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Old 04-25-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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Colorado for RVers

Johnny Cash once said, "I have been everywhere man". But, most RVers have not ...

So, I was thinking the other day ... Oh no, DW has that look that I know so well every time I get to thinking ... I told her, no really, I was thinking that RVers want to go and see places, but they don't much enjoy burning diesel just to get there ... So, I said to self, "Self, why not ask others at the irv2 forum for feedback before you start them engines ..."

So, what I'm looking to do is get feedback from others that are familiar with specific states to help snowbirds and sunbirds with their travels.

Since Colorado is a favorite place for many RVers ...

What parts of Colorado do you recommend for other RVers? ... What parts would you put in the category of not worth the diesel needed to get there?

I think, in time, we could build a database from threads like this for each state in the US, places in Canada, Alaska, etc.

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The million dollar highway for one. The drive from Ouray to Silverton and on down to Durango. The drive thru the Pass from Ouray to Silverton or vice versus can be a white knuckler for some. It's up there and NO guard rails but the scenery is astounding.
Colorado Springs has many places to see with the big attraction being the Air Force Academy.
South of there a bit there's the Royal Gorge. It can go on and on it's just a beautiful state.
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:58 PM   #3
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Ditto on several from the previous poster.....
Manitou Springs
Woodland Park
Estes Park
Colorado Springs
Rocky Mountains
Breckinridge
Cripple Creek
So many.....if I had MY choice, Colorado is where I would retire! The DW has a different opinion on retirement.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:19 PM   #4
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It's all just hype, nothing here for RV'ers to see :-).

We lived for a little while in Woodland Park and sometimes on Friday's or Sunday's we would pour our favorite beverage and walk down to the main drag, Hwy 24, and watch the RV parade head from CO Springs out to the high country and back. There are so many great places to camp and it starts practically in the backyard.

One of the more unique experiences is the Pike's Peak International Hill Climb, the second oldest motor race in the US. Saturday night before he race is the only night that you can camp on the mountain.
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Steamboat Lake State park
the drive from Ft Collins west to Walden along the Cache le Poudre river
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We’ve been to Colorado twice and loved it. We visited the Durango area, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain NP, Summit County (day trip from Denver), Buena Vista, and Denver. The places we stayed were Dakota Ridge, Golden (nice park but tightly packed), Chatfield State Park, Littleton (very nice, lots of room), Cortez KOA (nice but all gravel), Durango KOA (typical KOA, needs some work), Alpen Rose, Durango (probably best in the area), KOA south of Pueblo (nice, roomy), Snowy Peaks RV Park, Buena Vista (nice, roomy). I would stay again at all but Dakota Ridge and Durango KOA.
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The million dollar highway for one. The drive from Ouray to Silverton and on down to Durango. The drive thru the Pass from Ouray to Silverton or vice versus can be a white knuckler for some. It's up there and NO guard rails but the scenery is astounding.
I wonder how a 45' RV with a toad would do on the million dollar highway? If any big coach has been lucky enough to do it, I would love to hear about it.

Here is a video on the highway - Going from Ouray to Silverton. Definitely not a road to take at night ...

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I wonder how a 45' RV with a toad would do on the million dollar highway? If any big coach has been lucky enough to do it, I would love to hear about it.
Here is another thread in irv2 that talks about this section of Colorado

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Here is another IRV2 forum on the Durango area of CO

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I am going to Colorado in July with my trailer. It is my first RV trip there. I have stayed in Buena Vista and Gunnison on previous trips. Both towns are great locations for exploring the Colorado mountins. Here is a picture from an earlier trip - The Devil's Punchbowl.

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"What parts of Colorado do you recommend for other RVers?""
The whole western 2/3 of the state.
when I was still working I got to live in NW Colorado, Steamboat Springs for 12 yrs. Now that I'm retired, I spend the summers in the south central mountains near South Fork, CO. Everywhere in between those 2 areas has something for everyone, depending on your interests.

"What parts would you put in the category of not worth the diesel needed to get there?"
The eastern 1/3 of the state

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Ghost Towns of Colorado

List of ghost towns in Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Estes Park

Were looking at staying in the Estes Park area just before the Rocky Mountain National Park.

We will be there in August in a 40' DSDP.

We have two weeks to explore this area.

We have driven, by car, the San Juan Highway in both directions, Durango to Ouray. Amazing.

Recommendations are appreciated
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Here is another thread in irv2 for Colorado.

This one is on navigating the steep roads around Monarch Pass.

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