PICKLE GULCH, CO

Pickle Gulch is a group picnic and camping facility located just off the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway/Highway 119. Visitors enjoy the area for its scenic and off-road driving, and nearby hiking and fishing opportunities.The site offers many scenic views of the surrounding area. It is...
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • No RV water connections are available due to health and safety reasons.
  • This is bear country! For bear and human safety, keep a clean campsite and do not place food or other attractants in your tent. For more information about visiting bear country, contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife at http://wildlife.state.co.us
  • Reservations are required for any camping at the site
  • RVs are not permitted past the parking area
  • Utility hookups and electricity are not available
  • Click here for more information on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest
  • Operated by American Land & Leisure. You may contact us at www.AmericanLL.com or 801-226-3564.
  • 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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Day Use Only Picnic Site GROUP PICNIC AREA 150 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Grp 6 GROUP WALK TO 15 0
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Overview

Overview

Pickle Gulch is a group picnic and camping facility located just off the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway/Highway 119. Visitors enjoy the area for its scenic and off-road driving, and nearby hiking and fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

The site offers many scenic views of the surrounding area. It is set among a fairly level forest of lodgepole pine trees, dotted with aspens.

Due to the mountain pine beetle infestation and removal of hazardous trees, there may be little to no shade at these sites.

Recreation:

Many hiking and biking trails are found nearby. Scenic driving is available along Highways 119 and 72, which is also known as the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Numerous creeks, rivers and lakes in the area provide fishing opportunities. Off-road enthusiasts will find many jeep roads in the vicinity.

Facilities:

Pickle Gulch is an area that offers day-use picnic sites and six campsites to accommodate large groups. The picnic site can accommodate up to 150 people and is equipped with picnic tables and campfire circles. A parking area, vault toilets and a playground are provided.

The group campsites are all walk-to sites for tent camping only. The on-site host has wheelbarrows available for campers, to haul equipment from the parking area. Each campsite is equipped with picnic tables, a campfire circle and tent pads. Vault toilets and drinking water spigots are shared between sites.

A separate day-use area contains two volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic tables and a vault toilet.

Firewood may be gathered from the surrounding forest, if available, or purchased from the host.

Nearby Attractions:

The historic mining town of Central City is nearby. The town hosts various popular events, including Lou Bunch Day and the Central City Opera and Jazz festivals.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a short drive from the campground. This scenic park offers more than 35 miles of hiking trails. Mountain biking and horseback riding are also allowed on some trails. Every stream and pond within the park is open to fishing.

Booking Window

GROUP PICNIC AREA

Thu Oct 23 2014 - Mon Oct 19 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP WALK TO

Thu Oct 23 2014 - Mon Oct 19 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Sun Oct 18 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Group Camping
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Scenic Drive
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Vault Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
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:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

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 15 2015 -
Oct 18 2015
GROUP WALK TO $45.00-$60.00
GROUP PICNIC AREA $0.00

*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):
39.8432, -105.52261
39°50'36"N, 105°31'21"W

From Interstate 25 in Denver, travel west on 6th Avenue to State Highway 6 and continue through Clear Creek Canyon. Turn on State Highway 119 toward Black Hawk and Central City. Follow the highway 4 miles north of Black Hawk, to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PICKLE GULCH
ARAPAHO AND ROOSEVELT
  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (303)567-3000