Colorado Narrow Guage Camping.

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  1. Harvardroger

    Harvardroger If it feels good, do it! If it hurts, Stop!

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    Hoping to pull the trigger and get my first pup in a week or two. Planning very far ahead, anyone have recommendations for the Durango & Chama areas in CO /NM? Narrow Gauge Railroads are one of my other interests. Road the Cumbres & Toltec in the '70's and want to return and add in the Durango & Silverton.

    Any info appreciated

    Roger :)
     
  2. Shaman1

    Shaman1 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Oklahoma! I haven't stayed in those areas of CO/NM. Someone here should be able to give you good info.
     
  3. mdigby

    mdigby New Member

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    Welcome to PuP

    I'd like to get out there... sometime. I'm from PA so a bit of a trip. But I'm sure someone closer will be bound to help.
     
  4. tweeker155

    tweeker155 New Member

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    Sorry, I can't make recommendations as far as camping in those areas. But, I have rode the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train. We opted for the motor coach ride from Durango to Silverton and then rode the train back. The views are absolutely spectacular!!! You'll love it!
     
  5. bearman512

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  6. Rodger D.

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    Roger

    As you enter the State via Inter-State 75, to U.S. Hwy 24 (W), to
    Inter-State 25 (S), to U.S. Hwy 160 (W) you will drive past:

    Bonny Lake
    http://www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/bonnylake/Pages/BonnyLakeHome.aspx

    Cheyenne Mountian
    http://www.parks.state.co.us/parks/cheyennemountain/Pages/CheyenneMountainHome.aspx

    Lake Pueblo
    http://www.parks.state.co.us/parks/lakepueblo/Pages/LakePuebloStatePark.aspx

    Lathrop State Park
    http://www.parks.state.co.us/parks/lathrop/Pages/LathropStatePark.aspx

    San Luis State Park
    http://www.parks.state.co.us/parks/sanluis/Pages/SanLuisLakes.aspx

    Navajo State Park
    http://www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/navajo/

    Even though I have stayed at or been to all of these Colo State Parks, I
    will not try to influnce you one way or the other. You may plot and stop
    at the ones which fit your time of arrivial to each one. I say it this way
    because I believe each one has its own special merrit.




    Rodger & Gabby
    [email protected]
    COS
     
  7. cwolfman13

    cwolfman13 Active Member

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    I 2nd Lagunitas near Chama.

    For Durango/Silverton area, I'm not much help. We'd like to do some more camping up that way too. All of our camping that way has been backpacking......hopping on and off the train with you pack is fun.
     
  8. iapaint4fun

    iapaint4fun Camping with small daughter and my mom? Popup time

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    I just like that you call it Narrow Guage camping.... compared to the big beasties, it certainly feels like that!!
     

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