Hunting for a Good Free Campsite in Keystone

On Saturday we had a leisurely hour drive north to Keystone, Colorado. The ranger in Crested Butte recommended a couple locations in the area, but as we’ve learned in the past, it’s hard to trust RV campsite recommendations from someone who isn’t an RVer.

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One of her suggestions was also on freecampsites, so I figured that was our best bet. Instead we found some side of the road camping where there were more “no camping” signs than not. So we decided it was a no go.

From there we went to the ranger’s second suggestion, even though it didn’t sound too appealing. She said if we went to the landfill, there’s a shooting range, right past that, camping is allowed. Hmm.

Just past the gun range there was a spot, but we continued driving. The spare tire under the trailer hit the ground a few times as we went over some really big humps in the road so we pulled off into the next spot we saw.

I was a little freaked by the power lines and insisted we move to a much better spot across the road. More on that later this week.

Dinner Last Night:
Dinner is not always delicious. Last night I tried making cucumber pancakes with chickpea and rice flour with a tomato chutney. It was mediocre so I won’t share the links.

2015 Cost of Camping:
87 night paid camping
120 nights free camping
207 days this year
Total spent: $1600.81
Daily average cost: $7.73

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6 Comments

  • Reply Sharon B. July 27, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Glad you got ‘outta there.

    http://www.safespaceprotection.com/electrostress-from-power-lines.aspx

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  • Reply Peter Kingsley July 27, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I wouldn’t want to camp within half a mile of power lines like that. Effects of electromagnetic radiation, etc.

    • Reply Leigh July 27, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      Uh oh – we’re still pretty close. Hopefully we aren’t here long enough for it to have an effect.

  • Reply Ed July 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Look here. Lots of room.

    39.592050
    -105.870965

    Intersection CR 5 and FSR 260

    • Reply Leigh July 28, 2015 at 6:49 am

      That’s where we turned around! Are people actually camping there? Are you there?

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