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Old 04-25-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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Southern Colorado?

Thinking of heading from Tucson over to Colorado next month and into June. Driven thru Colorado many times, but have never stayed for any length of time, except up in Central City for a couple of nights several years ago. Also have visited Mesa Verde NP. Interested in going to Durango, etc. Can anyone recommend a good route from Tucson (we live in So Calif, but will be in Tucson next month) up into Colorado? And sights to see, or places to stay? We'll be in our 38' 5th wheel with a F350 Diesel truck.

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We just made the trip from Albuquerque to Durango on Hwy 550. You pick up 550 a few miles north of ABQ on I-25. It was an enjoyable drive.

We stayed at Alpen Rose RV Park on 550 just north of town. The folks at Alpen Rose were friendly and the sites are gravel divided by grass. That was welcomed after about two weeks of New Mexico dust.

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Old 04-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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About 6 years ago we stayed at United Campground in Durango .... the sites are big ... and terraced ... we were parked facing the train tracks ... the passengers all waved as they started their adventure
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Good route from Tucson to Durango...

I-10 to Phoenix.....I-17 North from Phoenix to Flagstaff....take 89 North from Flagstaff on up to right turn (ENE) on 160 through Tuba City, on into Colorado and to Durango. We full time in a 45' pusher towing a Honda Element and the above route was great, though we did run up to Monument Valley for awhile on our way.

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While you are going that direction, if you have not already done so, why not visit Monument Valley NP?

Just inside Utah on US163 is Goulding's Monument Valley CG. A place at which we have had one of the most spectacular views, ever! Take in the sights yourself or take a tour with a Navaho guide (recommended).

NB, continue on your way to US191 and S to reconnect to US160. Or, vice versa.

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Old 04-26-2012, 05:33 PM   #6
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Ding-a-ling...We went to Monument Valley last year AND stayed at Goulding's! LOVED OUR TIME THERE! What a gorgeous, magical place!! We took the Goulding's jeep tour. Next time we want to take another tour with an Navajo guide who we met in the marketplace area, in one of those little shops..he said its a much more extensive tour. We definitely would love to go back, just not sure about doing it on this upcoming trip! Thanks for the info!

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