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“Nice Forest with cool formations”

Pike National Forest
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US$129.00*
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Colorado Springs High Country Jeep Tour
Ranked #6 of 15 things to do in Fairplay
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Owner description: Forest region that contains more than one million acres of land with 14,000-foot mountains, fishing streams, campgrounds and wilderness areas.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We found ourselves driving thru the Pike National Forest. It was average with some strange rock formations here and there. Ok drive!

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

If you enjoy hiking, camping, exploring, fishing or 4 wheeling you won't be disappointed. Conveniently located about 2 hours from Denver. Mosquito's can be a problem in the summer. Very nice for day trips to escape the heat.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Located in the front range, the Buffalo Creek campground area is easy to get to from Denver. Both a pro and a con as it fills up quickly, especially the first come/first serve campsites. But the campsites are spacious and easy access to biking/hiking trails. Trails closer to the campgrounds are of course busier, but keep hiking/biking and you'll find yourself pretty much alone to enjoy the scenery.

No showers, which can keep the "glampers" away. :) and possibly your friends depending on how active you are...

Thank kyliekatem
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

The Pike National Forest has been through some rough times, but is recovering nicely. This forest covers a much larger area than around Fairplay. It is one of the closest forests to Denver, and is very easy to access. Many wild turkeys live in the forest near Denver. During turkey hunting, the campsites fill up quickly. Some of the habitat was destroyed by forest fire in recent memory. The turkeys seem to ignore this. They can be found walking peacefully along Colorado 67, and the other county roads in the area.
This huge forest area has many OHV roads and trails. There is a large area along Rampart Range that is turned over to OHV use. OHVs must be registered, or be licensed and street legal to use in the area. There are some new OHV areas in the forest fire areas.
The forest is starting to recover from the many recent fires. Many beautiful areas were lost to carelessness. "Remember, Only YOU can prevent forest fires".

Thank qnodmd
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

From offroading to prospecting, hiking to mountain climbing or fishing and so much more. Pikes National Forest has it all.

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