Camping in and around Eagle Colorado
This page will give you the rundown on where to get Gas, where to camp, where to park, where to get groceries and most importantly where to get forgotten cycling gear or where to get your bike repaired.
Camping in Eagle
Camping is limited. It is of the biggest thing that Eagle lacks. So, for free and close to the trails camping you need to drive up Hard Scrabble road and find a place to camp. The land is all BLM and there are several spots with the best spots being up higher 6 plus miles up the road. You will know when you are getting close because you notice the bushes along the road turn to Aspen trees and eventually Pine.
There is also a National Forest campground at Yeoman Park which as of now is $8/night. This campground is an easy drive up Sylvan Lake Road, but when the road forks just past the Sylvan Lake State Park Visitor center, make sure you take the left fork in the road. http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recreation/ohv/recarea/?recid=40729&actid=31
So, per the previous few lines, there is also camping at Sylvan Lake State Park
and http://coloradostateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/sylvan-lake-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=CO&parkId=50043 Sylvan Lake also has a great trail that goes around the lake that you can ride a mountain bike around, but the lake is heavily used by fisherman, so it isn’t one you would want to fly around. Fishing at the lake can be really good at times.
The Bike Shop
The Mountain Pedaler Bike Shop is the town’s only bike shop. They carry road and mountain bikes from Ibis, Kona, Felt, Intense, BMC, and more. They are located at the corner of Second and Broadway. The crew there at the shop are very talented and very knowledgeable of the trails and the town in general.
Get the Mountain Bike Eagle book (version 2) online. Otherwise, the bike shop might have it. The ‘Almost Everything Store’ on Broadway, a block away from the bike shop, also carries it.
Here a map provided by the Town of Eagle.
There is a City Market grocery on the north side of town north of Interstate 70.
Gas can be found right off the interstate on either side of the road. The Conoco or Kum & Go are your best bets for Gatorade type fuels as well as coffee or sodas.