Last Updated on 09/24/2023 by Glynn Willard



Coordinates For Our Free Dispersed Camping Outside Delta, CO

 
38°46’41.5″N 108°15’17.3″W
 
We stayed here to kill some time and potentially go to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

Sadly, the road to the national park was under heavy construction and showing extreme delays.

So we decided to skip Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and just cool our jets and get some work done.

 

    Free dispersed camping near  Delta, CO

  1. Time Of Year We Visited This Free Campsite in Colorado
  2.  
    End of May.
     

  3. Permit Required To Camp Beyond Dominguez-Escalante Parking Area
  4.  
    No.
     

  5. Which Government Agency Oversees Land North Of Delta, CO?
  6.  
    Bureau of Land Management.
     

  7. Presence Of Law Enforcement Around 650 Rd?
  8.  
    We stayed for a few days and did not see any law enforcement during our stay.
     

  9. Road Conditions along 650 and 123 Rd
  10.  
    The roads in and out are all well maintained with a moderate amount of traffic from outdoor enthusiasts heading further back on BLM 650 Rd.

    Any type of vehicle should be able to pass through this area.

    You’ll find turning your rig around to be effortless in locations along 123 Rd and 650 Rd.
     
    Free Boondocking near Delta, CO
     

  11. Is 650 Rd Big Rig Friendly?
  12.  
    Yes, it’s big rig friendly.

    This is wide open space with a lot of over sized spaces along the road, including further along 650 Rd.

    Not only will you find plenty of spots to choose from, you will also find endless opportunities to turn around.

    Besides, 123 Rd forms a loop back to the main highway.
     

  13. Cell Strength & Carriers Along Highway 50 in CO
  14.  
    Because of the proximity to Interstate 70, all cell carriers are well represented close to the highway.

    Our T-Mobile phones and hot spot were fast and reliable with very little digital traffic. Although, the further back we went on 650 Rd, the worse our signal became.

    Our Open Signal app showed a strong presence of Verizon and AT&T in our boondocking spot close to the highway.
     

  15. Starlink Friendly Sky View In This Area Of CO?
  16.  
    This is a good location for Starlink, especially further back BLM 650 Rd where the cell signal weakens.

    There’s enough space that you can find a spot with a clear view of the appropriate horizon.
     

  17. Crowds Around 650 Rd
  18.  
    We did not have any trouble finding a spot, but there were a lot of rigs in many of the spots close to the highway.

    If you choose this location, you should be able to find a decent spot. If not, venture further back on 650 Rd.

    Be aware, the road gets a little rougher the further back you go.
     
    Free Boondocking near Delta, CO
     

  19. Did We Feel Safe Boondocking On BLM Land Near Delta, CO?
  20.  
    No one bothered us and we felt very safe. Several of the RVers near us were very friendly.

    There were no suspicious characters within this area.

    There was some Jeep and OHV traffic coming and going on 650 Rd, but nothing out of the ordinary.
     

  21. Wildlife And Insects In This Region Of Colorado
  22.  
    There were no annoying insects during our stay.

    We also did not see any wildlife, likely because of the proximity to Highway 50.
     

  23. Dump Station And Potable Water Near Delta, CO
  24.  
    We used a free dump station in Confluence Park in Delta, CO.

    38°44’59.9″N 108°04’28.6″W

    It was easily accessible and not busy at all.

    We did not find water in this are and planned on grabbing some in Grand Junction on our way north from Ouray.
     

  25. Interpretation And Review Of Dispersed Camping On BLM 650 Rd and 123 Rd
  26.  
    Free Boondocking near Delta, CO
     
    This free boondocking location in Colorado served our need for getting some work done and some much needed rest.

    If you want to be away from the dispersed camping near Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, but still visit the park and local area, this is a great location.

    We would absolutely return to this space if we decide to visit this part of Colorado again and need a good central location to Montrose, Delta or Ouray.
     
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