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Carr, Colorado: Natural Sandstone Fort

Group of natural sandstone outcroppings next to the interstate -- was possibly once a rest area.

I-25 Access Rd, Carr, CO
Northbound I-25 north of Ft Collins, when nearing the Wyoming line, exit to County Road 126. Get on dirt I-25 Access Road on east side of freeway. If you pass it, get off at 1st exit in Wyoming, and double back along dirt road. Southbound, take last exit from I-25 in Wyoming, cross under freeway and turn south on dirt road.
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Natural Sandstone Fort.

Natural Sandstone Fort

It was fun to stop to stretch the legs, though you do have to plan in advance to get off the highway. There is a nice parking area -- a person was there with their camper for a short stay. Sadly, there was lots of graffiti and remnants of campfires and fireworks.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 07/06/2020]
Natural Sandstone Fort

Our family of 6 had a great time climbing and winding through this natural maze. We weren't sure why it was described as a former rest stop until we actually got right next to it. There is a parking lot with angle parking and a brick sign thing with no sign.

I was scared by previous tips mentioning tons of glass and graffiti. There was some, but not more than I'd expect anywhere teens would want to play paintball or goof around with friends. We didn't see any paper trash or human waste. We'll definitely be back.

[E.W., 09/02/2015]
Natural Fort

This used to be a real nice place to visit. The kids loved it. We have been to the Fort many times, even before the interstate separated it. Now it is a disgrace. There is broken glass everywhere, spray paint everywhere, there are feces and areas that smell of urine. People used to take families and have picnics here; no more. The states of Colorado and Wyoming could get together and try to make this place a real tourist stop.

[Lloyd, 06/03/2013]

A sign that the Fort was never much respected by the authorities was when I-25 was blasted right through the middle of it. Natural Fort needs a second line of defense.

Sandstone fort.

Sandstone Fort

The Sandstone Fort is a bunch of random, eroded sandstone on the side of the highway. It was pretty cool. Fun for hanging out and relaxing, with some unique grafitti. Be warned that there is lots of broken glass, so you may not want to bring kids here that like to touch things.

The sandstone fort is located on the northbound side of the road, as is the buffalo.

[Sonya, 12/13/2012]

Sandstone formation.

Natural Sandstone Fort

A natural sandstone outcropping alongside what was evidently a rest area, this looks related to the Dakota Wall formations in southern Colorado's Stonewall (Las Animas and Huerfano counties). Worth a stop just to break the monotony of the run between Cheyenne and Ft Collins.

[Martineaux, 07/19/2011]

It's a kind of stone age trucker's rest stop, visible from the interstate, but only accessible from the dirt access road.

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