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Trailhead conditions, directions, roads, parking, camping, etc. Trailhead Info/Status
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Camping/Shavano

Postby barbiesue53 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:02 am

My husband and I are looking at a summit of Mt. Shavano early Sunday. Is there any camping along the FR252 or close to the trail head??

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Re: Camping/Shavano

Postby desertdog » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:30 am

Lots of places to pull over and camp. I camped About 50 yards from the TH lot.

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Re: Camping/Shavano

Postby rquayle » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:39 am

There are lots of good camping spots very near the trailhead. This is one of the most convenient and most pretty camping areas for the 14ers. You will like it.

Re: Camping/Shavano

Postby forbins_mtn » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:47 am

rquayle wrote:There are lots of good camping spots very near the trailhead. This is one of the most convenient and most pretty camping areas for the 14ers. You will like it.


+1. Great camping along the road to the TH. They're all far from each other and driving passed them really made me wish I had camped the night before

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Re: Camping/Shavano

Postby barbiesue53 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:31 am

thanks :-D

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Re: Camping/Shavano

Postby BrianWright » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:02 am

When we did Shavano years back we camped near but not right at the campsite by the trailhead. Shavano ended up being one of my favorite easy 14ers. We got really close to a huge group of Bighorn and the clouds were just beautiful. Great mountain!
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Re: Camping/Shavano

Postby GregMiller » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:33 am

If you don't like all the other spots, if you take the road just past the trailhead (maybe 1/8 mile) there's a large open field area, where we camped for the last spring gathering.
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Re: Camping/Shavano

Postby SES_17 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:58 pm

If you don't like all the other spots, if you take the road just past the trailhead (maybe 1/8 mile) there's a large open field area, where we camped for the last spring gathering.

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There're are more sites in the trees past this area as well.
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Re: Camping/Shavano

Postby forbins_mtn » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:04 pm

I hiked shav a month or so ago and remember a ton of cattle in the area passed the TH. are they freely roaming this area we are talking about?

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Re: Camping/Shavano

Postby tlongpine » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:00 pm

forbins_mtn wrote:I hiked shav a month or so ago and remember a ton of cattle in the area passed the TH. are they freely roaming this area we are talking about?


Alpine Bovine. You passed over a couple of cattle guards on your way to the TH.

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Re: Camping/Shavano

Postby jeffs » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:45 pm

A few years ago a friend of my hauled his pop-up camper to that meadow, setup the awning, carpet, etc.. all the luxuries of home..... We headed out the next day hiking, returned and found most of the herd hanging out in camp. About six of them were jockeying for position under the shade of the awning and had been crapping for what looked like all day..... I slept in my truck...... :shock:
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