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Old 06-09-2011, 07:04 PM   #15
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I have stayed at this campground near Durango several times and find it very clean with beautiful views. Its only about 5 miles or so from Durango and close to Pagosa Springs.

Alpen Rose RV Park Durango, Colorado - Home

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Have visited family in Durango many times. Camped at Alpen Rose and the KOA just south of town. Alen Rose gets the nod from us. When we took the train to Silveton, we hired a dogsitter who was staying at the campground. The train ride, with the steam engine, versus the diesel is worth the trip. Go for the one way ride. The ride to and from is long, very long. You can get a bus back or to. The drive to and from Silverton is worth the trip, but also can be lengthy, but much to see, such as the many towns along the way. There are campgrounds in Silverton, but they are pretty basic and can be crowded because it is a good place to start 4wheel adventures. We took our Jeep Wrangler up and over so where @ approx 13k feet. In town, if BBQ, visit Serious Taxas BBQ, there are two locations. Worth a visit. We visit once a year because family live there.
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In Durango, you can eat at Serious Texas BBQ.


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Old 06-18-2011, 09:12 AM   #19
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Well after all of your suggestions and our research, we have decided to stay at Alpen Rose in Durango. The office personnel there seem to be very welcoming. The suggestions on this thread were overwhelmingly in favor of Alpen Rose.

Thank all of you so much!

We are leaving on Friday. This will be our first big trip with the Cameo 5ver.

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as the others said, Alpen Rose. Clean, nice people and close to everything. You must go to silverton. It is great. You can go by steam train or car. both are great trips. Also go over to Cortez and see Mesa Verde.
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We have been at Alpen Rose for 3 days now and the park is fantastic. Well organized and managed with all necessary amenities. It is centrally located just a couple miles north of Durango on the 550 to Silverton and Ouray.

We took the long drive yesterday to Silverton then Ouray. From Ouray up to Ridgeway (film site of the original True Grit ) then over to Telluride. From Telluride we went sout to pick up hwy 190 then back to Durango. Very long day but the scenery was unbelievable!! The million dollar hwy is a must see.

Tonight we go to the Bar D(?) outdoor music show and dinner. Tomorrow 2 hours of horseback riding. Then on Friday we take the train to Silverton with a shuttle back. Friday most likely rest and prepare for the drive back to N. Texas.

For the drive back we do not want to go back through Albuquerque. We are thinking of going east on 190 but are concerned about going over Wolf Creek Pass with our gas motor and 14k fver ?

We may go south out of Pagosa Springs and down to Santa Fe if 84 is not closed due to the fires? Any thoughts on these two options?

Well thanks again for everyone's help on where to stay. I am experienced enough now with this area that I can help the next folks.

Thanks Again!
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