|Our new Chalet, views of Square Top Mtn, Pike N'tl Forest|
Getting there: The best way to get to these campgrounds above drive to Grant Colorado, about 1 hour from the west metro area on 285 South. From the small town of Grant, turn right or north on CO Road 62/Geneva Road, after a few miles the area becomes Pike National forest. Drive up the road to find three campground (two mentioned in this posting) and numerous National Forest campsites with no fee. Find numerous trailheads along Geneva Road including Square Top Mountain and Mt. Bierstadt trailhead. Guanella Pass from Georgetown as of October 2010 is partially *closed* due to construction and you cannot access Mt. Bierstadt or above campgrounds from this entrance. Click here for a map of the area.
|Whiteside tent campground; far side of creek|
Hiking: There are numerous hiking trails along Geneva Road including the trailhead to Mt. Bierstadt and many more along the drive that are well marked with a sign.
|My fav site at Burning Bear, with rock wall and great views|
|Map of Guanella Pass area, click for larger view|
Driving out Sunday afternoon
Trail 600, a difficult trail to follow, overgrown
Views from Burning Bear Campground to meadow and mountains beyond. All sites have this view from the campground.
Site #1 at Whiteside campground, next to Geneva Creek, but also right beside small parking lot.
Can you find two doggies in this photo? They don't know what to think about the new camper yet.
Another site at Burning Bear campground.