Originally Posted by mnpaddler
We are heading up to steamboat in a week or two and i was wondering if there are any places to camp for FREE and close to town where you would not be hassled by the U.S.F.S. Thanks
park at the transit center which is a little West of town right on the Yampa River. Walk across the bike path bridge and take a right into the woods. Lots of Rainbow types camped out there two summers ago during the "gathering" up in North Routt County, so should work for you. Not on USFS land and right on the railroad tracks, but don't think you'll get hassled.