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Old 03-29-2020, 11:34 AM   #1
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Wedding in Teluride Co, end of July

We have a granddaughter planning to marry in Teluride the last of July. Looking at All Stays, and RV Parky, I donít see much for a 40í DP.

I love Colorado, and usually stay in South Fork, Creede, Pagosa Springs area. It has been a few years since Iíve been there. I hope to spend a couple of weeks for the trip this summer.

Please share nice campgrounds, things to see and do. IĎve never used an UTV, kinda on my bucket list, so recommendations, rentals, and any information will be appreciated
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Concentrate on Ouray or Ridgeway State Park. It's not a bad drive to Telluride for the wedding. Rent a Jeep for all the awesome trails in the area. There are rentals in Ouray. Drive down to Silverton, for sure. It's a fun place to explore. That whole area is one of our favorite places!
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Concentrate on Ouray or Ridgeway State Park. It's not a bad drive to Telluride for the wedding. Rent a Jeep for all the awesome trails in the area. There are rentals in Ouray. Drive down to Silverton, for sure. It's a fun place to explore. That whole area is one of our favorite places!
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If you are ok with boondocking, there might be some sites not too far from Telluride that are suitable for a big rig. Maybe talk to the rangers in the national forest offices.

Anyway, here are a couple of blog posts that may be of interest -- mostly about hikes we've taken in the Ouray and Silverton areas -- lots of photos:

Look, Mom, We're Camping!: The Mountain West, Fall 2018: Part 4 (Silverton)

https://lookmomwerecamping.blogspot....iii-ouray.html
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We have a granddaughter planning to marry in Teluride the last of July. Looking at All Stays, and RV Parky, I donít see much for a 40í DP.

I love Colorado, and usually stay in South Fork, Creede, Pagosa Springs area. It has been a few years since Iíve been there. I hope to spend a couple of weeks for the trip this summer.

Please share nice campgrounds, things to see and do. IĎve never used an UTV, kinda on my bucket list, so recommendations, rentals, and any information will be appreciated
Ridgway State Park and or Ouray will work but not real close - might just ask if you could spend One Night in the Parking Lot the day/night of the wedding, that way no long drives after the reception.

Generally that's what we have done - sure makes it easier - July there is a chance you may need some A/C and real showers...........so if you could get in Ridgway that would be my first choice then head to Ouray to finish out the two-three weeks in the San Juan's. Lake City might call you along with Silverton for a Great Month in Colorado.

Might be a Great Wedding - and the After Party should be Fun!

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Priest Gulch CG, just south of Telluride on CO 145 is one of our favorite spots.

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We have a granddaughter planning to marry in Teluride the last of July. Looking at All Stays, and RV Parky, I don’t see much for a 40’ DP.

I love Colorado, and usually stay in South Fork, Creede, Pagosa Springs area. It has been a few years since I’ve been there. I hope to spend a couple of weeks for the trip this summer.

Please share nice campgrounds, things to see and do. I‘ve never used an UTV, kinda on my bucket list, so recommendations, rentals, and any information will be appreciated
Couple things to keep in mind - no matter where you stay - all will give you a Beautiful Drive everyday you need to go to Telluride.

Trout Lake is just Beautiful - Rico has a public Hot Springs if I recall correctly, so you could stop there for a soak - - Lizard head will be there to great you if you are coming from the South.

If you need things to Do Look to this Post - https://www.irv2.com/forums/f42/oura...it-442372.html - depending on where you stay and your toad Alpine Loop would sure be fun. I could go on and on this is Heaven, IMHO.

Let us Know where and How it goes,
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I’ll add a side note to your considerations....

No matter where you set “camp”, obviously it’s not going to actually be in Telluride. With that, I’ll also note that the roads around Telluride are not a lot of fun to drive at night; there is a reason you see big light bars and “rhino bumpers” on a lot of locals’ trucks / jeeps in particular. There is a lot of (big, like Elk, etc.) wildlife along the roads at night, it can be pitch black and even with your “brights” on, you just don’t get much of a field of vision, the roads are curvy, and you’ll see a lot of eyes staring at you along the roadside (if you are lucky), waiting to jump out in front of you (if you are not lucky).

I’d make a suggestion, that if you think the wedding events in town will go into the evenings, get a hotel room or condo for the night or two in town around the actually wedding day and just leave the RV where it is. It won’t necessarily be cheap; the Hotel Telluride is nice as well as the New Sheridan (it’s a historic hotel, with outstanding and expensive dining / bar) to name a couple places plus plenty of condos you can find on Airbnb, VRBO to choose from.

