Park County - South Central Colorado

Includes Alma, Como, Fairplay, Hartsel, Jefferson, Spinney Mountain Reservoir

 

Situated in the geographic center of Colorado, Park County offers a unique blend of western history and outdoor recreation.

The lovely area is known for its many scenic drives. Vacationers can travel Weston, Boreas and Guanella passes, which trace historic railroad and stagecoach routes, to find ghost towns, railroad remnants and mining memorabilia. Take in spectacular views on Mosquito Pass, the highest automobile pass in North America, or check out the panoramic views of the South Park basin on Hossier, Kenosha and Wilkerson passes.

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Great fishing opportunities
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Chamber of Commerce

 

Take a closer look at the area's history by visiting Fairplay's South Park City Museum, where you'll find a spectacular collection of artifacts from the 19th century mining town. Stop by quaint Hartsel for a look at some historic architecture and a dip in the town's hot springs, once frequented by the Mountain Utes.

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Enjoy the scenery in Park County Colorado
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Photo courtesy of Julie Bullock: Fairplay Burro Days

 

Park County is also great for water lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Eleven Mile Reservoir and Antero Reservoir are great for anglers. Their Gold Medal waters are home to large cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout as well as northern pike. Bird watchers can look for flocks of white pelicans, blue herons, avocets, sandhill cranes, ibis and Canadian geese near the shallower stretches of water.

Park County is near: Bailey & Pine Area, Buena Vista Area & Pikes Peak West

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Premium Park County Businesses

Second Home Second Chance Vacation Home Rentals  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation
Cozy cabins to luxurious mountain lodges in Park County. You can stay two nights to one month! We deliver ATVs to your cabin for easy rentals. Looking for a fishing outfitter we can arrange that for you.

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Featured Park County Businesses

A Riverside Inn Conference Center & Fishing Resort  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Fairplay, CO 2 hours from Denver! South Park County is ideal for relaxing, hiking, fly-fishing, wildflowers & wildlife. Amenities: indoor pool, hot tub, complimentary deluxe breakfast, free trout pond & ATV rentals.

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Burro Days, Old Fashioned BBQ & Barn Dance  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
July 26-27, 2014 Burro Days is an annual Fairplay, event since 1948, Burro Days celebrates our mining past. a Mountain Man Rendezvous, llama & dog races, music, dancing, and the SUNDAY BURRO RACE.

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Fairplay-Valiton Hotel, The  Colorado vacation make reservations
On the National Register of Historic Hotels and a Historic Landmark in Park County this family run hotel offer is in Fairplay a place to find your fortune and see a ghost named Julia. WI-FI and Pet Friendly!

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High Alpine Sports  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring! Everything you need for your Park County recreational activitiy's success: fishing & hunting licenses, private river fishing passes, rafting trips, outdoor gear and equipment shop.

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Middlefork RV Resort  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
South Park is an unparalleled destination for adventure sports and outdoor recreation. Gold Pan and hook a trout right here! RV sites only-loaded with amenities: large, pull thru, Free WI-FI, walk & bike paths.

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Park Property Management, LLC  link to Colorado vacation
Find your Colorado Mountain Home Rental close to National Forests, BLM, wilderness areas, lakes and reservoirs. A VACATION THAT BRINGS FAMILIES TOGETHER: Snowmobiling, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing.

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Second Home Second Chance Vacation Home Rentals  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation
Cozy cabins to luxurious mountain lodges in Park County. You can stay two nights to one month! We deliver ATVs to your cabin for easy rentals. Looking for a fishing outfitter we can arrange that for you.

cabins vacation homes Lodging by water ATVing and Offroading Snowmobiling 


Spinney Mountain State Park  link to Colorado vacation
DAY-USE ONLY PARK in Park County where FISHING IS KING! A Gold Medal fishery with trophy-sized cutthroat, brown, rainbow, northern pike. Big & small game, and waterfowl hunting during their season.

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Western Inn Motel & RV Park  link to Colorado vacation
Open all year. AAA 2-Diamond. At the edge of Fairplay. Motel rooms are beautiful, large & clean. RV sites are extra large, level & groomed. Indoor hot tub. Affordable winter rates -- on an all-weather Highway.

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For more travel information contact:

Park County Activities and Maps

National Historic Sites and Landmarks:
Lost Creek Scenic Area

Seasonal Attractions:
Burro Days

Fishing:
South Park Fishing Map -UPDATED-

Rafting & Kayaking:
South Platte River Rafting

Local Area Maps:
Buena Vista, Park County, Leadville Area Map


 
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