Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules:

I couldn’t find their rules so I called them to ask.

  • Dispersed camping is allowed unless otherwise posted.
  • Time limit: 14 days at a site, then move more than one mile; don’t return for another 14 days
  • No camping within 100′ of a Wild and Scenic River. No distance limits from other rivers.

Designated Dispersed Camping Areas:

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Carson National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules:

  • Dispersed camping is allowed within Carson National Forest.
  • Roadside dispersed camping is subject to seasonality. Check the MVUMs for allowed times of year.
  • Some roads are restricted to within 150′ of the road; others are restricted to 300′. Check the MVUMs for that road.
  • No camping within 200′ of a water source.
  • Time limit: 14 days.
  • Campfires are allowed but discouraged.

Designated Dispersed Camping Areas:

  • Laguna Larga is the only one. Doesn’t look like much of a road going into it.

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Million Dollar Highway

If you ever get to drive the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Durango, make sure it’s in the first week of October. Entire mountainsides were changing colors, in waves.

People always say the highway is dangerous. Just take your time and pay attention, and you’ll be fine. Continue reading “Million Dollar Highway”

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

We camped the second night at the South Rim Campground at BCGNP, and spent the third day of our trip exploring it.

There are parts of the canyon where sunlight simply cannot reach. Most of the canyon gets very little, due to the steepness of the canyon walls.

Due to the foliage, steepness, narrowness, and darkness of the canyon, I thought it was actually more pleasing than the Grand Canyon.  Size isn’t everything. Continue reading “Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park”

Curecanti National Recreation Area

We stopped at Curecanti NRA on our way from Rincon Campground to Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP. We were going to camp at Curecanti the first night, but we took our time enjoying the fall colors, which cost us a day.

Curecanti is legally a series of three lakes, which look like they’re just a really fat part of the Gunnison River. They became lakes due to dams being built, as is so often the case. Continue reading “Curecanti National Recreation Area”