Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-11-2016, 10:58 AM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 45
Priest Gulch Campground is the best. Stayed there almost 10 days in July 2015. River running through the middle of camp. Big spots. Can ride right out of camp. Great place.

Andrew
__________________

__________________
Fushux is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-11-2016, 11:08 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 14
Dry camping in the backcountry is the one only way to do it. Plenty of public lands to pull over and setup. If you are going to enjoy the scenery, do it the right way!

Just an FYI, last week or so in August is often wet, cooler, and chance of snow on the higher elevation mountain passes. We got snowed on playing on the Alpine loop on an August/early September trip. Rest of time we got rained on but had a blast riding our UTVs.
__________________

__________________
Drewd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2017, 11:34 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
mernmb's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 25
how was the wifi and satellite if you have it? we are heading there this summer and wonder how those features are.
__________________
mernmb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 11:39 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 5,356
Quote:
Originally Posted by vsheetz View Post
The 1st week in Durango is primarily site seeing, the railway, etc., with a bit of off-roading. 2nd week in Silverton is 3 days of off-roading with a group from Justruns and then there is a 3rd week at Buena Vista with a FMCA 4wheelers rally.
Some folks were recommending Priest Gulch RV or in Cortez. Those two places would be way out of the way for where he wants to go. It's best to stay IN the immediate area rather than driving to Durango, Silverton or Buena Vista.

VSHEETZ: Wondering where you chose to stay???
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2017, 04:27 PM   #19
Member
 
Dave0559's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 32
We bought a 2003 Rubitrux jeep can't wait to get to Moab in April then Silverton for summer.
__________________
Dave0559 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2017, 04:33 PM   #20
Member
 
Dave0559's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave0559 View Post
We bought a 2003 Rubitrux jeep can't wait to get to Moab in April then Silverton for summer.
Click image for larger version

Name:	00N0N_iaUe9A4TxUy_600x450.jpeg
Views:	47
Size:	76.8 KB
ID:	154933
__________________
Dave0559 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2017, 04:38 PM   #21
Community Moderator
 
Russtj60's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
Posts: 1,824
We stayed at the United Campground and also the KOA. The United offered tight camping with the Durango - Silverton passing through the CG. Another upside was the trolley for downtown stopped at the entrance of the Campground. The KOA was a very nice CG. Really enjoyed the trainride to Silverton and Motorcycle rides throughout the area - including a ride to Ouray (not to be missed).
__________________
Russ - USN SWO (ret) - 2017 Canyon Star 3710 with TruOX TruCenter TPMS 507 Pulling either a 2012 Road Glide CVO & 2012 Dyna Switchback in an Iron horse trailer or Jeep Unlimited
Russtj60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 06:09 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: South of Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 254
Coworker spent about three weeks in late July and early August last year, working his way south from the Black Hills to Durango, which was his last stop. They stayed at Junction Creek Campground, operated by the USDA Forrest Service.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sanj...42998&actid=29

Its only about 5 miles from Durango and he was in a 30 ft Avion Travel Trailer and a long bed Dodge 4 dr 3500 pickup, and had no problems with getting in or out or a place to park. There are several 45 to 60 ft back in sites shown on the site listing on recreation.gov

https://www.recreation.gov/camping/J...O&parkId=75355

Charles
__________________
2007 Winnebago View 523H, 2006 Dodge (Daimler-Chrysler aka Mercedes) Sprinter 3500 chassis. Bought Sept 2015 with 18K miles, Prog Ind HW30C, Prog Dynamics PD4645, Chill Grille, Fanstatic Fan Ultrabreeze, PML/Yourcovers.com deep alum trans pan, Roadmaster sway bar
CharlesinGA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 06:21 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
ArmandV's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Tarzana, CA
Posts: 1,031
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwhit View Post
We left the HondaHauler at Ouray KOA...spent two weeks exploring. Durango which we've visited many times thru the years was overcrowded...people & traffic...wasn't used to that.
I stopped in Durango on my cross-country trip last November and I had to choose the week that the trains were on hiatus. So I went to Monument Valley a day early.

