For my wife's birthday, (Oct 4), she wanted to go camping somewhere new.
Since I was able to get 4-days off of work, we decided to expand the search and took a 5-hour drive to Rifle Gap State Park (Colorado) and, boy are we glad we did!
Within 4-miles of the park is another park called Rifle Falls where 3 waterfalls cascade down 80-feet....just gorgeous! (But the chihuahuas didn't like the loud noise so had to carry them the entire time...big babies!)
The only negatives were with radio signals. The park is about 15 miles north of Rifle, Colorado and behind two mountains. We had zero TV stations, not able to use our Verizon cell phones except to text, and not even a single AM/FM radio station. (But we went into town at least once a day so was able to return calls, etc.)
The drive from Monument, Colorado was beautiful and had 5 tunnels through mountains which included the Eisenhower tunnel. We stopped in one mountain town named Frisco which looked like it was from a post-card and plan on visiting this winter. (Without the RV, of course.)
We think Rifle Gap may be our annual October birthday get-away!
I posted some pics on my Facebook...let's see if I can post a few: