Where can I do dispersed camping in Colorado?
Dispersed camping is allowed in Bureau of Land Management areas and national forests. Sometimes camping is allowed in Wildlife Management areas and state forests. Look for forest signs and service roads to find camping spots. Most areas usually have signs if camping is not allowed.
Do you need a permit for dispersed camping in Colorado?
In the most popular and iconic state parks in the U.S. a permit is sometimes required for backcountry camping. While you can camp almost everywhere, the Bureau of Land Management and Colorado Department of Forestry has also created dispersed camping areas situated beside popular hiking trails.
Can you just camp anywhere in Colorado?
Unless otherwise noted, camping in national forests is free, anywhere in the country. Wilderness areas in Colorado—like Mount Zirkel, Mount Evans, or Weminuche—also often have great free camping, but remember that these spaces have more regulations than National Forest or BLM land.
Is dispersed camping allowed in Colorado right now?
National forests hold most of the free camping in Colorado, followed up by BLM land (Bureau of Land Management). Camping for free is generally referred to as dispersed camping, which is camping in approved areas other than campgrounds. And sites are usually right next to the road, so its perfect for car camping.