rooftop tent park n camp | Wild Camping

United States

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Verified:
16 days ago
Altitude:
2842.2 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
karlguystuff

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

primitive firepits along short deadend dirt road. 4x4 or higher clearance vehicles suggested. forest is clean so please keep it that way. magnificent views of pikes peak! bears are indeed in this forest so don’t leave any food out if you do hang high or personal bearbox

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No spots available on Sunday evening around 5:30pm. We ended up driving up to the 2 forest campgrounds further along this road for $25.

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Despite the busy holiday weekend it was a good place to camp out and head to the reservoir for some fishing the next day.

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Secluded area. Trail is a little bumpy. Several spots to camp. Try finding a spot further away from the main trail to avoid hearing vehicular noises all night.

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1st mile dirt roads is smooth. 2nd mile minor washboard, last mile super washboard. All sites taken.
good cell service.

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This was a very bumpy road, the main campsites are closed due to winter season, but there is multiple campsites along the right side of the road. They are marked by small brown signs. 4x4 is needed in the wintertime for sure. High clearance is recommended. Had not trouble in a 4x4 leveled Tacoma.

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Great place, we arrived Tuesday night and there was only one spot open. There were still embers in the fire pit, so I'm guessing we were very lucky.

The forest road is a wash board, so consider airing down sometime after the gravel starts, it will rattle your teeth off otherwise.

I have 4 to 5 bars of Verizon/Visible. For those with boosters, my phone is currently connected to band 66, which of I'm not mistaken is a renamed band 4. My booster doesn't tune into that band but so far there has been no need to use it.

We pulled in with an old Grand Cherokee, no lift, and pulling a normal pop up trailer (no lift either) and we were fine. Just take it slow. So far I've heard at least 2 normal height cars banging their oil pan on the ground, so again, take it easy and know where your wheels are and it should be ok.

Quick update: I've been able to work remotely from here. I'm getting around 10Mbps down/up, sometimes half or a third of that. While slow, I notice it's very reliable. Mostly band 66 in my case (Verizon/Visible) but I saw it switching to band 2 too, which was also ok.

Plenty of sun while we were here, I use 60Ah a day more or less and my panels made up for it in little time. Very good spot.

(we try to report on cell service for people trying to work off grid; IG: @pampas.overland)

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Right on top of the mountain, gorgeous view but the road is SO BUMPY for 3 miles before getting there!!! Much cooler up there.

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Not many level spots, but level enough. Don’t need 4x4, but certain places need high clearance. I was fine in my 3500 Chevy Express. The camp spot the GPS takes you to is into what at night looks like one group spot, but the road goes a little ways up with a bunch of random obvious (during the day) camp sites. 50/50 shade.It’s still filling up quickly as mentioned in previous posts. However, found a spot in this area on Monday. So if you want to camp here I’d say earlier in the week is better.
Kind Reminder: Parts of Colorado are on FIRE - listen to the signs don’t set off fireworks that could put all campers lives at stake. That’s the main thing, please take your trash with you. Other than those reminders this place is awesome.

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There’s 2 camp areas here, both were almost full-even in the middle of the week.
I navigated around just fine with my 2WD van. No amenities, but there is a lake about a mile from camp. Beautiful views all around.

GREAT internet with t-mobile and ATT.

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4x4 not completely necessary, but high clearance is. Not a ton of flat spots, but plenty of flat-enough spots for our 170" wb sprinter

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good location but somewhat crowded. roads up are very bumpy but any vehicle should make it up in 2 wheel drive. low clearence not recommended.

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lots of places to camp phone works just fine with Verizon great views. this place is awesome.

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Seriously great views! Would recommend coming early or during the week as it was very busy.

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Great spot! Beautiful Pikes Peak views. 10+ spots. Might be tough for low clearance vehicles.

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A nice spot outside of Colorado Springs. Plenty of spaces to pull in and park and quite a few pull outs if you wanted a tent. Pretty popular road for people to drive on so if you can, get as far away from it as possible. ATT service

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rather busy on the weekend but campsite is raised off the road so we have a blind wall of privacy

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primitive firepits along short deadend dirt road. 4x4 or higher clearance vehicles suggested. forest is clean so please keep it that way. magnificent views of pikes peak! bears are indeed in this forest so don’t leave any food out if you do hang high or personal bearbox

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