HORSESHOE CAMPGROUND, CO

Horseshoe Campground sits along its namesake creek near a grassy meadow among aspen, Engelmann spruce and Bristlecone pines in the San Isabel National Forest. Trees provide good privacy between campsites, which are located at the base of Sheep Mountain.Hikers looking for the thrill...
Status: Open through Wed Oct 01 2014   Season Dates

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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
  • No RV hookups are available
  • Outside the reservation season, sites are first-come, first-served
  • 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 dontmovefirewood.org.
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Pull-Through
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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HORSESHOE TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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HORSESHOE TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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HORSESHOE TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 27 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 28 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 25 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 30 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 30 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 30 Back-In
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HORSESHOE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 35 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Horseshoe Campground sits along its namesake creek near a grassy meadow among aspen, Engelmann spruce and Bristlecone pines in the San Isabel National Forest. Trees provide good privacy between campsites, which are located at the base of Sheep Mountain.

Natural Features:

Hikers looking for the thrill of "fourteeners," the term for mountain peaks above 14,000 feet, will find Horseshoe Campground to be an ideal location to camp. The primitive campground is located near Mount Sherman, Lincoln, Bross and Democrat - all impressive peaks for avid hikers. At elevation 10,600 feet, it's not hard to find fantastic mountain views.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy the Limber Grove Trail, a 3-mile mountainside path that winds through 1,000-year-old limber pine with gigantic twisted trunks. Fishing or wading in Horseshoe Creek are also popular pastimes.

Facilities:

The campground fits RVs up to 25 feet in length. Picnic tables, vault toilets, drinking water and campfire rings are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearest town is Fairplay, Colorado, a historic gold mining settlement of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. The town has an open air museum that sets that helps recreate the life and times of the 19th century gold rush era.

The nearby County Route 18 marks the Horseshoe/Fourmile Historic Auto Tour.

Booking Window

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sat Sep 20 2014 - Sun Mar 15 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Sat Sep 20 2014 - Sun Mar 15 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Mon May 19 2014 Wed Oct 01 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic Drive
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 19 2014 -
Oct 01 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $15.38
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.38

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.20167, -106.08611
39°12'6"N, 106°5'10"W

From Fairplay travel south on US-285 for about one mile. Turn right onto County Road 18. Continue for approximately 6 miles to the campground on the right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

HORSESHOE CAMPGROUND

  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)836-2031
Additional Information