Yes but I believe because of the fires you can't go into the wilderness in CO. If you can, up around Pikes Peak, Goldfield or Victor. We leave our doors unlocked there. You can leave your keys in the pickup and no one will even touch it for days at a time. We go up in that country all the time. Go see the Wolves at CO Wolf and Wildlife Center S of Divide.
We go out there every year and stay at the KOA in Ouray. Not your typical KOA. It is in the woods and has a great campground feel. Nice little cafe on site with good pancakes in the morning and the owner does BBQ a couple times each week. I have my own but you can rent a Jeep right in the campground. We will be heading out the first of August.
Not much actual boondocking at Ouray, but the next best possibility is Yankee Boy Basin. The US Forest Service teamed up with the town of Ouray and has a couple RV available designated camping areas.
The first designated area is called Angel Creek and has room for 3 smaller RVs. The next area is called Thistledown and also has room for smaller RVs. It's all first come first serve, but not well known, and when we were camp hosts there, the campsites during the week there was almost always available as well as many weekends.
One of the most beautiful camping locations in Colorado. Tent campers with a high clearance and low height are rewarded with extraordinary camping opportunities further up the basin.. There is a rock cut (more like a tunnel) that is only about 10' high further up the basin.
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North east out of Silverton about 3 miles on Rt.#2(Animas Fork Rd.)is a area where many just pull off and camp. Great 4x4 trail area. Do a Google Earth on it & U'll see campers there.
If you're talking about the area across from the mill foundations, right by the creek/river that is now a fee area, only $10/night but after it being free for so long us (semi)locals are a bit hacked off.
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daveshan, when did the Eureka area become a fee area? We just camped there last year and several times before.....is there somewhere to get more information about this? Are we going to loose all our freedoms!
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Jay and I were up in Silverton a couple of weeks ago talking to the owners of Storyteller (in front of Handlebars) Dave said the camp area had been taken over by the lodge nearby. The lodge added some porta potties and put up signs with the new prices.