Last year we found the Rock Creek RD area near Jefferson Colorado on one of the Free camping sites and fell in love with it after one week up there. It is a vast area with lots of places to camp with spectacular views.
I got the MVUM off of their site to make sure the areas we liked were still open and noticed that that area was just a small chunk of the disbursed camping in their district. I called the ranger station today to confirm and they said yes it was all open and the rules had not changed since we were their last year. She did ask that we call before we go up to get updates on fire bans. (none right now)
There is more boondocking in this district than the others around it. Here is the MVUM back side version. There is a bit more on the front side too.
You will be able to go a lot more places in your rig than I can our TT. You should check out the Pikes Peak ranger district too.
The only area I have been to is easy to find on the map.
Find Jefferson in the upper left corner and follow 77 south until you see mud hill. the icon points at Rd 39 ( Rock Creek Rd)
That is the main road for that area and you could go from one end to the other with no issue. The side roads are rougher and have more trees but I saw bigger rigs all over the area.
we were in area 24 I think but there were lots of spots before that point.
The ranger station is down farther on 285 in Fairplay. We saw the rangers truck pass once last year in 5 days.
I wanted to add that we did a day trip to check out the Boulder ranger district as it is closer to us. Unfortunately we couldn't get to the dispersed camping as the gates were closed. It is not near as wide open and accessible as south park in that there is a limited number of spots they allow you to camp in. I could tell by the road at the gate that I wasn't taking our TT into that area. I plan on calling the rangers for more info but I think we will be heading up to south park next week.
We just got back from a trip up to the SPRD and MVUM or not the sites all look as they did last year. Most were off the road by more than a car length, some way off. Some of the side roads are pretty rough but I was impressed with how deep people got their TH, FW, DP and class Cs.
We got in late and took a easy spot at the junction of 39 and 392a for the night. We intended to look for better but the site was huge, the views were nice and it was fun watching the big rigs come and go.
The wind was bad Fri, Sat, and Sunday but Monday and Tuesday were spectacular. We spotted a young bear down the hill from us Monday, luckily it headed the opposite direction towards a different site. We stopped by and told the nice folk that it and possibly momma was heading their way.
Firewood is everywhere, dry and on the ground within a minutes walk past the treeline. People leave a lot at the sites too since it was really too windy for a fire most nights.
I can say the sites were so far apart that when the next site ran a open frame genny we could barely hear it. They said the same for when we ran our Champion 3500.
All in all it's a great area to boondock in and we can't wait to get back up there.
We are back up on rock creek hill rd again. This time we came up Sun. afternoon and got a prime spot on top of a hill with views all around.
Its dead during the week and we haven't seen more than two atv s or trucks a day so far. A few hundred humming birds have visited our feeder sometimes five at a time. I never knew they fought so much.
weather calls for 80s today. Im glad the champ will run the AC this high up.