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RV Camping

Roscoe, Illinois
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RV Camping

Hey Friends,

We are planning a trip the end of June to Colorado and Utah. We are planning on camping 4 nights in Colorado and would prefer the western slope somewhere. We will then travel to the Moab, Utah area to spend 4 nights at Moab/Canyonlands/Arches.

We're looking for recommendations for both areas. We do not want public RV campgrounds where there are people, kids, cable, wifi, etc. Our camper is self-contained and prefer smaller, quieter, wooded (where possible), more remote sites. We plan to hike, rest, read, and relax. Do you have any suggestions?

We want to make reservations as soon as the window is available because our week ends the weekend of the 4th of July. I'm leaving the same message in the Colorado forum.

Thanks and please help.


Park City, Utah
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1. Re: RV Camping

Moab has a ton of BLM sites that are fantastic. The best are a series of sites along the Colorado River east of Moab. They aren't secluded but the position on the river is sensational. Problem is, they'e first come, first served. So hard to get a spot, especially RV suitable.

Another area to consider that's fairly remote is Behind the Rocks, south of Moab maybe 10-12 miles then on west side of highway. Reasonably good access and you shouldn't have a problem getting a site. But it is remote. It is not the best base for exploring the parks. If you aren't pulling a car, I might think twice about it.

There are also a few BLM sites north and west of Moab that are better suited in Canyonlands area.

Have fun.

Salt Lake City, Utah
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2. Re: RV Camping

Greetings and welcome out west, coach.

You're not going to find many wooded areas in the desert unless you stay in the La Sal Mountains about 20 miles or so east of Moab. There are also cottonwood trees lining the banks of the Colorado River in some areas too, but I wouldn't call them wooded.

Here is a good run down of BLM RV sites that include how long the RV may be. BLM, if you don't know, is just public land rather than private. The land has many uses but they designate some areas specifically for camping. The sites are first come first serve and will have a minimal daily fee.



If you want more remote, you can really camp on any BLM land. But accessing a lot of areas in an RV will be a challenge.

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