We made a day visit as part of a fall foliage tour of the area. Though the Brainard Lake area is usually a fee area for day visitors as well as for campers (or the area is free but the access road is closed), today the road was open but the fee station unstaffed (we have a pass, anyway). This is not the best location for fall foliage, as most of the trees are evergreen. Nevertheless, the area is stunning, with wilderness areas just a hop away.
- Also Known As:
- Brainard Lake Campground Hotel Ward
- Brainard Lake Campground Colorado/Ward