Canyon Camp | Wild Camping

Bolivia

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Last Visited: 10 months ago
GPS: -22.29293, -67.78153
Altitude: 4373.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Description

Just off the road on the right as you leave the Laguna Colorado area we found this dry canyon. You can drive a few hundred meters into the canyon and find a secluded place to camp for the night that's protected from the sun and wind. The elevations in Bolivia's southwest are incredibly high, meaning brutal sun during the day and cold temperatures at night. There are bathrooms and trash facilities at the ranger station on the north end of Laguna Colorado.

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A notre passage, l'accès au canyon était barré par un monticule de pierre d'une cinquantaine de centimètres de haut. Certainement suite à la réfection de la piste. Si vous avez un véhicule un peu bas, prévoyez une pelle et 30 minutes de travail.

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We recommend this spot for overnight as hidden from road and partially wind-protected.

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Not really protected from the wind but ok for a night instead of Laguna colorada. You can level with rocks around. Very cold at night. Good for the second night of our route.

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A great, secluded place with much more wind protection than anywhere else on the Lagunas route. The canyon has some fun walls for bouldering/climbing and lots of interesting features for general exploring. One warning - canyons like this are definitely at risk of flash flooding in heavy rains. If rain is on the forecast, it may be best to avoid camping here.

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Too much wind and people at the mirador of Laguna Colorada !
We drove to this very quiet spot. Hidden from the road and protected from the wind.
Not too cold at this period even during the night.

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Almost no wind and not so cold (-1 degree celsius). Nice spot in a canyon. To all Overlanders: please take your trash with you! We saw a lot of trash here in this place and it was not from local peoples!

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We decided not to go further back into the canyon so we could catch the morning sun, but we were awoken by 20 landcruisers driving by before 6am. If you go back further you'll probably have more privacy. But overall a really great spot:)

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Same as everyone else says - beautiful spot! Wind was pretty much gone 7pm.

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Beautiful canyon with protection from the wind. We were able to park close to a large rock against the right wall of the canyon so we had morning sun. Plenty of rocks around to help level your rig.

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Great little spot in the middle of nowhere. The only good wind protection for a tent we could find. Saw a few little marsupials running about at dusk.

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Easy access, quiet, good wind protection and early morning sunshine from the direction of the canyon entrance. Probably the best place close to laguna colorado. We spoted a pair of chinchilla!

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Très joli endroit, propre pour bivouaquer une nuit 🌙 à l'abris du vent 💨, hélas du soleil ☀️.

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Nice spot! Not windy and sunny since an early morning (in the winter). I reckon the trash doesn't come from overlanders, but locals (a lot of bottles).

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We camped at the mouth of the canyon so we could get maximum morning sun on our vehicle's starter battery (hot tip - pop the hood to warm the starter battery up quicker, and if you can't start pull out the air filter to get more oxygen in).

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good spot out of site. A bit of wind protection. Please keep it clean. A viscatcha showed up for breakfast .

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Camped here, as it was the only kind of wind protected place near Laguna Colorada. We didn't find leveled spot with wind protection, so opted to stay in the car - but found a small place behind the cliff without the wind and cooked there.

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Great spot, only a shame that most of the flat spots are on the opposite side to the morning sun! No problem to access with 2WD.

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Another great spot! We tucked into the rocks which helped with the wind. Wind died down around 9 pm. Got up early to head to the geysers by 6:30-6:45 am, 1 hour-ish drive).

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We managed to find a spot out of the wind but there aren't many. The canyon is windy as well, but nothing compared to the raging stand storm we encountered at Laguna Colorada. Freezing at night. No 4x4 needed unless you want to drive all the way to the back, which you don't need to.

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Very nice place. You can park your car so that it ist proteced from the wind from 3 sides. Quite chilly in the night (~ -14°C) but nothing compared to the temperatures at the Laguna Blanca (~ -20°C)

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Good place for tent campers and 4x4s. If you can get into a corner you can escape the worst of the winds. Beautiful place overall shame some decide to leave their garbage everywhere.

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Nice spot protected from the wind. Bring your trad rack! We established several new crack climbs, the rock is excellent though short.

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- We expected a little cover from the wind, unfortunately the wind is as strong in the canyon as on the plains. But you might be able to find some cover for a tent/smaller vehicle.
- Apparently a favorite spot of many, some trash lying around.
- The road here from the Flamingo Ranger station is even worse than what's north of it. Lots of washboard, little options of leaving the road. We wonder where the park entrance fees end up - definitely not in the roads or facilities.

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Just off the road on the right as you leave the Laguna Colorado area we found this dry canyon. You can drive a few hundred meters into the canyon and find a secluded place to camp for the night that's protected from the sun and wind. The elevations in Bolivia's southwest are incredibly high, meaning brutal sun during the day and cold temperatures at night. There are bathrooms and trash facilities at the ranger station on the north end of Laguna Colorado.

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