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Old 10-03-2006   #1
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free camping in glenwood springs

hey im going to glenwood springs this week for my ACA and i have no money for hotels cause im one of those poor college students, and was wondering if someone could direct me to a place that is free for camping, that would be great!

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there are a few rest areas within strikin distance of the shoshone, thats what i always use. trying to come up with any actual camping (like in the forest) tends to take me a long ways from anywhere.. there seems to be a weird combination of private property and roadless terrain in the area

on second thought, ther seemed to be some BLM south on south canyon exit,

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if you go back upstream to Dotsero then follow the Colorado river road a few miles to Coffee Pot Creek road there is free camping along the creek just a mile or so from the Colorado river. It's probably only a 20 minute drive from Shoshone.
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Old 10-03-2006   #4
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We've drivin up the gravel road that runs along the new gondola out of the town park and camped up above Glenwood. Kinda funky, but close to town and great views.
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Old 10-03-2006   #5
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There's camping at BLM sites along the river above Dotsero, about 5 miles N. of I-70. Lyons Gulch is the site.
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