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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.

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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?


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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"!!



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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!!

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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!!

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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!


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Try lake pueblo its really nice and great camping/fishing. Lots of things to do around there.

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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.

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Ok, thanks Nicholas.


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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?


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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.

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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


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*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



New truck has a Cummins and a handshaker

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