I, too, was surprised at how Durango doubled (or tripled) in size since I was last there in 1987. It was a zoo!
__________________
2015 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22R

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog is too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
ArmandV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 06:48 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Scottybdivin's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Spicewood Texas (West of Austin)
Posts: 3,068
In Durango, it you want quiet and private with FHU's look at Junction Creek NF Campground. It is located a few miles out of town and at the end of the Colorado Trail. We were fortunate to meet and give a ride to town to 3 youngsters that had just completed the full length of the trail. They had some stories.

Priest Gulch was a very nice RV park. We really enjoyed the Dolores River area. I did some nice fly fishing at the park and all along the Dolores River last September. kind of fell in love with the area and would like to find a permanent spot there.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0057.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	644.7 KB
ID:	155136   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0047.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	791.8 KB
ID:	155137  

__________________
Scotty and Kristen, Airedales Dagny and Wyatt
2007 Newmar Mountain Aire 4528, 450 HP ISM, Allison 4000, 8 Trojan T-105's
2014 F150 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum 157" WB
Roadmaster Blackhawk 2, RVI2 Brake System
Scottybdivin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 07:03 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
777 Driver's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 652
Quote:
Originally Posted by andy29847 View Post
Don't just go wheeling, the Durango to Silverton RR is fabulous!
That train was used for the train robbery in the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid movie. Well worth a ride.

OTOH, when we did it, they offered a round trip from Durango - Silverton - Durango via train ride up and bus ride back. I know, not much glamor in a bus ride back. Still, it gets you back to Durango quite a bit earlier if you have something to do...and...how much train ride do you need to enjoy in one day?

Take care,
Stu
__________________
=======================================
"A superior pilot is one who uses his superior judgement to avoid situations which might require the demonstration of his superior skills."
777 Driver is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 07:08 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: South of Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 254
Quote:
Originally Posted by 777 Driver View Post
That train was used for the train robbery in the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid movie. Well worth a ride.

OTOH, when we did it, they offered a round trip from Durango - Silverton - Durango via train ride up and bus ride back. I know, not much glamor in a bus ride back. Still, it gets you back to Durango quite a bit earlier if you have something to do...and...how much train ride do you need to enjoy in one day?

Take care,
Stu
The idea is that you get back ahead of the train and get to video it coming in. At least that is what I have been told. The bus takes a different route of course so the scenery is different.

Charles
__________________
2007 Winnebago View 523H, 2006 Dodge (Daimler-Chrysler aka Mercedes) Sprinter 3500 chassis. Bought Sept 2015 with 18K miles, Prog Ind HW30C, Prog Dynamics PD4645, Chill Grille, Fanstatic Fan Ultrabreeze, PML/Yourcovers.com deep alum trans pan, Roadmaster sway bar
CharlesinGA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 07:47 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
777 Driver's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 652
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlesinGA View Post
The idea is that you get back ahead of the train and get to video it coming in. At least that is what I have been told. The bus takes a different route of course so the scenery is different.

Charles
Both of those are TRUE!!!

The bus rides on the "Million Dollar Highway" along the San Juan Skyway.

Take care,
Stu
__________________
=======================================
"A superior pilot is one who uses his superior judgement to avoid situations which might require the demonstration of his superior skills."
777 Driver is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 11:32 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
JohnBoyToo's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: DFW, Tex-US
Posts: 3,947
We did the train up and bus back too last August...
and SO glad we did... the last two cars were having a good ole' time...I think all but one couple were from Texas and so after a LONG time on the train up,

we asked how much longer and they said we were about half way... Talk about a buzz kill - we had all seen enough by then - I mean how much beauty can you take ?!?

The bus ride down WAS different and we grabbed a seat right up front so we could see everything... especially when it started STORMING !

going back up to the campground we saw everyone on the train we would have been coming back down on SOAKING wet in the open cars
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3120.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	542.9 KB
ID:	155250  
__________________

__________________
'11 Monaco Diplomat 43DFT RR10R pushed by a '14 Jeep Wrangler JKU. History.. 5'ers: 13 Redwood 38gk, 11 MVP Destiny, Open Range TT, popups, vans, tents...
JohnBoyToo is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Durango Silverton area,,,,, what a mess! Lloyd in S.C. Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 20 08-13-2015 08:14 AM
ORV Campout August 1-August 2 Lac RV Events & Gatherings 11 05-13-2015 10:56 PM
Durango & Silverton Railroad; Little Molas Lake Campground, Colorado RussOnTheRoad Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 2 06-29-2014 09:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.