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Pike National Forest, Fairplay

Categories: State Parks, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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  • We went ATVing on twin cone trail in Kenosha Pass. The trees were turning and the trail was fairly easy with areas of rocky passes. I would rate it as moderate till you get above tree level. After tha...  read more »
  • We regularly find ourselves hiking in the Pike National Forest. It is filled with lovely trails, a variety of vegetation and abundant wildlife. A great place to spend time, whether on vacation or just...  read more »
  • Have taken several trails including Weston Pass Road to Fairplay, Cty Rd 20, and Cty Rd 18. All have amazing scenery. Tons of wildflowers. No people at all on the weekdays except some longer stay camp...  read more »
  • Park county rents out the forest to cows. One of the only places aspen trees grow in the nation and they turn the place into a cow lot. The farmers drop the cows off for weeks at a time. They are very loud because they are food deprived. Imagine a loud Angus wilda beast bellowing at you...then imagine 300 of those bellowing at you all day and night. Shouldn't that be a disturbing the peace charge? Whats even worse is when you see a heard of cows take out entire fields of aspen trees. They don't have much food out here so they eat the top off all the trees! What ever trees they leave behind they stomp to the ground! I guess cows are allowed to ruin the forest but humans aren't? Shouldn't that be a destruction of property charge? The Tarryall lake has been polluted by cow manure/urine and no one cares. Right before the Tarryall lake they let cows work the stream. Roads are blocked off by cows..even the highways. I think it should be required for people to own property to have live stock. Its not right to let them use and ruin the forest that tax payers pay for. I can't use the national forest that my tax dollars pay for.... can i get my money back?
  • Great place to hike, camp, 4 wheel. Beautiful scenery. We have been camping here every year for over a decade. Saw a bear for the first time this year.
  • I always love camping here its just so beautiful offering large sites, beautiful views, awsome hiking, just a amazing place. P.s. the bone pile in my pictures I was told was left by a hunting party (I consulted with the national park service)
  • Great variety of forest, rivers and lakes. Massive trail system. Close to the Denver metro area.
  • Huge and beautiful, even with all the burn scars from the Waldo Canyon fires, this continues to be one of my favorite places to go to get into the wild! Rampart reservoir, in PNF is also a great place to fish!
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