Taking the Less Traveled Colorado Roads

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The Colorado Tourism Office published this post that we’re adding here for our visitors to read.

Colorado is filled with beauty around every bend, at every elevation, and in all seasons. Let’s enjoy and preserve each one for all to enjoy.

Please read the 10 simple yet vital manners here:  Mountain Manners: Travel Colorado Like a Local. They cover such topics as following the beaten path, where to pitch a tent, and even what to do with the flowers.

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Breathtaking 4x4 trails nearby ~ Centennial RV Park in Montrose    Awesome views from Muddy Creek Cabins (Kremmling CO)

Altitude Sickness & Sun Exposure

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To most, a Rocky Mountain High has to do with breathtaking scenery at incredibly high elevations …. which can truly take your breath away. There’s another aspect to a Rocky Mountain High that can take your breath away. It’s called altitude sickness.

It’s extremely common, and it’s absolutely no fun. Some visitors need to seek medical attention, while others have had to abandon their “high” vacations to return to lower elevations. With proper planning, there should be no reason to ruin your vacation! Consider these tips:

  • Be sure to drink plenty of water.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, & strenuous exercise the first few days of your visit.
  • Arrive a day, two or three early to give yourself some time to adapt, especially if you plan to be hiking and climbing (or partying)!

Another aspect is the sun. Prepare to cover up or use some sort of sun block. At these heights, with thinner air, you’ll be grateful you protected yourself.

 

 

 

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A Bit More Rustic or Primitive Campsite

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Not all campgrounds are created equal. If you’re looking for a tent or RV campsite that leans strongly to the side of primitive or rustic, two campgrounds come to mind:  Eureka Campground and Wellington Reservoir.

Eureka Campground requires driving a few mountain passes, several hours from the I-25 corridor.

Eureka Campground is located 8 miles north of Silverton CO, several hours from Denver

Eureka Campground is located 8 miles north of Silverton CO, several hours from Denver

 

Wellington Reservoir is a short distance from the Denver metro area.

Wellington Reservoir is located 8 miles north of Bailey CO, a fairly easy drive from the I-25 corridor

Wellington Reservoir is located near Bailey CO, a fairly easy drive from the I-25 corridor

While Eureka Campground offers electricity at their RV sites (if you desire it), Wellington Reservoir offers no utilities.

Regardless of your pick, have your camera ready. The scenery to and from, as well as AT, is simply fantastic!

Eureka Campground:

Eureka Campground (Silverton CO)

Eureka Campground (Silverton CO)

Eureka Campground (Silverton CO)

Eureka Campground (Silverton CO)

Eureka Campground (Silverton CO)

Eureka Campground (Silverton CO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington Reservoir:

Many water activities and fishing when you camp at Wellington Reservoir in Bailey, CO

Wellington Reservoir (Bailey CO)

Many water activities and fishing when you camp at Wellington Reservoir in Bailey, CO

Wellington Reservoir (Bailey CO)

Many water activities and fishing when you camp at Wellington Reservoir in Bailey, CO

Wellington Reservoir (Bailey CO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many Colorado campgrounds offer tent sites. You can search our site for them by going to the Find A Campground page, scroll down to the search criteria SITE TYPES and choose TENT SITES. The pins that then appear on the MAP (or the campgrounds that are on the LIST) are the ones that offer tent sites.

Locating Services As You Pass Through Colorado

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LP REFILLWhile many RVers and campers have the great pleasure of vacationing in Colorado, we recognize that some are simply traveling through. Still, many pass-through travelers are needing certain services while they’re in the state. If that’s you, Camp Colorado has features for you!

Using our Find a Campground page, aside from finding a campsite for your pass-through road trip (RV site, tent site, cabin or other types of lodging options), you can limit your search to find some services which are often needed by those on the road:

  • Refilling propane
  • Dumping your holding tanks
  • Adding fresh water to your reserve tank

You can also further narrow your search to indicate what month you’re traveling, since many campgrounds are open for only part of the year. [Please, always contact the property to ensure that someone is onsite to assist.]

To show you how much easier it is to find a place that might meet your needs, here are two screenshots of our Find a Campground page:  FULL SEARCH and NARROWED SEARCH.

FULL SEARCH shows the results without filtering for services provided or time of year.

This screen shot shows the full search before narrowing with the search criteria options.

NARROWED SEARCH shows the results after limiting to find campgrounds that both:

  • Fill RV propane tanks and
  • Are open in January and February.

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The narrower the selection, the easier it is for you to focus on who to call for more information.

Clicking on a pin then takes you to the campground’s full listing page, including their contact information (we highly recommend calling ahead).

It’s our hope you’ll find this to be a very handy tool. Consider adding a bookmark to our site to make it easier to find for your searches!

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