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Deep Creek General Forest Area



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General Description

Deep Lake
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Deep Lake
The Deep Creek General Forest Area encompasses a varied landscape, from the high mountain plateaus with their open meadows, spruce/fir forests and lakes, to the 2,000 foot deep canyon carved by Deep Creek. Some of the larger lakes in the area include Heart Lake, Deep Lake, and White Owl Lake. The developed campgrounds are White Owl Campground, Deep Lake Campground, Klines Folly Campground, and Supply Basin Campground. Some of the recreation opportunities in the area include fishing, boating in non motorized or small electric powered boats, camping, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, motorcycling, and mountain biking

Directions from Eagle: Travel 12 miles west of Eagle on I-70 to the Dotsero exit. Turn north on the Colorado River for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600, which reaches the Deep Creek area about 20 miles up the road.

Directions from Vail: Travel 43 miles west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit. Turn north on the Colorado River for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600, which reaches the Deep Creek area about 20 miles up the road.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 43 miles west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit. Turn north on the Colorado River for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600, which reaches the Deep Creek area about 20 miles up the road.



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Accessed thru Coffee Pot Springs Rd., this road is passable to the Willow Peak area only. Unusually large amounts of snow in the area. Updated: 2000-11-30 15:05:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Electric Powered & Non-Motorized Boating
Yes
ICON Fishing
Yes
ICON Forest Areas Deep Creek General Forest Area
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking
Yes
ICON Hunting
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking
Yes
ICON Picnicking Deep Lake Picnic Area
Yes



Related Activities
Bison Lake Campground - Bison Lake Campground, located adjacent to Bison Lake, is small with no developed sites and limited facilities.

Coffee Pot Road - The Coffee Pot Road, a gravel road which climbs over 4000 feet from the Colorado River, up onto the Flat Tops to Deep Lake, is a main access point for the south end of the Flat Tops.

Deep Lake - Deep Lake is a natural 37 acre lake at an elevation of 10,462 feet. Nonmotorized boats and boats with electric motors are permitted on this cold water lake.

Deep Lake Campground - Deep Lake Campground sits on the edge of Deep Lake, at an elevation of 10,580 feet. It is the largest and most popular campground on the Eagle Ranger District.

Deep Lake Picnic Ground - The Deep Lake Picnic Area consists of 5 picnic sites located on the Flat Tops, beside Deep Lake, at an elevation of 10,580 feet.

Deep Lake/Heart Lake Loop Four-Wheel Drive Road - This series of four wheel drive roads travel through the Deep Lake and Heart Lake areas on the Flat Tops, northwest of Dotsero.

Heart Lake - 480 acre Heart Lake sits on the Flat Tops, northwest of Eagle, at an elevation of 10,708 feet.

Klines Folly Campground - This small campground with limited facilities is located near Heart Lake, on the Flat Tops.

Supply Basin Campground - This campground at 10,760 feet elevation, is located on the edge of a small lake on the Flat Tops in the Deep Lake/Heart Lake area.

Ten Mile Park Four-Wheel Drive Road - These scenic roads to the north of Deep Creek provide a good area for four- wheel driving, motorcycling, or mountain biking.

The Flat Tops Area - The area discussed here consists of the south end of the Flat Tops, accessed by the Coffee Pot Road, which provides a vast area for multiple outdoor recreation activities.

Wagonwheel Trail - This Flat Tops trail travels down Wagonwheel Creek ending at Budges Resort, on the South Fork of the White River.

White Owl Campground - This relatively undeveloped campground sits on the edge of White Owl Lake at an elevation of 10,680 feet.

White Owl Lake - White Owl is a 21 acre natural lake located on the Flat Tops at an elevation of 10,680 feet.



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Visitor Information:

Eagle Ranger District, 125 W. 5th St., P.O. Box 720 , Eagle, CO, 81631, Phone: 970-328-6388, Fax: 970-328-6448

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