Pikes Peak West - South Central Colorado

Includes Divide, Eleven Mile Reservoir, Florissant, Lake George, Tarryall Reservoir

Pikes Peak West is between Ute Pass and Wilkerson Pass along Highway 24 and offers an abundance of outdoor recreation; from Reservoirs to rivers, mountains to open valleys, and is full of wildlife. Eleven Mile Reservoir and Lake George 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 more shallow stretches of water.

Near the top of Ute Pass at 9,165-feet sits Divide originally named Hayden's Divide after Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden. It is the dividing point for winter snow run-off into the South Platte and Arkansas Rivers. Divide is the gateway to many of Colorado's outstanding State and National Parks — visitors are in awe of its' wild beauty and pristine vistas.

At the intersection of Highway 24 and County Road 1 is Florissant est in 1870. Vacationers just looking for some time away from it all should check out Mueller State Park, near Divide. The park's 5,000 acres offer spectacular views of Pikes Peak and miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Pike National Forest has hundreds of acres of wilderness trails for horseback riding, driving ATVs or dirt bikes, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, sledding, snowmobiling. View wildlife of elk, deer, mountain goats, and eagles.

Take a trip back in time; Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is home to thousands of insect and plant fossils, petrified redwood stumps and more, dating back to prehistoric times. Check in at the visitor's center for educational films and exhibits and then wander down the monument's two self-guided trails to see and learn more. Keep your eyes out for the many different kinds of animals living at the monument!

Pikes Peak West is near: Cripple Creek, Park County & Pikes Peak Area

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All Pikes Peak West Businesses

Cardinal Oaks Cabin & Llama Ranch  link to Colorado vacation
Secluded 1912 log cabin on a 43 acre ranch surrounded by mountains, completely remodeled. Visit Pikes Peak & Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Good fishing at 11 Mile & Spinney reservoirs.

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Dream Stream Retreat  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Your Colorado mountain getaway on 11 Mile Reservoir, comfortable adobe home, 8 minutes to Gold Medal trout stream. Vacation on 35 private acres surrounded on 3 sides by Eleven Mile State Park.

vacation homes Lodging by water Fishing 


Eleven Mile State Park  Colorado vacation make reservations
VACATION WHERE FISHING IS KING. Enjoy scenic vistas, un-crowded boating, ideal sailing and great ice fishing all with 349 campsites. Experience 11-Mile Reservoir, one of Colorado's largest reservoirs!

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Little Luck Homestead Cottage  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation
Near 11 mile Recreation Area in Florissant. 3 bedroom cabin, sleeps 6, perfect for families with an affordable flat nightly rate. 6 open horse corrals with easy trailer parking and trails 10 minutes away.

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Mueller State Park  Colorado vacation make reservations
Near Divide: 119 campsites, 3 cabins with full kitchens. 55 miles of trails, hiking, pond fishing, hunting, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and nature study are the park's main attractions.

cabins Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts 


Mule Creek Outfitters/M Lazy C Ranch  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Nestled in a high mountain valley near Pikes Peak, homesteaded in the early 1900s, M Lazy C Ranch is an actual working cattle ranch. Family reunions, weddings, and family activities -- a perfect retreat.

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Pikes Peak West Activities and Maps

National Parks and Monuments:
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Scenic Byways:
Goldbelt Tour Scenic Byway -UPDATED-

Fishing:
Elevenmile Reservoir Fishing Map
Park County Fishing Map

Local Area Maps:
Pikes Peak & Cripple Creek Area Map


 
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