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Selkirk Campground

Capacity: 150 People
Elevation: 10,500 Feet (3273.1 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 15
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Selkirk Campground is located approximately 20 miles north of the town of
Fairplay, Colorado. The campground consists of 15 individual family units. The campsites each include a table, fire grate and parking spur. Vault toilets are located on site. No drinking water is provided. The nearest public telephone is in Como, ten miles from the campground. The nearest fire and emergency services are also in Como.

Selkirk Campground is located along Boreas Pass Road. Boreas Pass Road follows a historic railroad bed that offers a trip through Colorado
history encompassing Native Americans, explorers, miners, loggers and
railroaders. Boreas Pass Road is also a popular mountain bike ride. Anglers may access Tarryall Creek from this site for Brook and Rainbow Trout fishing.

Directions from Fairplay: Selkirk Campground is located approximately 20 miles north of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. Visitors may reach this campground by taking State Highway 285 north out of the town of Fairplay 9 miles to the town of Como. From Como travel west on County Road 50 for approximately 5 miles to Boreas Pass Road. After 5 more miles on Boreas Pass Road, there will be a road to the left with a sign that says Selkirk Campground. From there go one more mile to the campground.

Directions from Como: Travel northwest on County Road 50 to Forest Road 801 and drive North on 801 to the campground entrance road.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through September .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Selkirk Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Selkirk Campground - maximum length 22'
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Selkirk Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Selkirk Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Selkirk Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Tarryall Creek
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Gold Dust Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Gold Dust Trail
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Gold Dust Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Gold Dust Trail
Yes
ICON Mushroom Identification Gold Dust Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Selkirk Campground - Gold Dust Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Gold Dust Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Gold Dust Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Gold Dust Trail, Boreas Pass Road
Yes



Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Como - Drive south on 801 to County Road 50. Travel southwest on 50 to Como.

fire and emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Como - Drive south on 801 to County Road 50. Travel southwest on 50 to Como.



Related Activities
Boreas Pass - Boreas Pass Road consists of improved dirt and gravel, and follows the abandoned route of the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad.

Gold Dust Trail - The Gold Dust Trail leads 8 miles from approximately 1.5 miles north of Como to within a mile of Boreas Pass. The trailhead is located in the middle of the trail on County Road 50.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Park County Tourism Office, P.O. Box 220 , Fairplay, CO, 80440, Phone: 719-836-4279

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