Vasquez Ridge

Arapaho National Forest

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County Hwy 7
Winter Park, CO 80482
303-541-2500
970-295-6600
Official Website

GPS: 39.9022, -105.8046

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Flyshanfly would stay here again

“Fantastic car camping ”

Reviewed Jun 19, 2018

Overall Rating

I stayed in my Subaru Outback and got in pretty late but directions got me there easily. You do have some time on bumpy dirt roads but nothing too harsh. Plenty of camping for cars, tents, and some larger rigs I would imagine. Some sites are just road pull offs while others have room for tents and even have some fire rings. Staying in ... more

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4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Streaming Nomads

27 Airstream International Signature
2017 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition
11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“Beautiful, FREE setting close to downtown Winter Park”

Reviewed Aug 21, 2017

Overall Rating

Camping is mostly turn offs on a dirt road. Most sites were completely full when we arrived on a Friday in early August. We eventually found a site that could accommodate our 27' Airstream over 3 miles up the bumpy road. We were nestled next to a mountain stream with relatively quiet neighbors. By Sunday the place cleared out, though i... more

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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
294 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“About nothing and everything all at once...”

Reviewed Aug 18, 2017

Overall Rating

Lush forest here, something more akin to the PNW. Most spots seem to be right on a river not too dangerous for children but certainly moving and cold in August. All said and done, paying for a spot at Idlewild is probably worth it as Winter Park is a fun town with free music on Thursday nights in Hideaway Park and bands somewhere p... more

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AT&T 3G
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AT&T Voice Only
0bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
0bars
Verizon 3G
0bars
Verizon Voice Only

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

ChelseyKate would stay here again

“Great boondocking spot!”

Reviewed Aug 08, 2017

Overall Rating

This is a dirt road leading up from main street. There is zero cell phone service for Verizon and att. We got here around 3pm on a Friday and it was packed full so we had to drive almost four miles up the road to find a spot that fit our 27 foot airstream. We found a great spot right along the river. Watch out for tree stumps. There i... more

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Noise
0bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
0bars
AT&T 3G
0bars
AT&T Voice Only
0bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
0bars
Verizon 3G
0bars
Verizon Voice Only

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


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SubaruVagabond

Subaru Outback
47 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

SubaruVagabond would stay here again

“Mostly Roadside Turnout Camping”

Reviewed Jul 26, 2017

Overall Rating

This is mostly just a long road with a few offshoots, with spots to pull into right along the road. There's a few spots that are more off of the road that would accompany trailers and that like. Most of it is just little pull offs to park in. It'll work great for tent campers, as there's tons of room for tents if you park and walk down... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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TinCanPlan
Austin, TX
27 Airstream CCD International
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
22 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

TinCanPlan would stay here again

“Good for a few nights”

Reviewed Aug 29, 2016

Overall Rating

If you're interested in visiting Winter Park for a few days, then this is a good free spot. It is a long forest road that has many spots for camping. Most of them are for suited for tents and cars but there are a few for larger rigs. We parked in a spot that wasn't too far away from a trailhead and closer to the "entrance". This spot h... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Chris

19 Shasta Airflyte
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

Chris would stay here again

“Nice Forest Service Camping Just Outside Winter Park”

Reviewed Dec 15, 2015

Overall Rating

Nice forest service road just minutes from Winter Park and not far from Granby, Grand Lake and a lot of great spots. The western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is about 30-45 minutes North. Cell service is really good at the beginning of the road, then gets spotty once you get farther back. There are some nice large spots onc... more

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Noise
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Pets:
  • pets

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