Originally Posted by stubby
Anyone know good spots to camp out for free around Salida that won't be covered in snow next weekend for the race? I know a bunch of places up by the numbers but don't want to be up that far. Any beta would be much appreciated...gracias.
I don't know about the snow, but we always camp by CR194 on the way to Hecla Junction. Once you leave US-285 and go past the few private properties on that road it's all BML land until you get down to the river. We always camp close to the top of the road on the North side. There are plenty of spots by the road and a few 4x4 trails that go to other, more remote sites.
Pros: Free, beautiful, quiet at night.
Cons: No water, have to pack your crap out, lots of commercial raft traffic during the day (not a problem until May).