We stopped at Morraine Park discovery center and took the shuttle to the fern lake shuttle stop. You have to walk about .8 miles to get to the trailhead and then the real hike begins. A beautiful hike through the woods takes you up to the "Pool" which is a nature made pool like area which has a bridge right in front of it so you can really get a great view. From there you head up some pretty steep terrain to the fern falls. There are numerous other falls to look at on the way. Once you get to the falls you get a well deserved view and if you're lucky some mist from the falls to cool you down. The hike is well worth it!
Stayed a Saturday night at the Estes Park East Portal campground. We brought out 22ft RV and it fit the site perfectly. Anything larger will be difficult to navigate. The park is very conveniently located near Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. They have nice sites although some are small and very close to one another. They have clean bathrooms with showers and even have a playground. We had no cell service nor is there any wifi. We took the east portal trail which is a beautiful hike and goes near the reservoir. Nice place to camp!
I used to visit this state park for Spring Break back in the 90's. Lots of people and lots of fun. Plenty of places to put up a tent and relax or party!
Our family made the trip up from Colorado Springs for an extended weekend. What an awesome state park that is far enough away for peace and quiet but close enough to get there in a day. Great fishing and fun on the lake. We stayed in a small cabin which made the weekend really nice!
This is a wonderful hike on a well maintained trail. The views from the fire lookout at the top of a huge granite rock are breathtaking. Be sure to bring your kids as the can he a free certificate from the site ranger if he is available.
I have camped and gone boating in Pueblo many times. A quick trip down from Colorado Springs and you're out on the water enjoying some fishing or water skiing. Bonus in the summer is how warm it is in Pueblo so it's ver refreshing to hop into the reservoir to cool down. Always a great time!
I have visited Chatfield reservoir many times and never had a bad experience. The sites are well maintained and the reservoir is always fun to get out on the boat!
We reserved a spot last second and managed to get a great tent site that was situated on hill that overlooked the lake. Campsite was nice with a good fire pit, picnic table, and a good spot for the tents and shade canopy. The views there are spectacular, there are nice hiking trails, and the rive running into the lake provide some nice gentle noise while you sleep. While there are numerous rvs and campers the noise level was not too bad at all. Our family had a great time.