Stillwater Pass

Arapaho National Forest

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Co Highway 4
Grand Lake, CO 80447
970-887-4100
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GPS: 40.221, -105.8875

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 8781 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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

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3bars
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3bars
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LOST

27 Keystone Outback Terrain 250TRS
2013 GMC Sierra Denali HD Duramax
6 reviews
Days stayed: 3

LOST would stay here again

“High elevation location”

Reviewed Apr 19, 2018

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The area was pretty packed when we got here so we ended up going further up the mountains for a spot. We ended up finding a great little area that was great for solar.

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2bars
AT&T 4G

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


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zo.roy
TX
30 Grand Design Reflection
2013 Ford F250
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

zo.roy would stay here again

“Good option”

Reviewed Aug 24, 2016

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Stayed here early Jul-16 which served as a fantastic base camp whilst visiting Rocky Mountain NP. There are various locations suitable for large RV's and we were lucky enough to find a spot with enough isolation. As others have already said, lots of ATV's and we also hard quite a lot of gun shooting off in the distance. While not... more

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1bars
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Meant For Adventure

31 Airstream Sovereign
2011 Ford F-250
24 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8

Meant For Adventure would stay here again

“Busy spot in a busy National Forest District”

Reviewed Aug 12, 2016

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We originally tried to stay off Vasquez Road near Winter Park but it was packed! Not even room for an overnight. We found Stillwater Pass to be a little less busy but still extremely popular with ATVs. We arrived on a Saturday and found a spot jammed in among a couple of 5th wheels and a pop up camper. It wasn't bad, but not the most i... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

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34 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

33andfree would stay here again

“Boondocking among the pines”

Reviewed Jul 01, 2016

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This location is an easy drive to get to from both Fort Collins and the 70. You have your choice to hang out at two lakes. Granby Lake and Grand Lake. Both are beautiful, but Grand Lake has more options and is a little more touristy. You are also close to the west entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park. It is worth the drive ... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
“Coming back, and a new opinion”

Reviewed Jun 28, 2016

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My last time here (from previous review) was back in 2013 and I had the place to myself... basically. Three years later (same month of year) and the place was packed full. OHV traffic (along with the noise and dust) was much heavier although still mostly respectful. By Friday afternoons, you will have dozens of trailers coming in, many... more

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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
262 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Aluminarium would stay here again

“Experience Varies Based on Location”

Reviewed Aug 04, 2015

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We arrived on a Saturday and it seemed like every spot for miles was taken. Well, 3 miles to be exact. Our first night we ended up in a field with a few other RVs. We had only 1x of Verizon, which I could boost to 1 bar of LTE in the first spot, but it wasn't going to be good enough to work from during the week. (40.225539, -105.927741... more

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1bars
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2bars
Verizon 4G

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Chris

19 Shasta Airflyte
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Chris would stay here again

“Great boondocking so close to so much”

Reviewed Jun 19, 2015

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Stillwater Pass is great place to camp just outside of historic Grand Lake, CO and the Western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. There are trails are off the forest service road, nice be spots, a large parking area big enough for larger rigs to turn around in with vault toilets and beautiful view of the Rockies. Cell service is... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

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


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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Free camping just outside of Grand Lake, CO”

Reviewed Feb 26, 2015

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I know, right? Who would have thought that you can boondock just a few miles outside such a great place as Grand Lake? Well, you can, and it is open year-round. County Road 4 is clearly marked, leading down 2 miles of asphalt road straight to the national forest where you will find a half-dozen great sites overlooking the Grand Lake... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
Verizon 3G

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


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Grand Lake boondocking – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

So, yea… our plans changed [again] since we were last at Crested Butte. With a heat wave rolling through the state, we decided against going to Black Canyon of the Gunnison and then off to Din...

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Stillwater Pass – Aluminarium

I think we finally learned that we can’t expect to find really good empty boondocking sites on Saturdays. This past Saturday, we arrived at Stillwater Pass outside of Rocky...

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Boondocking near Grand Lake, CO | Van-Tramp.com

Just outside the Rocky Mountain National Park’s west entrance is Grand Lake, Colorado’s largest natural body of water. Grand Lake is straddled by the National Park to it’s East, and National Forest...

Hookups:
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Pets:
  • pets

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