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Winter office hours:
8 am to 4:30 pm MST
P.O. Box 423
Bailey, CO 80421
21843 Stoney Pass Rd.
Bailey, CO 80421
On google maps, or your maps app, enter: Wellington Lake, as your destination, not our physical address. Maps may direct you to take Forest Road 543, Forest Road 550, or Forest Road 560. These roads are not maintained year round and are subject to Forest Service closures.
*The most reliable, year-round access to the lake is via County Road 68 from Bailey, CO.
Click the Red Marker on the map below to go Google Maps and enter your starting address.
Head west on 285 South until you reach the small town of Bailey. Turn left onto Country Road 68 and proceed straight for 11 miles until you reach the lake. (CR 68 will turn into CR 105 after the first 9 miles).
*This route is the fastest way to reach the lake from Denver. This is also the recommended route for anyone hauling a large trailer, driving a large RV, or uncomfortable with steep drop offs.
Alternate route FROM DENVER:
Head west on 285 South until you reach Pine Junction. Turn left at the stoplight onto County Road 126. After 10 miles, turn right onto Forest Road 550. Continue on Forest Road 550 for 5.5 miles. Once you reach a fork in the road, continue on Forest Road 543 (S Buffalo Creek Road) for roughly 3 miles until you reach the lake.
*This route is only passable when Forest Service Road 550 is open. This route has some narrow sections, sharp curves, and steep drop offs and is therefore not suitable for large RVs, or vehicles hauling trailers. However, the drive is very pretty and the road is often in better condition, with less wash boarding, than CR 68 from Bailey.