Dispersed camping allows wildlife enthusiasts to observe diverse flora and fauna species in their natural ecosystems. There are several areas to park and camp along the road leading up to Idleglen parking area. For all the reasons to take a skiing or snowboarding lesson, there always seems to be twice as many reasons — or rather, excuses... © 2019 Grand County Colorado Tourism Board. In our opinion, the right-side of the fork has more options. Camping cannot be overlooked either with 15 campgrounds and nearly 500 campsites. Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee National Grassland, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests & Pawnee National Grassland, Forest Supervisor's Office And it’s free. Lots of spots to choose from. Where can you find easy access to 600 miles of mountain biking trails just 90 minutes from Denver? Directions:Take Highway 34 to County Road 4. We stayed here two separate occasions for about for 15 days total. 10/12-10/14- on approach we stayed left per prior review and drove about a mile up the road but only saw the large crowded area with pit toilets and several other areas that did not have very good views. The Rocky Mountains, more than most places, can pose challenges for RV access. This 19.7-mile graded pass divides the Never Summer Wilderness Area and the Arapaho National Forest, ensuring the best views no matter where you look. We barely got back there due to navigating around the large tree stumps all while trying not to scrape the RV with tree limbs. Being that every place was full on a Thursday, it might be a better game plan to pay $ and stay at a local RV park and not bother with the hassle, ATV noise, and full sites. Much more room for larger rigs although we only had a 30ft TT. The site I stayed at was a bit dirty, mostly accumulated small debris from waves of previous visitors. About the Free Campsite: We love this campsite! georgec would stay here again. We are not actively seeking Wal-Marts, truckstops or other parking lots and will not be adding very many of these. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is not your place. The Stillwater area next to the town of Grand Lake has miles of trails for off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts. The first time we stayed near 40.2691999,-105.893030. Very convenient to the park.”. There was a great spot near 40.2523198,-105.9034646, but it was taken both times we were there. Granby, CO 80446 We stayed at a pull off spot to the right a bit before the fork which allowed for more privacy. Scout out before your drive in! Directions: Take Highway 34 to County Road 4. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited federal park by far. Share the road with motorized vehicles. Stillwater Pass. You can simply use your smart phone's GPS to find camping near you or even use our trip planner to plan your route from coast to coast. This 19.7-mile graded pass divides the Never Summer Wilderness Area and the Arapaho National Forest, ensuring the best views no matter where you look. Any camper who visits one will usually visit the other. Nice trails for OHV and MTB. It’s … We are currently serving you virtually and we’ll be glad to help you discover the many great reasons to visit your national forest. This is a great free campground! Drove 2hr 15 min to the ends of every road in the area seeking a spot. Good spot to camp for free before heading into Rocky Mountain National Park from the West side. Land within the national forest boundary are private or otherwise owned. This is where you’ll find the main welcome center and tourist activities. This is a FREE campsite. Remember to bring your fishing pole, because we hear there’s great fishing at Redinger Campground. This free campsite will be easy on your wallet (aka budget vacation) and act as the ideal basecamp. Sounds like the ideal budget vacation, right? Convenient location with some amazing views and wildlife. The Three Lakes of Grand, Granby and Shadow Mountain are great places to escape with your boat or a fishing pole for a day.