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Mar 13, 2008
Hey there

Anyone know any good camping spots other than Red Rocks campground, or like some nat'l forest land nearby? The Red Rocks campground is full and we're traveling in a group of 12 arriving late at night- might not be able to get into the campground on a popular weekend. Any suggestions out there? Thanks
bsmorse
Joined Mar 13, 2008
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Mar 13, 2008
Me on the summit of Mt. Whitney. That's Mt. Russel...
We stayed at a campground up by Mt. Charleston a few years ago. It was about 45 minutes (?) from Red Rocks, if I recall correctly. Couldn't tell you anymore than that. sactownclimber
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Jun 9, 2006
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Mar 14, 2008
Truck Bivy in the parking lot of RedRocks Casino.
I have had success there. If you are gonna head back to the strip at night. The Frontier is a guaranteed no bust back by all the motor homes.
I also think that south of RR toward Epi is a BLM area that I have heard of to camp for free. I have not gone there though. I think it is about 20 minute drive south of the other campground.


have fun~
SAL
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The Frontier is no more; it was imploded in November. Neil O Cary
Joined Oct 11, 2006
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Mar 14, 2008
Neil O Cary wrote:
The Frontier is no more; it was imploded in November.


Oh yeah. Geesh It feels like monday.
I bet it was becuase of too many climbers posting bivy's in the Parkinglot.
SAL
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Red-tail Hawk, Buttermilks
oh there's plenty of secret spots AWinters
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Eric Whitbeck wrote:
Adam, How does your comment help?


Helps by letting the poster know to contact him off line for the beta, as long as he knows the secret handshake.
Brian in SLC
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Mar 14, 2008
Credits: Marty TwoBulls m2bulls.com  indiancountry...
Greg wrote:
They should have put another campground in there if you ask me. One lousy campground for Red Rocks is complete bullsh*t.


RR climbing '04 Barnes & DeAngelo mentions pg.16 .."plans are underway to double the size of the campground"

Wonder if that already happened or still being planned ?
kirra
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Red-tail Hawk, Buttermilks
eric, how does YOURS help??

i'm saying if you look outside the box and are willing to make a little drive, there's plenty of open country as soon as you hit the BLM boundary. just be smart.

jesus it's like walking on eggshells around here...
AWinters
From NH
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Mar 14, 2008
Lovell Canyon Rd. off of Hwy 160 right after Mountain Springs. I've camped there before and there is plenty of room to spread out if you're in a group.

We traveled there in the dark after driving all the way from Idaho one day and finding the RR campground full. It was actually the camp hosts that suggested it and it worked out well for us despite the 1/2 hour drive to RR from Lovell Canyon.
Matt TeNgaio
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Posing on Top of Castleton, the sweetest summit I'...
Lovell Canyon is nice, quiet/peaceful, FREE (except for extra gas) and easy, if not as close as you would like.

Don't waste your time checking out the "pullouts" along the highway between Red Rocks and Lovell Canyon, just put the hammer down over the pass while your favorite Dead show blasts on the radio, and you'll be to Lovell before you know it.
Mark Michaels
From Draper, UT
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Feb 7, 2012
Kolob
Tried to find this on the other threads, couldn't... I have camped in my rig on one of the pullouts on the Hwy and wasn't bothered. Is this frowned upon? Also, do you need to get a permit to bivy in Oak Creek Canyon (assuming you don't park in the scenic loop and on the Hwy)? Would like to do Eagle Dance and Levitation over Presidents Day weekend and looking to gain the time edge on the ensuing masses.

Thanks.
ben jammin
From Moab, UT
Joined Jul 10, 2008
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Feb 7, 2012
Yes, you need a bivy permit to sleep in Oak Creek. They are free, just call in at (702) 515-5050 and follow the instructions.

and, i don't know, but my guess is yes. Worst case, law enforcement will tell you to move along.
John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
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Mar 20, 2012
Bumping this...
I'm looking for van bivy sites near RR. We will probably eat most dinners out, so don't necessarily need a place to chill/cook, just need a place to slip into and crash for the night. You can pm if you'd prefer.

Got rained out last trip down there, looking forward to this one and sunny skies.
Also looking for favorite taqueria's on that side of town.
thanks
bergbryce
From California
Joined Aug 23, 2009
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Mar 20, 2012
Eastside
What is up with this issue? I see a different version of this same thread pop up about every three weeks.

Can we just post the RR camping situation, which never changes and needs no updates, on the home page of MP?

There is one BLM campground. There is nowhere else nearby to camp except some canyon 30 miles away where your gear will be stolen. It will forever be this way.
Jeff Stephens
From Carbondale, CO
Joined Sep 10, 2008
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Mar 20, 2012
Skiing around.
Jeff Stephens wrote:
What is up with this issue? I see a different version of this same thread pop up about every three weeks. Can we just post the RR camping situation, which never changes and needs no updates, on the home page of MP? There is one BLM campground. There is nowhere else nearby to camp except some canyon 30 miles away where your gear will be stolen. It will forever be this way.


This thread and three others about camping are a part of the Nevada forum sticky thread. An attempt has been made to consolidate the information. Hope it is helpful. red rock sticky thread
Darren in Vegas
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 13, 2006
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Mar 20, 2012
Easy stuff at Rifle
Traveling with 12 people, can't you reserve a group site? Did this a couple of times, makes the whole 13 Mile campground as easy as possible. Tim Hadfield
From Steamboat Springs, Co
Joined Sep 27, 2009
831 points
Mar 20, 2012
Group sites can be reserved by calling 702.515.5350 and speaking with Chelise. She's a very pleasant person to talk with. The sites are $40/night, can have 8 vehicles, and up to 20 people. She can email you a credit card payment form, or you can pay by check more than 2 weeks in advance. Reservations are considered tentative until she has payment, so I'd opt for the CC option. smassey
From CO
Joined Dec 2, 2008
374 points
Jan 3, 2013
never been - wanted to know if you can walk to climbs at the RR campground. Is there more than one?

Hard to find a good area map showing campgrounds and crags.

i have a popup camper and prefer to leave it up and parked and walk to climbs. don't care if the CG sux, just if it is close to climbs.

thx.
splitclimber
Joined Jan 22, 2007
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Jan 3, 2013
Me at the good rest on Doggie Do
Only one formal campground, not within reasonable walking distance to climbs. Weston L
From Summerlin, NV
Joined Mar 14, 2010
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Jan 3, 2013
OK. thx weston. splitclimber
Joined Jan 22, 2007
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