Black Dragon Wash BLM | Wild Camping

United States

Details

Verified:
3 months ago
Altitude:
1304.9 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
CarpeViam

Amenities

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

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Sweet spot right off of the interstate. You literally turn off of the interstate onto a gated dirt road, open the gate, be sure to close it behind you, and follow the roads north for about a mile. It is to the north of the interstate so if coming eastbound you will be turning to the left where there is a dirt road over to the other side. There are a few spots at the entrance to the canyon, a large slot canyon you can drive down (high clearance, possibly 4x4), you can’t camp in the canyon. We opted to camp out near a group of trees with a lovely view of the formations. There are pictographs on some of the canyon walls. Great little spot. Clean up after yourself, bury toilet paper.

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Like the first person said, if you're driving westbound then don't follow the Google maps route. Continue on I-70 till you're near the pin on your right and begin looking for the road. Found it with little trouble in the dark. Lots of spots to be had.

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Nice area. You'll need a high clearance and possibly 4wd to get to the actual spot marked here, as you have to drive into and then out of a wash to get to it. But there are several other spots along the road easily accessible by larger rigs. We found a good spot in our 26ft class c. You can hear road noise but it's not bad. No cell service.
Google maps tried to get us here via a crazy detour / driving under the freeway on a wash! You can just exit the freeway directly onto the dirt road. The gate was open when we came so we left it open.

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The turn off the north side of the I-70 (westbound) is easy to spot if you know it’s there. Close the gate behind you. As you drive north down the road there are a few easy to access sites. We camped in the mouth of Black Dragon Canyon. The rock art in the canyon is stunning yet has been vandalized as most like it have. Please respect this place and pack out your trash.

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Great place to pull off and spend the night. Pit toilets and beautiful scenery. Only 1 other person and very quiet

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Sweet spot right off of the interstate. You literally turn off of the interstate onto a gated dirt road, open the gate, be sure to close it behind you, and follow the roads north for about a mile. It is to the north of the interstate so if coming eastbound you will be turning to the left where there is a dirt road over to the other side. There are a few spots at the entrance to the canyon, a large slot canyon you can drive down (high clearance, possibly 4x4), you can’t camp in the canyon. We opted to camp out near a group of trees with a lovely view of the formations. There are pictographs on some of the canyon walls. Great little spot. Clean up after yourself, bury toilet paper.

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