Mt. CB camping to reduce backcountry pressure
By Cayla Vidmar
In 2017 the town of Mt. CB opened the 26-site North Village camping area on a vacant lot within Mt. CB town limits to relieve backcountry pressure around the Fourth of July. This year the tent-only campground will be open for seven weeks and is free for campers.
The camping is located across from the Goldlink subdivision and south of the stables. In a 2017 CB News article, town manager Joe Fitzpatrick stated, “we’ve been allowing camping intermittently there for quite a few years, since 2011.” Camping is free, but campers are expected to follow posted rules and be respectful to the site and neighbors.
No dogs are allowed at the site, and it’s tent camping only. There is potable water, a public restroom, and the Mountain Express has a bus stop at the campground. You can check the bus stop times online at www.mtnexp.org.
“We opened in June for the West Elk Soccer Tournament, plus Fat Tire Bike Week and we will keep it open for 7 weeks, into early August,” Fitzpatrick stated in an email this week.
Please keep in mind that the area is under a Stage 2 fire restriction and no open fires are allowed anywhere, even in established fire rings and campsites in the North Village campground.