Headed West to the Rockies

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  1. Grumpy348

    Grumpy348 New Member

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    Hi All,

    We are going to be heading out west to see the Rockies as well as Cheyenne Mountain State Park. We have several stops planned out there and would like some inside scoops on the best campgrounds for a family. Thanks for the help.
     
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    gladecreekwy Well-Known Member

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    Huge area. Can you be more specific as to where you’re headed?
     
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    I am thinking of staying at Cheyenne Mountain state park in one of the campgrounds although I am not sure which one yet. We need 30amp and Water. No sewer but will need a bath house. From there we are looking to go to Estes and stay at Estes RV campground on Lake Mary, I think it is? Anyway, we will probably go to Black water canyon and spend a few days and Also Moab. We aren't sure of the campgrounds there as of yet. We are still looking around and will take any help we can get.

    Brett
     
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    When are you leaving? The weather in the Colorado Springs area will start to change drastically in the next month.
     
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    Do you know that Monday is the first day of Fall?
    The nights get cold there's always the possibility of a overnight snow. Campgrounds start closing also.
     
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    This trip is being planned for next spring leaving late May 2020.
     
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    Yeah we are headed the same direction next May, Yellowstone and the like then North to Canada. Just wondering also about the weather late May? Same as the Poster.
    A few years ago we stayed at Estes Park area and there was a KOA campground that was really nice, it had just opened in mid May. Our water hose froze up that first night!
     
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    Camped in the mountains once in early June and woke up to six inches of snow. The weather can change very quickly which makes the camping season pretty short in the Rockies. Cheyenne Mountain is outside Colorado Springs I believe and should be a lower elevation than most but perhaps someone out there has some direct experience.
     
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    Everything I have read about the KOA's is that the sites are so close together. We have stayed in several on the East coast and have found they are hit and miss. Do you remember the name of the one you stayed at? We have had a couple bad experiences with KOA's and really like to do research on them.
     
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    Thank you!!!!
     
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    It was right across the road from either a lake or river, not far from the town. It was nice and worth the price. We were there in early or mid May it had just opened for the season the day before.
     
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    Depending on the amount of snow we receive you may find access to parts of Yellowstone and the surrounding area very limited.
     
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    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    We have family in Colorado and May thru early June can be hit or miss on the weather. Yellowstone on the other hand can be limited on what roads are open due to snow. The nights in Yellowstone can be cold during that time of year. Also be careful on the mountain passes, the higher elevations can still be getting some snow.
     
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    I live near Colorado Springs, but last May, it snowed 18 inches in a day...Spring is where we get most of our snow, but it is hit or miss into May. Mueller State Park is amazing, but fills up fast. Alot of people camp near Buena Vista and I love Halfmoon East Campground.

    Colorado is amazing...Enjoy your trip!

    -Joe
     
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