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Best Dispersed Sites Near Farmington, NM (27)

    Camper-submitted photo from Madden Peak Road - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Madden Peak Road - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Madden Peak Road - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Madden Peak Road - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Madden Peak Road - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Madden Peak Road - Dispersed

    1.

    Madden Peak Road - Dispersed

    22 Reviews
    42 Photos
    570 Saves
    Mancos, Colorado

    Dispersed camping along Forest Service Road 316

    San Juan National Forest encompasses about 1.8 million acres in the southwestern corner of Colorado. From high-desert mesas to alpine peaks, these federal lands are managed for multiple uses and visitors are asked to respect each other and the natural resources. The San Juan National Forest Headquarters is located in Durango, Colorado, with district offices in Bayfield, Dolores and Pagosa Springs.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Bisti / De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bisti / De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bisti / De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bisti / De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bisti / De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bisti / De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area

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    Bisti / De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area

    10 Reviews
    51 Photos
    232 Saves
    Nageezi, New Mexico

    The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands which offers some of the most unusual scenery found in the Four Corners Region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations made of interbedded sandstone, shale, mudstone, coal, and silt. The weathering of the sandstone forms hoodoos - weathered rock in the form of pinnacles, spires, cap rocks, and other unusual forms. Fossils occur in this sedimentary landform. Translated from the Navajo language, Bisti (Bis-tie) means "a large area of shale hills." De-Na-Zin (Deh-nah-zin) takes its name from the Navajo words for "cranes".

    Because of the climate, most of the visits occur in the late spring/early summer and in the fall.

    Since this is a Wilderness Area, it is closed to motorized vehicles and mechanical forms of transportation (mountain bikes included). Also prohibited are campfires, collecting fossils or petrified wood, climbing on delicate geologic features, traveling in groups of more than eight people, and trespassing on adjacent tribal lands. Permits are required for uses such as grazing, scientific research, and commercial guiding.

    Though these trailheads are off regularly maintained roads, they are not paved. County Road 7500 can become extremely slick and impassible when wet. Conditions of roads can change at any time due to weather. Drivers should avoid dirt roads during rain or snow. Drivers should be cautious of wash-out following rain or snowmelt.

    Though camping in the Wilderness is a rewarding experience, there are no water sources. Visitors must carry all the water they will need for the duration of the trip.

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    • Picnic Table
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    Camper-submitted photo from Mesa Verde National Park Boundary (BLM Land)
    Camper-submitted photo from Mesa Verde National Park Boundary (BLM Land)
    Camper-submitted photo from Mesa Verde National Park Boundary (BLM Land)
    Camper-submitted photo from Mesa Verde National Park Boundary (BLM Land)
    Camper-submitted photo from Mesa Verde National Park Boundary (BLM Land)
    Camper-submitted photo from Mesa Verde National Park Boundary (BLM Land)

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    Mesa Verde National Park Boundary (BLM Land)

    21 Reviews
    39 Photos
    609 Saves
    Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

    Welcome to the Mesa Verde National Park Boundary BLM Land, a fantastic dispersed camping area right on the edge of Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. This spot is a gem for those who love a bit of adventure without the frills of a developed campground. It's free, open year-round, and offers some of the most stunning views of Mesa Verde you'll find.

    This area, often referred to as "Chutes and Ladders," has around 15-16 sites, each with a pull-in area and a fire pit. It's a great place to set up your tent or park your RV, though larger rigs might find it a bit tight. The sites are spread out enough to give you some privacy and peace, and it's generally a quiet spot without the party crowd.

    One of the best things about camping here is the proximity to Mesa Verde National Park—just a short drive away. You can wake up to breathtaking views of the park and be there in minutes to explore the ancient cliff dwellings and other archaeological wonders. Plus, if you need to stock up on supplies, there's a Walmart about a 10-minute drive away.

