Wildlife preservation area near Mt. Shavano | Wild Camping

United States

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Last Visited: 3 months ago
GPS: 38.55423, -106.11774
Altitude: 2496.0 masl
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Amenities

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

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iOverlander cannot verify if wild camping is permitted at this location. It is your responsibility to verify local laws or obtain consent before staying the night.

sites all along this road suitable for big rigs RVs and tent camping, if you have a travel trailer or a large RV the first couple pull outs on the right are the most ideal. the road is rocky going past that but even and I saw many people with RVs pass those pull outs. great place to base camp for hiking multiple fourteeners in the area

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Lots of options along the road but it’s pretty popular with hikers. We went up on a spur road and found a nice clean site.

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I have seen nothing in the current reviews that need correction. I also have seen some big rigs in here in spite of short areas in the road in that are rather rough. You can chance it if you want it’s your rig. Still busy in mid September on the weekends. It’s been hot, dry, sometimes breezy and the flies are numerous.

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Nice spot! Great views too. We were able to get up with our tesla model 3 so you don’t need a lot of clearance to make it. Definitely a popular spot, but didn’t feel like we were on top of other campers.

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A magical place. Road up was a tad rocky after you start climbing further up the gravel road, but it’s also quite smooth in parts. Got mad muddy after 6 inches of snow started to melt. Spotted some large animal tracks in the snow, Boston Terrier tracks for scale.

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So many places to stop and stay. Room for bigger rigs and lots of tent camping. Met some other boondockers. We were all pretty spread out during our stay. The views are gorgeous. Plenty of locals come up for day hikes. This is a great place. The road up is in pretty good shape. A little rough but not bad for BLM. Definitely recommend.

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Fantastic site. Many spots . 360degree Mountain View. Spending New Year Eve 2020 here. Can hear a few children a campsite away and saw a leaping , happy dog. Easy and stunning

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we parked here for a night. the road is great up until you reach BLM land. then it turns into gravel.
most cars can do it. (we have a 150 ford transit).
we barely went in and parked in the side. so I'm not sure how many spots available out what they look like.
does seem to be a popular place. 6 more cars arrived after us (Thursday 9pm).

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Beautiful 360-degree views of the mountains! Easy access in, one section of the road is a little washed out so take it slow over that. There are tons of spots to spread out. We saw several big rigs (class A's and fifth wheels). No problem accessing in our 25 foot Class C. Good cell service from Verizon and T-Mobile/Sprint.

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Great area for dispersed camping. Lots of room once you get in a little ways. Great views too.

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As described. Larger rigs can make it through the forest, ours is a 29' fifth wheel. Lots of others camping in the area. Spots have lovely views, most have fire rings. Spots are not very level but spaced well and spacious.

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Gorgeous land 10 minutes from Poncha Springs and 20 from Salida. The views are breathtaking. Road is a little rough but is manageable.

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Really nice spot! Plenty of room /
Very quiet

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Great views and fairly quite. You can get showers at the Aquatic Center in Salida that also has a great downtown area, right on the Rio Grande River with kayaking and rafting. Free water available at the visitor center. A couple spots coming up the dirt road are a bit rough. Several good options for big rigs.

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Pretty easy access in our 30' Class C. We rode our motorcycle further in and the road got pretty rough past the first few turnouts. It was quiet even though there were a couple of pretty large camps. Beautiful view of the mountains and the stars were amazing.

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This is such a great spot. About 40 minutes from Salida which is the cutest little town and has great food, beer, distillery, and shops. If you drive far in at this spot the views are unreal. Had a large level spot with multiple fire rings and views for days to myself. A mule deer even wandered in to say hello. Can get windy up there.

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sites all along this road suitable for big rigs RVs and tent camping, if you have a travel trailer or a large RV the first couple pull outs on the right are the most ideal. the road is rocky going past that but even and I saw many people with RVs pass those pull outs. great place to base camp for hiking multiple fourteeners in the area

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