Colorado questions - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Camping/RV's Discuss camping, RV equipment and locations.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-07-2011, 03:11 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 829
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Colorado questions

Hello.

We are planning a trip to CO next summer to get away from this crazy Texas heat, and looking at the Durango area as a base to make day trips from.

We will be pulling our 40ft 5th wheel.

First question...we do not like RV parks (too cramped), but usually find State or Corp parks to have more room. Any suggestions for the SW part of CO?

Also...one thing that really has my interest is the Alpine Loop from Ouray to Lake City.

I have a 4X4, but it's a CC Dually. Am I just asking for trouble to think about driving it on this road? The write-ups I've seen mention tight turns and blind corners. Just wondering if the dually is too big.

Thanks in advance for your help!!

Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-07-2011, 03:34 PM
Unapologetically American


 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 19,722
Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Another Texan in CO

I've only been to Durango once, and it was dark so I don't know what all there is to do. Now Pagosa Springs, to the east or Durango is beautiful! I'm not too sure about camping areas though, because I just don't frequent them in that part of CO

I've never done the loop either, so I'm pretty worthless

Any reason you have decided on Durango, other than it's closer to TX?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-12-2011, 12:53 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 829
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2006PSDSD View Post
Another Texan in CO
Ha...kinda expected that. The last time I was there skiing, some CO guy said "if Texans were meant to ski God would have made bull crap white"!!



Quote:
Originally Posted by 2006PSDSD View Post
Any reason you have decided on Durango, other than it's closer to TX?
I've only been there during ski season and always wanted to go during the summer, to ride the train, do the Alpine Loop, etc. There's not a part of CO I've been to that is not beautiful!!

Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-12-2011, 03:55 PM
Unapologetically American


 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 19,722
Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by MDarrough View Post
Ha...kinda expected that. The last time I was there skiing, some CO guy said "if Texans were meant to ski God would have made bull crap white"!!





I've only been there during ski season and always wanted to go during the summer, to ride the train, do the Alpine Loop, etc. There's not a part of CO I've been to that is not beautiful!!

Mark



That's the truth!

Living here would be soooo much nicer if there weren't so many GD liberal commifornians moving here and turning this state more blue every year!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-16-2011, 02:52 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Missouri
Posts: 415
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Try lake pueblo its really nice and great camping/fishing. Lots of things to do around there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 07-16-2011, 05:19 PM
Premium Member

 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You will not be able to make it in your truck on the loop made that trip twice last year on my quad saw some jeeps 1 or 2 trucks but not that big.Great area you will not be sorry bring lots of film or digi.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 07-16-2011, 07:27 PM
Unapologetically American


 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 19,722
Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Mark, Brian and Jeffs internet is down at their apt. Brian will get back here when he get's it back
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 07-28-2011, 01:59 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 829
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ok, thanks Nicholas.


Quote:
Originally Posted by milehighkingranch View Post
You will not be able to make it in your truck on the loop made that trip twice last year on my quad saw some jeeps 1 or 2 trucks but not that big.Great area you will not be sorry bring lots of film or digi.
Thanks milehigh!! I'm sure there are places to rent a jeep in the area?


Thanks all,
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 07-28-2011, 02:24 PM
Chug-a-lug!!!


 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Porum,OK
Posts: 3,794
Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2006PSDSD View Post
Another Texan in CO

I've only been to Durango once, and it was dark so I don't know what all there is to do. Now Pagosa Springs, to the east or Durango is beautiful! I'm not too sure about camping areas though, because I just don't frequent them in that part of CO

I've never done the loop either, so I'm pretty worthless

Any reason you have decided on Durango, other than it's closer to TX?
I stayed in Pagosa Springs the night before my elk hunting trip last year and I was ready to move there when I got home. I just can't convince the wife to move to where it's cold. She said she prefers 110 here in Oklahoma to the cold winters in Colorado.

Last edited by colberjs; 07-28-2011 at 02:27 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 07-29-2011, 04:49 AM
Unapologetically American


 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 19,722
Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Jesse, have her look at the average winter temps in CO. There are some banana belts here, that don't get too cold, nor a ton of snow. CO really only gets about 2 weeks of super cold weather a year

My wife and I had our first anniversary in Pagosa
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors