Activities » Current Projects » Guffey Gorge Improvements

One mile off a byway there is a small swimming hole located on BLM land that is being loved to death. This land is located near the Park County and Teller county lines. This site has up to 400 visitors/day. If you google cliff jumping, Guffey Gorge will show up. Currently there are no facilities and not enough parking. The BLM has funds to maintain the site but no funds to build the site. Paving the parking lot will help reduce the sediment load on the water source. The swimming hole is located on Four Mile Creek which flows into the Arkansas River. Using requested funds they installed a double vault toilet and will start collecting fees, probably next summer. They also banned alcohol. They have a contract for a private company to provide and maintain trash receptacles. Park County will do road work for considerably less money. In July 2016 they had 11,000 visitors. So far this year, they have had 38,000 visitors. They will be establishing an education program to Leave No Trace in hopes of retraining visitors