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
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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

15 people have reviewed this location.

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Fables and Trails
Seattle, WA
2017 Airstream Int'l Signature 27FB
2017 Range Rover Sport Supercharged
29 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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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
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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
290 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
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3bars
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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
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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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2WanderAway - Sha...
Bend, OR
31 Winnebago Sightseer
2014 Jeep Wrangler
61 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 12

2WanderAway - Shannon would stay here again

“In a word -- Beautiful”

Reviewed Jun 28, 2017

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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
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mfrez
Parker, CO
25 Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“Beware of Cows!”

Reviewed Sep 26, 2016

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Stayed here for 2 nights in mid September. Gets cold early up here, frost each morning. As others have said, beautiful views and varied level campsite options. I haven't seen anyone comment on the cows yet. Many grazing on the main camping area. We had to scout around for a site without stinky cow pies. Otherwise this is a great ... more

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Amazing”

Reviewed Jun 21, 2016

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Of course you want to camp here, this is one of the most amazing places in all of Colorado during the summer (and winter if you ski). Wild flowers galore, easy path into town and the many other local places for outdoor adventures, and the best weather you will find in July in Colorado. The pictures speak for themselves. Unfortunatel... more

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LANDERWUST
Green Cove Springs, FL
30 Winnebago Sightseer
2006 Mini Cooper S
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8
“Beautiful views”

Reviewed Dec 24, 2015

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Stayed here in the end of July to visit Crested Butte, the road in was treacherous yet doable in our Class A + Mini Cooper setup. I'd recommend a high clearance vehicle, especially considering the potholes along the main road. We were the only ones there in an RV, everyone else was small to medium sized trailers, Airstreams, and truck... more

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Chris

19 Shasta Airflyte
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Chris would stay here again

“It would suck if you are allergic to wildflowers...”

Reviewed Dec 15, 2015

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Because I have never seen this many wildflowers in my life. Plus mountains, trails, lakes, and amazing Crested Butte. Boondocking at its finest. Plenty of great spots in the rolling hills of neon yellow wildflowers. It rained most of the time I was here and I couldn't care less because it was still so damn beautiful. Crested Butte is e... more

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

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