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  1. #1
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    Camping spots near the front range

    Hey hey.

    Looking to do a little camping this weekend; does anyone have any good sites? Looking for something off a 4WD road or something to get us off the beaten path. Usually we just backpack however taking friends who don't do the backpacking thing and still want to feel a bit secluded.

    Let me know what you got!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Head north on peak to peak hwy from ned, take first right after mile marker 38 (CR 120 I think?) Drive around until you find a place you like.

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    I hear that the Gore's around Buffalo Mountain are right now.

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    What qualifies as "near?"

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    An hour or so... was poking around Jones Pass today (grabbing some turns) and there seems to be quite a few spots there.

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    Guenalla Pass

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    Secluded Front Range weekend camping spots?


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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Guenalla Pass
    They put in new regulations there this year.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE...eprd577266.pdf

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    I hear Heaton Bay is secluded and quiet.

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    Before Allenspark, turn right.

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    Thanks gents for the quick replies! Will mull it over and pick one.

    Cheers.

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    Remember, camping does not necessitate a campfire. Most counties are under a fire ban, and even if they aren't, you should probably skip the fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post
    Remember, camping does not necessitate a campfire. Most counties are under a fire ban, and even if they aren't, you should probably skip the fire.
    Yup. Stage 3 fire ban down south. Clear creek and surrounding areas are at Stage 1.

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    Get a national forest MVUM map.
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE...eprd570785.pdf

    Look for roads that have dots next to them. Those designate that dispersed camping is allowed in existing sites (and what side of the road). Avoid forest roads near major attractions (i.e Guanella Pass or major four-wheeling areas). Pick a road and cruise until you see a fire ring. Some of the roads are a bit rough, but I have no issues getting a 20 year old 2WD econobox through most of them. Sometimes the campsites are hard to spot so look for sudden clearings. Generally if there is a pulloff on the side of the road, a campsite is hidden nearby. I got this spot 30 mins from Evergreen last saturday night at 7PM (forest road 151 near Squaw Pass). Not a soul around.



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