Shavano Wildlife Management Area

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CR-250
Salida, CO 81201
970-642-4940
303-239-3600
Official Website

GPS: 38.5542, -106.1177

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 8207 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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

10 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
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2bars
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Rv Chickadee
FL
24 Crossroads Slingshot
2003 Toyota Tundra
36 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

Rv Chickadee would stay here again

“Excellent boondocking near Salida!”

Reviewed Nov 09, 2018

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Lots of spots to get into. Best to scout so you find a good place that suits you here. Or, just keep on driving on the main road and you will see quite a few areas to park. I stayed here three separate times this summer. There are spaces big enough for multiple rigs, and there are little getaways that you can pull into to try not to... more

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2 reviews
Days stayed: 4

View rv would stay here again

“Awesome place to get away”

Reviewed Oct 24, 2018

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We were here in October 2018. Great place to ride the dirt bikes, explore, relax. Leaves were turning. Lots of places to park it and chill.

CR-250, bring a detailed map to get around.

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Lucky Charm RV'ing

48 Jayco North Point 375BHFS
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 10

Lucky Charm RV'ing would stay here again

“Place is amazing. ”

Reviewed Oct 12, 2018

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This has been one of our favorite boondocking locations so far this year. We are excited to come back. As seen in the pictures, we got sun, rain and snow but it was all amazing. We were actually hoping for a couple of inches of snow before making it home to Texas for winter. Good ATT, we didn’t try our Verizon. Walmart, RV dealership... more

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: N/a

Paul would stay here again

“Great boondocking ”

Reviewed Aug 15, 2018

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Great views, close to town with lots to do. Arrived late in the evening, we should have driven farther in to get an even better view, but our spot was great. Has to be careful of a little broken glass around that we cleaned up.

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Bildrrick
Crestview, FL
26 Winnebago Brave
2006 Chevrolet Silverado
11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

Bildrrick would stay here again

“Great area many secluded spots with plenty of room for groups”

Reviewed Aug 04, 2018

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I love this wildlife area! The road in is a little rough but I had no problem with my toad. The site(s) I am in had three campfire rings and ample space for three separate campers. Though a private group is more suited than three unacquainted campers. There are many more site than campers so the privacy is great! T Mobile coverage i... more

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Go That Road
MN
34 Hawkins Motor Coach Aerosport Special Edition
16 reviews
Days stayed: 7

Go That Road would stay here again

“Beautiful Views All Around”

Reviewed Jun 18, 2018

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Getting In: Rough road in. Large rocks, eroded, steep, and single lane. Scout ahead. Two rigs cannot pass on this road. A rig and a car cannot pass on some portions of this road. Go slow. Sites: You can continue for quite a few miles up the main road to individual sites flanking either side of the road as you travel up, however, ... more

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3bars
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13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

Lilmsnomad would stay here again

“Wonderful experience”

Reviewed Apr 24, 2018

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We stayed on the cliff. North side of the road. (38.5608418,-106.1219990) Views for days. Close enough to Salida for supplies and Poncha Springs visitor center dump station. Tons of amazing sites well spaced. The road is dirt and rock but not too bad for our 33 ft MH or Jeep Liberty. Fire rings at every site we saw. Verizo... more

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ImperfectDestiny
Las Cruces, NM
21 Escape 21
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8

ImperfectDestiny would stay here again

“Beautiful views but had badly behaved neighbors”

Reviewed Aug 29, 2017

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We've been boondocking here for several years. There are beautiful views of the surrounding mountains from most sites and decent Verizon LTE. There are plenty of roads to run, walk, and bike. The Colorado Trail and a trailhead for Mt. Shavano are only a few miles up the road. It's a short bike ride into downtown Salida (it's uphill... more

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7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 0
“Eight miles out of Salida, difficult road for towed car & hordes of MICE Aug 2017”

Reviewed Mar 05, 2017

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I LOVED the view, the peace & quiet, but HATED the mouse invasion in late summer. I had two no kill traps, one of which would be standing room only (5-9 of the little buggers) every morning. The upside was they kept one dog entertained for HOURS. Downside is this is Hanta virus country, so I still have serious disinfection to do all ov... more

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Life's Little Adv...

30 Lazy Daze 50th Anniversary 30' Island Bed
2011 Subaru Forester
60 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Life's Little Adventures would stay here again

“One of our favorite boondocking sites”

Reviewed Sep 07, 2015

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This is a huge area of BLM land with unlimited places to camp. At 8,200' it is much cooler than nearby Salida so is a good place to come in the summer. The views can't be beat, there are miles and miles of dirt roads to hike or bike on, the trailhead to a couple of Colorado's 14ers and the Colorado Trail is just a few miles up the road... more

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2bars
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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
Pets:
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