Last Updated on 09/30/2023 by Glynn Willard
Coordinates Foe BLM Rd 1462
There are not a lot of boondocking locations close to Durango, CO.
I would not depend on this location to guarantee a space for your camper.
We made the effort to find a spot since we wanted to fulfill our bucket list to ride the Durango & Silverton train.
- Time Of Year We Visited Durango
- Permit Required To Camp Off BLM Rd 1462?
- Government Agency
- Presence Of Law Enforcement On This BLM Land
- Road Conditions In And Out Of Rd 1462
- Is BLM Rd 1462 Big Rig Friendly?
- Cell Strength & Carriers Around CO Rt 160
- Starlink Friendly Sky View At This Site?
- Crowds Around BLM Rd 1462
- Did We Feel Safe Boondocking On Rd 1462?
- Wildlife And Insects In This Region Of CO
- Dump Station And Potable Water Near Durango
- Interpretation And Review Of Boondocking Off BLM Rd 1462
Bureau of Land Management
We stayed four nights and did not notice any law enforcement.
The road is passable by any type of vehicle.
Yes, this location is big rig friendly.
There are very few spots available if your rig is large and per usual, there are more options for small campers and vans.
The road offers many options to turn around if you don’t find a spot.
Since the site is right next to Rt 160, all carriers are well represented.
Our T-Mobile phones worked great!
Yes, there’s a clear view of the horizon in most directions.
A few low hills will easily be remedied by an elevated antenna.
This is a hot spot for tourists and boondocking locations are slim for the picking.
We didn’t find any spots and after disclosing to a young couple that we were exhausted after ten hours in the truck, the offered to share.
Since that time, we have learned our lesson to travel fewer miles on moving days.
We felt safe. There were no suspicious characters.
All sites are really far apart (unless you share a site out of necessity).
There were no pesky insects to disrupt our time outdoors.
We did not encounter any wildlife in this spot likely due to the proximity to the highway.
There’s a dump station with potable water at the Speedway just east of Durango on Rt 160.
The coordinates are:
It’s big rig friendly and easily accessible.
This is active BLM land, so you may end up camping along side a lot of cows. They were a welcome and peaceful site.
If your intention is to boondock somewhere around Durango, make sure you have a plan A, B and C.
This was our plan C and it was still a challenge.
We spent one of the days riding the Durango and Silverton train to fulfill my and the boys bucket list.
That memory alone made it worth all the effort!
Find this spot on Boondocker’s Bible boondocking locations map here.