Farish Memorial Road

Woodland Park, Colorado (El Paso County)

Last Updated: 03/21/2021
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Highlight: Farish Memorial Road
In 1959 the Farish Recreation Area was dedicated after 655 acres were purchased by the Air Force Academy Foundation near Woodland Park, Colorado. The foundation had received the funds from the mother of First Lieutenant William S. Farish Jr. who was killed in World War II. This well-maintained road that bears his name, runs for over a mile and offers camping, some views of Pike’s Peak, and access to Ensign Gulch Road. The trails in this portion of the Pike National Forest are also packed full of other recreation destinations and nearby is the Rampart Reservoir. Built in the 1960s, the 13 billion gallon water source is a destination for fishermen, non-motorized watercraft, and those just looking to catch a little sun and sand in Colorado. Of course, there is The Farish Recreation Area itself, a mountain resort reserved for military members and their families.
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