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Old 05-10-2012, 09:40 PM   #15
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I agree the drive from Durango to Ouray is interesting but we have taken our 38' MH and trailer with toad over "The Million Dollar Highway" many, many times. Views are fantastic. If you like dry camping there are beautiful areas to camp in. At Twin Lakes between Buena Vista and Leadville there are several areas to camp in the campground right beside the lake is level and a short walk to the lake the other is further up the mountain overlooking the lake. At Leadville there is Turquoise Lake with both Molly Brown and Baby Doe campgrounds that are breathtaking. Sugarloaf RV Park has water which is at the base of Turquoise Lake and there are several dump stations in the area.

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Anyone know the best place to stay in Durango CO. We are making our way east this summer and want to spend a few days in Durango on our way. Has anyone found a really good campground in that area or in Silverton and Leadville continuing east?

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #16
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We may visit Taos NM when we are in the 4 corners area also. Any suggestions on campsites and what not to miss.

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Old 05-22-2012, 01:58 PM   #17
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If you don't want to take 550 from Durango (we've done it a few times - excellent ride but if you're not used to mountains, don't do it) Take 145/62 to Ridgeway (a great state park and the river sites are largest - were there last Sept.) Both routes have fantastic scenery. Once at Ridgeway, continue north to Montrose and Hwy 50 east. Hwy 50 is a piece of cake! For Silverton: Silver Summit RV is the best one there. We boondock around Silverton - South Mineral Creek is our favorite. There's a nice Visitor Center (big rig parking) when you first enter town from Durango. Since you will be so close would highly recommend that you get to Silverton somehow - either driving Hwy 550 or taking your towed from Durango or from Ourey/Ridgeway. Have a great trip!
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:24 AM   #18
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Leadville RV Corral: downtown ... good location. Old, tight, etc. but I managed to get our 44 footer in a spot and stayed for a few days.

Drove 550 Ouray to Durango. Neat drive, when I looked the views were great. The DW, who was seated on the outside says "never again in the motorhome".

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