The South Platte Ranger District is located east of the Continental Divide in the central Rocky Mountains and lies adjacent to the Denver metro area in Park, Jefferson, Douglas, Clear Creek, and Teller counties.
The South Platte District is 450,000 acres in size with elevations ranging from 5,800' along the South Platte River, to over 14,000' at Mount Evans.
Feel free to stop by our visitor center on Highway 285 in Conifer to inquire about current conditions, find out what's going on, and get maps you may need to enjoy your visit on our District. We have Devil's Head Fire Lookout and Smokey Bear T-shirts available for purchase.
Note: For camping near Morrison or Red Rocks Amphitheatre, contact Bear Creek Lake Park at (303) 697.6159, or Chatfield State Park at (303) 791.7275.