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Old 12-30-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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Where should we go?

We are new in the RV world and need some advice. We are starting to plan our 3rd trip for August 2011, and we are not sure where we should go. We will be towing our motorcycles, and bringing our dogs. We do not want to go to Sturgis; we'll save that for another year. We were thinking somewhere in New Mexico or Colorado. We live in St. Louis and would like to head west. Any suggestions as to where to stay? Thanks anyone and everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:00 PM   #2
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I love denver colorado. Great wonderful place. Not too hot not too cold. If you go I will be jealous. I'm lucky to make it out of the state in 2011.

Denver has lots of greats things with scenic routes.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:39 PM   #3
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Depending upon what you are looking for, New Mexico has a lot of variety - from mountains to desert. We live in Albuquerque and have camped in most of the State's parks, as well as on much of the federal lands. You can find a lot of information about the various NM State parks at Index. In August the northern parks will give you a little cooler weather than those in the South (we like it hot - just like our green chile!). Two I would suggest considering are Oliver Lee (near Alamogordo) or City of Rocks (south of Silver City) in the South. An often overlooked (and usually quiet) location is on BLM land just off of Hwy 60 close to the AZ/NM border - Datil Well Recreation area. You will also find good info at the BLM website Field Office Recreation Areas. For using your motorcyles you might like Dunes OHV area, south of Farmington, or Mescalero Sands near Roswell (plus Roswell has the great 'alien' attractions - you can actually trek out to the "UFO crash site" on a nearby ranch). You'll find those in the "Farmington" and "Roswell" Field Office areas on the BLM site.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:58 PM   #4
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Souther Utah with all the National Parks is outstanding.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:29 AM   #5
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Moab Utah has awesome state and national parks.
Neat little town with good restaurants, shopping etc.
Also good scenic motorcycle riding.
Arches NP
Canyonlands NP
Dead Horse Point state park.
(We think the views at Dead Horse SP are as good
or better than north rim of the Grand Canyon)
All close together.
All awesome.
Can't help you on the dog run sorry.....
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:00 AM   #6
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Colorado;
The Crystal River Valley north of Glenwood Springs. In the valley leading to Marble (yes, there is a marble quarry there, and it is huge), there are some riverside campgrounds. Also a cmpground in the town of Marble. Rent a jeep/quad and ride into the mountains, awesome scenery. Ride to the top of Sheep Mountain, and sit on the edge of a 3000-foot cliff overlooking the Crystal River, it will take your breath away.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:11 PM   #7
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The National Parks in Southern Utah are great.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:35 PM   #8
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I will 2nd southern Utah, lot to see in somewhat of a small area. Arches, Bryce, Zion and a host of others.
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Can't beat the scenic areas around Leadville, CO summer or fall. Then you have San Juan mountains in the Ouray and Silverton area. Come to the San Juans in September for the fall colors . The Aspens are beautiful.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:48 AM   #10
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I'll give you another vote for Moab and Southern Utah. You could stop at Mesa Verde in Western CO and then go on check out something that most people don't get an opportunity to go.....the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Uncrowded and a totally different view than the South Rim. From there head up to Moab and Arches and Canyonlands. While in Moab be sure to take the Hummer ride through Slick Rock. It's a neat experience.
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