Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-17-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Mustang65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Clearwater, FL area
Posts: 3,671
Need Colorado Campground Suggestions (Denver - Durango)

Ok all you Colorado camping pros!!! This years camping expedition will take us from Florida to Colorado in late spring. We need your recommendations for a stay in the Denver area (visiting our daughter) and then down to the Durango area. We are looking for recommendations on any National Parks, State Parks or Corp of Eng camp grounds that are in these areas. We would also like to do some dry-camping.
Thanks
Don
__________________

__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
2 - AirSight Wireless IP Cameras (used as rear view cameras)
EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package

Our Solar Album https://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=329
Mustang65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 08:50 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southwest Colorado
Posts: 4
Welcome to Colorado

Hi

Cherry Creak State Park, is a great spot to camp while in Denver. It's a little spot of heaven in the middle of everything.

Rocky Mountain National Park, is a must do. Its just Northwest of Denver

Great Sand Dunes National Park, South and a little West of Denver

You can make reservations on line for these, And get a good Colorado State Map, Free dry camping in the forest everywhere, on BLM land. and campsites with hookups in the national forest, also some primative camping, for small fees. You can make reservations on line for some of the National Forest Campgrounds.
I came to Colorado, camping in 1977, I never left!

Regards,
Les
__________________

__________________
1999 F 150 4X4 5.4L, Auto, 4.56 Gears
2006 23B EXP
Equalizer Hitch
Yamaha Inverter Gen.
Red Truck Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 01:01 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Grumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Where ever the boss says we're going.
Posts: 5,045
Re: Need Colorado Campground Suggestions (Denver - Durango)

Chatfield State Park is great as well. It's to the South of the city near Littleton.
__________________
DISNEY LOVERS
PINNACLE 2015 38FLSA. aka: "Roam Sweet Home"
Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustang65 View Post
Ok all you Colorado camping pros!!! This years camping expedition will take us from Florida to Colorado in late spring. We need your recommendations for a stay in the Denver area (visiting our daughter) and then down to the Durango area. We are looking for recommendations on any National Parks, State Parks or Corp of Eng camp grounds that are in these areas. We would also like to do some dry-camping.
Thanks
Don
We have always stayed at Haviland Lake forest service campground about 20 miles North of Durango on US550. There would be full hook-ups there I think.

There is also a campground on Junction Creek on the North end of Durango. I have never stayed there, but my parents seem to enjoy it.

La Plata Canyon just west of Durango on US160 has a FS campground that is somewhat off the beaten path. Some nice off road trails up La Plata if you are in to that.

You could always head North of Durango about 50 miles to Silverton Colorado. Tons of dry camping opportunity on what they call the Alpine Loop area.

Enjoy!

Zack
zkeys29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.