Scouting Report – ( CO-3) Kenosha Pass Camping Area

Abandon Train tracks at the top of Kenosha Pass.
Picture from the colorado trail leading out of the free camping area on Kenosha pass, leading towards Breckenridge and Keystone.
Colorado Trail near Kenosha Pass Free Camping

Kenosha Pass Campground:

Kenosha Pass Dispersed Camping Information

Phone Number: (719) 553-1400

Elevation: 10,025

Lat/Long: 39.414627, -105.754798

Nearby Town: Fairplay, Co. @ 21 miles

 

Details:

  • No fees
  • No water
  • No trash
  • No restrooms

 

Date of Report: 06/2018

View of the road conditions leading to Kenosha Pass Colorado Free Camping with Onesunchaser
View of road conditions leading to the free campsites in Kenosha Pass Colorado

Road Conditions: Good

The dirt roads (126 & 126.A) off of US 285 that allow dispersed camping are well cared for and can be navigated by normal passenger car.

Note: this may change with heavy rain or snowfall as ruts can become quite large when people get stuck.

Current weather conditions for Grant, CO.

Free Colorado Campsite at Kenosha Pass dispersed camping area. By: Onesunchaser
Free Colorado Campsite at Kenosha Pass dispersed camping area.

General Site Information:

There are about a dozen developed camping areas off of FSR 126 and 126.A.  There is a vault toilet that is sometimes available for use at the intersection of FSR 126 & 126.A

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Free Colorado Campsite at Kenosha Pass dispersed camping area.

with a small parking area to accommodate hikers and campers to the area, although the last time I was at the site there was a sign on the restroom stating that it was closed. There is no potable water at this sites, and there are no picnic tables in the dispersed camping areas which is to be expected,  but the developed camping spots do have stone fire rings and generally have nicely cleared areas to set up a tent. Several of the spots are large enough to accommodate several campers in one location, so if you are traveling with others you will want to scout out one of the larger sites.

Free Colorado Campsite at Kenosha Pass dispersed camping area. By: Onesunchaser
Free Colorado Campsite at Kenosha Pass dispersed camping area.

 

Nearby Activities or Attractions:

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  • Fishing in the South Platte River
  • Antero, Eleven Mile and Spinney Reservoirs are all within 60 miles of this campground. Antero is the only one that does not charge an entry fee.
  • Hiking near Guanella pass is excellent
  • Hiking in the Lost Creek Wilderness area is also excellent

 

Hiking from the campground:

  • Colorado Trail
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