Plan Your Trip

DIY Lodging/Ride Share

NEED A LIFT? OR A BED?

HAVE ONE BUT WANT TO SHARE?

Please note: Primitive camping is FREE at 18 Road

Getting Here​

Head to the 18 Road Trailhead

Look for the Roam Fest signs.

You will turn right about a mile before the main 18 Rd Trailhead parking lot. 

Parking

 Please park in designated festival parking area 

Please do not park at the 18 Road TH parking lot.

We're across the road at the new Staging Area lot. 

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Camping​

Free camping is available for festival pass holders only in our venue area. 

Camping Check-In Starts: Thursday 6PM

Camping Check-Out Ends: Monday 11 AM

Camping in our designated camp area?

 

Please DO NOT have non-festival goers stay at your campsite. Your manfriend makes an awkward campfire guest. Feel free to camp across the road or at a paid campsite if your entire party isn't a part of our festival. Thaaaanks!

 

NO DOGS in the designated festival camp area. 

 

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Ride Shuttles

Shuttles are ONLY transportation to trailheads. With the exception of Gunny Loop shuttles on Sunday...we don't shuttle you to the top of anything. 

Masks are required at ALL TIMES when inside vehicles.

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Shuttles to/from Downtown

Shuttles will pickup and drop-off at Best Slope Coffee beginning Friday morning and ending Sunday Afternoon. 

See SHUTTLE SCHEDULE for details.

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FOOD

Dinner Friday & Saturday night is

included in your pass.

 

Catering by Whole Foods Ambassador Chef Lentine Alexis

FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE ONSITE FRI-SUN FOR BREAKFAST & LUNCH. Thank you for supporting our local food purveyors!

 

Restaurants, a grocery store & coffee shops are a 30 minute drive from the festival. Feel free to stock up the cooler and stay in the desert with us!

Potable water & free beer is available onsite.

If camping, bring water with you and use our supply as backup.

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Accommodations

Book EARLY for best prices and availability.

Not camping? Fruita is adorable!

Hotels/Inns in Fruita

Hotels on the north side of the interstate are a bit more convenient to get walk to downtown. 

VRBO/AIRBNB

Fruita VRBO's

Fruita AirBnB's

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Flying

Grand Junction Regional (GJT)

A small regional airport just a 30 Min drive from festival. Worth the convenience even if tickets are a bit more expensive.

Salt Lake City Intl (SLC)

A 4 hour drive from Fruita. We recommend flying into SLC if you are looking for a bigger airport - driving from Denver can be problematic with weather and traffic. 

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What Should I Pack?

Personal Gear

  • Casual shoes

  • 1 puffy coat for post ride

  • 1 flannel

  • 2-3 casual shirts

  • 1-2 pair travel/comfy pants

  • 1-2 pair of casual shorts

  • Outfit for evening dinner out

  • Undergarments

  • Socks

  • Swimsuit + travel towel

  • 1 beanie & 1 hat w/ sun visor

  • Toiletries

  • Wet wipes/hand sanitizer

  • Personal medications

  • Phone/electronics charging cords

  • Portable battery charging unit

Camping Gear

  • 1 gallon water a person per day

  • Tent/Footprint/Rainfly

  • Pillow

  • Sleeping bag & extra blankets

  • Head lamp

  • Lantern (optional but nice)

  • Table

  • Sunshade (tent, awning, etc.)

  • Tent weights/stakes

  • Kitchen items (cooking, dishes)

  • Trash can/bags (pack it out)

  • Stove/grill + fuel
  • Wood for campfire

  • Lighter!

Ride Gear

  • Helmet

  • Riding shoes (flats or clipless)

  • Riding pack (1-2 liter hydration)

  • 2-3 sets of riding shorts/jerseys

  • 2-3 Padded shorts/chamois

  • Riding layers (ie merino wool)

  • 1-2 pair gloves

  • 2-3 pair athletic socks

  • Knee/elbow pads

  • Rain jacket & Light windbreaker

  • Riding sunglasses

  • Chamois cream

  • Sunscreen/Bug spray

  • Fix-a-flat/emergency kit (recommended)

CAMPING FAQ

GENERAL

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No. 

