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Old 02-07-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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Summer in CO Rockies

We're looking for CG and sights-to-see recommendations for this summer, mostly in the CO Rockies. Leaving Tucson about the time triple-digit weather hits (about June 1st). We will get up to Gillette WY for the Allegro Club Rally on June 20-24, then a week or two over in Mt. Rushmore area. Balance of summer will be spent in CO Rockies. We typically like to spend a week or so in any one stop. We don't camp much above 9,000 ft. as most of you know, the ol' refrigerator doesn't light at 10,000 ft. Full hook ups or dry-camping in forest CGs and state parks are all considered. We tend to rotate between full hooks and w/o. Recommendations most appreciated!
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Glenwood Canyon Resort in Glenwood Springs Co., will put you in the mountains about 40 minutes to Aspen and Vail. Near I-70 easy to get to.
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Western Colorado RV Park & Resort near Glenwood Springs Colorado

Hope it helps. Happy Trails!!!
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Kremmling, 7200 feet, 30 miles north of Breckenridge, north of I 70.
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We plan on it this summer.
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Hi all..
Try Rigeway near Ouray and Telluride. Close to million dollar highway.. Black Canyon of the Gunnison and LOTS of beautiful drives and off roading around Red Mountain etc. Do yourself a favor look into it.. Beautiful State Park and reservoir and wonderful area..
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Try Rigeway near Ouray and Telluride. Close to million dollar highway.. Black Canyon of the Gunnison and LOTS of beautiful drives and off roading around Red Mountain etc. Do yourself a favor look into it.. Beautiful State Park and reservoir and wonderful area..
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This would be my vote. My wife and I spend a week in Ouray every August and we love that area.

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Creede, CO. Beautiful old mining town. Creede Rep theater has great theatrical productions, lots of great shopping opportunities - gorgeous scenery. Elevation 8799 feet.

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I've been living & camping all around the Colorado high country for 30 yrs and still haven't seen it all, so its a long list. It really depends on what your interests are.
If you're coming from the north, RMNP, Grand Lake, Steamboat Springs, Green Mtn Resvr, Dillon, Buena Vista, South Fork/Creede, Pagosa, Durango, Silverton, Ouray, etc. All locations have multiple commercial & Forest Service campgrounds.

PS: I live at 9000 ft all summer and never have an issue with lighting my frig, its been up to 12,000 ft occasionally.
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Southwest Colorado is the best, we've found. We love the Durango/Pagosa Springs area up to Silverton/Ouray, Gunnison, Buena Vista. You just can't go wrong.

I notice you don't have a 4x4 but if you can swing it, stay in Durango or Ouray area and rent a Jeep for the trails out of Silverton. You won't be disappointed. The trails are awesome! We usually boondock in Silverton - an absolutely gorgeous area.
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Thanks everyone. Our CO RVing this year takes us from Cortez, Durango, Ouray, Buena Vista, Denver (at Cherry Creek to see daughter)
and then north to Gillette, WY.
Anyone else with recommendations?
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On your way back there's a nice RV resort near Ignacio CO at the Sky Ute Casino and Hotel. For $30 a night (50% off with P.A.) you have access to all the hotel amenities including a really neat indoor jacuzzi pool. It's close to Durango and Pagosa Springs. Very relaxing! Check their website for info.
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Vince, I'll be at Cherry Creek at the end of September visiting our son, his wife, and my brother-in-law. We've done this the past two years. A very nice state park, kind of like being out in country but then not. Enjoy your visit with your daughter and the surroundings.
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For your Ouray-Buena Vista leg, I assume you'll use US Hwy 50. Just east of Montrose you pass by the least visited National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, its worth a stop.

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For your Ouray-Buena Vista leg, I assume you'll use US Hwy 50. Just east of Montrose you pass by the least visited National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, its worth a stop.

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Vince: We stayed a week last July near Taylor Park (USFS Lottis Creek). Going back again this July, great area for ATV riding.
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