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Old 08-21-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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Does anyone know of some nice camp spots (blm) north of CB? Thanks RP
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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My topo rec map of Colorado shows a local road (typically graded or dirt surface) that goes north from Mt. Crested Butte to eventually wind up at Hwy 133 near Redstone.

Along this road near the Maroon Peaks are two campgrounds: their names are "Avery Park" and "Gothic." Whether they are BLM or not I dont' know.

good luck.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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Thanks, I talked to a friend this am that said there are some nice spots along slate river road also. Going camping with the dog and atv, wife is out of town :-) RP
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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Thanks, I talked to a friend this am that said there are some nice spots along slate river road also. Going camping with the dog and atv, wife is out of town :-) RP

Have fun

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Old 08-24-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Gothic is a Forest Service campground. I was just checking their website over the weekend, and some of their campsites require reservations and some don't. Of course, I can't remember whether Gothic does or not. Anyway, we've driven up that way in the past, and it's a nice area.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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Actually my friends told me that bears have been in their yard several times (in Gunnison along the river) and said back country camping alone without a firearm right now would not be such a great idea. Talked me into staying with them in their cabin. Did the infamous Devils Punchbowl on the atv, margin for error is very small. There were however a few tent campers north of Gothic Sunday am. Thanks to all. RP
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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bears are 99.9% never a problem backcountry camping.
usually when bears are hanging around a house or cabin it's because the trash isnt' locked up and sealed the way it should be.

firearms are not a necessity for backcountry unless you are hunting. if you want to "feel safer" carry a can of bear spray. People who train grizzly bears carry it with them, so obviously it's an effective method of subduing the animals.

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Actually my friends told me that bears have been in their yard several times (in Gunnison along the river) and said back country camping alone without a firearm right now would not be such a great idea. Talked me into staying with them in their cabin. Did the infamous Devils Punchbowl on the atv, margin for error is very small. There were however a few tent campers north of Gothic Sunday am. Thanks to all. RP
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