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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
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
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
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Roaring Fork and Lincoln cr.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking 2.5 mi. southeast on Lincoln Cr. road.
No
ICON Mountain Biking Lincoln Creek Road
No
ICON Specialized Landcraft (OHV's) Lincoln cr. road to Grizzly res.
No



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

Visitor Information:

Aspen Chamber Resort Association, 425 Rio Grande Pl. , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1940

Hickory House, 730 W. Main St. , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-2313

Annabelle Inn, 232 W. Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 877-266-2466, Fax: 970-925-3328, info@annabelleinn.com

Aspen Alps, 700 Ute Ave. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 877-711-0522, Fax: 970-920-2522

Aspen Meadows Resort, 845 Meadows Road , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 800-452-4240 or 800-452-4240

Aspen Mountain Lodge, 311 West Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-7650 or 800-362-7736, Fax: 970-925-5744, aml@aspenmountainlodge.com

Aspen Square Condominium Hotel, 617 East Cooper Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1000 or 800-470-0530

Hotel Aspen, 110 Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 888-738-8492, info@hotelaspen.com

Hotel Durant, 122 East Durant , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 877-438-7268 or 970-925-8500, Fax: 970-925-8789

Hotel Jerome, 330 East Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 877-916-5430 , Fax: 970-920-2050, jerome.info@aubergeresorts.com

Independence Square Hotel/Frias Properties, 404 S. Galena Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 800-542-7736, Fax: 970-925-2006

Inn at Aspen/Aspen Administrative Office, 38750 Highway 82 , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1500 or 844-997-8727, aspeninfo@wynvr.com

Limelight Hotel, 355 S. Monarch Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 855-925-3025 or 970-925-3025, Fax: 970-925-5120, info@limelighthotel.com

Molly Gibson Lodge, 101 West Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3434 or 888-271-2304, Fax: 970-925-2582, info@mollygibson.com

Mountain Chalet Aspen, 333 East Durant Avenue , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-7797, Fax: 888-925-7798, res@mca.travel

Residence Hotel, 305 S Galena St. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-315-2977, reservations@aspenresidence.com

Residences at the Little Nell, 675 E. Durant Ave. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 855-420-9009 or (970) 920-4600, STAY@THELITTLENELL.COM

Sky Hotel, 709 E. Durant Avenue , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-6760 or 800-882-2582, Fax: 970-925-6778

Snow Queen Lodge, 124 E. Cooper Ave , Aspen, Colorado, 81623, Phone: 970-925-8455, Fax: 970-925-7391, sqlodge@rof.net

St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums , 334 W. Hyman Avenue , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3220 or 800-817-2069, Fax: 970-920-4032, info@stmoritzlodge.com

The Crestwood Condominiums, 400 Wood Road , Snowmass Village, Colorado, 81615, Phone: 970-923-2450 or 800-356-5949, res@thecrestwood.com

The Gant, 610 S W End Ave , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-5000, Fax: 970-925-6891

The Innsbruck, 233 W. Main St. , Aspen, colorado, 81611, Phone: 866-925-2980

The Little Nell Hotel, 675 E. Durant Ave. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-920-4600, Concierge@thelittlenell.com

Tyrolean Lodge, 200 West Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-4595 or 888-220-3809, Fax: 970-925-4598, stay@tyroleanlodge.com

Asie, 413 Main St. , Aspen, Colorado, 81623, Phone: 970-920-9988

Brexi Brasserie, 411 S. Monarch St. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-2838, Fax: 970-429-4348

Gwyn's High Alpine Restaurant, P.O. Box 6400 , Snowmass Village, Colorado, 81615, Phone: 970-923-5188

Grateful Deli, 223 E. Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-6647

New York Pizza, 409 E. Hyman Ave , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-920-3088

Sam's Smokehouse, On Mountain , Snowmass Mountain, Colorado, 81615, Phone: 970-923-8686

Stew Pot, 62 Elbert Lane , Snowmass Village, Colorado, 81615, Phone: 970-923-2263

Taster's Aspen, 455 Rio Grande Pl , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1952

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