Peak One is a pawesome place for you and your pooch to pitch your tent during your White River National Forest getaway. In terms of facilities, Peak One is a little no-frills. You certainly won’t find any showers, electricity, or RV hookups.
But with such a breathtaking location, who can complain? Peak One is perched on the shores of the scenic Dillon Reservoir near Frisco, CO, so you can expect mountain views in just about any direction you care to look, and the sites are dotted with wildflowers during late spring. There is one drawback, though -- Peak One doesn’t have any tree cover. Most of the trees surrounding the campground had to be destroyed due to an aggressive pine beetle infestation, which is exactly why the US Forest Service asks campers not to move firewood from one location to another. The USFS has designated Peak One as a heavy usage campground, so it’s best to make your reservation early, particularly if you’ll need to stay at one of their accessible sites. There’s no entrance fee to the area, and sites start at $22.46, with a $2 additional fee for holiday weekends.
You and your pupper are sure to sniff out plenty to do during your stay! Avid anglers will be glad to know that the waters of the Dillon Reservoir are well-stocked with trout. The water may look inviting, but owners and doggos alike are prohibited from taking a dip -- the reservoir is simply too cold to swim in, with water temperatures of 60 degrees or less even in the height of summer. Never mind, though -- you can get plenty of exercise in on the trails in the area! Fitter furry friends looking for a challenge might enjoy a walk on the Dillon Reservoir Loop, an 18-mile stretch that features some steep inclines. Less athletic animals can take a stroll on the Old Dillon Reservoir Trail, a two-mile, level loop that boasts lovely views of the lake.
Wifi isn’t available at Peak One, but most cellular networks should receive fair to good service. Fires are permitted, and you’ll find drinking water available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your four-pawed pal, and have a furrific time!