Does anyone know of any good camping spots between State Bridge and Dotsero or between State Bridge and Catamount Bridge? Looking to do a one or two day trip through here while the water is still up. Thanks
Did State Bridge to Dotsero last year. Relied on the BLM pamphlet for camping. Dont do that. All their marked campsites are overgrown and not there! We did find a small site past Catatmount that worked out but it seemed decent sites were hard to come by.
We did a trip through there this spring. Call the BLM office in Kremmling. There's an old map online that shows public land along that stretch. One called Cottonwood Bend looked like a good place to camp (between State Bridge and Catamount). We camped at Catamount, river left just below bridge. Then, we pasted a couple small camps between there and Burns. River right below some small waterfalls.
We pulled out just below Rodeo rapid so I don't know about camping below that. Sounds like it's a long stretch until you get to another BLM area.
If I find the website that we found the map, I'll get back to you.
There is a really good campsite river left about 3 miles below State Bridge, across from a rail yard... If you do the whole trip to Dotsero, there is a great camp site river left after burns hole and before twin bridges, called Jack Flats, cant miss it.
Windy Point is an excellent camp w/ tables & restroom, several camps exsist here and are about a mile below S.B. If these are full ( as they were for us yesterday) two nice primitive camps are below Windy at the next "point" with a small rapid or farther down in the trees. Catamount works well on week days, Jacks Flat is one of the nicest camps in this section w/ interesting hiking terrian. Cottonwood Island is cool, Lyons Gulch is good too. Private & public land is well marked with plenty of public zones to cool out in. Enjoy.
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