Learn About Boondocking in Colorado

Boondocking in Colorado!

Boondocking in Colorado offers stunning natural beauty, with diverse landscapes ranging from snow-capped mountains to red rock canyons. The Rocky Mountain State is a popular destination for camping, hiking, biking, and kayaking. Boondocking in Colorado can be a rewarding way to experience the wilderness and save money, but it also requires some planning and preparation. You need to know the laws and regulations that apply to camping on public lands in Colorado, such as where you can camp, how long you can stay, and what you can do on the land.

Colorado Boondocking Laws & Regulations

Learn how to boondock in Colorado, including dispersed camping and overnight parking.

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Colorado Rest Area Rules

Are you allowed to park overnight at Colorado Rest Areas? Is sleeping in your vehicle...

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Colorado Camping Rules for Specific Jurisdictions

Colorado’s laws on boondocking and dispersed camping are specific to jurisdiction. The Colorado Department of Transportation has rules specific to overnighting at its rest areas, while the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife has its own rules for state trust lands and parks. Below are articles about Colorado boondocking laws…

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Free Camping at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

Free camping at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge is available at two campgrounds found within...

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Camping on Colorado State Trust Lands

Colorado permits camping and other forms of recreation on a small portion of its State...

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Colorado Boondocking Guides

Discover places to boondock in Colorado! Below are our Colorado boondocking guides for popular areas of the Rocky Mountain State…

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Dispersed Camping Near Red Feather Lakes, CO

Dispersed camping near Red Feather Lakes, CO is kinda hard to come by due to...

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Dispersed Camping Near Great Sand Dunes National Park

Dispersed camping near Great Sand Dunes National Park is available depending on how far away...

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Dispersed Camping Near Steamboat Springs, CO

Dispersed camping near Steamboat Springs, CO can be difficult to come by because there is...

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Dispersed Camping Near Silverton, CO

Dispersed camping near Silverton, CO can be found in numerous places due to the town...

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Dispersed Camping Near Buena Vista, CO

Dispersed Camping near Buena Vista, CO has become increasingly popular due to its close proximity...

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Colorado Boondocking News Archives

Articles about boondocking in Colorado from our news archive. Read about forest closures, new laws and regulations, and new events about Colorado boondocking…

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Dispersed Camping Now Shut Down in Five Areas of Colorado

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, the U.S. Forest Service announced that it shut down dispersed...

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Colorado Boondocking Recommendations

Looking for places to boondock in Colorado? Read these reviews from other people who have boondocked in Colorado…