Category: Colorado

Dakota Ridge RV Park In Golden, Colorado Review

Our Site At Dakota Ridge RV Park In Golden, CO While we were exploring Golden, Colorado we stayed at Dakota Ridge RV Park. Being Good Sam members I looked online and this park had very high scores. So we booked for 3 nights. Well…let’s just say this was 3 nights too long. If they did not have a strict no refunds policy, we would have left. However, when booking the site, we had to pay for half up front. That was $59.00 a night, which included our Good Sam discount, not including tax. So, for 3 nights in this park, it ended up costing us $190 bucks total! Yikes! We said, this better be some great place. Well, getting to the park is pretty easy. It’s right off of I-70 yet it was not overly noisy. At least where we were parked when we got settled. We were parked in site C5 which was a pull-thru. If you are unlucky enough to be put on the other side of the park, they are located right next door to a factory that starts working at 5am. Or so the other reviews online say. We did not hear any of that where we were parked. We usually do not write park reviews like this as you know…but in this case, we felt we just needed to. (Note, the park office staff...

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The San Juan Mountains, Mesa Verde National Park And A Very Happy New Year

San Juan Mountains In Colorado Driving Through The San Juan Mountains Driving Through The San Juan Mountains The San Juan Mountains in Colorado are just gorgeous in the fall. The roads are big rig friendly but you do have a slower drive with the elevation and the sharp curves. It’s very doable though. However, I would not want to drive these roads when theirs bad rain or snow. So I would recommend checking the mountain weather before you start off on your trek. The San Juan Mountains are home to many cute, popular and historical towns such as Telluride, Ouray and Silverton, Colorado. We did not however get a chance to visit any of these. We have to leave something to do next time we’re in the area after all. We stayed at the Mesa Verde RV Park near the Mesa Verde National Park. A great place to explore the area. Really long pull throughs. Nice views. Their Wifi worked for us but not our friends. It really depends on where in the park you are located. Verizon worked ok with our booster. We’d stay here again. We had some awesomely dark nights and our friends we were traveling with broke out their camera and gear to take some great shots of the night sky. Our Coach And The Milky Way Brenda And Joanne In Front Of Our Coach...

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Near Montrose, Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Near Montrose, Colorado Montrose, Colorado is considered the gateway to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Montrose and the KOA that we stayed at made for a nice stop for a few days to explore the area and the National Park. The KOA that we stayed at was one of the better ones that we’ve seen. It had nice long pull throughs, plenty of room for our 45 foot motor home and our tow behind and nice grass between the sites. The very bright rainbow that appeared one evening made for some nice photo ops. Our Spot In The KOA In Montrose, Colorado Beautiful View From The KOA In Montrose, Colorado The National Park was just a short drive up the road which made it very convenient. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park The “Black” in Black Canyon gets it’s name because it’s so deep, so sheer and so narrow that very little sunlight can penetrate it. Fun Fact: According to the NPS info, in just 48 miles in the Black Canyon the Gunnison River loses more elevation than the 1500 mile Mississippi River does from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The power of the fast falling enables the river to erode tough rock. The river drops an average of 96 feet...

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Breckenridge, Colorado At Peak Leaf Peeping Time

Peak Leaf Peeping Time In Colorado Breckenridge, Colorado is a short drive west from the Denver area. Although this was our first time here, I can honestly say, it will not be our last. And boy…was this the perfect time of year to visit. The summertime crowds have all gone and the leaves on the Apsen’s were simply magnificent. Although the free Gondola is closed down this time of year. We just missed it by a few days. Personally I think the Gondola ride would have been a big attraction for leaf peeping. Oh well. Breckenridge, Colorado Breckenridge, Colorado Breckenridge is first and foremost a ski town. There are cute chalets and cottages all over to rent for the ski season. During the summer it is a hustling tourist area with cute shops and reasonably priced restaurants. I must say, for such a touristy area and ski village, the prices were neither outrageous nor touristy. There was a big variety of restaurants from casual to fancy. It was easy to find a decent meal, as everywhere that we ate was wonderful. Now with this being a tourist town, yes, their were the obligatory t-shirt shops. However, you know how sometimes when you’re exploring a new town you feel like you just stepped off a cruise ship and everywhere that you look was built just to take your money? Well,...

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Carefree Of Colorado – The “Caring” Company

Carefree Enterence With all the things we do these days and all the people you need to deal with for this or that on your motor coach or RV, it is great when you come across a company that seems to just care. In this case, it is Carefree of Colorado. Unfortunately for us, but good for you, we had to visit them at their manufacturing plant in Broomfield, CO. I say it that way as we needed to come in for an issue we where having with our very large Paramount Awnings. It was our 21 foot one that had developed an issue closing on one end. However the good news is we were given a tour of the plant once we explained about our travel blog and our readers. Now please be aware, they are not really a service center, however based on our unique issues, they wanted to see it happening and look to resolve it. Great for them to say the least for then they can learn from issues with a product being out on the road and in the real world experience. They also do not normally give tours, but opened up their plant to us which is why we can bring this to you. So thanks Carefree on both parts. Time for a Tour Carefree’s Main Plant Carefree is a world wide company...

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