FROM DENVER: Take Highway 285 South past Conifer until you reach the community of Shaffers Crossing (there’s a sign!). Take a left on S. Elk Creek Rd. and travel 6.5 miles until you see us on the right.
FROM FAIRPLAY: Take Highway 285 North past Bailey until you reach the town of Pine Junction (there’s a stop light!). Take a right on Highway 126 (a.k.a. Pine Valley Rd.) and travel about 7 miles until you reach the town of Pine Grove. Take a left on 4th Street, then an immediate right on Elk Creek Rd. Go 1.5 miles until you see us on the left.
In the late 1800’s, the Denver and South Park Railroad wound its way along the Platte River from Denver, eventually to Breckenridge. Along its mountain route, the railroad town of Pine was founded. Upstream on Elk Creek, the summer community of Sphinx Park was established. The rustic log cabins still remain, perched precariously on rock outcroppings and ledges. The center of activity was the Sphinx Park Mercantile, which now houses the Bucksnort Saloon. This real mountain bar, with its graffiti-covered, rough-sawn walls, logs-on-end bar stools and cable-reel tables, is famous for its good food, drink, friendly saloon keepers and fun-loving customers.
Come find this Colorado experience.