Skip to Main Content
Home >> Visit Us >> Visit Destinations

Visit Destinations

Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

Rec Area Description Status
Brice Creek Trailhead Provides access to: Brice Creek Trail No. 1403 which follows Brice Creek for 5.7 miles. Brice Creek Trail is a popular hike that traverses a scenic canyon with numerous small waterfalls, pools, and rocky outposts, the last of which provide spaces for picnicking and sunbathing along the creek.
open
Brown's Pass #369 The Brown’s Pass Trail #369 begins at the intersection with the Texas Creek Trail #416 in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness at an elevation of 10,770 feet and ends at the Denny Creek Trailhead on the San Isabel National Forest.  The first 1.8 miles heads south from Texas Creek as ascends to Brown’s Pass at an elevation of 12,040 feet.  At the pass is becomes Brown’s Pass Trail #1442 as in passes into the San Isabel National Forest, Salida Ranger District, and continues to descend for another 3.6 miles to the Denny Creek Trailhead.  There are breathtaking views from the trail of Mt.
none
Browns Canyon National Monument

Information coming soon!

Buffalo Pass The Buffalo Pass area has been an increasingly popular dispersed recreation hub, partly because of its proximity to Steamboat Springs. The area, however, was lacking in Forest Service trails for people to enjoy the area, and many user created trails were developed instead. In response, in 2016, the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District conducted an analysis of the potential effects of taking three different alternative actions: no action; closing all user created trails in the area; or constructing new trails and improving the user created trails.
none
Buford New Castle Road #245 The Buford New Castle Road is the main thoroughfare across the Flat Tops. The road is graveled and suitable for passenger cars. OHV travel is NOT allowed on the road. The road (shoulder) is approved for biking, horses and foot travel. The road closes at the West Elk Trailhead, also known as the 'gravel pit' or the snowmobile staging area, November 23 annually.  Winter use begins when the snow level is suitable and ends approximately May 20.
none
Burnout Cnyn/Upper Electric Lake Scenic Byway Sign  For a description of this site, please contact the Price Ranger District: 435-636-3500.
open
Burnt Ridge Road #651.1  Burnt Ridge Road is 7.6 miles. It is opne to vehicles with high clearance, ohv, motorcycle, horse, bicycle and foot traffic.Tthe Connects to #603 and #640.
none
Caja Del Rio Area The Caja del Rio area is a lower elevation and drier section of the Santa Fe National Forest.  This is mainly a Piñon-Juniper dominated vegetation zone with areas of sage and mixed grasses.  It is often open for recreational opportunities when the rest of the Forest is snowed over.  Watch for seasonal road closures due to wet and very muddy roads.  It is another good area for solitude and lesser travelled trails. 
open
Calabasas Group Site Calabasas Group Site
open
Calpine Fire Lookout Calpine is a forest fire lookout tower that was actively used every summer until 1975.  It is a three-story structure with external stairs.  The top room or observation cab is the only rental space available at this time.  Visitors renting the lookout will have spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, sunrises, sunsets and stargazing. 
open
Skip to Main Content
Jump to Top of Page