FINOCJ previously posted:
"Open to suggestions...it's only a couple hours from Blanding to the trailhead, so as long as we camp sorta near the La sal mts, we should be fine to get to the trailhead at a reasonable hour. It would require an early dept from Denver, as it's at least 4hrs to dirt in western CO (and I'll be cruising in a 50 year old jeep)....I am good with alpine starts....if we found dirt or gravel by 2pm, we could cruise for quite awhile before camping."
Ty, Shane and I camped in the mountains west of Monticello on our fall 2020 trip. There seems to be a lot of camping up that way.
I don't know anything about the Kokopeli Trail specifically. Rose Garden hill scared me off in 2019. From the base of rose garden hill onion creek is the obvious alternate route out, so at least there are options.