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ROUND MOUNTAIN, CO

part ofPSICC, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Mon May 19 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Round Mountain is a small, rustic campground that sits just 6 miles from Lake George, 11 miles from the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and 15 miles to Eleven Mile Reservoir. It is also within a short drive to hiking and biking trails, fly fishing, wildlife watching and birding.

Natural Features:

Round Mountain, at elevation 8,500 feet, sits near Blue Mountain, Stoll Mountain and Martland Peak. Campsites are widely spaced in woods of ponderosa pine and young aspen. The high altitude creates mild summer days and chilly nights. Aspen trees create a beautiful sunny yellow hue in fall.

Interesting wild inhabitants of the area include porcupines, mule deer, beavers and chipmunks. At night, the area makes for incredible stargazing.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy Lake George for lake fishing and prime waterfowl watching. Avid anglers come here in winter for ice fishing. The nearby Riverside Campground offers access to the Hardrock Trail. The 1.5-mile trail is open to hikers and mountain bikers, and provides interpretive signs about native flora and fauna.

Facilities:

Round Mountain offers about 15 reservable campsites. Amenities include picnic tables, vault toilets, campfire rings and a parking area.

Nearby Attractions:

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, about a 15 minute drive from Round Hill, boasts one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Rock Climbing
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack in-pack out" facility
  • No drinking water available; visitors should bring an ample supply
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site 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
  • No RV hookups are available
  • Limit two vehicles per site
  • For more information on Pike and San Isabel National Forests, click here
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.03056, -105.43111
39°1'50"N, 105°25'52"W

From Florissant, Colorado, take US Route 24 west for 10.3 miles to the campground sign. Turn right at sign onto the dirt road and go 0.2 miles to campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ROUND MOUNTAIN

CO

Phone Number:

Information: -000-0000
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