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BUFFALO CAMPGROUND, CO

part ofPSICC, US Forest Service
Photo: BUFFALO CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Sun Sep 07 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Buffalo Campground is one of two facilities within the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area, about an hour's drive southwest of Denver, Colorado. Visitors enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking and trout fishing.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated near Buffalo Creek at an elevation of 7,400 feet in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Summer temperatures are mild and range from 75-80 degrees during the day to 55-65 degrees at night.

Recreation:

The Buffalo Creek Recreation Area is home to a 40-mile trail system most popular with mountain bikers, but hikers and horseback riders enjoy the area as well. Several trailheads are within walking distance of the campground. The Lost Creek Wilderness Area can be accessed via the Colorado Trail, which stretches nearly 500 miles from Denver to Durango.

Buffalo Creek is a popular fishing stream for brook trout.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family sites, some of which are designated for tent camping only. Each site is equipped with accessible picnic tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. No hookups are available.

Nearby Attractions:

The drive along County Road 126 southwest from Pine Junction affords magnificent views of the valleys below. Pikes Peak, at 14,110 feet, can be seen in the distance and other prominent rock formations present themselves throughout the scenic drive.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • The campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • A $5 nightly fee will be collected for additional vehicles (single sites over 1 vehicle, double sites over 2 vehicles)
  • Click here for more information on Pike and San Isabel National Forests
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.34159, -105.32962
39°20'30"N, 105°19'47"W

From Denver, travel southwest on Highway 285. Turn south on Jefferson County Road 126 and travel 15 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 550 and drive 5 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BUFFALO CAMPGROUND
28718 Redskin Creek Rd.
Bailey  CO  80421

Phone Number:

Information:  (303) 275-5610
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