I think you’ll find it a worthwhile cost, and you’ll have more fun without the challenge of the roads at night or simply driving after a bit of “celebration”

Hope you get to go....... we can’t get enough of Telluride. Also check the city summer festival schedule, as they can have a big impact on the town, accommodations, etc. assuming they are not / will not be canceling them given the virus problem we have to deal with these days.

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iíd make a suggestion, that if you think the wedding events in town will go into the evenings, get a hotel room or condo for the night or two in town around the actually wedding day and just leave the rv where it is. It wonít necessarily be cheap; the hotel telluride is nice as well as the new sheridan (itís a historic hotel, with outstanding and expensive dining / bar) to name a couple places plus plenty of condos you can find on airbnb, vrbo to choose from.

I think youíll find it a worthwhile cost, and youíll have more fun without the challenge of the roads at night or simply driving after a bit of ďcelebrationĒ
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Iíll add a side note to your considerations....

No matter where you set ďcampĒ, obviously itís not going to actually be in Telluride. With that, Iíll also note that the roads around Telluride are not a lot of fun to drive at night; there is a reason you see big light bars and ďrhino bumpersĒ on a lot of localsí trucks / jeeps in particular. There is a lot of (big, like Elk, etc.) wildlife along the roads at night, it can be pitch black and even with your ďbrightsĒ on, you just donít get much of a field of vision, the roads are curvy, and youíll see a lot of eyes staring at you along the roadside (if you are lucky), waiting to jump out in front of you (if you are not lucky).

Iíd make a suggestion, that if you think the wedding events in town will go into the evenings, get a hotel room or condo for the night or two in town around the actually wedding day and just leave the RV where it is. It wonít necessarily be cheap; the Hotel Telluride is nice as well as the New Sheridan (itís a historic hotel, with outstanding and expensive dining / bar) to name a couple places plus plenty of condos you can find on Airbnb, VRBO to choose from.

I think youíll find it a worthwhile cost, and youíll have more fun without the challenge of the roads at night or simply driving after a bit of ďcelebrationĒ

Hope you get to go....... we canít get enough of Telluride. Also check the city summer festival schedule, as they can have a big impact on the town, accommodations, etc. assuming they are not / will not be canceling them given the virus problem we have to deal with these days.

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Yep, very good suggestion. We have use airbnb.com a couple of times with good experiences.
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X2 on Priest Gulch CG...it's how all RV campgrounds should be - I could sit all day being entertained by all the humming birds. The place is gorgeous and it's along the Dolores River and there's free firewood! Lots of cool backroads for the pick-up close by.

You can not be in that area without traveling the backroad between Telluride and Ouray(I think it's a law of some sort)...lots of Jeeps but I saw nothing the Nissan couldn't handle, especially if it's 4WD. Pack a lunch and an emergency sandwich - it's an all day trip and one, if not the best backroad we have ever been on, way scenic! Hope everything works out for the trip, I'm jealous.

BTW, locals in either town can direct you to the road between Telluride/Ouray...anyone!
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We stayed at Ouray Rv Park and Cabins for 4 months in 2018. We drove over to Telluride about once a week. A beautiful drive and took less than an hour.
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You can not be in that area without traveling the backroad between Telluride and Ouray(I think it's a law of some sort)...lots of Jeeps but I saw nothing the Nissan couldn't handle, especially if it's 4WD. Pack a lunch and an emergency sandwich - it's an all day trip and one, if not the best backroad we have ever been on, way scenic! Hope everything works out for the trip, I'm jealous.
I expect the author of this remark is talking about Last Dollar Rd. it is beautiful and not technical unless it's wet. In wet conditions, even 4wd vehicles have trouble.

There is another road to Ouray, the road up to Tomboy Mine and over Imogene Pass. This is a serious 4wd road. You might get through in your Nissan, but you might not like it.

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Hold on now ........are you recommending that they stay in Ouray and then go to the Wedding - then after the RECEPTION and around 10-12 at night make this drive.



Sorry............that would not really be what I'd call Helpful - more like Crazy.

Either get permission to use the RV in the Parking lot for the Night or get a Room - Sorry, those routes require your full attention and I'd never even think about what it appears has been suggested.

Daylight - Sure - but middle of the night and after a Reception - NOT A CHANCE!

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