Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Boondocking near the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

 Left Phoenix at 10AM today and about 5 hours or so later, was setting up in the Badger Canyon dispersed camping area located on a flat-ish ground that overlooks the Colorado River.  

In my rush to get here, managed to forget to fill the onboard propane tank at the KOA in Flagstaff, AZ where I dumped tanks.  Careless of me but the tight confines of the dump area at the KOA distracted me I guess.  Still I have about a week of propane remaining so should be good to go till I decide to leave this area.

I drove the URRV to the end of Badger Creek Road where the turn-around loop is located.  There was already a young couple setting up a tent there next to their car when I arrived.  I asked them if it was OK for me to share their camping area which was big enough to serve as a group camp site and they said it was fine.

The campsites are quite near the cliff edge overlooking the Colorado River

Those are the Vermillion Cliffs in the background

The Golden Hour came around soon after I setup camp:

I'm going to explore the area tomorrow, and hopefully pick up some wanted grocery items in the convenience store located a few miles away by the Chevron Gas Station near the Historic Navajo Bridge which spans across the Colorado River as part of US Hwy 89A.

If not there, I might drive the 45 miles to the town of Page but doubtful.  We'll see how the weather is the next few days, colder temperatures and windy conditions are being forecasted which might cause me to displace sooner than this coming Monday.


Oz said...

Camping near the edge, hope you don't sleep walk! Pretty area. I really wan to visit the Historic Navajo Bridge.

redlegsrides said...

It's an interestingly scenic spot to be if only the sun would come out so I can take some pictures.... Very overcast today!

SonjaM said...

Oh my, nice colour scheme with the cliffs in the background.

redlegsrides said...

Thanks SonjaM.... hoping for some better lighting tomorrow