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Lizard Head Pass Dispersed Camping Area, CO 12 years 7 months ago #4258

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This US Forest Service dispersed camping area is at Lizard Head Pass (Elev. 10,250') on CO State Hwy 145 about 48 miles north of Dolores, CO. It is a free area, with a 7 day limit. However, I suspect if your rig and campsite is neat and clean and you are not obviously homesteading, you won't be bothered if you push the 7-day limit a little.

This is easily one of the most scenic campsites we've ever stayed in. It was uncrowded even on the Labor Day weekend.

There are NO amenities -- bring everything you're going to need. Even the nearby rest stop/picnic area on the highway has no trash service, probably because if they put a trashcan there, campers in this dispersed area would cram it to over-flowing in short order. There were some, shall we say, "odiferous" porta-johns at the rest area. If you absolutely need to call someone, you can get a Verizon signal at the rest area if you walk around a bit. (The 'sweet spot' moves.)

The road in has a couple of rough spots, the worst of which was about 150 yards from the pavement. We saw several rigs chicken out there, but our 40-footer handled it just fine. In wet weather it looks like a mud bog, but has a firm base and we didn't sink at all.

Highly recommend this spot.
B.N. Lavender
Capt. (LDO) USMC (Ret.)
Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.” Ronald Reagan

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