camping near North Cottonwood trail head?

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camping near North Cottonwood trail head?

Postby acoustic5679 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:11 pm

I wanted to bring my high clearance popup camper up to or near the North Cottonwood trail head when I attempt my columbia/harvard combo. Does anyone know if this forest service road has any good spots for a 18 foot camper?
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Re: camping near North Cottonwood trail head?

Postby Exiled Michigander » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:17 pm

About a quarter mile or so after you pass the San Isabel NF boundary, there is a very large site on the right-hand side of the road that should accomodate you. There are probably a few other sites further up the road too.
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Re: camping near North Cottonwood trail head?

Postby acoustic5679 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:23 pm

Great! thanks a lot!
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Re: camping near North Cottonwood trail head?

Postby peter303 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:06 am

Several spots. You can camp at the trailhead itself. Its kind of noisy with cars coming and going all hours of the night. I set up near the steam to the west where the gurgling stream masks some of the noise.

A couple miles before the trailhead is the Harvard Lakes / Colorado Trail parking lot. There are some pull offs and camping just fore that. That happens to be the trailhead for the easy way up Columbia.

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