Arkansas River

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CR-371
Buena Vista, CO 81211
719-539-7289
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GPS: 38.8754, -106.1477

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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5 people have reviewed this location.

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Bolzette
Lawrence, KS
16 Jayco Swift
2017 4 Runner Toyota
13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Bolzette would stay here again

“Tight Road but beautiful, quiet, and deer filled”

Reviewed Apr 19, 2018

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We stayed because it was in between Salida and Buena Vista as we wanted to hike both areas. It was 22 degrees and the weather said it felt like 11 and I believe it. We came in at 8pm and left at 6am. Many deer on the washboard road so please be careful and the road is narrow and only passable for one in many places. River noise was won... more

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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
293 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Got a one way ticket and there's no way out alive...”

Reviewed Sep 06, 2017

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Nifty little place to hang out if you plan to visit Buena Vista. Note that's pronounced "Bee-you-na" Vista. The word Colorado itself is Spanish, so it's kind of messed up that these folks have a hard time pronouncing things en espanol (see nearby Salida, tambien). Either way, bring your own wood, there's very little left as summer ... more

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Mosghost13 would stay here again

“Pleasant and Relaxing”

Reviewed Aug 14, 2017

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Nice campsite. Quiet. Not too much traffic. Not crowded. Just nice and relaxing.

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JennGrover
Pittsburgh, PA
16 Little Guy T@b
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6L
40 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

JennGrover would stay here again

“Nice private sites along Arkansas River”

Reviewed Aug 09, 2016

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I stayed here for 5 nights in the first half of July. Temperatures were comfortable with windows open and the Fantastic Fan. There are a number of dispersed sites along the river. The sites are large and private, and provide Arkansas River access. The sounds of the rushing river are very relaxing and you will see some wildlife in t... more

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Large open space with the sounds of the Arkansas river”

Reviewed Jun 01, 2016

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First, let me say that the road leading into this area is very tight (see photos), and there absolutely no room to pass another vehicle if you meet one coming up or down. You can haul a trailer down there, but use caution. First thing you should do is come to a stop before proceeding and look down. You can see all the way down, so just... more

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1bars
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Boondocking in Buena Vista, CO – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

It feels good to be out of the city and back into some mountains. At just under 8,000 foot elevation, Buena Vista – or just outside BV –  has been our home for the past week. I’ve passed throu...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • water access
Pets:
  • pets

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