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Old 03-31-2016, 07:51 PM   #31
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I plan on going over the mountain to Silverton and Ouray and will check out the "Sheriff".

Had to change my dates around a bit but finally got a space in the Pine Point Campground at Vallecito Reservoir for mid June.

Is anyone familiar with this location?
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:45 PM   #32
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Yup, camped there two summer ago. Graham Creek, North Canyon, Pine Point, and Middle Mountain are on the east side of the lake and very scenic. Many of the sites in Pine Point are in the pines and have a view of the lake. Vallecito CG is on Vallecito Creek north of the lake and has a great hiking trail that follows the creek north into the Weminuche Wilderness. Closest services - gas, limited groceries, restaurants, etc -are on the NW side of the lake.

It's about 35 min drive into Durango on Florida (pounced Flor-ee-da by us locals) where you can get pretty much whatever you need. As you're probably coming in from the south I'd recommend taking HWY 160 east to Bayfield then turning north at the light. Which light you ask? The only one!

All these campgrounds get busy during the summer with every weekend at full capacity. And holiday weekends? We stay home!
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:19 PM   #33
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Thanks for the info on the area. I know what you mean about booking up. Recreation.gov kept changing the opening dates that the reservations were being accepted, and I missed the opening date for Haviland Lake. By the middle of the first day of the reservations period it was booked for the entire season. It is the same down here, I avoid the National Forest on the holiday weekends and most of the summer season, it turns into a zoo with all of the out of town visitors.

Even with changing our dates and coming in mid-week the sites around Durango were limited, with most being booked. Luckily got the last lakeside site at Pine Point, and am looking forward to it. Will make a side trip to Silverton and Ouray, and of course will have to have breakfast at the Durango Diner.

Hey what is the CO State law on riding quads on the forest roads? Mine is licensed in AZ and is road legal down here, even on paved roads and in town. Will have to research the CO laws to make sure I am in compliance.







Site # 9 at Pine Point Campground.
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That's a good question as CO doesn't authorize ATV/UTVs on roads - yet. There are on-going efforts to allow them with restrictions such as legal aged licensed drivers, only on secondary road, etc. Having said that, some counties - such as San Juan where Silverton is located - do allow them on county roads. In Silverton they've designated certain streets you can travel on. But stick to the route as my neighbor found out. The local Police stopped him for going just past the end of the designated route to turn into a parking lot!

Now, you do have a "vehicle" with a state issued license plate. But I'm not sure if that would allow you to go on any road in the state. I once passed a guy in a UTV heading up HWY 550 north of Durango who was sporting a AZ plate. Doubt it was legal if for no other reason than that's a 60MPH Highway.

I do hope they allow this soon as it sure makes getting from your camp site to a trail head easier.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:55 PM   #35
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Definitely something I will have to check on before I go roaring around on the quad. Amazing that in a state that allows smoking dope as "recreation" I could become an outlaw for being on the wrong road with my quad.

I thought hiking, camping, & playing ping pong etc..are recreation, not sitting around getting f'd up. Can't wait until they make a sport.... the Denver Dopers are taking on the Seattle Stoners, look at those guy go, they sure can inhale.

Then maybe they can combine it with a hot dog eating contest, and a 3k run and call it a triathlon.

Don't get me started!!!

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