Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About North Fruita Desert
Bureau of Land Management
Drive In
Walk In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
North Fruita Desert is located in Colorado
39.331 N
-108.702 W
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6 Reviews of North Fruita Desert
Way out in the boondocks

Had I not seen this on other websites I would not have known it was there. It is way north of Fruita almost to the foothills of the Bookcliffs. While there were a number of others all around, no one was close to each other. Lots of deep ruts to get into the place, but then all boondocking sites are similar. It is out in the open so there was wind but it died down at night and was very peaceful.


Spacious sites, clean. Peaceful desert locale. Especially great for mountain bikers I’m sure, since you have easy access to tons of trails, but we even had fun just with our camper van.

Words can’t describe

Wonderful quite relaxing area even when biking events are going on and there are lots of people around.

Good for Biking

Great spot if you’re biking. Don’t think I’d stay there just to camp.

Mtn bike access and cool area!

This place can be busy during spring and fall when best enjoyed. You have direct access to mtn bike trails!

First to Review
Paid and free camping available

Fruita is a great little town located 7 miles east of Utah. The Colorado National Monument, which you can also camp at, is located directly on the opposite side of I-70. The north desert has a lot of trails for 4x4's, mountain biking, and hiking. Before you get to the camping area on the north side of town you will drive through some town streets and eventually out into a more desolate area aka the north desert.

Once you have reached the camping area, you will have two options: paid or free. The paid spots are around $10/night. They have picnic tables, fire rings and protective sage bushes to help with the wind. The free camping is down a small hill into a valley type area where a lot more people are usually located. In the valley it is a bit more windy and there isn't any sage for protection. There are usually rv's and campers in this area also. Lastly, there are public bathrooms in a parking lot near both camping areas.