Crested Butte, Colorado

Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Dispersed camping means no services; such as trash removal, and little or no facilities; such as tables and fire pits, are provided. Some popular dispersed camping areas may have toilets.

We spent August 14 - 19, 2018 doing more dispersed camping in Crested Butte, Colorado on BLM land (Bureau of Land Management). This time it was a bit more stressful to get to the camping site as it was down a single lane dirt road that went on for miles. It took us 20 minutes to get there and return. There are many warnings about bears and how to lock up all your items, but we did not encounter any. We did see free range cows, and signs for Marmot Crossings. There was a creek/river right behind us, and the dogs had a blast running through there a few times a day. We also got to drive the truck back and forth through the creek a few times to try and wash it off.

We visited with Kim's daughter (LeAndra) and son in law; Zach Sheets. They were there for a bike race and we went to Mount Crested Butte to watch. This is a big mountain biking place and it was fun to be there. Most of the bikes run about 3 to 10 thousand dollars a bike. More than my used car.

Crested Butte reminds me of St Charles, Missouri, except the beautiful mountain views as far as the eye can see. A bunch of little shops all up and down main street, and then houses and other smaller business on the other side streets.

We visited a group of art galleries and had the best tacos and tamales we have ever eaten. We walked up and down all the streets and visited a bunch of shops.


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