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Old 06-24-2013, 07:31 AM   #1
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Keep looking for detail information about the wonderful campgrounds like, Mountain View in Creede, and Fun Valley west of South Fork. Like losing a family heirloom to think of them being destroyed by these fires.
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If you click on the West Fork Fire Complex link on the middle right of this page, it will take you to the latest information.

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:34 AM   #3
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We were heading for Mountain View next weekend but have had to cancel due to the smoke and DW's asthma - however it sounds as though they will be fine when the smoke dies down. Creede is in a pretty protected area, the mountains might burn but the town and park will be safe.

We are re-planning a trip for next year
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:38 AM   #4
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Lots of smoke in southern CO, we live about 150 miles away from fire and smoke fills the air when wind blows the right way.
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I was in Pagosa Springs last week and watched this monster blow up. Today South Fork and Creede are ok but not out of danger yet. The USFS was not aggressive on the intail attack because it was in a "wilderness" designated area and a beetle kill area and resources were deployed to other fires. There are four fires making up the "complex" The fire has slowed because it has moved into Aspen stands. If the wind calms these towns will be in less danger. Navajo lake, Durango, Bayfield and Chama all have RV facilities as an alternitive.
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we are workamping at Mountain View Rv Resort in Canon City.We had to evacuate with the Royal Gorge fire.And we have been getting lots of smoke from the West Fork Fire it was pretty bad Sat.
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we are workamping at Mountain View Rv Resort in Canon City.We had to evacuate with the Royal Gorge fire.And we have been getting lots of smoke from the West Fork Fire it was pretty bad Sat.
Is that the RV park right on the ArkansAs river?
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Is that the RV park right on the ArkansAs river?
No its a mile from the road that takes you to the Royal Gorge Bridge
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No its a mile from the road that takes you to the Royal Gorge Bridge
How are things around Royal Gorge now? I know the fire has been contained, but how bad was the damage around Canon City?
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Royal Gorge Bridge was closed two weeks ago, and I think the park is closed for the season. I think they are still rafting the Gorge, as there were pictures of "black" waterfalls entering the canyon with the rafters...really runoff from the burn scars.
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We live in Pagosa Springs. The monster fire has settled down considerably, and, last we heard, was 66% contained. Although the road from South Fork to Creede was closed for awhile, Creede was never evacuated, and the Mountain Views at Riversedge RV park stayed open. Good thing, since we have reservations there in about 3 weeks to go to a couple of plays at the Creede Repertory Theater.

Ironically, last year when we were in Creede about this time, there was a large fire north of Pagosa that sent smoke to Creede while they were filming "The Lone Ranger".

Come on up to Creede - beautiful place! And Pagosa too, while you're at it!
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We spent last summer at Mountain View. Several friends that we met that normally spend the summer there have either not gone or left early because of the smoke and fire.

We may go back when they finally improve a few things.
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