    A few things to keep in mind: there are no amenities like toilets, showers, or drinking water, so come prepared. Fires are allowed, but you'll need to bring your own firewood. Pets are welcome, and alcohol is allowed, making it a great spot for a relaxed, no-frills camping experience.

    Visitors have raved about the incredible views and the convenience of being so close to the park. Some have mentioned that it can get crowded during peak times, so arriving early might help you snag a prime spot. And while there are some bees around, they generally keep to themselves.

    So, if you're looking for a beautiful, free place to camp near Mesa Verde with minimal amenities but maximum natural beauty, this is the spot for you. Enjoy your stay!

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    Camper-submitted photo from Angel Peak NM Badlands | Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Angel Peak NM Badlands | Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Angel Peak NM Badlands | Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Angel Peak NM Badlands | Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Angel Peak NM Badlands | Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Angel Peak NM Badlands | Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Alien Run Trailhead Basecamp
    Camper-submitted photo from Alien Run Trailhead Basecamp
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM across from Mesa Verde
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM across from Mesa Verde
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM across from Mesa Verde
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM across from Mesa Verde
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM across from Mesa Verde
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM across from Mesa Verde
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Campsite Near Brown Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Campsite Near Brown Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Campsite Near Brown Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Campsite Near Brown Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Campsite Near Brown Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Campsite Near Brown Springs

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    Dispersed Campsite Near Brown Springs

    1 Review
    12 Photos
    2 Saves
    Farmington, New Mexico

    Dispersed camping is permitted within the Glade Run Recreation Area. Both developed sites and dispersed camping require a permit within Glade Run Recreation Area.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Bayfield/Durango Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayfield/Durango Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayfield/Durango Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayfield/Durango Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayfield/Durango Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayfield/Durango Dispersed Camping

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    Bayfield/Durango Dispersed Camping

    11 Reviews
    19 Photos
    220 Saves
    Bayfield, Colorado

    The Durango Special Recreation Management Area is comprised of isolated parcels of Public Lands surrounding Durango Colorado. Durango SRMA includes five discontinuous units that encompass 6,300 acres of land adjoining the town of Durango offering a wide range of recreational activities with plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails. Mountain bikes can be rented at shops in town.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Chutes and Ladders Dipsersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Chutes and Ladders Dipsersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Chutes and Ladders Dipsersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Chutes and Ladders Dipsersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Chutes and Ladders Dipsersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Chutes and Ladders Dipsersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness | Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness | Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness | Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness | Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness | Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness | Dispersed Camping

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    Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness | Dispersed Camping

    2 Reviews
    6 Photos
    32 Saves
    Newcomb, New Mexico

    Bisti Trailhead To reach the Bisti Trailhead, Drive NM 371 just under 36 miles south of Farmington (from the San Juan River crossing) or just under 45 miles north of Crownpoint (from the intersection of 371 and Navajo Service Route 9), and turn east on Road 7297 (a gravel road). Drive Road 7297 for approximately 2 miles to a T-intersection and turn left. Drive just under one mile to the Bisti Trailhead, which is just south of a broad wash on the east side of the road. There is another, smaller parking area 1/4 mile further north.

    De-Na-Zin Trailhead To reach the De-Na-Zin Trailhead by the best route drive US 550, 12 miles south of the Speedway Gas Station south of Bloomfield or 4 miles north of NM 57 and turn west onto County Road 7500. Drive approximately 11 1/4 miles to the De-Na-Zin Trailhead (on the right side of the road). A trail leads from the parking area approximately 3/4 mile to the De-Na-Zin Wash. An alternative route that includes a section of rougher dirt roads that are more prone to weather related hazards is to drive NM 371 approximately 43 3/4 miles south of Farmington (from the San Juan River crossing) or approximately 37 1/4 miles north of Crownpoint (from the intersection of 371 and Navajo Service Route 9), and turn east on County Road 7500. Drive approximately 13 1/4 miles on Road 7500 to the De-Na-Zin parking area (on the left side of the road).”

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