WEST CHICAGO CREEK, CO

West Chicago Creek Campground sits along its namesake creek at the base of Mount Evans and is located off Highway 103 on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in central Colorado. It is a popular facility for hiking and fishing enthusiasts.The campground sits at an elevation ...
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Know Before You Go
  • No RV water connections are available due to health and safety reasons.
  • Limited first-come, first-served sites are available
  • 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
  • Click here to learn more about the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland.
  • Operated by American Land & Leisure. You may contact us at www.AmericanLL.com or 801-226-3564.
  • The area does not offer off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails and OHVs are not allowed in the campground.
  • 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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WEST TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 0
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Overview

Overview

West Chicago Creek Campground sits along its namesake creek at the base of Mount Evans and is located off Highway 103 on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in central Colorado. It is a popular facility for hiking and fishing enthusiasts.

Natural Features:

The campground sits at an elevation of 9,600 feet in an aspen and lodgepole pine forest.

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland are located in the foothills and slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The forests and grassland cover 1.5 million acres and extend north to the Wyoming border, south to Mount Evans and west across the Continental Divide.

The area encompasses mountains, lakes and five scenic byways, designated by Congress for their scenery, wildlife or history, including the highest road in North America. Mount Evans Road, also known as Colorado Highway 5, allows visitors to drive from 10,500' to 14,130' above sea level in just 14 miles.

Recreation:

The area provides easy access to many hiking trails that lead into the Mount Evans Wilderness. West Chicago Creek offers good fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout.

Facilities:

There are 15 sites available all suitable for RV and tent camping. Each site contains a tent pad, picnic table, charcoal grill and fire ring. Other amenities include a vault toilet, water spigot and trash dumpster. There are no RV hook-ups. Firewood is available for sale during peak season at the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby Idaho Springs, a former mining town, makes for a nice outing. History buffs will appreciate the Argo Gold Mine and Mill Museum.

Booking Window
Mon Oct 06 2014 - Thu Apr 02 2015

Reservations must be made 4 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 Thu May 21 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Walk In Tue Sep 08 2015 Sun Sep 27 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Tent Pads
  • 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:
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 21 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2015 -
Sep 27 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00

*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):
39.67904, -105.65742
39°40'45"N, 105°39'27"W

I-70 westbound, Idaho Springs exit #240 - Hwy 103. Go south for 6.5 miles and turn right on southwest Forest Service Road 188 (West Chicago Creek Road). Go 3 miles to campground. The last mile of dirt/gravel road is one lane with pull over's and contains two sharp switchbacks.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WEST CHICAGO CREEK
Arapaho and Roosevelt NF Clear Creek Ranger District 101 Highway 103
Idaho Springs  CO  80452

Phone Number:

Information:  (303)567-3000