Bailey

Bailey is a small Highway 285 town located about 45 minutes southwest of Denver. There are a few restaurants and shops in town, as well as a couple gas stations. This Platte Canyon town lies at 7,739 feet. It’s the eastern most town in Park County. The main part of town resides at the bottom of a steep winding section of Highway 285.

History

In 1864 William Bailey settled in the area, building a ranch and stagecoach, and later a hotel. The railroad reached town in 1878, the same year Bailey got its post office.

Attractions

Coney Island Boardwalk – Shaped like a giant hot dog, this cafe makes a fun stop while cruising on Highway 285. It was moved from Aspen Park in 2006.

Recreation

Camping – Tucked away in the Pike National Forest, Deer Creek Campground offers thirteen campsites that can accommodate either tents or RVs. Sites are first-come, first serve, with no dump stations, or electric and water hookups. There are also numerous dispersed campsites, located to the right of the campground along Deer Creek. Take County Rd 43 north, seven miles back to the camping.

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