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Top Dispersed Camping near Monarch, CO

262 Reviews

Searching for the perfect place to dispersed camp near Monarch? Dispersed camping is the perfect way to get off the grid. You're sure to find the perfect dispersed campgrounds for your Colorado camping adventure.

Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Monarch, CO (88)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Mt. Shavano Wildlife Area

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    Mt. Shavano Wildlife Area

    12 Reviews
    19 Photos
    301 Saves
    Poncha Springs, Colorado
    • Electric Hookups
    • Dispersed
    • Market
    • Firewood Available
    • Drinking Water
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Mount Shavano Dispersed Camping

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    Mount Shavano Dispersed Camping

    8 Reviews
    39 Photos
    408 Saves
    Poncha Springs, Colorado

    Dispersed camping at the base of Mount Shavano outside Salida, CO.

    WARNING! Hikers descending from Tabequache should not descend into McCoy Gulch! This is a dangerous route and a number of climbers have been injured or killed.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Road 240 - Dispersed

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    Road 240 - Dispersed

    7 Reviews
    32 Photos
    413 Saves
    Monarch, Colorado
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Raspberry Gulch Dispersed Site

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    Raspberry Gulch Dispersed Site

    8 Reviews
    17 Photos
    260 Saves
    Nathrop, Colorado

    Don't want to camp in a developed campground? There are many places on the Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands where you can pitch a tent and practice low impact camping techniques. Dispersed camping is primitive, undevleoped, frontcountry "car camping".

    Remember: when dispersed camping, no toilets, trash service, or potable water, are available. Store all food and trash securely, and pack out what you pack in. Practice Leave No Trace.

    Please observe the following requirements when dispersed camping:

    In some areas, dispersed camping and parking is allowed in designated sites only. Do not create resource damage by driving off-road, beyond designated parking locations, or behind barriers. Parking should be within 30' of site markers where posted. Developed sites, including trailheads and picnic areas, are closed to overnight camping and allow for day use activities only. Tread lightly, and avoid trampling sensitive vegetation. Locate your camp at least 100' from any water source. Use catholes to properly dispose of human and pet waste; bury waste in a cathole at least 6-8" deep and 200’ from any water source. Packing out human and pet waste using self-contained waste disposal systems is encouraged. Campfires are allowed at overnight sites as long as fire restrictions aren’t in place. You may gather small amounts of down, dead wood for a campfire. Use existing fire rings; keep your campfire small and always make sure it is completely extinguished before leaving. No campfires outside of designated overnight sites. BEARS and other wildlife When you go to the mountains and forest, you are in bear county. Do not leave ANY food, trash or other animal attractant unattended. Store all food and trash securely and pack out what you pack in. Failing to do so can result in a fine. Also be aware that; where not otherwise restricted, camping or leaving camping equipment at any location more than 14 days within a continuous 30 day period, and/or occupying any campsite within three miles of any prior camping or equipment location for a combined total of more than 28 days within any continuous 60 day period, is prohibited. Also, leaving camping equipment unattended for more than 24 hours is not allowed. In addition; discharging a firearm is prohibited within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site, or occupied area; or across or on a National Forest System road or a body of water, or in any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result of such discharge. Plan your trip; phone ahead for restrictions and special regulations. Contact your local Ranger District office for more information.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek (South) Dispersed Camping

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    Browns Creek (South) Dispersed Camping

    6 Reviews
    35 Photos
    402 Saves
    Nathrop, Colorado

    The Browns Creek trail offers beautiful scenery with changing vistas and vegetation. The trail follows the stream and small waterfalls can be found along the way. The lower portion of the trail begins in primarily a Ponderosa pine environment and gradually moves into spruce/fir forest. At higher elevations the trail travels through pristine meadows that end at Brown's Lake.

    Camping is not permitted at the trailhead, in order to prevent erosion of the banks along Little Browns Creek. Campers are encouraged to find camp sites further south on County Road 272.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Marshall Pass
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Browns Canyon Dispersed
  8. Camper-submitted photo from 228A Dispersed Campsite

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    228A Dispersed Campsite

    4 Reviews
    11 Photos
    38 Saves
    Monarch, Colorado

    Remember: when dispersed camping, no toilets, trash service, or potable water, are available. Store all food and trash securely, and pack out what you pack in. Practice Leave No Trace.

    Dispersed camping and parking here is allowed in designated sites only. Do not create resource damage by driving off-road, beyond designated parking locations, or behind barriers. Parking should be within 30' of site markers where posted.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Dispersed
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Hartman Rocks Recreation Area

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    Hartman Rocks Recreation Area

    18 Reviews
    42 Photos
    248 Saves
    Gunnison, Colorado

    Hartman Rocks Recreation Area is dominated by the "Ring Dike," a spectacular monzogranite rock formation about six miles in diameter. This multi-use area features high quality single-track trails and rugged dirt roads. Visitors will enjoy fantastic mountain biking, rock climbing, bouldering and more. During the winter months, much of the road system is groomed for cross-country skiing. Activities: Camping Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Off-highway vehicles Rock climbing Winter sports 4x4 and jeep touring

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
  10. Camper-submitted photo from North Cottonwood Trailhead Dispersed Camping

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