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Old 09-06-2007, 06:17 AM   #15
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I've pulled the Jeep behind our 40' Bus on the run from Durango to Ouray. It wasn't that bad. If you get really upset at mountain driving I'd pass on it but I had no problem and I've seen larger rigs pull through there as well. We've stayed at the Ouray KOA and found it to be a good campground and we'll stay there again next time. If you want to boondock in an awesome setting, Silverton runs a campground at Molas Lake. No hookups but very scenic and it's up in the high country of the San Juans - just north of Silverton.
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Hello again LetGo,
Here are the pictures I promised of the Ouray KOA. The first picture if our rig on the pad of site 60.

The next picture is taken from the rig looking out at the rest of site 60 and the view of the campground towards the office.

And this last picture is of the Priest Gulch site we stayed in with the rear of the coach sitting right on the Dolores river. Hard to beat the sound of the river while laying in bed and dozing off.
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MtRoamer,
Thanks for the pictures. Very nice looking coach you have.
The campground has more trees then I imagined it would but thats a good thing in my opinion.
Since I last posted we had decided to stay at a brand new campground in Silverton but since have changed our mind because of the altitude difference between there and the KOA in Ouray. (9300 ft. versus 7600 I believe. Made reservations and although we weren't able to get site 60 we will be close, 60D I think.
We have a couple days planned in Great Sand Dunes National Park before and the rest of our time in Ouray. We're hoping the aspen trees will be changeing in mid Sept. and plan on renting a jeep to do some touring on the old mining roads.
Really looking forward to it.
Cruzer, although I'm not an experienced driver in the mountains, besides a trip to Yellowstone and then Glacier National parks with a fifth wheel and last year with the motorhome out West I do feel comfortable driving in them. I think on this trip we will use Ouray as our base and use the Liberty to sightsee.
I want to thank the both of you for your replies on the area. Eventhough I like the unexpected nice little suprises I also like to know what I can expect as far as a campground.
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You can rent a Wrangler right at the KOA. Ther's some great trails in the area. Ophir (or Imogene Pass if you're more adventurous) will take you over to Telluride, then you can take the easy Last Dollar road back to Ouray. Corkscrew Gulch is nice and will get you down into Silverton, where it's easy to get to the Animas Forks ghost town from and then return to Ouray via the Million Dollar Highway over Red Mountain Pass. There's wilder and tamer trails in the area so you'll have a good selection to choose from. If you want to see some pictures of the area check out This Link.
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