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

Quick Facts

Burning Bear Campground

Capacity: 130 People
Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2961.3 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 13
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Burning Bear Campground is located approximately four miles northwest of the small town of Grant, Colorado. It consists of 13 individual family campsites. The campsites each include a table, fire ring and parking spur. The campground facilities include drinking water and vault toilets. The nearest public telephone is located in the town of Grant. The nearest fire and emergency services are located at Bailey about 14 miles away.
The site is located very close to the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway and the Mount Evans Wilderness Area. Visitors will find easy access to fishing in streams and alpine lakes, and hiking, biking, horseback riding and four wheel driving trails.

Directions from Grant: Burning Bear Campground is located approximately four miles northwest of the small town of Grant, Colorado. Drive north from Grant on County Road 62 to reach the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through September .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee Services include tables, garba



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: This campground gets pretty crowded and its ampitheatre-like layout really amplifies voices and other sounds (like dreaded generators). Very noisy.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Burning Bear Campground
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Burning Bear Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Burning Bear Campground - 20' length maximum
Yes
ICON RV Camping Burning Bear Campground - 16' length maximum
Yes
ICON Camping Burning Bear Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Burning Bear Trail, Gibson Lake Trail, Rosalie Trail, Shelf Lake Trail
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Colorado Trail, Burning Bear Trail, Abyss Lake Trail, Rosalie Trail, Gibson Lake Trail, Shelf Lake Trail, Three Mile Creek Trail, West Jefferson Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Burning Bear Campground - Colorado Trail, Burning Bear Trail, Abyss Lake Trail, Rosalie Trail, Gibson Lake Trail, Shelf Lake Trail, Three Mile Creek Trail, West Jefferson Trail
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Burning Bear Campground
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Colorado Trail, Burning Bear Trail, Abyss Lake Trail, Rosalie Trail, Gibson Lake Trail, Shelf Lake Trail, Three Mile Creek Trail, West Jefferson Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Colorado Trail, Burning Bear Trail, Abyss Lake Trail, Rosalie Trail, Gibson Lake Trail, Shelf Lake Trail, Three Mile Creek Trail, West Jefferson Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Colorado Trail, Shelf Lake Trail, West Jefferson Trail
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Abyss Lake Trail
No
ICON Scenic Driving Guanella Pass Scenic Byway
No
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail, Ben Tyler Trail
Yes



Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Grant - Take Park County Road 62 south to Grant

fire and emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Bailey - Take Park County Road 62 to 285 and drive northeast to Bailey.



Related Activities
Burning Bear Trail - This pleasant 5.5 mile trail follows the Burning Bear Creek west from Geneva Creek, over a ridge, and down the Burning Bear Creek on the west side of the ridge.

Gibson Lake Trail - This 2.4 mile hike follows the Lake Fork drainage to a pretty lake nestled in a high tundra bowl. The well-established trail climbs at a steady, moderately steep grade.

Rosalie Trail - The Rosalie Trail is a popular trail extending from the southeast edge of the Mt. Evans Wilderness Area to Guanella Pass. It offers spectacular views of Mt. Bierstadt and Mt. Evans.

Shelf Lake Trail - The Shelf Lake Trail follows the Smelter Gulch drainage to Shelf Lake in a high mountain cirque. The 3.2 mile hike is on an established trail the entire distance.

Three Mile Creek Trail - This popular hiking trail provides access into the heart of the southern half of the Mt. Evans Wilderness Area. The trailhead is along Geneva Creek Road and its terminus is the junction with the Rosalie Trail.



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