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Quick Facts

Lincoln Gulch Campground

Capacity: 35 People
Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2926.1 Meters)
Length of Stay: 5 Days
Number of Sites: 6
Reservation Status: Not Accepted
Toilets: Vault Toilets Available
Usage: Heavy

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General Description

A typical campsite at Lincoln Gulch Campground
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A typical campsite at Lincoln Gulch Campground
Lincoln Gulch Family Campground is situated in a lodgepole pine forest close to Independence Pass road. Six sites are available for public use, there is an 8 person, two car limit per campsite. Pets are allowed but must be on a leash while visiting the campground. This area provides access to the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. recreational activities, including hiking, biking, 4 wheel driving, and fishing, may be enjoyed from this location.

Directions from Aspen: Travel 11 miles southeast toward Independence Pass to Lincoln Creek road. Turn right on Lincoln Creek Road then drive 2 1/2 miles to campground entrance. The 2 1/2 miles on Lincoln Creek Road is gravel and rough but passable in two-wheel drive.

Directions from Independence Pass: From Independence Pass travel about 9 miles west of the summit of the pass to Lincoln Creek road, turn left onto Lincoln Creek road.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-June through Mid-September (NOTE: Includes water, trash collection and vault toilets.) .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed for winter. No services available. Updated: 2002-12-23 14:34:00.0

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Filed By: Michael Feldman (New York, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Easy hiking.. nice stream.. some traffic
Conditions: exposed to sun.. take sunscreen, bug repellent
Water Availability: untreated stream and left over snow. I did not go very far just to the turnaround point.. less than a mile in, past the first campground.

Filed By: Happy Camper (Boulder, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The Lincoln Creek Road is very rough. Though, the campground offers the best camping in the Independence Pass area. The weekends can be crowded. If the campground is full, keep driving on Lincoln Creek Road to Grizzly Res. for free camping... if you can handle the 4x4-like road.
Conditions: The road is extremely rough.
Water Availability: Plenty of water.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Lincoln Gulch Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Roaring Fork and Lincoln cr.
ICON Hiking & Walking 2.5 mi. southeast on Lincoln Cr. road.
ICON Mountain Biking Lincoln Creek Road
ICON Specialized Landcraft (OHV's) Lincoln cr. road to Grizzly res.

Nearby Services

Groceries: One regional chain and several local stores. (Private - Profit) Directions: 11 mi. northwest in Aspen.

Nearest Hospital: Aspen Valley Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 14 mi. northwest on Hy 82. Just west of Aspen on

Nearest Pay Phone: US West (Private - Profit) Directions: 11 mi northwest in Aspen.

Gas Station: Two regional chains (Private - Profit) Directions: 11 mi. northwest in Aspen.

Showers: James E. Moore swimming pool. (Private - Profit) Directions: 13 mi. northwest on Hy 82. Just west of Aspen on

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Aspen Ranger District, 806 W. Hallam , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3445


Local Lodging

Stay at the Aspen Square Hotel
Stay at the Aspen Square Hotel

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