Get there early, pick an awesome campsite with a view, unload ATVs, UTVs, dirt bikes and your kids and start having fun. This is quick trip from Estes Park. Stay on marked trails. Closed December 1 through June 14.
From Estes Park: Take Hwy. 36 east past Lake Estes. After mile marker 3, you'll come over a crest of a hill. Watch for Pole Hill Road 122 on the left that comes quickly. Climb this gravel road 0.8 mile through Meadowdale Hills residential area. Where Alpine Drive goes right, continue straight into parking area at start of F.S. 122. From Boulder: Approaching Estes Park on Highway 36, watch for Pole Hill Road 122 on the right between mile markers 4 and 3, then follow above directions.