great ride with splashes of beauty.
    Written October 17, 2023
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  • Louis F
    Altus, OK1,015 contributions
    On of the easier 14er's but still a challenge no matter what. Do your research before attempting any 14er and be off the peak before noon when the afternoon weather rolls in during the summer. The road to the upper trailhead is bumpy but passable. The last mile gets a lot rougher but there are pull-offs you can park at.
    Written August 15, 2023
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  • jeffswmn
    Marshall, MN228 contributions
    We did this hike as a rest day between a 13er and a 14er, and we were not disappointed. The trail is not difficult, and the grove is unique and fun to see. The rest of the trail is through a pine forest which was enjoyable. It isn't the most scenic trail we've been on but fun nonetheless. Be prepared for long dusty bumpy road to the trail head. It's do-able with a car but you'll have to take it slow.
    Written August 16, 2020
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  • Craig
    Lake Saint Louis, MO391 contributions
    Nice place to fish...somewhat under under utilized the day I was there but weather was a factor...very windy. Fish were hiding for me; one other fella caught one brownie.
    Written November 8, 2022
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  • yaahstee
    Fort Collins, CO4 contributions
    The road is difficult to find, and the sign is very small. The road to what used to be a parking lot and informational kiosk is closed far away from those things, and far away from the fen. The road was rutted too much for a car to drive down the center of, and you will get stuck if you drive past the closure. Past the road closure, there is the hungriest swarm of large biting flies I’ve ever seen, and I’m from Minnesota. We had applied a ton of the highly potent deet bug spray and that prevented what would have been a dangerous amount of bites, however I was bitten a few times in places where I had applied the spray. It was like something from a horror movie. We found the overgrown parking area, but the kiosk was gone. We never found any access trail to the fen and were never closer than 300 yards to it. Sure, there were many very beautiful wildflowers and the fen is truly exceptional, when you caught a glimpse through the cloud of biting flies surrounding you. We gave up and ran back to the car. Unforgettable
    Written July 4, 2021
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  • Don R
    NOBLESVILLE4 contributions
    Brett, knows the South Park Region and provides everything to get you into the fishing you want. We had an excellent day with Brett. He was timely, well prepared and got us into big fish fast. I can not say enough good things. It was simply the best day fishing that I cab remember and can't wait until my next time on the water with him.
    Written April 23, 2020
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