Q: Can I bring my kid?

A: No. 

Q: Can I bring my man friend?

A: No. 

Q: Can I bring my lady friend who isn't attending the festival?

A: No. 

Q: Where can all these humans and my fur baby camp?

A: If you and your non-festival crew want to camp together,, feel free to reserve a paid campsite at the North Fruita Desert Campground (about a mile away) or snag a primitive campsite outside of the designated festival campground. If you are in a developed campsite and can see the festival, it is part of the festival campground. 

CAMPSITES

Q: How do I pick a campsite?

A: Starting Thursday at 6pm (please for the love of cookies don't come early!) we will load folks in starting at the North campsites closest to the festival. Please follow staff directions. We DO have a method to the madness. 

Q: How many campsites are there?

A: There are 24 (2 vehicle) general campsites. With an additional 24 campsites for festival & expo staff, volunteers, and scholarship recipients. 

Q: Do I get my own campsite?

A: There are more campers than campsites and we are loading each site with 2 vehicles.+people. Think of this as a sleep away camp; we aren't staking a claim to a site, we are scooching in tight so we can make new friends and share an awesome campsite. 

Q: Can I camp in a primitive (non-designated) spot?

A: Yes, there are a few large primitive areas just before the designated campground. We cannot control who is camped there with you. 

CAMPSITE AMENITIES

Q: What amenities are available?

A: These are primitive campsites with drop toilets (think campsite outhouses), portable toilets, hand wash stations, picnic benches, & fire pits. There is no electricity, showers, or running water. 

 

Q: Will there be potable (drinkable) water available?

A: We ask that you bring a gallon a person a day if camping. If you need refills, we have potable water at the festival expo for refills. 

Q: Can I charge my phone/electronics somewhere?

A: We will have limited charging available via a generator. If you have a portable battery pack, please bring it. We can power you up in a pinch but are trying to manage power for festival-critical devices. 

Q: Can I run a generator?

A: Yes. Quiet hours are 10pm - 7am...but you really don't want to be THAT person running your genny at 9:50 or 7:01. Hint: no-one wants to fall asleep or wake up to your generator. 

FOOD AMENITIES

Q: This should be the first question on the FAQ... Is there coffee?

A: Yes. One of our breakfast food trucks will have coffee for purchase. 

Q: Is there breakfast available?

A: Yes. We have two breakfast food trucks onsite. Please support them and enjoy a hastle-free breakfast. 

Q: Is there lunch available?

A: Yes. We have two lunch food trucks onsite as well! There will be a to-go option for those of you who want to pack a lunch for your midday rides. 

Q: Is there dinner available?

A: Yes. Dinner is INCLUDED in your festival pass Friday and Saturday night. 

BEING PREPARED

Q: How hot or cold will it get?

A: It may dip into the 30's at night and could be in the 80's during the day. Pack accordingly! A warm puffy jacket, beanie, and warm athleisure pants are standard night attire. Don't forget to pack for rain.

 

If bringing a sleeping bag, we always recommend packing an extra blanket (or two!) to add a layer of warmth. Don't forget your pillow!

 

Q: Can we have campfires?

A: Check-in with us on current fire ban status. As of 10/1/21 there is no fire ban in effect.

Q: What if it rains?

A: Be ready to rough it! We have a mega canopy for folks to huddle under if a quick storm is rolling through. There isn't much for us to do but be prepared for the worst and tough it out if there is significant weather. 

Q: Is there much shade?

A: There is exactly ZERO shade. Bring a pop-up or awning if you have it. Don't forget to tie it down...it can get very windy and flying tents are dangerous!