Upper Spring Creek Dispersed Camping

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland

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FR 306 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 307-745-2300 Official Website

GPS: 40.5302, -106.7252

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Overview of Upper Spring Creek Dispersed Camping

Buffalo Pass has 3 gates restricting vehicle access depending on road condition in the spring. In general the lower gate opens late May, the middle in mid June and the last in late June.

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

Number of Sites 2

Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally July to Oct

Elevation 9,973 ft / 3,039 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Upper Spring Creek Dispersed Camping 1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/23/2022
AT&T 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/23/2022
Loving Every Mile
Livingston, TX
33' Grand Design 303RLS
Ford F250 Superduty 4X4
761 reviews
“Amazing views, rough road”

Reviewed 7/23/2022

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0
Overall Rating

The road on the WEST side of the pass (prior to Summit Campground) is just bad enough that you can still drive a high clearance vehicle. That statement is not a compliment. The road alternates between washboard, sharp rocks, more rocks, large ruts and did I mention rocks. I do not think this road has been graded in years.

The views are amazing and cellular connection improves as one climbs, but it is not worth the damage you will do to the inside of your trailer. Leave this one to the Jeeps.

This forest road spur has 2 sites that are shaded with a very large fire ring. The sites could easily hold a small group. The sites were mostly level but there were some low branches that may limit passage of large vehicles. Due to the trees, solar or Starlink would not work at this site.

Past the sites the two track road continues to a gate that has been damaged. There may be more sites past the gate but because it was crushed we could not move it.

The wind was steady and there were little mosquitoes, however we did not stay the night.

The area was very popular as we visited on a Friday and most sites were already full.

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AT&T 4G
Verizon 4G

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Amenities

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • pull thru
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  • pets
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