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By Val C
From Nashville, TN
Aug 21, 2014
Can anyone give me good advice on where to camp in/ around Boulder?
I will be there Sept 22-23 if anyone is looking to climb. I have sport gear and a few stoppers for trad. And a rope.

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By Vaughne
Aug 21, 2014
fs.usda.gov/activity/arp/recre...

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By Will Butler
From Boulder, CO
Aug 21, 2014
ice park
There is camping allowed up near Upper Dream Canyon in Sugarloaf. Some of the best sport climbing in the area.

Here are directions:
google.com/maps/dir/40.0102938...

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By Val C
From Nashville, TN
Aug 21, 2014
thank you!
Those are very helpful.

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By Gold Plated Rocket Pony
From Boulder, CO
Aug 21, 2014
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Will Butler wrote:
There is camping allowed up near Upper Dream Canyon in Sugarloaf. Some of the best sport climbing in the area. Here are directions: google.com/maps/dir/40.0102938...



Is this something new? I started noticing people camping up there last year after never seeing anyone the previous 5 or so years. Always worries me with the private land around there and keeping access open.

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By Will Butler
From Boulder, CO
Aug 22, 2014
ice park
Yeah it's Roosevelt National Forest. It has been recent that people have started camping there though.

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By Norse Force
From Nederland, CO
Aug 22, 2014
Hopefully not because it's being blown up on here. Not trying to break Guideline #1 with Will, my point is that climbers at this lot have created friction with locals so we all need to be respectful of that and not let people trash the place. Next time I go there I will bring a trash bag. Last time I was there I noticed the trash laying around from people staying around camping. Forgot to ask friends what they found trash-wise from a week ago.

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By Gold Plated Rocket Pony
From Boulder, CO
Aug 23, 2014
yep
Every time I head up there I end up picking up trash around the lot. We need to be respectful to keep the locals happy.

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By Will Butler
From Boulder, CO
Aug 23, 2014
ice park
Certainly not advocating for trash. Leave No Trace all the way. In regards to locals, it's not an issue if you're not on their property. Anyone can camp on National Forrest land.

There's National Forest all around Sugarloaf though, and thus free camping. If you'd like to vier away from the cars and crowds that accompany the Upper Dream parking lot, here's another option: seekingsomewhere.com/camping-n...

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By Val C
From Nashville, TN
Aug 25, 2014
Thank you, guys. Y'all are beautiful.

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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Aug 25, 2014
Bocan
mountainproject.com/v/campingc...

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