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Get Prepared

Good little Roamies do their homework and arrive ready to party.

Location & Directions


Camping 101


In Town

Food & Bev


Bound Express

Packing List

Locally referred to as "18 Road", the 18 Road Trail system sits amongst hundreds of miles of BLM land - including the primitive North Fruita Desert camping loops G-H & the 18 Road Staging Area, our festival venue. 

Come prepared, after a 20+ minute drive (the last 4 miles will be quite slow & bumpy) you'll arrive at our primitive party site. 

Plan to enter our venue from the South entrance (you'll make a  right turn about a mile before the 18 Road trailhead parking lot). 

Roam Fest is held at 18 Road Staging Area in the North Fruita Desert.

Location & Directions

Camping is FREE (you need a pass) & PRIMITIVE (i.e. get feral with us)

5 Steps For Successfully Camping at Roam Fest

  1. Get the appropriate free camping Add-On from our ticketing site

  2. Read the Camping FAQs and pack like the self-reliant babe that you are (see packing list)

  3. Camp spots are first come first serve and we are sharing sites (arrive with your entire group if you want to camp together!) Follow our Camp Crew's directions: they are camping Tetris experts and will have a pretty exact orientation for you to snuggle into.

  4. Plan on being nice and quiet from 10pm-7am

  5. Thanks in advance for putting your trash and recycling in the appropriate receptacles (hint: NEVER a toilet)

Festival camping is for festival pass holders only. Camping with other friends, family, pets, in a large RV/trailer, or simply don't want to cram into our rugged village? Book your own BLM campground site in loops A-D, and ride over to the festival on singletrack!

Camping 101

Lodging options are available "back in town" to fit all needs and most budgets. Choose from reasonably priced hotels or short term rentals on all the usual platforms.  

Downtown Fruita is about 25 minutes from our venue and boasts several bike shops, a grocery store, a dozen or so wonderful purveyors of food and drink, and a hardware store for any needed essentials. 

Shower or bust? No worries, Fruita is nearby.

Staying in Town

Coffee, Breakfast & Lunch: 

Pack your own, or enjoy a variety of breakfast and lunch options for-purchase from our food truck vendors. 

Industry Nine is hosting second breakfast on Sunday with flapjacks & orange juice (or mimosas)!

Coffee price range: $3-$7

Snack price range:  $4-$8

Meal price range: $12-$18


Dinner Friday & Saturday is included in your festival pass. We highly recommend enjoying Fruita's local restaurants for dinner Thursday or Sunday night - and remember The Hot Tomato is closed Sundays & Mondays!

We'll have gluten free, dairy free, vegan & vegetarian options Fri & Sat.

Snacks & Beverages: 

Water and electrolytes are always available at our Hydration Station - bring your water bottle!

Sierra Nevada Brewing is providing free nonalcoholic beverages and beer all weekend.  

BYO snacks. Tasty treats will be provided during Saturday's Happiest Hour.

Onsite options to keep the hanger away
Ask Aunty Nance

Food & Bev

Snag a ride to Roam Fest

Fruita Colorado can be a challenging spot to get we're doing the heavy lifting to make things easier.


All you have to do is snag a Roamward Bound Express Add-On, get to your designated pickup spot on time, load up your gear & bike, sit back, relax, and get ready for an epic weekend. 

Express round-trip shuttle service from:

  • Denver, CO | Union Station

  • Salt Lake City, UT | SLC Airport

  • Montrose, CO | MTJ Airport

  • Grand Junction, CO | GJT Airport

See Add-Ons on our Eventbrite ticketing page for more details.

Roamward Bound Express

I wasn't expecting being double and triple parked in the campground...after the initial shock wore off, I realized the mini Roam village was a dream and I never wanted to leave!

- Roam Fest Fruita '23 Camper

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Personal Gear

  • Neon dance party ensemble 

  • 1 sun hat

  • 1 beanie

  • 1 warm/puffy jacket

  • 2-3 casual shirts

  • 1 longsleeve shirt/sweater

  • 1-2 pair comfy pants

  • 1-2 pair comfy shorts

  • Undergarments

  • Socks

  • Sleepwear

  • Casual shoes

  • Toiletries + wet wipes + meds

  • Portable elec. charger

  • Phone/device cables

Ride Gear

  • Sunscreen/chapstick

  • Helmet

  • Riding shoes

  • Hydration pack 1-2 litres

  • 1-2 pair gloves

  • 2-3 pair athletic socks

  • 2-3 pair riding shorts

  • 2-3 pair chamois

  • 2-3 riding tops + layers

  • Rain jacket & light windbreaker

  • Riding sunglasses

  • Knee pads/elbow pads

  • Chamois cream

  • Fix-a-flat kit

  • Small emergency med kit

Camping Gear

  • 1 gallon water per day

  • Tent + weights/stakes

  • Sleeping pad + pillow

  • Sleeping bag + extra blanket

  • Headlamp

  • Lantern (optional)

  • Table + campchair

  • Camp kitchen (cookware, utensils)

  • Stove + fuel + lighter

  • Cooler + dry ice

  • Trash bags

  • Sunshade (pop up, awning etc.)

Good to Know

All camping in the North Fruita Desert is primitive - plan to be completely self-sufficient!


There is NO:

  • Electricity

  • Showers or camping water


Roam Fest IS providing:​

  • Toilets + hand wash stations

  • Additional drinking water 

  • Trash & recycling

  • Coffee + food trucks for breakfast+lunch purchases

Packing List

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