Between Dinosaur National Monument and Steamboat Springs, CO along Route 40 there’s a lot of mountains but not a lot of towns or gas stations, so we were happy to come across Yampa River Campground in Hayden, CO to fill/dump our tanks.

Yampa River Campground

We’d been without hookups for a few days, and if we’d had enough driving for the day, we definitely would’ve stayed here, but we needed to keep going. The park has 35 spots with electric hookup for $20. They charged us $10 to use the dump station, but seriously, we didn’t see anything else along the road for hours! I was particularly taken with the patio things over the picnic tables. As you can see, the place was empty.

Yampa River Campground

And the spots were level and big.

Yampa River Campground

I know we’ll get back to this part of the country soon, so I’m marking this campsite as a place to stay!