So I'm planning a solo road trip through Colorado. I'll probably spend three or four days around the Denver area. I was curious what that best fall boulderinf areas were and what is the cheapest place to camp or just crash.
Depends on how long into the fall and how much snow you want to clean off boulders. Mt evans and RMNP are probably some of the best bouldering, but the high alpine usually gets snowed out in mid october. I usually will go up there till around the 20th. and bring a broom to sweep off snow. RMNP has some expensive camping but you can find national forest access not to far away. RMNP also has lower elevation bouldering and some road side stuff moraine park is my favorite and good all fall. Mt evans has cheaper camping and no low elevation bouldering. If i had time off and wanted some good quality rocks and free camping i would hit newlin creek. west of colorado springs and pueblo. Great rock and free camping and should be great all fall long
I'll be in the area the last week of September or first week of October. I really don't mind climbing in the cold at all or camping in it. I am more concerned about access. Like I said I'll be hanging around the Denver area because that's where my friends live.
Looks like you will be here in prime time for the end of the season. I would be at the Park and evans. Both Are close enough to denver but evans is closest. Camping at evans is called chicago basin and is found about four miles down a dirt road to the right hand side of the road coming from idaho springs. There is also "primitive camping" for free up above the official camp sites. but you may need high ground clearance to get there. And that is free. At evans there are Four or five different bouldering areas A and B are found off the chicago lakes trail mountain project will get you there. Then there is lincoln lakes and area C and D. Once you pay and drive like you are driving to the summit, you will pass lincoln lakes on the left hand side of the road to the summit. hope to find someone out there to show you around its pretty crazy to find certain boulders. Then area C and D are smaller but have very nice Blocks and area D has the best V8 in the state "the Nothing" To reach those areas you have to drive to summit lake and hike down to them.
For the Park i would recommend driving back to Denver or camping out at camp Dick (which has some granite bouldering options as well). Beta for the Park for the alpine bouldering can be found on mountain project as well
Good luck PM when you get there i will probably get out one of those weekends