Last Updated on 05/11/2024 by Glynn Willard

Coordinates For Our Free Dispersed Camping Outside Montrose, CO
38°25’42.1″N 107°59’11.0″W
We stayed here to be close to a friend in Ouray, CO.

If you plan on visiting either Montrose, Ouray or Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, this is a great boondocking location.

There’s also a few great trail heads to some fantastic hikes nearby.

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    Free boondocking near Montrose, CO

  1. Time Of Year We Visited This Free Campsite Near Montrose
    Mid May.

  3. Permit Required To Camp Off 90 Rd?

  5. Which Government Agency Oversees Land West Of Montrose?
    Bureau of Land Management.

  7. Presence Of Law Enforcement Around 90 Rd?
    We stayed for a couple of days and did not see any law enforcement during our stay.

  9. Road Conditions along 90 Rd (Highway 90)
    The roads in and out are all well maintained with a heavy amount of semi and dump truck traffic.

    Any type of vehicle should be able to pass all the way along 90 Rd.

    That said, the spot we occupied requires a 4×4 and a trailer with high clearance. It was also tight, so I would not pull anything longer than 28′ into the spot we chose.
    Free boondocking near Montrose, CO

  11. Is 90 Rd Big Rig Friendly?
    Yes, it’s big rig friendly.

    Several of the spots along the road will accommodate a large rig, but many will only fit a small camper.

    There are many locations to turn your rig around along 90 Rd.

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  13. Cell Strength & Carriers Around This Montrose Boondocking Site
    Despite being further away from town, we still had a strong unimpeded T- Mobile cell and data signal.

    Our Open Signal app showed a strong presence of Verizon and AT&T in our boondocking spot off Highway 90 (a dirt road).

  15. Starlink Friendly Sky View In This Region Of CO?
    This is a good location for Starlink.

    You should be able to get a clear view of the appropriate horizon from most spots.
    Free boondocking near Montrose, CO

  17. Crowds Around 90 Rd And Electric Hills Trail head
    We were the only RV in the area. We were actually concerned whether we could camp in this location or not.

    But it’s BLM land and there were no posted signs, so technically, it was legal.

    There was a lot of foot traffic from people parking down the road at the Electric Hills Trail head.

    But everyone walking by was friendly and kind.
    Free boondocking near Montrose, CO

  19. Did We Feel Safe Boondocking On BLM Land Near Montrose, CO?
    No one bothered us and we felt very safe. There were no shady characters in the area.

    Someone was using a spot across the road as a gun range, which was fine with us. Just be aware, that this is a potential occurrence.


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

    We also did not see any wildlife.

  23. Dump Station And Potable Water Near Montrose, CO
    We used a free dump station in Confluence Park in Delta, CO, which is perfect if you’re heading north.

    38°44’59.9″N 108°04’28.6″W

    If you’re heading south toward Ouray, the Golden Gate Gasoline station on the corner of Ogden Rd and Hwy 550 has a dump station.

    38°27’01.2″N 107°52’04.8″W

    We did not find water in this location, but grabbed some in Grand Junction on our way to Denver.

    A scenic trail right outside our doorstep near Montrose, CO.

    This free boondocking location along 90 Rd in Colorado is a great spot if you’re visiting Montrose or Ouray.

    It’s another option to be away from the dispersed camping near Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, but still visit the park.

    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 or Ouray.

    The only thing we would do differently is drive further up 90 Rd to find a spot with less foot traffic. That said, it was nice to be able to walk out our front door and onto the trail!
    Find this spot on Boondocker’s Bible boondocking locations map here.

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