Last Updated on 04/14/2024 by Glynn Willard




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Coordinates For Our Free Dispersed Camping North Of Grand Junction, CO

 
39°09’45.7″N 108°32’07.5″W
 
We stayed here because we needed to resupply (groceries and propane) in Grand Junction and it was an easy overnight stop.

If you’re an OHV enthusiast, this area will hold a lot of appeal.

And if you just need a place to stay, it will do in a pinch.

It wasn’t pretty enough to take a lot of photos.
 

 

    Free camping near Grand Junction, CO

  1. Time Of Year We Visited Grand Junction, CO
  2.  
    Mid May.
     

  3. Permit Required To Camp Off 27 and 1/4 Rd?
  4.  
    No.
     

  5. Which Government Agency Oversees Grand Valley OHV Recreation Area
  6.  
    Bureau of Land Management.
     

  7. Presence Of Law Enforcement Around Grand Valley OHV
  8.  
    We only stayed one night and did not see any law enforcement during our stay.

    There appeared to be several “long term squatters” along 27 and 1/4 Rd so I suspect law enforcement is at a minimum.
     

  9. Road Conditions along 27 and 1/4 Rd
  10.  
    The roads in and out are all well maintained.

    Any type of vehicle should be able to pass through this area.
     
    Free camping near Grand Junction, CO
     

  11. Is 27 and 1/4 Rd Big Rig Friendly?
  12.  
    Yes, it’s big rig friendly.

    There are several spots for big rigs to choose from and you’ll have no problem finding a place to turn around.

    If you don’t find any close to the OHV parking area, continue on down the road. There are more.
     

  13. Cell Strength & Carriers Outside Grand Junction, CO
  14.  
    Because of the proximity to town, all cell carriers are well represented.

    Our T-Mobile phones and hot spot were fast and reliable with very little digital traffic.

    Our Open Signal app showed a strong presence of Verizon and AT&T as well.
     

  15. Starlink Friendly Sky View In This Area Of Colorado?
  16.  
    This is a good location for Starlink.

    If you plant your rig here, you’ll have a clear view of the horizon in most directions.
     

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  17. Crowds Around Grand Valley OHV
  18.  
    We did not have any trouble finding a spot, but many of the larger spots close to the OHV parking for rigs were taken.

    A few vans spent the night up in the OHV parking lot, which could be an option for small campers.
     

  19. Did We Feel Safe Boondocking Outside Grand Junction, CO?
  20.  
    No one bothered us, but we didn’t feel safe. There were a lot of shady characters around.

    There was also a lot of local traffic coming and going. And a lot of it seemed mischievous.
     

  21. Wildlife And Insects In This Region Of CO
  22.  
    There were no annoying insects to disrupt our stay.

    We also did not see any wildlife. This is likely due to the presence of dirt bikes and OHV’s in the area.
     

     

  23. Dump Station And Potable Water Near Grand Junction
  24.  
    We found several dump stations in Grand Junction, but chose the Golden Gate Petrol on the corner of Riverside Pkwy and 29 Rd.

    39.06229, -108.51552

    There are fresh water options around town, but we did not acquire fresh water in Grand Junction.
     

  25. Interpretation And Review Of Dispersed Camping At Grand Valley OHV
  26.  
    Free camping near Grand Junction, CO
     
    If you need to pick up supplies in Grand Junction, this is an okay option to spend a night.

    I would not stay more than one night unless I was running an OHV in the area.

    Regardless, if you’re in a bind and need a place to crash in your camper, this will do in a pinch.

    If you plan on staying longer, either follow the road further back or look elsewhere.
     
    Find this spot on Boondocker’s Bible boondocking locations map here.

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