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Motorcycle Camping on Guanella Pass

Guanella Pass Road, consisting of Clear Creek County Road 381 and Park County Road 62, runs from Georgetown, on I-70, south to Grant, on US 285. Along the way there are two motorcycle-accessible campgrounds on the Georgetown side of the pass and two more on the Grant side. Going north to south, these are Clear Lake Campground, Guanella Pass Campground, Geneva Park Campground, and Burning Bear Campground.

Clear Lake Campground

Mizpah CampgroundClear Lake Campground is about four miles south of Georgetown. It has just eight sites, each with a tent pad, fire grate, and picnic table.

Restrooms and water are available. The campground has a lot of shade as it is in a forested valley below timberline.

The fee is $17 per night.

 

Guanella Pass Campground

robbers roost campgroundGuanella Pass Campground is further up the mountain from Clear Lake Campground, near the top of the pass at 10,900 feet. That means it will be cold at night even in the middle of summer.

There are 18 campsites with fire rings charcoal grills, tent pads, and picnic tables. There are toilets and water in the campground. Only some of the campsites have good shade.

The fee is $19 per night.

 

Geneva Park Campground

Idlewild CampgroundGeneva Park Campground is a short distance off the paved Guanella Pass Road but it is good gravel and only a couple hundred yards.

There are 26 campsites with toilets, fire rings, and picnic tables. Water is available here. The whole campground is very shady, though at 9,813 feet, it will definitely get cool at night .

Camping at this campground will run you $18 per night .

 

Burning Bear Campground

Idlewild CampgroundBurning Bear Campground is on the east side of the Guanella Pass Road, back in the trees, so it has good shade. You will have to ride through the campground on gravel but the road that gets you there is paved.

There are 13 campsites with toilets, fire rings, and picnic tables. Water is available here.

The fee is $16 per night.

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