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Brainard Lake Recreation Area, CO

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Brainard Lake Recreation Area

The Brainard Lake Recreation Area typically opens to motorized use in mid-June. Pawnee Campground at Brainard Lake opens in late June or early July. Trailheads west of the lake also open late June...[more]

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From Colorado Highway 72 at Ward, turn west onto the Brainard Lake Road. Travel 2.5 miles to the Brainard Gateway Trailhead, and continue another two miles to Brainard Lake. The entrance station is open seasonally.

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