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Old 10-19-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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High Elevation Camping

We have a two week vacation planned next year and were looking for a site high in the mountains that will accommodate a 33' Keystone Bullet. We are in Florida and are willing to make a trip into the Rockies. We'd prefer a full hook up site however we are willing to boondock a few days.

Any suggestions?
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No location suggestions. But you'll need to be aware that cooking at high altitude requires changes. We went to the Grand Canyon in 1973 (from Florida). We found that water would boil away without really getting hot. One day we had pancakes-- they rose to about 2 inches thick.
We also found that my wife gets altitude sickness.
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There are literally hundreds of sites that would meet your requirements. What kinds of things do you like to do? Do you want to hit some of the wonderful sights? Do you just want to hang by a lake? More information is needed.
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:48 PM   #4
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Try Tiger Run RV Resort near Breckenridge (which I did not care for) and camping at Baby Doe Campground on Turquoise Lake near Leadville (which I liked very much). Both areas are in Colorado around 10,000 feet in elevation..
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Two other things to take into account...if you have a sleep number bed, deflate anytime you move. And if you don't want ketchup and/or mustard (and for that matter anything that has been opened and has air in it), take care opening!!!!
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We've never had a problem with cooking...you just have to adjust a little.

Ridgeway State Park has hookups and you could do Silverton, Durango, Telluride, Cortez and Montrose for long day trips.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:57 PM   #7
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Check out Sportsmans RV Park outside of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Good trout fishing & good sitting. Also if you want to be a little closer to town look into Snowy Peaks or Arrowhead Point in Buena Vista, Colorado - There's a lot of things to do around these two. Good food, good fishing, lots of day trips......and some of the friendliest people you could meet.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:06 AM   #8
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There are literally hundreds of sites that would meet your requirements. What kinds of things do you like to do? Do you want to hit some of the wonderful sights? Do you just want to hang by a lake? More information is needed.
Yes we are adventurous and would like to get out and see the sites however being a flat lander and unaccustomed to high altitudes we want to limit our hiking requirements.
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Most people find that taking it easy for a couple days once you're at a higher elevation, you become accustomed to it and you can do normal things. We're in high elevations (up to 11,000 EL) quite often and inbetween time we're at 3,000' EL. Every time we climb we notice the difference and just rest until we feel better with the elevation. We're then able to hike without it bothering us. I think most people rush it a bit, especially if they're on a limited timeframe, and that's when problems occur.
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Hydrate more than usual...and if you have any asthma, don't forget your breather, especially if you plan to hike. Also, good hiking shoes, preferable covering the ankle.
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Hydrate more than usual...and if you have any asthma, don't forget your breather, especially if you plan to hike. Also, good hiking shoes, preferable covering the ankle.
This ^^

Most importantly, drink lots of water BEFORE you get to the mountains. Coming from our hometown at 1200 ft. elevation, my wife was amazed at how quickly she acclimated, and because of our preparations we were able to do our first hike the day after arrival without any issues at all.

I would like to explore more of the Rockies, but we have become partial to the Estes Park area over the years. Tons of hiking, we logged almost 50 hiking miles in July (all but one trail took us over 10,000 ft). It is a tourist trap town, but we are into that. Elevation is around 8500 ft., with a beautiful, almost flat, drive from the interstate into town.

As a matter of fact, we are considering a return trip next year.
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In 2011 spent a week in Woodland Park. It was beautiful...BUT the elevation, 8,000ft., knocked me for a loop. I went to a Dr. who said it was elevation induced sleep apnea. Didn't have any problem while awake. I got an oxygenator to use while sleeping which took care of the problem since we planned on being in the Rockies for over a month. As soon as we were down near 5,000ft. I no longer had the problem.
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How high do you want to be? Most all of the campgrounds in Yellowstone are around 7,000' or a bit higher. If you go out the north entrance of Yellowstone on hwy. 212, Beartooth Lake CG is about 9,000' and Island Lake CG is about 9,600'.

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Since you are coming from Florida, I would recommend southern Colorado. Anything around the Durango area would be good. We stayed a week at the Junction Creek Forest Service campground. One loop has electricity though no full hookups. You could space it with some of the campgrounds in the town. Pagosa Springs is also a nice area.
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