Thursday, January 3, 2019

Colorado River Boondocking

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    The BLM land south of Ehrenberg, Arizona, is popular with boondockers. Most people follow the east frontage road at Exit 1 on I-10. This leads to a large flat plateau with room for hundreds of RVs however it’s barren and bleak. A much nicer and more scenic area can be found by driving down Ox Bow Rd after turning west at the exit. Ox Bow travels parallel to the Colorado River and provides access to many pull outs and small clearings.

   The clearings right on the river can be very busy but we shared a spot with friends on a small back channel away from the main road where it was peaceful and quiet even over the Christmas holidays. The ground is hardpacked dirt, easy to roll around, but may be muddy if it rains. Ox Bow Rd is gravel, wide and well maintained.
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7 comments:

  1. Okeydokey! Many thanks. (beautiful sunset!)

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    1. The southwest does have some spectacular sunsets!

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  2. Parking down on the river there has always been pleasant.

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    1. We were there with Beth! You know how much she dislikes the barrenness of the plateau. :-D

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    2. Coming down to the river that first year was a huge thing...

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  3. Looks peaceful...not real busy like Q is

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    1. One of the nice things about Q is you can get away by driving a little way out into the desert but still go into town to see all of the craziness.

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