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Old 04-20-2019, 03:31 PM   #1
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Any advice on Southwestern Colorado

Hi all,

I'm planning a summer trip to southwestern Colorado. Planning to visit Durango and the San Juans. What advice do you have for visiting that part of the world? I was out there last fall and it looked like there were actually a lot of good boondocking spots.

Anyone have experience with that?
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Old 04-20-2019, 03:49 PM   #2
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I spent a week on the Albertsons parking lot. It borders a park on the Animas River. Great view and a picnic table.
The manager of the Albertsons was cool. He thanked me for staying. Free security on the lot

Rented a Jeep and went up to Animas Fork.

Then took the train to Silverton. Awesome trip! If you are any kind of steam train buff this is a must.

Can I come with you? ???

Silverton, Durango and Euray were very memorable pieces of a six year adventure in my first bus.

Have fun, be safe and take pictures!
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Oh, now you have done it!

I now have C.W. Mcall stuck in my head.

"Here comes the Silverton up from Durango, here comes the Silverton shovel coal...'
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The train from Durango to Silverton is really worth it - the views are amazing. While I love trains, I'd suggest maybe taking the train one way TO Silverton, then taking more time to explore the Silverton area. Going uphill I think is more fun then going downhill (at least, it sounds better ) We went by train both ways, and only had an hour or two in Silverton, which was enough to stretch and walk around, but we'd have liked a half day or so instead.
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Oh, now you have done it!

I now have C.W. Mcall stuck in my head.

"Here comes the Silverton up from Durango, here comes the Silverton shovel coal...'
Listened to that one on many a road trip! Catchy as can be for the whole family!
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Your question kicked up memories of the time I spent in Colorado.

Southwestern Colorado is an amazing place to visit. I can't wait to get back.

Gotta get this bus done so I can get on the road!!!
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