Bailey & Pine Area - North Central Colorado

Includes Conifer, Grant, Pine, Shawnee


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Jim Rowe is near Shawnee, CO along the North Fork of the South Platte River.

Surrounded by Pike National Forest, Bailey is just 45 miles southwest of Denver. This mountain hideaway is near all the amenities of Denver. At an altitude of 7,750 feet, it is an excellent area for hunting and fishing. A herd of about 200 bighorn sheep live in the mountains around Bailey. Recently designated one of Colorado's most scenic and historic mountain passes the 23-mile Guanella Pass Scenic and Historic Byway is one of the premier places to view the turning of the aspen in Autumn. Maintained all year round, Guanella Pass ascends to an elevation of 11,669 feet, and is suitable for passenger vehicles, bike riding or hiking, though large RVs are not recommended on this mountain byway.

In 1864 William L. Bailey settled in the area, 14 years before the railroad arrived. In 1873, former Governor John Evens organized the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad to tap the bountiful supply of timber in the Platte Canyon area. An extensive network of old logging roads and connecting trails in the area provides a diversity of mountain bike riding options. The small community of Shawnee west of Bailey is the site of an early stage stop on the Denver-Leadville Stage line during the 1860s.

McGraw Memorial Park in Bailey is home to several historic structures and unusual artifacts. Built by William Bailey in 1864, the Entriken Cabin has been nominated for inclusion in the Colorado Register of Historic Buildings. Built in 1899 near the town of Shawnee, the Shawnee Schoolhouse moved to its present site in 1984.

Bailey & Pine Area is near: Denver Metro Area, Denver Mountain Area & Park County

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Featured Bailey & Pine Area Businesses

63 Getaway Rental  link to Colorado vacation
Great Fishing. This remote Colorado mountain getaway is 45 minutes Southwest of Denver near Bailey. Multiple decks, hot tub with mountain views, easy access to trailheads in Mount Evans Wilderness Area.


Bailey Lodge - On the South Platte River  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Lodging in the mountains along the river in Platte Canyon, close to Denver, Bailey, CO is on Highway 285. Comfortable two-room lodge-suites with fireplaces, WI-FI, views. Heated swimming pool & fishing.

motels Scenic Byways Fishing Winter Lodging 

Bear Mountain Stables  link to Colorado vacation
Our guided horseback rides are peaceful and secluded in pine and aspen forest with rock outcroppings near Conifer, CO above Denver in the beautiful foothills. Seasonal Couple's Rides. We love birthdays!

Horseback Riding 

Beaver Ranch, Conifer's Community Park  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation
450-acre of mountain forests and meadows, Conifer's Community Park is minutes from Denver. Enjoy camping, camper cabins, 5th highest-rated disc golf course, trails, and bugling elk at Beaver Ranch.

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Boxwood Gulch Ranch  link to Colorado vacation
FISH 12 MONTHS A YEAR on the North Fork of the South Platte River. All trips are lead by professional licensed guides. Shawnee is 50 miles from Denver on Highway 285 (enjoy less traffic than 1-70).


Camp Dawn's Hope  link to Colorado vacation
Cabin Camping in the mountains near Bailey and Grant, CO. When you Vacation at Camp Dawn's Hope you support seriously ill children! Colorado's Childhood Cancer and Disabilities Camp, Inc.

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Deer Creek Cabin  link to Colorado vacation Link to special offers and discounts icon
Log cabin with fabulous views of Rocky Mountains near Bailey, 45 minutes SW of Denver off Highway 28. Enjoy great fishing, outdoor hot tub & WI-FI. A wood burning stove heats the cabin for romantic evenings.

cabins Pets Welcome 

Lynwood Park  link to Colorado vacation
Need a place to relax? Looking for an escape? Lynwood Park awaits you, 50 minutes from Denver. From a family reunion to a quite weekend for two, our vacation homes are along the South Platte River.

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Rainbow Trout Ranch and Campground  link to Colorado vacation
Private fishing ponds perfect for introducing kids to the sport of fishing, or for simply spending a relaxing afternoon of hassle-free angling. New RV & Tent sites SW of Denver just off Highway 285 near Conifer.

Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts Fishing 

Staunton State Park  link to Colorado vacation
DAY-USE ONLY PARK, a 3,800 acre State Park near Pine CO off Highway 285. Staunton has multi-use and hiker-only nature trails, rock climb, mountain bike, fish, geo-cache. Picnicking and wildlife viewing.

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Bailey & Pine Area Activities and Maps

National Historic Sites and Landmarks:
Lost Creek Scenic Area

Scenic Byways:
Guanella Pass Scenic Byway -UPDATED-

Hiking Trails:
The Colorado Trail

North Fork South Platte River Fishing Map
South Park Fishing Map -UPDATED-

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