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Date Place Comment
June 8th, 2020 Baja Area, Buffalo Gap National Grassland

The Baja Area in the National Grassland is a badland area to drive in with motorized vehicles. There are two options to camp.
1) at the entrance, after crossing the gate, there is a large area to park, where you could camp. easy accessible, with one bigger pothole right at the gate, flat.
2) you can drive in as far as you want, and camp either at one of the hills where a track ends or in a pullof. Or, if you drive beneath the hills, the flat tracks lead along a grassy field and there are some pullouts as well. The soil of the tracks is soft, but we could make it with our 2wd Sprinter. Could get very muddy when wet. The views are great, you can see the badlands in the distance and the hills contain colored layers from orange to purple. It is an area where you can find agate, look at the foot of the slopes.

June 4th, 2020 Kiowa Wildlife Management Area

This campspot is a gravel parking lot at a bird observing platform. Next to it is a road, with quite much traffic during the day. Not far away there is a railroad crossing, the trains pass frequently blowing the horn. It is really loud. No place to stay longer, but ok for one night.

June 2nd, 2020 Medicine Bow National Forest - Laramie Peak

Easy accessible, nice, small campspot with firepit at a meadow with evergreen trees. Good for Sprinter sized vehicles, not much bigger. One mile from Laramie Peak Trailhead. There is the Friend Park Campground as well, dont know how much it costs. Camping prohibited 1/4 mile around campground and at the parking lot. Forest Ranger told us that it gets crowded on weekends, with about 25 cars. On Sunday there were 10 cars, during the week no one. About one car / ATV passes by at the small track, near the campspot all others take the main road from which you might be seen. Next to the campspot there are a few other spots with firepits, but there are not many other possibilities to camp in the area because it's mainly private property. At the Roaring Fork Camp/Trailead (no campground) there are some campspots with firepits too.

May 27th, 2020 BLM - Plateau with great views

Right at the edge of a plateau with great views over the Greybull valley. From Hwy 30 turn right on the easy accessible gravel road up to the plateau and turn left just before the gate on a two-wheel track that leads to the edge of the plateau. Strong winds occurred from the evening to the morning, during the day it was fine. Have seen several pronghorns.

May 20th, 2020 BLM Colored hills

A gravel, sandy track, partly with deep wells leads along a Study Wilderness Area. After about 2km there a small track on the right goes behind a hill. The view is spectacular, right in front of colored hills. It was extremely windy when we were there.

May 20th, 2020 BLM at top of a cliff

Nice place at a hill overlooking the valley. Easy accessible 2 wheel track, 150m from the gravel road. Not visible from the road. Levelled space for several rigs. Beautiful views, but very strong wind when we were there.

May 18th, 2020 Potable water

200m from Highway 40 there is a rv dump station and potable water. The sign says "for rodeo contestants" but at the station there is no further information, so we filled. Potable water comes partly with high, partly with very low pressure. Lift the handle whenever the pressure decreases. Potable water free, dump station costs something.

April 30th, 2020 Potable water, dump station

Big parking lot with a dump station for RVs, trash can, normal water hose and a 2m long potable water hose Free.

April 22nd, 2020 Maverik Gas station

Potable water and sani dump station. Free.

April 16th, 2020 Sand dunes at BLM land

100m from the barely travelled gravel road there is a levelled, solid sand packed place with a fire pit next to some small sand dunes. Even accessible with 2wd when wet. Nice place and great view to the mountains and desert.

April 14th, 2020 Hwy 50 Nevada

The road is too small for a Sprinter sized vehicle due to narrow sections and low hanging trees. Road condition is ok with 2wd and high clearance. Didn't went all the way to this specific point, but about 200m from the Hwy is a easy accessible, leveled place with a fire pit for smaller vehicles (20ft).

March 23rd, 2020 Cibola National Forest

Before the road starts climbing up the hill, there is a nice, flat campspot with firepit surrounded by trees. There are several campspots nearby to the right (not the road uphill)

March 13th, 2020 Big Bend NP West Entrance

Huge gravel quarry between the road and the National Park boundary. Place for several, even big, rigs. A few hundred meters before the National Park entrance. Quiet at night, visible from the road.

March 11th, 2020 Picnic Area roadside

About 30km after this picnic area heading to Big Bend NP, there is a pulloff with a Historic Marker, where one could stay, with place for two 20feet rigs. Directly next to the road. We didn't stay there, saw it on our way to the National Park.

March 8th, 2020 Texas Travel Information Center Laredo

Good place to stay after crossing the border. Water is not available to fill up the RV, only a small "water fill station" to drink there or fill up a small bottle.

February 22nd, 2020 Camino hacia Las coloradas.

we did drive the road from Las Coloradas to El Cuyo today with our Sprinter. Quite narrow, some scratches at the sides, but absolutely doable.

February 14th, 2020 Sima de las Cotorras

it is now 100ppp to overnight park at the grassy field, WCs available. The parrots started in the morning at 6.45 am, but only three groups of about 20 birds. Quite nice but we expected that it is more spectacular. Regarding the long access road, the costs and the parrots, we wouldnt go there again

February 4th, 2020 El Coral

now 70ppp, but definitely worth it. it has wifi, a pool, cold but refreshing showers, wc. Close to the beach, where you feel lonely for miles. Iris is such a lovely person! We have been there alone, the pool is clean and gets cleaned every morning.


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