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Fishing: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Salida Ranger District

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Shirley Site Trailhead

Elevation: 8,615 Feet (2685.5 Meters)

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General Description

Shirley Site is located approximately 7.5 miles southwest of Poncha Springs, Colorado. It provides parking for approximately 20 vehicles.
It has one vault toilet and a 3-panel information board. None of the facilities are accessible for wheelchairs. The nearest public telephone, fire
and emergency services are located in Poncha Springs. The Shirley site serves as a parking area for visitors traveling to O'Haver Lake and
nearby trails and fishing access points on Poncha Creek. It is also used
extensively for snowmobile and cross-country skiing access during the winter months.

Directions from Poncha Springs: Drive south approximately 5 miles on Highway 285 to County Road 200. Turn west on 200 and travel 2.3 miles to the trailhead. This site is located at the junction of County Road 200 and County Road 202.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Year-round (NOTE: Concessionaire operated/ Winter Recreation access) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Shirley Site Trailhead - Poncha Creek, Silver Creek
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Shirley Site Trailhead - Silver Creek Road (201), Starvation Creek Road (203)
ICON Hiking & Walking Shirley Site Trailhead - Rainbow Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Shirley Site Trailhead
ICON Mountain Biking Shirley Site Trailhead - Rainbow Trail
ICON Motorcycle Riding Shirley Site Trailhead - Rainbow Trail
ICON Backcountry Skiing Shirley Site Trailhead
ICON Trailhead Parking Shirley Site Trailhead
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Shirley Site Trailhead

Related Activities
O'haver Lake Campground - O'Haver Lake is a small 15 acre reservoir where the whole family can enjoy a day of fishing and camping surrounded by tall pine trees. Because of it's popularity, the campground is usually filled by early afternoon.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Salida Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 325 Rainbow Blvd. , Salida, CO, 81201, Phone: 719-539-3591, Fax: 719-539-3593


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