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Old 08-13-2014, 06:53 AM   #15
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Really enjoyed your report, Andy. My wife and I enjoyed riding in CO a couple of years ago - took our motorhome pulling a 1200GS to ride on the dirt. Not quite as adventurous as some of your riding but we enjoyed it. By the way, one of your shots reminded me of Last Dollar Road, near Telluride. Were you there?
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Mesa Verde National park is magical! We visited the park several times while we were camping nearby.

Mesa Verde - Green table


We started our activity at the park vistors center. I took some pictures of paintings that portrayed how life may have been there a thousand years ago.







The park road itself is worth a visit. I compared the road to the Blue Ridge Parkway.


We visited the Spruce Tree House ruins.






Coming out of the park I realized what I like the best about being in the west. I love the western skies.


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Old 08-14-2014, 04:51 AM   #17
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While camping near mesa Verde, we also rode the Durango & Silverton Railroad. The pictures turned out good, but the movies say it better.









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Old 08-14-2014, 05:22 AM   #18
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Andy what a grate idea I just love the journey thru your pictures please keep it up I will be following your adventures enjoy


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Great thread. I'm really enjoying it. Thanks for sharing your trip.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:50 AM   #20
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Our last week on this trip would be spent camping at Priest Gulch RV Resort. This CG is located on the Delores River, about half way between Cortez and Telluride (CO 145). Priest Gulch RV Resort is a Good Sam 10/10/10 - it is well run, impeccably maintained, and located in one of the most beautiful areas in the country.











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LOVE trip reports with lots of photos.

We have a couple of nights scheduled at that Colorado casino on our way between Moab and Albuquerque (for the balloon rally). We'll have to put a couple of other stops illustrated in your report on our to do list for a future trip.
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LOVE trip reports with lots of photos.

We have a couple of nights scheduled at that Colorado casino on our way between Moab and Albuquerque (for the balloon rally). We'll have to put a couple of other stops illustrated in your report on our to do list for a future trip.
Make's me want to hit the Rd tomorrow.
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We have a couple of nights scheduled at that Colorado casino on our way between Moab and Albuquerque (for the balloon rally).
The couple running the campground at the Sky Ute Casino were terrific. Check-in includes a tour of the casino facilities and ends at the front desk where you pay your fees. The campsites are great.



If you eat breakfast there, go for the French Toast.
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I call my dually Chevrolet Big Bertha. She is kinda wide in the back. I took her four wheeling a couple of times. I never got on the shelf roads, but I did get up to 11,000'. A couple of the jeep guys made sure that I knew it was narrow ahead.











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Our last week in Colorado was spent visiting Telluride and exploring the dirt roads off of CO 145. Co 145 parallels the Delores River almost all the way. The mountains on each side of the roads are heavily forrested. It is some of the most beautiful country I have been in.

This place in Rico, CO had evwerything.


Telluride looking up at Black Bear Pass


Saw this in Telluride and wanted it.


Best thing about Telluride is the free gondola system.


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After weeks of fun and new experiences, it was time to go home. We went South out of Cortez, CO through the Navajo Indian Reservation, then East on I-40 to Memphis, Southeast on the new I-22 to Birmingham, and finally home on I-20. It was a loooooong trip made worse by traffic jams caused by accidents and road construction. I-40 in Arkansas should be avoided until they finish some of the bridge projects they have in progress.

Ship Rock from the CO/NM line


We made a RT 66 stop


Rt 66 gift shop - pick your favorite


This stretch had me wishing for the scenery in Kansas


Way too much of this


Saw a new Corvette in MS


Camped next to a couple with this homemade toyhauler




My dog was tired of traveling - wanted to know how much farther


And finally home. Thanks for riding along with us and the encouraging comments.
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Loved it! Thanks for hauling us around with you.

We're thinking about an abbreviated trip to the right side of the country this year but I know I'll miss the west.
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Some really nice country you saw there.

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