Washington Gulch Road

Gunnison National Forest

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Washington Gulch Rd.
Crested Butte, CO 81224
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GPS: 38.9331, -107.0181

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 9654 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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

19 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 3G
2bars
Verizon Voice Only
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
AT&T 3G
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
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LoveLifeOnTheRoad
NC
44 Thor Redwood 5W 36FB
2011 Ford F350 Dually
11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: N/A

LoveLifeOnTheRoad would stay here again

“Dispersed Camping - Classic Colorado Style”

Reviewed Sep 02, 2018

Overall Rating

Dispersed Colorado camping at its best. Other folks have commented that the Washington Gulch Rd camping is premier and I have to agree. The views from the Washington Gulch Rd dispersed camping area are Classic Colorado. The reason for 4 stars, instead of 5, is the narrow 1 to 1 1/2 lane road past Meridian Lake leading to the nat'l fore... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Rich
Bennington, NE
16 Ram Promaster City
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 9A
“Great Views.. Challenging Road”

Reviewed Jul 16, 2018

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Naturally, all of the easy to get to spots were taken..even on a weekday. I had to go past the "narrow and steep road" sign. I got to a point where my citified van was unable to cross deep ruts and had to back down. A less than tolerant 4x4 truck blazed around me. Again all campsites were taken except one that seemed like I was in ... more

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2bars
Verizon Voice Only

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Rich
Bennington, NE
16 Ram Promaster City
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 9A
“Great Views.. Challenging Road”

Reviewed Jul 16, 2018

Overall Rating

Naturally, all of the easy to get to spots were taken..even on a weekday. I had to go past the "narrow and steep road" sign. I got to a point where my citified van was unable to cross deep ruts and had to back down. A less than tolerant 4x4 truck blazed around me. Again all campsites were taken except one that seemed like I was in ... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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Noise
1bars
Verizon Voice Only

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


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Desert Rat
Livingston, TX
25 Bigfoot 25B25FQ
2014 Toyota Tundra
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: Upper Ridge

Desert Rat would stay here again

“Jaw Droppingly Stunning Views”

Reviewed Jun 24, 2018

Overall Rating

I’m the 16th person who’s reviewed this site, but the first in 2018. We arrived on a Sunday morning in late June, summer RVing in full swing in Crested Butte. We scoped the area the day before and it was good we did because there weren’t many sites available. There were probably 10 RVs spread out across the lower meadow and the upper r... more

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

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Fables and Trails
Seattle, WA
2017 Airstream Int'l Signature 27FB
2017 Range Rover Sport Supercharged
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Fables and Trails would stay here again

“National forest camping at it’s finest... complete with random encounters”

Reviewed Oct 02, 2017

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7 nights, Sept 2017 We arrived on a rainy Sunday, covered in mud from crossing Kebler Pass, itching to get setup. This was our first time truly boondocking outside of an official campground, accessed on a long rough-ish dirt road, and we didn’t know what to expect. Fortunately when we arrived, the meadow was completely open, and we ... more

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

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Code Migration

28 Airstream International Signature
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!

Code Migration would stay here again

“Beautiful mountain boondocking close to Crested Butte”

Reviewed Aug 09, 2017

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As many others have said, the views from this site are spectacular, and there's ample room for trailers, tents, etc. Upon arriving in mid-July I saw three or four other trailers which were fairly spread out. The GPS location noted here is in a large meadow - I didn't dare continue past the 'steep and narrow road' sign and plunked down ... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
293 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“Love in her eyes and flowers in her hair...”

Reviewed Jul 16, 2017

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This is the key spot for hanging around Crested Butte. Great cell service, wide open spaces, and absolutely stunning views of Mt. Crested Butte.

Just don't be a meadow stomper, nkay McQuay?

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

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Teo

26 TT
21 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Teo would stay here again

“Stunning and close to everything”

Reviewed Jul 13, 2017

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This is an incredible dispersed camping area with gorgeous views and quick access to mt crested Butte and crested Butte. You really feel as if you are staying right in town, with views than cannot be beat by any resort in the area. There are a few areas up this road... The first is a more wooded RV friendly area that is very popular... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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2 reviews
Days stayed: 13

Mobilicus would stay here again

“Lovely, but devoured by Mosquitos and Flies!”

Reviewed Jul 12, 2017

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If you do not have a screened environment you will be devoured by mosquitoes (morning and evening) and biting flies (all day)!

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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2WanderAway - Sha...
Bend, OR
31 Winnebago Sightseer
2014 Jeep Wrangler
64 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 12

2WanderAway - Shannon would stay here again

“In a word -- Beautiful”

Reviewed Jun 28, 2017

Overall Rating

We loved this location - for the beauty at our parking site, the TONS of things to do in and around town and the relaxed feel of Crested Butte. The only drawback was the mosquitos! So lather up and enjoy the beauty of this spot. We found a nice field about 1/2 mile in on the Forest Service Land. We are surrounded by several ... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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