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Camping: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > South Park Ranger District

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Horseshoe Campground

Capacity: 190 People
Elevation: 10,600 Feet (3304.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 19
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

Horseshoe Campground Reservations

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General Description

Horseshoe Campground is located approximately ten miles southwest of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. This campground consists of 19 individual family campsites. The campsites each include a table, fire grate, and parking spur. Drinking water, garbage collection and vault toilets are provided on site. The nearest public telephone is located in Fairplay, about ten miles from the campground. The nearest fire and emergency services are also located in Fairplay.

The campground is skirted on the west and the north by high mountain peaks. There is fishing in nearby streams and beaver ponds. The area also offers hiking, biking, horseback riding, motorcycling and four-wheel driving opportunities.

This site is located across Fourmile Creek from the old mining settlements of Horseshoe and East Leadville. From the late 1870s to the Panic of 1893, this area was involved in the silver boom. Visitors may enjoy the history of this area, fishing in Fourmile Creek or hiking on the Limber Grove Trail.

Directions from Fairplay: Horseshoe Campground is located approximately 10 miles southwest of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. Visitors may reach this site by taking State Highway 285 south from Fairplay for approximately 2 miles to County Road 18. Drive west on County Road 18. After approximately 2 miles this road becomes Forest Developed Road 182, at the Forest Boundary. From this point travel approximately another 6 miles and the campground will be on the left.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through October .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee Facilities include tables, fir

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Horseshoe Campground
ICON RV Camping Horseshoe Campground - maximum length 22'
ICON Tent Camping Horseshoe Campground
ICON Trailer Camping Horseshoe Campground - maximum length 22'
ICON Camping Horseshoe Campground
ICON History Historic Townsite of Horseshoe
ICON Fishing Fourmile Creek
ICON Hiking & Walking Limber Grove Trail
ICON Mountain Biking Horseshoe Campground
ICON ATV Riding Horseshoe Campground
ICON Motorcycle Riding Horseshoe Campground

Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Fairplay - Travel 6.9 miles east on County Road 18 then continue north 1.4 miles on Highway 285.

fire and emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Fairplay - Travel 6.9 miles east on County Road 18 then continue north 1.4 miles on Highway 285.

Related Activities
Fourmile Campground - The Fourmile Campground consists of 14 individual family campsites, each with a table, fire grate and parking spur. Fishing, exploring mining sites and hiking are favorite activities of visitors to this site.

Limber Grove Trail - The Limber Grove Trail leads from Horseshoe Campground to Fourmile Campground in the area southwest of Fairplay. The trail leads through a forest of ancient Limber Pines.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com


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