Your Guide to Eldorado National Forest

Aug 24, 2016
scenic lake shot

Are you looking for a way to get away from your busy, urban life? If you need to take some time to get in touch with mother nature again, the Eldorado National Forest is a good option. Close to Jackson, the national forest is an excellent choice for those of you who are looking to get away. Here is a quick guide to Eldorado National Forest.

As the name suggests, the location of the national forest is where many eager gold hunters ended up in their search for the fabled land of “el Dorado”. True to its tradition, you can still have the opportunity to pan for gold in the rivers of the forest. The rivers around the Pi Pi campground are reportedly some of the best places to try your luck at panning for gold in the forest. If you and your family are looking for fun activities to do, consider heading to the Crystal Basin Recreation Area. Here, you can enjoy varied activities such as off roading, canoeing at Wrights lake, horseback riding by the Loon Lake campground, fishing by the Ice House campground, or bike riding along the 4-mile Union Valley Bike Trail by the Jones Fork campground. If you are looking to be at a campground that has a lake nearby, check out Silver Lake, Kirkwood Lake, Woods Lake, and Caples Lake. The campsites at Wood and Caples Lake offer a lush forest backdrop while the Kirkwood Lake campground is located amidst boulders. The Silver Lake campground has forests as well as a small pond right in the middle of the campground.

At Eldorado National Forest there are so many activities to enjoy. Pick and choose between bicycling paths, climbing opportunities, fishing, hiking, horse riding, off roading, camping and a variety of water activities such as boating, swimming, windsurfing and waterskiing. For more information on Eldorado National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado

If you will be in town visiting Eldorado Narional Forest, be sure to book your convienant stay at one of the hotels near Eldorado National Forest.

As the name suggests, the location of the national forest is where many eager gold hunters ended up in their search for the fabled land of “el Dorado”. True to its tradition, you can still have the opportunity to pan for gold in the rivers of the forest. The rivers around the Pi Pi campground are reportedly some of the best places to try your luck at panning for gold in the forest.
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