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.
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.
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. They’ll gladly hook up your four legged friend with a bite too eat too!
- 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.
- Read about camping near Conifer, Pine, Bailey and Grant.
- Read about the lakes and rivers to fish near Fairplay and Bailey.
- Read about the hiking trails near Bailey.
Bailey Day – Annual Old West-themed summer street festival with live music, local vendors and family activities.
Bailey HUNDO – Annual June race featuring 45 miles of singletrack in a 100 mile race. It starts in downtown Bailey. The race benefits two youth bike initiatives.
Activities near Bailey
- Pine Valley Ranch Park (13mi)
- Staunton (10mi)
- Alma (44mi)
- Aspen Park (16mi)
- Como (30mi)
- Conifer (13mi)
- Deckers (27mi)
- Denver (46mi)
- Evergreen (23mi)
- Fairplay (39mi)
- Grant (11mi)
- Jefferson (23mi)
- Kittredge (29mi)
- Morrison (28mi)
- Pine (13mi)
- Shawnee (4mi)