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Old 12-15-2021, 03:07 PM   #1
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We are planning a trip to Colorado in late May early June 2022. I've been looking at Ridgeway state park which is close to Montrose. Has anyone got any pros or cons on this Park? We would be spending 5 to 7 days here.
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We are planning a trip to Colorado in late May early June 2022. I've been looking at Ridgeway state park which is close to Montrose. Has anyone got any pros or cons on this Park? We would be spending 5 to 7 days here.
Might be the most popular park in Colorado - GET YOUR RESERVATION NOW!

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Good info HERE - https://www.irv2.com/forums/f42/oura...it-442372.html

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Might be the most popular park in Colorado - GET YOUR RESERVATION NOW!

Anything else you need help with?

Good info HERE - https://www.irv2.com/forums/f42/oura...it-442372.html

Best of Luck,
Wow Busskipper, this is awesome info...thank you soooo much. We're going to make reservations ASAP.
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If you haven't been to this area before, consider coming in from the north through Montrose and not from the south over the Million Dollar Highway. Just be aware that Hwy 50 between Gunnison and Montrose is under construction and may be closed during the week, except for short times of letting traffic through. It's completely open on the weekends. The MDH (Hwy 550) is very narrow and winding in places so it's really not for first time visitors in large motor homes.

When in Ridgway, be sure to dine out at the True Grit Cafe. It's always a great choice for lunch or dinner.

When we were in the area last Summer, Ridgway State Park was half vacant during the week but packed on the weekends.
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Thanks Lt Dan for info. I definitely will be coming in by way of Montrose, no way will I drive my rig down the MDH I want to enjoy the scenery. I guess we'll just deal with the construction on 50.
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In 2020 I used Busskipper's article, originally Posted by Rock-N-Roll, as a guide; following it pretty closely. We stayed in Ridgway State Park, and highly recommend it. We would have missed so much if not for Rock-N-Roll's detailed write-up. We came in from the west, from Dolores CO, and that was a good route to Ridgway. Check out his link, https://www.irv2.com/forums/f42/oura...it-442372.html
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U.S. 50 Work

You can keep up with work status and traffic schedules on U.S. 50 on this site.

https://www.us50info.com/
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You can keep up with work status and traffic schedules on U.S. 50 on this site.

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We were able to get a site in Ridgway State Park for the first 10 days of June. Then 3 days at James M Robb-Colorado River State Park. We will be adding stops to our trip as we continue to plan, over all planning on doing about 3 in weeks in Colorado.
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We are planning a trip to Colorado in late May early June 2022. I've been looking at Ridgeway state park which is close to Montrose. Has anyone got any pros or cons on this Park? We would be spending 5 to 7 days here.
Great place to camp. We love this area. Close to Ouray and drivable to Telluride. It's very open and campsites are on loop with open space in the middle.

We stayed at:

Site: 018HA Loop: Dakota Terraces A Loop. Site was close to restrooms, was pull through and very quiet. Site did not have a covered picnic table area, if that is important to you. Sites on either side did have coverings. Hopefully between this and map, it will help. Any other questions, ask away.

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Great place to camp. We love this area. Close to Ouray and drivable to Telluride. It's very open and campsites are on loop with open space in the middle.

We stayed at:

Site: 018HA Loop: Dakota Terraces A Loop. Site was close to restrooms, was pull through and very quiet. Site did not have a covered picnic table area, if that is important to you. Sites on either side did have coverings. Hopefully between this and map, it will help. Any other questions, ask away.

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Thank you luckystar for the info...we will be in Elk Ridge E loop, not sure if site has a covered picnic table or not but either way will be fine with us.
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We didn't stay in Montrose but did visit several times. We stayed at Valley Sunset RV in Delta (20 miles North). The electric was problematic at 108 volts, lots of "snowing" Cottonwood trees and train tracks 100 feet outside the park. We never felt safe in the park! Always felt we were one moment away from being robbed. There are at least 4 other rv parks. The city of Delta has 20 plus beautiful murals through-out the city.
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We didn't stay in Montrose but did visit several times. We stayed at Valley Sunset RV in Delta (20 miles North). The electric was problematic at 108 volts, lots of "snowing" Cottonwood trees and train tracks 100 feet outside the park. We never felt safe in the park! Always felt we were one moment away from being robbed. There are at least 4 other rv parks. The city of Delta has 20 plus beautiful murals through-out the city.

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First off, the train tracks service the last operating coal mine. Maybe two trains a month, if that.
Yes, there are a lot of cottonwood trees. Note the name of the town, 'Delta', indicating the proximity to two rivers. Cottonwoods grow near river areas. Welcome to Colorado. Anywhere near water will have them.

Felt like you were going to be robbed? In Delta? OK, that is the most ludicrous thing I've ever heard.
The demographics show the average age in Delta CO is 64 years old. I was surprised it's not older. It's the kind of town where people don't lock their doors, leave their keys in the car, bicycles laying in the front yard, etc. Even graffiti is so rare it makes the above the fold headline in the local paper. A quick look at one of those neighborhood ratings sites ranked Delta 14, on a 1-100 scale for crime, with 1 being lowest, 100 highest.
There are a couple of parks that have some low income folks permanently living in older rigs, small travel trailers. Majority of them are elderly, very elderly. I've bought propane at the park you mentioned. Yep, not going to see any million dollar rigs, but I think grandma's robbin' days are long past her! LOL
If Delta is scaring you, maybe it's time to hang up the keys and retire from traveling.
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We didn't stay in Montrose but did visit several times. We stayed at Valley Sunset RV in Delta (20 miles North). The electric was problematic at 108 volts, lots of "snowing" Cottonwood trees and train tracks 100 feet outside the park. We never felt safe in the park! Always felt we were one moment away from being robbed. There are at least 4 other rv parks. The city of Delta has 20 plus beautiful murals through-out the city.
Why on earth would cottonwood trees and train tracks make you so fearfull?

Brings to mind when we volunteered at Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park. One irate camper approached me and said he's never coming back to this dirty park! He though the pine pollen was dirt!!!
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