County Road 48

Pike & San Isabel National Forest

21 Reviews
CR-48 Leadville, CO 80461 719-486-0749 Official Website

GPS: 39.2478, -106.359

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Overview of County Road 48

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

Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 9694 ft

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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25' Airstream Safari Toyota Tundra
170 reviews

Reviewed 7/9/2013

Nightly rate: FREE!
Date stayed: 7/5/13
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

This is a great choice for free camping near Turquoise Lake. We ended up here after staying 5 nights at the nearby Silver Dollar Campground. While you won't find water views or be able to walk to the lake from your site, you will find peace and quiet in a nice forested setting with mountain views. Oh, and it's free which beats the $18 ... more

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WatsonsWander would stay here again

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Tonasket, WA Airstream Ford F-250
281 reviews
Leadville Boondocking – Aluminarium

There’s something to be said about having someone scout a campsite for you. We always had County Road 48 in our back pocket as a place to camp in Leadville, but wanted to f...

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- RidingRoadsAndTrails

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