Clausont; while not exclusively tent camping in Mexico, here are several sites of people that are certainly not in large RVs and which offer great insight to smaller vehicle camping. LifeRemotely.com, HomeOnTheHighway.Com and, perhaps the best links to other blogs at SeventeenBySix.Wordpress.Com
Good luck and hope that you have lots of reading time.
That whole extra trip to Mexico in only ten weeks! We split it into two trips of four months each. Here's the Gulf Coast and Yucatan (plus Belize and Tikal) when you get the urge to go back at:
yucatantallman.wordpress.com Warm regards!
Calvin and LeeAnne McKenzie, the Canadian couple in the Greyhound bus in the Oaxaca Trailer Park for the past several years, have purchased their own piece of ground about 10 miles southeast in Santa Maria de Tule and can acommodate 3-4 smaller rigs or tent campers at a time. Their site is at OverlanderOasis.Com. Somebody else please figure out the link and the GPS coordinates. Thanks and please stop by, we did before they made the purchase.
We crossed from Chetumal into Belize with our MH and tow car and never canceled any vehicle permit. Camped on the western border at Inglewood CG in San Ignacio, took a tour bus into GUA to Tikal (less hassle and cost than taking the MH and toad), parked at Old Belize to go to Key Caulker, spent a few nights in Orange Walk and Burrel Broom, then returned out through Corozal/Chetumal without ever being asked for a vehicle permit. Our only mistake was not checking out of Mexico at the little white shack before checking into Belize at the next white shack. Simply walked back out of Belize with an "assistant" checked out of Mex, (requesting the Doble Entrada), walked back into Belize, paid a small sum to the assistant, got our mandatory insurance and away we went! Check that portion of the trip at Yucatantallman.wordpress.com
Calvin and LeeAnne (the Canadians in the Greyhound bus) did buy a property down the highway in Thule (sp?) not too long ago. We fit our 38' no problem. The toad was fine but we preferred to ride our bikes into downtown Two years ago the word ARK (Oaxaca Trailer PARK) was still painted on the wall to the left of the gate. If I recall there is a McDonald's on the west side of the main drag that marks your turn into the neighborhood. There's also a baseball stadium - worth a night out! - near the McDonalds.
Here's my suggestion: As you will already be in Ridgeway, continue north on the 550 to Grand Junction, go east on I-70 through the beautiful Glenwood Canyon, stopping in Glenwood Springs for a soak, continue east to exit 157 Wolcott, go north on 131 and turn east just before Bond (stop at State Bridge Lodge for burgers, beer and camping), then east on Grand County No. 1, a beautiful drive to Kremmling, go east on Hwy 40 thru the Byers Canyon, stop in Hot Sulpher Springs for another soak and a free night camping, continue east on 40 to Granby and the back side of RMNP.
Ditto on the time, however, you most certainly will want to stop in Durango and Pagosa Springs to take in the towns. We did a roof-top hot tub in Pagosa and then dry-camped in some little city park right across the street.
Malinda; You're a bit short on some things. How much time, where do you like to camp, hook-ups, dry camp, State Parks, fishing, hiking, hot springs, etc. With a bit more a few of us Colorado people could fill in a lot of the holes. Tallman