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Old 11-10-2019, 09:52 AM   #1
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Colorado summer trip 2020

Looking to spend a 4-6 weeks traveling around Colorado next summer. Need some advise of definite places to go and see. I do have RMNP on the list. Any tips would be appreciated. ( and favorite campgrounds) We will be traveling in a 38ft MH towing.

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Old 11-10-2019, 10:02 AM   #2
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Great Sand Dunes, Colorado National Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Mesa Verde, Trail of the Ancients, Hovenweep and lots of other indian sites around Cortez. That's just Federal sites. Many other state and private sites.


Stay on the west side of RMNP.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:10 AM   #3
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Clear Creek RV park in Golden is very nice. It's conveniently located for many attractions. Clear Creek RV Park

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We use public parks with our 40' motorhome - national, national forest, state parks, boondocking on forest service land. Lots of good places to stay! Rent a Jeep in Silverton or join a tour. You'll be amazed at the beauty!! One of our favorite places.

We've volunteered at Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park and suggest Moraine campground. The park is a zoo because of masses of people.

We love the area south of I-70 - Leadville, Buena Vista, Gunnison, Lake City, Creede, Pagosa Springs, Durango, Silverton, Ouray.

Around Denver is just too crowded.
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Old 11-10-2019, 02:34 PM   #5
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Look at LakeCity.com. You get a taste of real Colorado.
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If your travels take you to Durango, reservations on the Durango/Silverton narrow gauge railroad will be a day well spent
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Couple of spots I'd recommend: anywhere in the Taylor Park area (north of Gunnison) lots of Boondocking sites around there, if you need Electric hookup try Lottis Creek USFS. North of Silverton we spent a week at the old Eureka town site, both were fantastic, lots of things to explore.
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Make your reservations for the RMNP area asap. Colorado has great state campgrounds. If you make it to Southern Colorado keep going and check out Santa Fe.
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:03 AM   #10
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Looking to spend a 4-6 weeks traveling around Colorado next summer.

Let's try to be sure you have all 6 weeks, or more - - If you are in Love with Great Weather and Beautiful Mountains, you are in the Right State. Where are you coming from? - meaning where is this to start? I see you are from Cumming, Ga - so there is a good chance you will be coming into Colorado from the SouthEastern Corner? or is Denver the Choice?

Need some advice of definite places to go and see.
I do have RMNP on the list.

Let me just Name Drop - RMNP - Rt 34 - RT 36 - Trail Ridge - Peak to Peak Hwy - Estes - Grand Lake - Lyons - Nederland/Boulder - ...... Now if this is the starting point then this could tie you up for a week or so and still just Barely scratch the Surface.

So out of RMNP you have a couple options - I'd again suggest staying in the Northern part and making this a loop around the state. So after RMNP and the Crowds you can get to say Stagecoach SP on the way to Steamboat - Steamboat Lake SP - Yampa River SP - as you head toward Dino NM - now as long as you are this close I'd suggest a run up to Flaming Gorge NRA - Beautiful - Green River CG in Dino with no Hook Ups in the Park or Vernal for the KOA if FHU are needed and Flaming Gorge the Marina CG on the Lake.

Now if you need to stay in Colorado head towards Rifle Falls SP - then Glenwood Springs - on to Carbondale - Maroon Bells/Aspen use the Toad to drive Independence Pass - Devil's PunchBowl - to Twin Lakes/Buena Vista for the day (Look hard here as this is an area you could spend a couple weeks and need to return) - we will add this later in the trip.

Out of Carbondale head down RT 133 past/to Marble - Crystal Mills - Redstone - to Delta - Black Canyon of the Gunnison - Optional to Crested Butte - Gunnison - Must do Ouray - Silverton - Telluride - Lake City - Alpine Loop - Mesa Verde - Durango - Pagosa Springs - maybe Great Sand Dunes NP - on up to Salida - Buena Vista - Browns Canyon - Leadville - Camp Hale - Minturn - Vail - Silverthorne - Eisenhower - Golden - Back Home.........Left out enough, you can come back next year for 8 weeks and slow Down and enjoy it/what you liked.


Any tips would be appreciated. ( and favorite campgrounds)

I'm a SP guy, for CampGrounds, BUT in Colorado they are usually full - lot of Cancellations so Never Give up - they all have Cancellations every day. Weekends are when you will need to look at Boondocking as there are so few CG's in the State. Elevation will get you Cooler so you don't need FHU's - keep that in Mind.

We will be traveling in a 38ft MH towing.

Towing a CRV - you can do the Alpine Loop in this and many other gravel roads.

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Now for some links on Colorado - some might help others will just be fluff.

Hope this helps in the adventure,

MAP - https://binged.it/2QcENos

Might try to Find IvyLog as he is a Neighbor in Georgia and may help with info as he does this often. _ iRV2 Forums - View Profile: Ivylog -

https://2fanrgs.blogspot.com/2017/07...anon-city.html

Colorado, NM, Utah? Sept/October

Ouray and San Juan's - Rock-N-Roll 3 days to Visit

https://www.pbase.com/sparker1/root%26view=tree

https://lynn.smugmug.com/Travel/Colo...pens/i-tsVRkXg

https://www.flickr.com/photos/michae...n/photostream/
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If you don't want to stay at a campground right in RMNP there is a great private campground near the southern entrance (Grand Lake entrance). It is called Winding River Resort. It actually borders the park and also Arapahoe National Forest. Here is their website:
https://www.windingriverresort.com/
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If your travels take you to Durango, reservations on the Durango/Silverton narrow gauge railroad will be a day well spent
that is the last steam powered train in the u.s history channel had it on how the states got their shape
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