We departed Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah and drove to Arizona via Colorado City and then back into Utah through St. George and on into Nevada. Crazy, eh? Yep, that’s what we did.
Cathedral Gorge State Park has been on our list to stay at but it seems every time we pass through there it is closed. This time we managed to stop for a lunch break and do a bit of touring. The Miller Point Scenic Overlook provides ample space to park a motorhome and see the sights. It was beautiful. We MUST return.
Our plan had been to stay at Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park south of Ely. It is about a 7 mile drive on a rough dirt road off Highway 50/93. The weather was quite cold and it was very windy. The forecast showed below freezing weather overnight. Since we were only going to stay one night we took the easy way out. Instead of driving 14 miles round trip on a rough road and dry camping (and probably not sitting outside due to the high winds) we decided to stay in town at our usual haunt of KOA. It worked out well for us!! AND Ward Mountain campground, which is one of our favorites, was still closed for the season so we couldn’t stay there. KOA here we come.
RV Park: Ely KOA
Location: Ely, Nevada
Site: 22 (pull thru)
Comments: A typical RV park with large level sites and easy in and out. It is our usual RV park when driving through Ely and having undesirable weather.
The local mountains still had a bit of snow on them and the RV park was full by evening. We are glad we got a spot for the night. Thanks KOA.