Category : Colorado

Written on Oct, 11, 2015 by in , , , | 2 Comments.
San Juan National Forest

Durango Durango is a city in southwest Colorado that sits along the Animas River. It is steeped in history from the late 1800’s when it served the San Juan mining district. Today it provides a variety of outdoor activities from fishing and kayaking along the river to mountain biking, hiking, and skiing at nearby Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. It …

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Durango KOA - Site 75

We were stopping in Durango for a few days and wanted someplace to stay a bit out of town. We had considered staying in Mancos either boondocking off Highway 160 (off forest road 316) or at Target Tree Campground which is a National Forest campground. The road along Hwy 160 was being re-paved and was down to one lane and …

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Prater Ridge Trail - Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde, means green tabletop in Spanish. Mesa Verde National Park near Cortez, Colorado consists of several very green mesas, well at least it used to be. Much of Mesa Verde has been burned in multiple fires over the past 100 years and should be renamed to Mesa Desnudo (Bare tabletop). Although there has been some regrowth, the vast majority …

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Morefield Campground resides inside Mesa Verde National Park about 4 miles from the entrance to the park. You climb approximately 1,000 feet up a steep grade with sharp dropoffs and fabulous views. Not for the weak of heart. Once at the top you are on a beautiful mesa. The campground has a nice campground store area with a souvenir shop, …

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