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Old 09-04-2016, 01:39 PM   #1
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We are looking at going to Estes Park area and wondering about suggestions on RV parks there. We have a 40 ft diesel pusher and towing a jeep. Also things to see and do. Thank you!
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Things to Do in Estes Park

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We are looking at going to Estes Park area and wondering about suggestions on RV parks there. We have a 40 ft diesel pusher and towing a jeep. Also things to see and do. Thank you!
Can't recommend an RV Park but as far as things to do, there are plenty of outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, river rafting, etc. Outside Estes Park, a drive up the Continental Divide is a must to check out some breathtaking mountain views. Drive the pass between Boulder and Estes Park on a clear night, stop, turn off the lights, get out of your vehicle and take on spectacular views of the most colorful clusters of stars you can see in the area without any light pollution.

Whatever you decide to do, remember, Elks have the right-of-way! Watch your coach and tow vehicle!

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Spruce lake is our favorite, located right on the Big Thompson. Their sister park is Elk Meadows, it's alright as well. Then there is Mary's lake campground, nothing great, but when you're staying in Estes the area makes up for a lot of things.
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Chose a campground down below the mountain and use the jeep to go explore.
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From what we have seen, the choices are middling. All gravel, not much grass, and a few trees. Elk wandering everywhere, kind of like deer in the Midwest or south..... Never leave your awing out, as big wind gusts are very unpredictable.

Stayed, at Spruce Lake and it seemed to be the best, but it is tight when it is full. Elk Meadow is bigger, and more space but nothing special.

There is a campground that is next to Spruce, looked to be mostly TTs and smaller 5ers, and Cs. Sites appear to be smaller lengthwise, and many / most appear to have a grade that would make it hard to level a larger A.

The KOA is not set up for much over a 25'TT. I wouldn't even think of trying to get our smaller A into there.

Drove by the campground at Lake Mary and it didn't look particularly inviting.

Given what we saw, we'd go back to Spruce, and if I could not get in there, Elk Meadow.
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Being from Colorado, Spruce Lake and Elk Meadows are by far the best available in Estes. At Elk Meadows, you can hike about a 1/2 mile to the Visitor's Center and catch a bus to just about anywhere in town and in the Park. There is a Jellystone just south of Estes that is fun if you have young ones with you. There are a number of others down below in Loveland if you want to drive up the mountain to visit. Just remember, in Estes you are up pretty high and the nights can get chilly.

September is my favorite month as the aspen trees are just starting to turn and the elk rut is just starting. Set up base at one of the camp grounds and use the jeep to explore. Be sure to go up Fall River Road and come down Trail Ridge in the jeep while in Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park.

You will have a great time!
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We've stayed at Elk Meadows twice. Not the best we've seen but it's good enough. And we've seen more high end coaches staying there than any place we've been.
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We were at Elk Meadows a few years ago, and it was decent. If you are traveling in a DP, there is not a lot of other choices. Liked that is was right outside Rocky Mountain National Park, and close to downtown area of Estes Park. We would gladly stay there again.


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Stayed in the KOA with my 36ft A , no problems, helpful staff
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