Brush Creek Dispersed

Gunnison National Forest

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Brush Creek Rd. Crested Butte, CO 81224 970-641-0471 970-874-6600 Official Website

GPS: 38.8869, -106.9007

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Overview of Brush Creek Dispersed

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

Pad Type grass

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 8,956 ft / 2,729 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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NH 16' Forest River NoBoundaries 16.8 Ram 1500
9 reviews
“Magical, and magically crowded”

Reviewed 8/23/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
Overall Rating

The Good: The Brush Creek dispersed camping area is beautiful and you can find sites tucked away from the "RV City" open field. Gorgeous mountain views in all directions. World class mountain biking and running for ever. Short drive into Crested Butte proper for fresh water, food, general civilization. Our site had a trap down to the river with pretty nice trout pools.

The stuff you can live with: zero cell service, wildly uneven sites (bring your leveling blocks and a mind for adventure!) Beyond the main dispersed area are several more sites along the road, but you will need an overlanding rig to get there.

The not great but what can you do: this place is far from a secret. Even mid-week it was busy. Saturday brought a crush of people- MTB, runners, and many groups of ATV renters. All this traffic was respectful of the campsites, but it was a ton of traffic!

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2 Dogs_1 Rig_0 Clues would stay here again

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NM 16' Airstream Basecamp
5 reviews
“Beautiful location, expect lots of campers”

Reviewed 8/12/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Overall Rating

There are two primary boondocking locations on Brush Creek Road. The first one is at the initial NF boundary and is the one pictured in the video and original pictures. There were at least 6 separate parties camped there when we arrived on a Sunday afternoon in early August. We drove further, past the private property, to a large area on the right at about mile 6, where the road becomes Perl Pass Road, and is no longer passable for trailers or RVs. There were about a dozen separate campers there, a mix of RVs and tents. You can likely find room to set up, but don't expect privacy or quiet. The area is heavily used for camping, biking, off roading, horseback riding, ATVs and motorbikes. In the summer there are porta-potties to accommodate the heavy use. The views are beautiful, and we enjoyed our stay, but you'll be sharing this lovely place with many others in the summer. No signal, not a chance.

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Juniper would stay here again

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