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North Fruita Desert Campground, 18 Road Camping

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Flat Tops + White River Plateau, Colorado

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North Fruita Desert Campground, 18 Road Camping

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  • Spectacular views of the Bookcliffs at sunset.- North Fruita Desert Campground, 18 Road Camping
  • Camping here means you can start riding at dawn.- North Fruita Desert Campground, 18 Road Camping
  • A few sites have a little shade as a bonus.- North Fruita Desert Campground, 18 Road Camping
  • You can see the campers here love their bikes.- North Fruita Desert Campground, 18 Road Camping
  • Nice level areas to set up camp.- North Fruita Desert Campground, 18 Road Camping
  • A little shade from the harsh daylight.- North Fruita Desert Campground, 18 Road Camping
  • Fire pits and tables are the basics here.- North Fruita Desert Campground, 18 Road Camping
  • There is great riding right from the campsite. 18 Road offers over 30 miles of trails from your doorstep.- North Fruita Desert Campground, 18 Road Camping
  • Fantastic trails are everywhere at 18 Road.- North Fruita Desert Campground, 18 Road Camping
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Pros: 
Great riding right from your campsite.
Cons: 
No water, electric, or shade shelters provided.
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Region:
Flat Tops + White River Plateau, CO
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$10.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Car sites: 
58
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Partly cloudy until evening.
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Breezy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening, and mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
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Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
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Clear throughout the day.
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Encompassing over 40 acres in the heart of the 18 Road Mountain Bike Trail System, the North Fruita Desert Campground provides ample opportunity to bike all day directly from your campsite. There are 58 individual campsites, and each site contains a fire ring with a grate and a picnic table and has parking for two to four vehicles. Please remember campers must bring their own firewood and there is no electricity, shade shelter, or garbage pickup. The facilities are decent for such a remote location, and there are four vault toilets located within walking distance of each cluster of campsites. Dispersed camping is allowed outside of the mountain bike trail system, but it requires the use of a portable toilet system and portable fire pan.

If you’re in the mood for a scenic drive, the road that leaves the campground to the west will slowly climb it’s way up the backside of the Bookcliffs to provide magnificent views of your surroundings. Area activities include a shooting range, OHV open area, hiking, and mountain biking, making this a great destination for a weekend getaway.

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