Jacks Gulch Recreation Area is located 48 miles northwest of Fort Collins, in northern Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its great hiking, biking and horseback riding opportunities.
Popular activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding and viewing wildlife. A nature trail circles the entire area of Jacks Gulch, with one section providing stunning views of the Mummy Range.
The campground offers an accessible group site with electric hookups, and five equestrian campsites without hookups. Additional single-family campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The group site accommodates up to 60 people, several cars and up to nine RVs with hookups. Ten 14-by-17 tent pads are scattered throughout the site. A picnic shelter is provided. Two central cooking and picnic areas are on-site, each with four picnic tables, a charcoal grill and campfire ring.
The two equestrian sites have four horse stalls each. Picnic tables, campfire rings and tent pads are provided. Each site can accommodate a horse trailer.
Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Firewood, dead and down, may be gathered in the forest or purchased from the host.
The campground is situated in a ponderosa pine forest, dotted with aspens. Grassy meadows are scattered throughout the area.
ADA Access: N
This place is great. It's way off the path. Beautiful drive to get there. It is in the woods with no water activities, but very nice and peaceful.
The spots are nice and big, lots of walking trials. It can get boring no lake to fish. It’s quiet, nice and clean. The road a little scary af times when driving to camp but worth it.
We camped at Jack's Gulch primarily because we wanted a campfire, and it was one of the few places not currently under a fire ban in the state. It is a forest service campground in the Roosevelt National Forest. Vault toilets only. Well off the beaten path. We were afraid of it being full, so we arrived around 930am on a Saturday, there were plenty of spots to choose from, and several still available by the end of the day. It's a quiet, tucked away campground several miles down a gravel road. It was so quiet and beautiful. There were several trails easily accessible from the campgrounds. We chose a campsite closer to the toilet for easy access, but did not notice a smell at all. Our non-electric site was $22 for one night. Maybe we should keep this hidden gem a secret? 😉