Guffey Gorge / Paradise Cove

The Amazing Guffey Gorge

Royal Gorge Field Office 3028 E. Main Street Canon City, CO 81212

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.

Fee Description:

Fee charged between May 15 and September 30  at $6.00 per vehicle per day 

Two payment methods: Pay cash on site OR use Pay and Scan ( app must be downloaded before arrival)


Guffey Gorge / Paradise Cove

Tucked within a rural, agricultural setting, Guffey Gorge Day-Use Area, also referred to as Paradise Cove, is a popular swimming hole located in southern Park County. A short hike along West Fourmile Creek takes visitors through impressive rock features, wildflower meadows, and 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. Guffey Gorge is a day-use only fee site ($6.00/day) with vehicle parking, 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. It is illegal to park on the county road. Overnight camping and campfires are not allowed, no portable fire grills, and glass is prohibited for visitor safety. For more information, please contact the Royal Gorge Field Office.

Accessibility Description (ABA/ADA):
Restroom in parking is accessible, trail to site is not.


The Amazing Guffey Gorge
Guffey Gorge / Paradise Cove