We camped at Rabbit Valley Camping Area, Colorado in October 2021
Our previous stop: Horse Canyon Road Dispersed Camping Utah Review & Info
Location: 39.1924, -108.9964
Camping Limit: 7 Day
Amenities: Vault Toilets
Cell Phone Service
Verizon – Good
AT&T – Good
Rabbit’s Ear Trailhead – 3 miles
Highline Lake State Park – 17 miles
James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park – 20 miles
Grand Junction, CO – 32 miles
James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park Connected Lakes Section – 33 miles
Cedar Tree Arch – 45 miles
Rabbit Valley Camping Area Colorado Info
We stopped at the Rabbit Valley Camping Area on our way from Moab, UT. We were traveling through Colorado and it seemed like a good place to stop for a few days. We weren’t disappointed.
This free camping area is huge.
It’s part of a larger area that has even more campgrounds in it but if you want to camp on the south side of the I-70 freeway the Rabbit Valley Camping Area is the most accessible for RVs and trailers.
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There are 18 campsites in total and as you can see from the map above most of them are along the dirt road that follows the freeway east.
You can see the freeway every now and again and hear a little bit of noise but it’s really not too bad.
You must camp in the designated campsites but there are two large parking areas you can camp in that have vault toilets.
This free camping area gets very popular on the weekends so if you are out of luck and all of the campsites are filled you can always park in one of these two areas until a more private spot becomes available.
The parking area in the picture above has a horse corral and about 6 fire pits along the edge.
It’s for group camping and large RVs. It’s where the coordinates above will take you but there are a lot of campsites before and after this area.
Some of the more private sites are along smaller roads. There are lots of signs that tell you what campsite numbers are where.
Most of these roads didn’t seem doable with our Class C RV and I wouldn’t risk taking a large trailer down any of them. But there are plenty of large campsites along the main road.
We got campsite number 16. Most of the campsites along the main road were large enough to fit multiple RVs and most of them were level.
16 was a good distance away from other campsites and there were some trails to explore nearby.
Every designated campsite at Rabbit Valley Camping Area has a cement picnic table and steel fire pit with a grill.
From campsite 16 we had some amazing views of the mountains and as you can see from the picture above campsite 17 was a good distance away.
About 3/4 of a mile past campsite 17 is the last designated campsite, number 18. At that campsite, there is a sign that says it’s the last one and you should turn around here if you can.
Rabbit Valley Camping Area Colorado Review
It’s hard to believe that this campground is free. The dirt road was in great shape when we were there and all of the campsites we passed looked amazing.
You are technically right next to the freeway but there’s a hill between the camping area and the road so the noise isn’t very bad.
There are tons of trails all over the place. They’re open to dirtbikes, mountain bikes, hikers, and even horses.
We were able to mountain bike on a road from our campsite all the way to the Colorado River. The views were amazing and there are a lot of fun mountain/dirt biking trails all over the place.
The data speeds on both Verizon and AT&T were decent but pretty unreliable at certain times of the day.
Rabbit Valley Camping Area is the perfect place for any size of camper.
My only recommendation for extra large Class A motorhomes and 5th-wheels would be to stop at the large group campsite and scout the 5 or 6 campsites past that before driving down the road just to make sure there’s a free one.
If campsite #18 is taken I’m not sure there’s a good spot to turn a large rig around past that.
This is definitely a campground we would visit again and hopefully we can stay even longer next time.
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