2022 Gathering Directions

The 50th Annual Rainbow Gathering in North America will be held July 1-7 2022, at Adams Park, which is near Hayden, Colorado. The trailhead is at Bear's Ear Trailhead, which is on FS 1144, west of CO 80. Here's a map to Bus Village.

Howdy Folks!
Here’s a map and updated text-based directions for the 50th Anniversary Rainbow Gathering, taking place in Adams Park in the Routt National Forest. Watch out for cows on the road and try not to arrive after dark. Some parts of the road are one car wide only so drive slowly and carefully. Welcome home!

From Craig, CO:
1. Take “HWY 13” NORTH for roughly 36.4 miles
2. Turn RIGHT on “Moffat 2 County Rd”
3. Continue on “Moffat 2 County” for 14.5 miles
4. Turn RIGHT onto “Slater CR Rd / Moffat CR 1”
5. “Slater CR/Moffat SR 1” becomes “Routt County 82”
6. At the junction, continue on “Routt County 82”
7. “Routt County 82” turns into “Rout County 80”
8. Continue on “Routt County 80” to WELCOME HOME!!
*If you are coming in from east on 1-80, you do not need to go to Baggs, WY. Instead, you can take a LEFT 17 miles east of Baggs on Moffat County Rd 1 (saving 35 miles of driving). Then, follow from #2 below (Turn RIGHT on "Slater Creek Rd / Moffat CR 1).

From Baggs, WY:
1. Take 70 EAST 16 miles to Slater, CO
2. Turn RIGHT on “Slater Creek Rd / Moffat CR 1”
3. “Slater CR Rd / Moffat CR 1” becomes “Routt County 82”
4. At the junction, continue on “Routt County 82”
5. “Routt County 82” turns into “Routt County 80”
6. Continue on “Routt County 80” to WELCOME HOME!!
*Fuel up and follow the written directions as GPS/Google maps may lead you elsewhere. **Heard that folks should NOT enter the forest from the town of Hayden as there is a locked forest service gate there to protect Sandhill Crane Nests.

Ignore all rumors of cancellation or organization! Live Lightly with the Land and People!


CALM needs donations to pay for medical supplies that get used every year. Please consider Additional information on the water system used to purify water for this year is here. Clean water helps keep us all healthy! The water crew has a CO Water FUNraiser account to help cover the costs associated with buying water line every year to replace the parts that can't be reused.

The water crew is asking all kitchens that want to be connected to the main water line to bring the following items. These items in total should not cost more than $50-$100. Please help get this word out to all kitchens. If each kitchen brings a little it helps us all.

The Rainbow Guide is also looking for donations to cover the costs of publishing the Guide. If you've ever traveled and looked up people in the Guide, you know what a great resource this is.


Happenings at the Gathering

There are many wonderful things that happen at a gathering, but I'll list a few highlights. Remember the concept of "Rainbow Time", and that any semi-scheduled event will start when it starts, and not necessarily by the clock.


For more information about Rainbow Gatherings, here are some more documents.

Other Sources of Information

Now that it's Spring Time, the Forest Service is cranking up their disinformation propoganda machine. While the USFS tries heavily to freak out the locals about the coming Gathering, usually the result is no where as bad as they try to lead folks to believe. Here's a few general media articles looking back on things from the perspective of a year later.

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Last updated June 7th, 2020