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By bsmorse
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


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By sactownclimber
From Sacramento, CA
Mar 13, 2008
Me on the summit of Mt. Whitney. That's Mt. Russel in the background.

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.


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By SAL
From broomdigiddy
Mar 14, 2008
good times. <br />

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~


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By Neil O Cary
Mar 14, 2008

The Frontier is no more; it was imploded in November.


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By SAL
From broomdigiddy
Mar 14, 2008
good times. <br />

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.


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By Adam Winters
Administrator
From the Shire
Mar 14, 2008
Red-tail Hawk, Buttermilks

oh there's plenty of secret spots


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By Brian in SLC
Mar 14, 2008
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch

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.


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By kirra
Mar 14, 2008

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 ?


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By Adam Winters
Administrator
From the Shire
Mar 14, 2008
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...


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By Matt TeNgaio
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.


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By Mark Michaels
From Draper, UT
Jan 22, 2009
Posing on Top of Castleton, the sweetest summit I've ever been on twice.

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.


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By ben jammin
From Moab, UT
Feb 7, 2012
MLB

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.


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By John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
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.


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By bergbryce
From South Lake Tahoe, CA
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


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By Jeff Stephens
From Carbondale, CO
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.


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By Darren in Vegas
From Las Vegas, NV
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


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By Tim Hadfield
From Steamboat Springs, Co
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.


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By smassey
From CO
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.


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By splitclimber
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.


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By Weston L
From Summerlin, NV
Jan 3, 2013
Me at the good rest on Doggie Do

Only one formal campground, not within reasonable walking distance to climbs.


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By splitclimber
Jan 3, 2013

OK. thx weston.


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