Montrose, Colorado is a great spot for wild camping aka boondocking in the surrounding BLM and national forest while being in close proximity to town. We found this great spot on public land (BLM) when driving up 90 Rd a few miles outside of town.
The GPS Coordinates are: 38.376723, -108.027371
90 Rd leads to the site which is easily accessible by 2 wheel drive vehicles, the road is a mix of dirt, gravel and asphalt. There are many sites with already established primitive campsites along this road, some with great views into the valley, others with access to trails and woods.
This is wild camping at its best, so there are no amenities. Please carry out your trash, some of the sites sadly were left with litter and garbage laying around.
Montrose is a small town with a nice vibe and a few restaurants, there’s even some vegan-friendly options. We especially loved the artisan Bagel spot called Backstreet Bagel Company with lots of yummy toppings, savory and sweet options as well as a nice selection of tea and coffee.
We also visited the beautiful Ute Indian Museum and highly recommend it!
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