North Fruita Desert Campground

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18 Rd.
De Beque, CO 81630
970-244-3000
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GPS: 39.3324, -108.7023

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 58
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: March-Nov.
Elevation: 5399 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
AT&T 4G
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MikeGIdaho

16 Chevrolet Astro Tiger XL
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: C7

MikeGIdaho would stay here again

“Mere feet from some world class mountain biking ”

Reviewed Mar 22, 2017

Overall Rating

Stayed here on March 20, 2017. Campground was probably half full. Everyone camping was there for the mountain biking.

C Loop was the least busy area. Each site has plenty of space for multiple tents and there was a variety of pull out and back in site. Most of the side loops looked to be better for small rigs, but a few of the sites on the main campground road could accommodate a large RV.

If I were to camp here again, I would probably stay in the free camping area that is just south of the paid campground. Look for the road dropping down the hill to the right just past the main trailhead parking area.

18 Road before the campground was pretty washboarded, take it slow.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Verizon 4G

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Currently Wandering

27 Airstream International
2006 Dodge Ram 1500
108 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: D1

Currently Wandering would stay here again

“Campground is okay, mountain biking is AMAZING!”

Reviewed May 15, 2015

Overall Rating

This area is called 18 Road by all the locals and references the system of mountain biking trails in the area. The campground is right in the middle of the trails, and I'm pretty sure everyone that was there had a bike.

The campground itself is pretty uneven, with small sites and no great turnarounds, Luckily its also a loop so you can take a second pass to find a good site. There weren't many for our 27' Airstream, and we actually ended up moving from a spot in the A loop down to D loop a few hours after arriving. We LOVED our site - it was huge, right on the edge of a bluff, with great views of the surrounding landscape.

There is also free camping farther down the hill (its much flatter as well!_. If you take the right hand turn off before you reach the trailhead parking, there's plenty of space for dispersed camping. We chose the campground, however, to be in the middle of the trail system (instead of at the end) and make it easier for our kids to ride right from the trailer. It was totally worth it.

This is a super popular spot over the weekend (it was full in early May) but by Sunday almost everyone had cleared out and we had the trails to ourselves. Most of the trails are single direction (up or down) so the possibility of running into someone while biking was minimal. We will definitely be back to ride some more!

I can't remember what our un-boosted signal was, but we definitely had at least 4 bars of Verizon 4G with our booster.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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