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Old 06-21-2018, 12:34 PM   #1
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Colorado trip

Hi fellow Jayco owners, I am looking for some help on how to see southern Colorado and some of northern New Mexico and include some native american ruins, (cliff dwellings).
I live in eastern Or and am limited to about 10 days and am aware of the 5-6 day round trip to get to possibly Telluride and Would probably use hwy 84 to hwy 6 through Utah & I could come back through the area of Canyon de Chelly.
Any cool ideas?
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:05 PM   #2
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Mesa Verde is worth the time. Be aware they are very dry in the 4 corners area and have a current fire between Durango and Silverton.

A lot of the National forest is closed because of fire danger in the area.
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Durango KOA South is a great location to do Mesa Verde and Northern NM.
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Yeah - please keep tabs on the fire situation here. Super dry, fire bans in effect. I'm really worried about this summer and fall.
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Colorado fires

WOW! I really forgot about the fire dangers

Oregon has had enough of those problems in the past, not fun!
I won't add to the fear I'll try next year. It seems like we have to travel in the smoke out west and had lots of it in B.C last year.good luck and thanks

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If I were you, I would skip Telluride, because just getting there and out will take lots of time away. I would go over to Montrose, to Ridgeway, Ouray, Silverton, then Durango. You can spend a night or two in any of those citys, however, I feel Ouray and Silverton are the best. Do CO, and then go down to NM. If you want to stay north, you can go to the Aztec Ruins near Farmington, but if you really want Cliff Dwellings, you want to go south near Silver City and do the Gila Cliff Dwellings.
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I like your idea a lot and will use your idea but now forest fires are a little nasty.
I may wait until late fall. I get so tired of vacationing in smoke.
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I like your idea a lot and will use your idea but now forest fires are a little nasty.
I may wait until late fall. I get so tired of vacationing in smoke.
Thanks..Mel
I think you are making a correct decision. We did the "West" last year and I've got to say, I never thought anything had the constant anxiety of hurricanes. And then I visited the "West " in "Fire Season". What fun.

From my former life, the wording was always "Floods are bad, DROUGHTS are worse".

Go where it is fun and enjoyable, let the professionals do their job without one more crazy tourist.

Enjoy life, there are no rewinds and no replays.
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We stay at Dolores River RV park, which is just north of Cortez and about a mile east of Dolores, along Hwy. 145. Telluride is about an hour and a half north of the RV park. Telluride's narrow streets could be a challenge in an RV. Telluride is a cool community and very congested in the summer.
The RV park is super clean and is convenient for visits to ruins in the area.
Mesa Verde could easily consume a full day. There is an RV park in the park that I am told is worth using..........
Blanding, Utah, in that region, has a wonderful museum, Edge of the Cedars. And Blanding is not far from other ruins.......
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I like your idea a lot and will use your idea but now forest fires are a little nasty.
I may wait until late fall. I get so tired of vacationing in smoke.
Thanks..Mel
Yeah - no surprise but we're on fire -- again.

Sure would be nice to have a monsoon rain come in.
Many places are cancelling fireworks this year.

We were in Estes Park yesterday and "Fire Danger Very High" signs are everywhere.

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