Category : Colorado

Trinidad Lake State Park Colorado

  We took the short drive from Cheyenne Mountain State Park to Trinidad Lake State Park passing through Pueblo with no traffic, great weather, and a lovely drive.   And on to Trinidad which sits in the southern part of Colorado right off I-25 in the Purgatoire River Valley at about 6,000 ft.  It is only about 13 miles north …

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park Colorado

It’s summertime in Colorado and the Rockies are battling several forest fires. As we make our way through Denver we can barely see downtown and there are Ozone alerts and warnings to exercise indoors. Yes, we had ashes on our RV and car when we departed Estes Park a few days ago and the smoke only seemed to get worse …

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Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is located in Estes Park, Colorado about an hours’ drive north of Denver. The park is supposedly the third most visited national park in the country with a bit more than 4.5 million visitors per year. OUCH! That’s not something we enjoy and usually something we avoid at all costs. I hadn’t been there in …

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Estes Park Colorado Stanley Hotel

Our journey today took us from Ft Collins down to Loveland and up the Big Thompson Canyon on Highway 34 to Estes Park.  From Loveland to Estes Park it is just under 30 miles and most of it is through a curvy canyon road which follows the Big Thompson River. It takes about 40 minutes to drive this beautiful, scenic …

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Colorado State University Ft Collins Colorado

We departed Curt Gowdy State Park for our short drive to Ft Collins, Colorado. I spent some time in Ft Collins at Colorado State University back a long, long, long time ago. I haven’t been back to visit the university since my college years so we thought we would take a trip down memory lane. I only wish my roommate …

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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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Written on Oct, 09, 2015 by in , , , , | 2 Comments.
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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Written on Oct, 07, 2015 by in , , , | Leave a comment
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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