Horseshoe Campground sits along its namesake creek near a grassy meadow among aspen, Engelmann spruce, and Bristlecone pines in the Pike National Forest. Trees provide good privacy between campsites, which are located at the base of Sheep Mountain.
Hikers looking for the thrill of “fourteeners,” the term for mountain peaks above 14,000 feet, will find Horseshoe Campground to be an ideal location to camp. The primitive campground is located near Mount Sherman, Lincoln, Bross and Democrat – all impressive peaks for avid hikers. At elevation 10,600 feet, it’s not hard to find fantastic mountain views.
Visitors enjoy the Limber Grove Trail, a mountainside path that winds through 1,000-year-old limber pines with gigantic twisted trunks. Other Forest Service trails can be accessed from the campground, which wind along the base of Sheep Mountain. Fishing or wading in Horseshoe Creek are also popular pastimes.
The campground fits RVs up to 25 feet in length. Picnic tables, vault toilets, drinking water and campfire rings are provided.
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From Fairplay travel south on US-285 for about one mile. Turn right onto County Road 18. Continue for approximately 6 miles to the campground on the right.