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Old 04-20-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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Vallecito Resort Near Durango?

Has anyone been to Vallecito Resort RV park just East of Durango CO?
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I don't try to bash places but I'd give Vallecito a thumbs down. I stayed there last summer and left early. Maybe some folks like it, but I didn't. I know Colorado pretty well as that is my home state ( live in FL now).

First the name and pictures. It is far from a "resort" . It is a old campground in some very large trees. Probably over half the campground is regular seasonal weekenders with old trailers permanently anchored to their sites.

It's very shaded. Very dark, not much light in a lot of spots. Some tight maneuvering ( I had a 40 ft Monaco).

We parked in one of the weekend "rental" spots and had regulars zooming up dirt roads. So much in fact we couldn't leave our windows open for the dust.

It seemed expensive for what we got. We preferred several places nearer to the town of Durango or an excellent one we stayed in Pagosa Springs.

Since I left Colorado the pine beetles have ravaged the forests. Most of the trees around Vallecito were brown and near dead. Durango is still green. The blight is appalling.

I won't go back...any State Park or Forest CG would be more enjoyable.
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Old dirty and too crowded....That part of CO is best done in USFS cg or boondocking....
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Thanks for the two comments...I appreciate that....hmm. Zero for two.

Hey Hogdriver...what was the one (or ones) that you liked around Pagosa Springs?
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I spent 3 weeks last summer at the Alpen Rose CG which is about 1 or 2 miles north of Durango. I would go back when and if I'm ever in the Durango area. Clean, good location and nice people.
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Try Wolf Creek Run CG if you like big rig class A Motorcoach places. The owners live there in the summer in a Prevost. Each evening they host a cocktail and snacks on a fantastic deck overlooking a beautiful river.

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There are other places nearby, but we had fun here and wished we'd stayed longer. Pagosa is a great biking and/or walking city. Pagosa can be hot in middle summer but always cools down to great temperatures in the evening.
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Try Wolf Creek Run CG if you like big rig class A Motorcoach places. The owners live there in the summer in a Prevost. Each evening they host a cocktail and snacks on a fantastic deck overlooking a beautiful river.

Wolf Creek Run Motor Coach River Park - Home Page

There are other places nearby, but we had fun here and wished we'd stayed longer. Pagosa is a great biking and/or walking city. Pagosa can be hot in middle summer but always cools down to great temperatures in the evening.
I agree. Nicest park I've found in Colorado. We stopped there for a couple of nights and ended up staying over a week.
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We have not stayed at this park since it's outward appearance was not good. We stayed at Blue Spruce RV which is NW of Vallecito during the summer of 2009. It was OK but quite far from Durango.
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Thanks for the great comments, they really help. I appreciate you all taking the time to advise your experiences!!
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