Reservations: 303-838-2450

    Things to Do Here & Near


    Staunton State Park – Our newest Colorado State Park is located approximately 10 miles from The Bailey Lodge, Staunton State Park opened in 2013. The 3,800 acre park is open for picnicking, wildlife viewing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, photography, outdoor education, geo-caching, geological studies, botanical studies, as well as multi-use trails and hiker-only trails.

    Park County Heritage – Visit the Park County Heritage website and use it as a guide to visiting Park County. You will find great info about scenic drives, heritage preservation sites, including historic railroad sites and much more.
    McGraw Park– Excellent links to suggested side trips of historical importance

    Picture of Elk Falls in Staunton State Park, Colorado

    Elk Falls in Staunton State Park, Colorado

    Mountain Biking

    Colorado Trail Bailey Hundo mountain bike race info
    Bailey Hundo 100 mile mountain bike race
    Cycling News Bailey Hundo race news
    Colorado Mountain Biking Association

    Picture of Mountain Bikers on the Colorado Trail

    Mountain Biking on the Colorado Trail


    The North Fork of the South Platte River has been called one of the best kayaking rivers in Colorado.  The main put-in is just down the road at McGraw Park.  » Read More

    Picture of kayaker running the North Fork of the South Platte River

    “Extremely wet air” characterizes some of the North Fork’s more challenging white water stretches.



    It would be a real feat to hike all of the trails in the Pike and Arapaho National Forests in a lifetime, which means that no matter where you hike near Bailey Lodge you’ll see expansive mountain views and experience something unique every time out. What could be better?

    Picture of hiker

    Hiking the Colorado Rockies

    Fly Fishing

    Fish Explorer
    5280 Angler – Guide and outfitting service designed to inspire passion for fly fishing.
    Boxwood Gulch – One of the best places along our stretch of the North Fork of the South Platte River to fly fish for larger trout. Experienced guides available. It’s only 5 minutes away! Visit their web site for local fishing reports.
    Colorado Trout Hunters – Independent flyfishing guide service with access to private and public waters.
    Bamboo Bill Rods – Hand crafted, hand-planed fly rods

    Rainbow trout image

    Rainbow trout like this are present throughout local rivers, streams and lakes.


    Game Management (GM) Unit Maps Rifle Range – Buffalo Creek Gun Club – Camp Fickes 720-760-7626

    Glassing for big game

    Glassing for big game

    Horseback Riding


    Wilderness on Wheels – A model wilderness facility that is accessible to all. 303-403-1110

    Wilderness on Wheels logo image

    Wilderness on Wheels

    Bear Mountain Stables, LLC – Horseback rides alone or paired with a birthday party, special occasion, or small group event. Conifer, Colorado

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    Horseback riders with Bear Mountain Stables enjoy a trail ride.

    Art Galleries

    Park County Artisans Trail – Combine some great scenic driving with visits to our many area artists! This link features information and a downloadable map, or pick one up when you arrive at the Bailey Lodge!

    River Canyon Gallery

    Shawnee Mountain Gallery

    Pine Emporium – Antiques, Collectables and Artsy Stuff