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Old 05-08-2019, 02:06 PM   #1
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Planning a trip to Colorado beginning July. Going up to Colorado Springs , back down to Pueblo then on to Durango then back to Dallas. Planning on 3 weeks. Two thoughts, best route for 42 RV from Pueblo to Durango and places u recommend seeing in all 3 cities plus any stops on way. Will have car if to travel from RV within a reasonable distance. Thanks for your help
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:22 PM   #2
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We spent a week at Cheyene mountain park. Really a nice place.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:23 PM   #3
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I live in Gunnison. With an RV that big, I would avoid red mountain pass on Hwy 550 with the RV.

Take 160 from Walsenburg west over La Veta pass toward Alamosa. Take a day trip to the Great Sand Dunes. (Really cool) there are some waterfalls in the area you can hike to also.

Head west on 160 to South Fork. Day trip north on Hwy 149 to historic mining towns of Creede and Lake City.

Head back west on 160 over Wolf Creek Pass (its a big one) into Pagosa Springs. Theres a great little taco shop on the east edge of town called Kip’s Grill.
Hot springs and campgrounds in the area.

Go west to Durango. Ride the narrow gauge railroad to Silverton (all day thing but worth it.) Go to Mesa Verde National Park. (One of the great human history national parks with stunning views and hikes.)

Go south to 4 corners (where 4 states meet) buy some native american art and fry bread.

Zip south to i-40 and book it on home.
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If you are planning to go to Great Sand Dunes National Park with your big rig, you will not fit in any of the campsites at the park's Pinon Flats campground. So I highly recommend staying at the nearby free San Luis Lakes State Wildlife Area. This former state park 15 miles from the national park has paved roads, long pull-thru and back-in sites, 50A electricity and a dump, but NO WATER. We stayed there last fall and it was uncrowded, quiet, and had great views of the snow-capped Sangre de Cristos.

For more on the route, campgrounds, and sights from Pueblo to Durango, see my blog HERE.
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Mountaindale RV Resort south of Colo Springs is really nice and a bit isolated. Great camp hosts. Garden of the Gods is nice and Sunday brunch at the Broadmore is a once in a lifetime experience.

Between Wolf Creek Pass and Pagosa is Bruce Spruce Ranch, nestled in with the tall pines of the Nat'l Forest.

20 minutes east of Durango in Bayfield is Riverside RV Park.

I highly recommend you bring and drink lots of water.
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[...] best route for 42” RV from Pueblo to Durango [...]
Holy cow that's a small trailer! Good news is that that RV will be super easy to tow and it will fit anywhere. Bad news is that I'm not sure how it can be comfortable ... I hope it has plenty of slide outs and fold outs!

On a more serious note, I'd recommend Mueller State Park in the Colorado Springs area. It's a drive away, but it's super pretty. It's close to Pike's Peak (which is worth the drive) and you can go to Florissant for the national park/monument there.

For Pueblo, I'd look at La Vista campground. Has power and is infinitely more pretty than most of the high plains desert area around Pueblo.

Have a good trip to CO.
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Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Cripple Creak, Royal Gorge, Mesa Verde, Four Corners.
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