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Old 05-19-2015, 01:11 PM   #1
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Colorado in July.

2 weeks in Colorado last part of July. Colorado Springs, Breakenridge, then Vail. Suggestions on camping areas? Looking at Garden of the Gods for Colorado Springs. Thanks early!


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Old 05-19-2015, 01:29 PM   #2
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I donít know what you want in a campground but if I were planning a trip to Colorado Springs Iíd try to get reservations at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
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Looking for plenty to do for a 8 and 4 year old. My kids that pretty much means if there is a pool or lake to swim in their good. Full hook ups including black/grey water...
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Kid's will like the train ride up Pike's Peak. Leaves from Manitou Springs. There's a gold mine you can go down into (1,100 ft deep) in Cripple Creek, not to mention another small train ride.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:13 PM   #5
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A bit to the west of Colorado Springs is Mueller State Park and the views are amazing. You will be hauling to over 10,000 ft so make sure your rig can handle it. There is a wolf preserve in Divide, CO that is well worth seeing. Reservations required. If you are in the Springs area; take in the Air Force Academy as well.
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We stayed at Garden of the Gods CG a few years ago. It made a great central location to drop the trailer and take day trips from to places like pikes peak and cripple creek etc.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:24 PM   #7
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It is probably a month or two late for July Mueller reservations. Cheyenne Mountain State Park might still have some openings, but probably not many or for long. I cannot picture a Garden of the Gods RV park, but there are some on Hwy 24 that are close. There is a KOA just south of the Springs on I25. They have amenities, but it is a typical KOA on an interstate. Just a little north in Monument there are parks along the interstate.



The kids will like the Dinosaur museum in Woodland Park. The train through Royal Gorge and Possibly the bridge.

There are some electric spots at Eleven Mile State Park, but like Mueller that is over the pass to the west.


Garden of the Gods, Manitou, cliff dwellings and the cog railway are always accessible from anywhere in the area.


Edit: The Academy (along with other DoD locations) has changed requirements, so it is likely without a DoD ID card you may have a wait to get on base. Updated info is here: http://www.usafa.org/Connect/Visiting
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:38 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the info! Staying at the Garden of the Gods RV park 4 nights then up to Estes Jellystone park for 3 nights. Gives me 5 more days with 2 of those making my way back to Texas. Was thinking about Grand Canyon on the way back. Worries might be to much on the road time for the Kids. 8 year old would be fine. The 4 year old I worry about. This will be he's 1st long road trip.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:42 PM   #9
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Knowing what I know now . . . I would wait a few years on things like the Grand Canyon. We went to Custer State Park and Mt. Rushmore for a week + a couple years ago. We have to go back because the youngest has no memory of it
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:48 PM   #10
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Good point...Just looking at Google Maps trying to plan out a 5 day journey back home from Estes that makes the most since...
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