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Old 05-16-2018, 08:56 AM   #11
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Everyone. Thanks for the advice and leads.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:17 AM   #12
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:20 AM   #13
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Will do. But doesn’t look like anything nice around Thornton so may just stay in a hotel.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:31 AM   #14
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Colorado is weird. Most of the state parks have no hookups. Vault toilets are the norm and they charge same as most state parks here in Texas with full hookups. I get the whole nature thing but, people age and age brings the want for easier things and comfort. Tenting at 25 was fun, but now at 50, fun is a/c, king bed and cable.
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Colorado is weird. Most of the state parks have no hookups.
Hmmm...I haven't found that to be true (not that I disagree on the "weird" part, lol). Most of the state parks we've stayed at here in Colorado offer full hookups. You had me curious - so looking at the state park directory - of the 35 state parks that offer camping, 75% of them have either electric and/or full hookups. That's pretty good - considering the issues w/elevation & remoteness of some of them.

Now, the national forest campgrounds and wildlife areas tend to be almost all dry sites...

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Not north of Denver but:

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Hmmm...I haven't found that to be true (not that I disagree on the "weird" part, lol). Most of the state parks we've stayed at here in Colorado offer full hookups. You had me curious - so looking at the state park directory - of the 35 state parks that offer camping, 75% of them have either electric and/or full hookups. That's pretty good - considering the issues w/elevation & remoteness of some of them.

Now, the national forest campgrounds and wildlife areas tend to be almost all dry sites...

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Yeah, there are 41 state parks.

According to the Facilities and recreation brochure.

10 parks Full hookups. Sewer/water/Elec
24 Electric
30 basic

Yes, the National parks are pee and poop at will, drink water from the creek and stink like a Frenchman.
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There are some National Park campgrounds that have electric only sites.

My favorite one is up Poudre Canyon called Jack's Gulch...

It is up Pingree Park Road (dirt road with a lot of chatter bumps) about eight miles and has three camping loops, but only one of them has electric.

First come first serve sites...no online reservations!

Here are some shots from like 15 years or so ago up there...
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Yeah, there are 41 state parks.
I didn't count any of the day use ones. :-)

JohnD10 - cool pics - will have to add that one to the list. We haven't spent much time up in that area but it's on our list of places to explore. But TELL me that last picture is not a road I'd have to pull a trailer through to get there. ;-)
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JohnD10 - cool pics - will have to add that one to the list. We haven't spent much time up in that area but it's on our list of places to explore. But TELL me that last picture is not a road I'd have to pull a trailer through to get there. ;-)
No...not a road you have to pull a trailer up, but it is on the map and on some of those roads there have plotted sites with trailers on them, although I'm guessing they'll never come down!

Used to go to Jack's Gulch all the time with the old Coachman, and only once went up there with my previous Trail Runner TT and have never been up there with my 5'ver.

Just bought a place here in Yuma, AZ (sign on the dotted line today) so may not get a chance to go up there with the 5'ver!
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