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Kenosha Pass Campground

12 Reviews


National Forest

Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands


Kenosha Pass Campground is a small, conveniently-located campground heralded by backpackers on the Colorado Trail and by those looking for a scenic, mountain family getaway. Across the road from the campground entrance is the Kenosha Pass Interpretive Area, with an accessible interpretive trail showcasing wetlands and remnants of the South Park and Pacific Railroad. Kenosha Pass, the campground's namesake, is one of the nation's highest mountain passes, weaving over the spine of the Front Range from Jefferson to Grant. The route provides one of the primary access points to South Park, and boasts tremendous views of Mount Evans and Mount Bierstadt.


Excellent hiking, biking and horseback riding are available on the lengthy Colorado Trail, a 471-mile trail that extends from Denver to Durango. For a scenic drive, take in the views of the Kenosha Mountain Pass, then head to Guanella Pass for even more picture-perfect scenery.


Kenosha Pass includes vault toilets and drinking water from a hand pump. Each site has a campfire ring and picnic table. Parking aprons are dirt and gravel.

Natural Features

At a 10,000 foot elevation, the region is commonly referred to as the High Country. Campsites are situated among lodgepole pine and aspen trees. Summer temperature are generally mild and cool, but the high elevation may cause very chilly nights.


For facility specific information, please call (303) 647-2366.

Nearby Attractions

Jefferson Lake, known for its great fishing, is 10 miles north.

Charges & Cancellations

Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

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12 Reviews

Nick S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2023

Gorgeous but noisy

The sites are large and the campground heavily wooded. It’s close enough to hear the road traffic from 285 and there’s a lot of people hustling and bustling between campers and Colorado trail traffic.

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Kenosha Pass Campground by Nick S., July 10, 2023
Amanda M.
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2020

Easy In & Out

Super easy access for a quick trip to hit the Colorado Trail. We stayed in sight 22, and realized the map on the reservation system was a bit skewed as it is very close to the bathrooms. We were close to the Colorado trail and took a wonderful hike in the rain with the kids. The trail is well maintained as is the campground and sites. Our 23 ft camper and truck fit in the site nicely, although close to the campground road, it seems typical for a pull through in a campground like this.

Many reviews mention the road noise, but it is nothing compared to campgrounds in the Vail area with semis on I-70. It is mainly white noise and the result of being so close to a highway. This campground is a forest wonderland, and busy until late and early in the morning. This makes a great one night stop, but I wouldn’t want more than that in site 22. Sites 10 and 14 looked promising with more privacy for longer stays.

Camp hosts were very helpful.

  • Review photo of Kenosha Pass Campground by Amanda M., July 28, 2020
  • Review photo of Kenosha Pass Campground by Amanda M., July 28, 2020
  • Review photo of Kenosha Pass Campground by Amanda M., July 28, 2020
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Todd T.
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2020

Birthday Camping Trip

Spot #13. Beautiful campground, lots of trees & trails. Very clean, well managed. Some traffic noise from US285 is unfortunate.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Kenosha Pass Campground by Todd T., July 23, 2020


Kenosha Pass Campground is located in Colorado

Detail location of campground


From Denver, travel south on Highway 285 through Pine Junction and Bailey. Continue 17.5 miles past Bailey on Highway 285 to Kenosha Pass Campground at the summit of Kenosha Pass. The campground is on the right side of the highway.


19316 Goddard Ranch Road
Morrison, CO 80465


39.4130556 N
105.7566667 W

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