Guffey Gorge / Paradise Cove

Guffey Gorge Day-Use Area, also referred to as Paradise Cove, is a popular recreation fee site located in southern Park County. Tucked within a rural, agricultural setting, Guffey Gorge is an 80 acre parcel of land located twelve miles away from Guffey, Colorado's town center. A mile hike along West Fourmile Creek takes visitors through impressive rock features, wildflower meadows, and, upon entering the gorge, a ponderosa pine forest. After a steep descent down a hill, visitors can enjoy the small swimming hole that is bordered by rock walls and is fed by a cascade. The recreation site is day-use only fee site ($6.00/day) and provides a parking area for vehicles, an informational kiosk, vault toilets, and trash service during the summer months. Visitors are encouraged to be mindful of other visitors experiences and to pack out all trash. Possession of alcohol is prohibited, no amplified music; pets are required to be on leash, and visitors must park in the designated parking area. There is no overnight camping or campfires allowed, and no portable fire grills, and glass is prohibited for visitor safety. It is illegal to park on the county road. For more information, please contact the Royal Gorge Field Office.

Accessibility Description (ABA/ADA)

Restroom in parking is accessible, trail to site is not.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


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Royal Gorge Field Office
3028 E. Main Street
Caсon City

Geographic Coordinates

38.76865, -105.33603


From Canon City, travel west on US Hwy 50 for approximately 10 miles turning north (right) onto CO Hwy 9. Travel 9 miles and turn right onto County Road 11 (High Park Road). Continue about 18 miles to Teller County Road 112. Turn left onto CR 112 and continue approximately 3 miles. Guffey Gorge is on the right side. DIRECTIONS: From Colorado Springs, travel west on US Hwy 24 for about 25 miles. Turn left onto CR 42/Twin Rocks Rd and drive 6 miles. Turn left onto Teller CR 1 and drive 6 miles. Turn right onto CR 11 for 4 miles. Turn right onto Teller CR 112 and continue approximately 3 miles. Guffey Gorge is on the right side.


$6.00 per vehicle per day between May 15 to September 30

Stay Limit

day use only