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    need camping suggestions for moab, feb. 12-19

    can anyone suggest places to camp for a group of about 6, with 2 cars? we want to hit the big name trails, have a nice camp to hang out in, that's hopefully free.

    also, any camping spots to idaho to recommend that's about halfway between vancouver, BC and moab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolie
    can anyone suggest places to camp for a group of about 6, with 2 cars? we want to hit the big name trails, have a nice camp to hang out in, that's hopefully free.

    also, any camping spots to idaho to recommend that's about halfway between vancouver, BC and moab?
    There are some nice (free) camping spots out near Bartlett Wash. Along the creek is nice, but can be popular (ie noisy).

    Over towards the Courthouse Loop near Monitor & Merrimac has some good spots as well.

    There are decent Pay camping spots along the the river road as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzsean
    There are some nice (free) camping spots out near Bartlett Wash. Along the creek is nice, but can be popular (ie noisy).

    Over towards the Courthouse Loop near Monitor & Merrimac has some good spots as well.

    There are decent Pay camping spots along the the river road as well.
    i'll check those out, thanks! do you think bartlett wash will still be busy in cold-ass mid-February?

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    I dont think bartlett will be crowded in feb. they did restrict alot of the camping there this fall. Bartlett is around 25 minutes from moab on a sand dirt road. When it rains it gets very slick. Be cafeful in a car. Kane creek road has some great camping( does not get great sun but close to amasa back). It becomes free after around 10 miles. Its can be worth paying a couple of bucks for a sight because they have nice fire pits and porta potties. There is a small wash crossing to get to the free camping too. It is often filled with ice and can be impassible by a car(buddy was there a couple of days ago and did not cross.) his car is a POS though. Slickrock also has great pay camping . Wont be crowded but its a few hundread feet above town and can be cooler and windy(gets good sun). Bring lots of warm cloth. It can be cold and snowy but can be full on spring in moab too.
    Hmm Idaho. Probably every camsite will be closed. National forest allows free camping. If you go by Craters of the Moon it worth checking out. Really cool national monument with some camping. Probably around halfway from vancuver to Moab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolie
    can anyone suggest places to camp for a group of about 6, with 2 cars? we want to hit the big name trails, have a nice camp to hang out in, that's hopefully free.

    also, any camping spots to idaho to recommend that's about halfway between vancouver, BC and moab?
    http://www.blm.gov/utah/moab/campgrounds.html

    They aren't free, but they are cheap! Plus you'll be avoiding the crowds in Feb anyway.

    For Sand Flats, right near Slickrock Trail.
    http://www.discovermoab.com/sandflats.htm

    For Idaho, will this be in Feb also? I'm thinking that most of the forest service roads will be snowed in. But camping in the national forest is free if you aren't in a campground.

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