Description

Find some peace and quiet for crying out loud! Located in the heart of the stunning Pike National Forest, Handcart Campground is a tent-only site, meaning, there will be no loud families parked next to you in their RV to kill your camp vibes. This place is all about you, your tent, a case or two of brew and your hiking shoes. The Gibson Lake Trail is close and relatively easy, giving you a steep grade without all of the sore feet—now that’s a sweet getaway.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Handcart Campground.

Forest
Waterfall
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June 13th, 2018
Park
Pike National Forest
State
Colorado
Country
United States
Phone Number
719-553-1400
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
39.482° N, 105.8° W
$18/night
Tent Only: 10 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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