Camp for free anywhere on this vast stretch of BLM land and you'll be rewarded with spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

This is an awesome stretch of BLM land about five miles from the city with views of the Book Cliffs. Whether you have off-road toys, such as mountain bikes or ATVs, or if you just want a relaxing evening or weekend away, you'll find what you're looking for.

Heading north on 25 Rd., you will pass a sign indicating you're entering BLM land. Continuing on 25, there are several miles of pull-offs where you can park on this BLM land for a maximum of 14 days at a time. On nice weekends, it can get busy with people taking advantage of the miles and miles of trails for ORVs and horseback riding, and even some people shooting target practice, but there is so much land you should be able to find your own peaceful area.

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Firewood
  • Food and Cooking Supplies
  • Camera
  • Mountain Bike or ORV/ATV
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Activities Cycling, Chillin, Camping, Photography, Running
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Adult Beverages
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Scenic

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Convenient To Grand Junction

I agree that this camping location is convenient to Grand Junction and that the stars and sunsets are beautiful. A word of warning though, this is not a pristine camping location. The area is strewn with litter of all types, but mostly the type that was used as a shooting target first. Also, when I was was here, mid March, there were probably 200 head of cattle ranging in the area. I have no problem with cattle grazing, but it makes for unclean camping areas. As an easy and free place to camp while riding the trails of GJ and Fruita, five stars, as a camping destination, two stars.

Great Adventure

As Brooke said, the sunrises and sunsets are spectacular, when I was camping here we took advantage of the many mountain bike trails that litter the area. Some of the best riding in this type of environment ever. Nearby Fruita has an amazing pizza joint called the Hot Tomato. Also, don't forget to bring a tripod and look south at night when the moon sets, as the majority of this area registers 0.0 light pollution, so the milky way is often visible, even to the naked eye.


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