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#1 Williamf43

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

We have spent time in Ouray the last 2 years which we really enjoy.

 

Would like any other suggestions.

 

Thanks.


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#2 hermanmullins

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:24 AM

Williamf43,

 

Welcome to the Forum.

 

Where is not a good place to spend the summer in Colorado? We love Estes Park, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Creed, South Fork and on and on.

 

The wife and I love Colorado. So any place you end up in would be great.

 

Go, enjoy and have fun.

 

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

We have spent time in Ouray the last 2 years which we really enjoy.

 

Would like any other suggestions.

 

Thanks.

 

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Dinosaur Quarry (Utah) = 4 RV Volunteer Sites.  3 of the RV Volunteer Sites at Green River Campground have 30/50 amp, water, sewer, laundry facility, picnic tables.  Gates of Ladore (Colorado) = 1 RV Volunteer Site with water, sewer, picnic table.


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#4 aztec7fan

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

There are lots of variables to your question.  Do you travel with children or is there just  two of you?  Would you like to be near a city with lots of activities or would you liie to create your own activities (hiking, biking, fishing?).  Do you need full hook ups or do you like to boondock for a while?  What are your favorite activities, just relaxing and moderate activities like wine tasting, and shopping, or more strenuous like rafting, mountain climbing, jeeping?

 

I love the Ouray area which you've already been to.  You might check out the Glennwood Canyon area and I also like the central mountains like Twin Lakes/Leadville. 


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Williamf43,

 

Welcome to the Forum.

 

Where is not a good place to spend the summer in Colorado? We love Estes Park, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Creed, South Fork and on and on.

 

The wife and I love Colorado. So any place you end up in would be great.

 

Go, enjoy and have fun.

 

Herman

X2 with Herman.  We have spent many, many summers in this area.  Especially Fun Valley which is just west of Southfork. 


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

i had good luck boondocking around Silverton at Mineral Creek and Maggie Gulch, National Forest and BLM places maybe 5 miles from town:

http://www.flickr.co...157626946925108

... and also way up the Gunnison at Taylor Park Reservoir, where there are actually electrical hookups at a National Forest campground that's not too crowded.

http://www.flickr.co...157627141432906


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

Our choice in Colorado is Taylor Park also, there are several areas with some hookups.

 

Usually we go on up to Tincup and boondock on the side of a mountain.  Really great,  go back to Gunnison ( approx 35 miles) once a week for supplies.

 

We love to roam around the mountains on our Polaris and sometime pan for gold.

 

Remember to get out of there when you see snow low on the mountains,  it can get nasty in a hurry.


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#8 Williamf43

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

Thanks for all of the suggestions.

 

We have decided to spend July in Ouray and August in Creede.

 

We agree that any where in Colorado is great and definitely beats summers in Houston area.


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