Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Salida East Recreation Site Boondocking, Salida, CO

We found the Salida East Recreation Site through freecampistes.net.  Co-operated by the AHRA (Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area) and Colorado State Parks. It is limited to 14 days in a 24-hour period. There were some camping areas near the trees, which were taken when we were there. We were out in the gravel area. There is a boat launch and fishing. Some highway noise. I'm doing this many months later, so I don't remember how the cell service was; but, I'm sure we had some since we stayed there six nights. 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Elk Creek Campground, Grand Lake, CO, and more of Rocky Mountain National Park

Elk Creek Campground has 50 RV sites, 13 tent sites, 14 camper cabins and a 6-man tipi. We paid $19.76 with Passport America. We had 50 amp service. There is Wi-Fi in their TV room. We had no over-the-air TV service. Good Verizon cell service. They have showers and laundry.

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The western part of the Rocky Mountain National Park can be accessed through Grand Lake. We drove to the visitor center and then back to town and hiked to Adams Falls. It’s really beautiful with the trees changing colors.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Rocky Mountain National Park, Moraine Park Campground

We were at Rocky Mountain National Park in late September and it was perfect time for Aspen trees in color and for seeing elk.  We stayed at Moraine Park Campground without a reservation, and luckily was able to squeeze in to #129, an overflow site along the side of the road. It was $20/night, no amenities. There was a dump and water. Spotty cell service. No TV channels. Lots of hiking and driving to do.

I'm writing this many months later, so this post will be mostly pictures, with a link to more. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.

There were a lot of elk.

 The Aspen trees were gorgeous.
Lots of hiking.

Beside our motorhome
Really high up!

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