Thursday, May 12, 2016

Camping near Dinosaur, CO

Scarlett and I are enroute to Utah, for a staff gathering at the Sundance Mountain Resort near Provo, UT.

I covered a bit more than half the distance to there today, and am camping on BLM land to the west of the small settlement of Dinosaur, CO "Gateway to the Dinosaur National Monument".

The original plan had been to make it all the way to Vernal, UT where there's a KOA camping ground but by 7:00 PM Mtn, I'd just made Dinosaur and there was about another 33 miles to go.

Spotted what look like telecom towers on a ridge to the NW of Dinosaur and checked the phone, why yes, there was 3G coverage!

Took the Blue Mountain turnoff into BLM land and found myself a nice cozy spot a bit off the highway but I can still see traffic from my location.

Had the whole place to myself but as I type this, a white truck has parked about 1/4 mile or more away by a sandy looking rock, I guess they're camping as well.

 Nokku Crags near Cameron Pass on CO 14

 BLM camping near Dinosaur, CO

Checked in with Martha my loving wife, she's got my coordinates via googlemaps just in case.



11 comments:

bluekat said...

The campsite looks so serene. But I'm glad it's you camping and not me! :D

RichardM said...

Camping on the way to a business meeting. My how times have changed...

It looks like a beautiful area. I haven't had much of a chance to explore eastern Colorado beyond flying in and out of Green River.

Charlie6 said...

It was very quiet Bluekat, got a bit cold but not too bad.

Charlie6 said...

What can I say RichardM, it's something I'm trying out.

SonjaM said...

In the early days of my career I thought flying in at business meeting were cool. This lost its attraction long time ago. Camping on your way to a meeting is the new cool, Dom! Way to go. Love the serenity of the pictures.

motoventures said...

You're my hero! I'm hoping to do some moto camping later this year in the SW corner of our amazing State.

Trobairitz said...

Have fun and enjoy the ride.

The gorilla camping looks like it could prove interesting.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks SonjaM, it was indeed serene.

Charlie6 said...

Dunno about hero motoventures but thanks!

da12ask said...

Camping on business trips..... You may be on to something here. I'm liking this idea a lot.

Charlie6 said...

Wow Oscar, you commented! :)