RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Truck Campers: Silverton, Colorado Trip - 2013

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Silverton, Colorado Trip - 2013

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Next
Sponsored By:
BradW

Mayor of Flat Rock

Senior Member

Joined: 10/29/2001

View Profile



Posted: 08/18/13 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

[image]

We spent a couple of weeks Campin’/Jeepin’ in the Silverton, Colorado area a few weeks back. Stayed at the Silver Summit RV Park. Drove out with four other families we know from this area. Its about 1,500 miles from North Alabama to Silverton. Some folks spent a day riding the steam train and another day visiting Mesa Verde Nat Park. Weather was better than expected and the scenery was exceptional as always. Saw bear, bighorn, elk, moose, mule deer, etc.

Trip Photos

Some of the trails we rode:
American Basin
Astrata Gulch
Black Bear Pass
Bristol Head
California Gulch
Carson Gulch
Cinnamon Pass
Cork Screw Gulch
Crystal Lake
Engineers Pass
Eureka Gulch
Gold Lake
Hurricane Pass
Imogene Pass
Kendal Mtn
Kite Lake
Maggie Gulch
Mineral Creek
Minnie Gulch
Ophir Pass
Picayne Gulch
Poughkeepsie Gulch
Ross Basin
Stony Pass

Brad

* This post was edited 08/18/13 10:29am by BradW *


Wake Up America
2019 Lance 1062 and 2018 F-350 CC PSD 4X4 DRW
Tembrens, Rear Roadmaster Sway Bar, Torklift 48" Extention and 30K Superhitch
Our New Lance 1062 Truck Camper Unloading at Dealer Photos


jmtandem

western nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 01/18/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/18/13 09:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Brad,

Nice pics. Thanks for posting.


'05 Dodge Cummins 4x4 dually 3500 white quadcab auto long bed.

DesertHawk

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Senior Member

Joined: 06/06/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/18/13 09:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great Photos! Must have had one good time. Thanks for sharing.
Photo #192 very neat indeed.
Nice looking Rigs. Cool Dog.


">DesertHawk- Las Cruces, NM USA
*2015 Lance 1985~Casita de Campo~23' 4" Tongue to Bumper, Dinette Slide
160 watt Solar Panel/GoPower! Solar Controller
*2009 White Ford F-150 Reg. Cab
Long Bed with A.R.E. Molded Fiberglass Topper
*Previously~ 2005 16' Scamp


btggraphix

Golden, CO

Senior Member

Joined: 03/08/2005

View Profile



Posted: 08/18/13 09:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like you hit about everything....thanks for sharing!


2006 LanceMax 1191 - loaded and well-used
2005 C4500/Kodiak 4x4, GVWR 17,500


jefe 4x4

West Slope, Northern Sierra Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 01/21/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/18/13 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Brad,
Very nice pix of your trip. BTW, "some of the trails we rode"?
Are there any left? I recognize most of the locations. They look almost exactly the same as they did it 1971. Except in June of that year there was still lots of snow blocking some of the passes as the county bulldozer had not cleared the way. At that time the county fathers did not grasp the boon to the local economy the 4x4 tourists would have. They clear it earlier now.
Looks like there was a lot of precip this summer as the vegetation in the high reaches is still green. My first trip of many to those locales was in 1971 with a pregnant wife, a 3 year old, in a 1966 FJ40 Land Cruiser rag top pulling a jeep trailer. My how time flies. The pregnancy developed into my daughter Julie (41), and the 3 year old is now Matt @ 45, who, separately gifted us the three grand kids you see in my T.R. called, "Fordyce Foray".
regards, as always, jefe


'01.5 Dodge 2500 4x4, CTD, Qcab, SB, NV5600, 241HD, 4.10's, Dana 70/TruTrac; Dana 80/ TruTrac, Spintec hub conversion, H.D. susp, 315/75R16's on 7.5" and 10" wide steel wheels, Vulcan big line, Warn M15K winch '98 Lance Lite 165s, 8' 6" X-cab, 200w Solar

joe b.

Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 08/24/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/18/13 11:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great looking trip Brad. We spent part of June and all of July in the Ouray area with our TC and Jeep. That dog is a great subject for photos. The one with his tongue out is priceless. Some captions on the photos would be great to help identify locations.
Thanks


joe b.
Stuart Florida
Formerly of Colorado and Alaska
2016 Fleetwood Flair 31 B Class A w/bunks
www.picturetrail.com/jbpacooper
Alaska-Colorado and other Trips posted
"Without challenge, adventure is impossible".

Reddog1

El Dorado, CA

Senior Member

Joined: 03/09/2004

View Profile



Posted: 08/18/13 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great views. Sure wish I could have made it, but it just was not meant to be.

I did run the Rubicon, from Wentworth through Lake Tahoe. No strap, no spotter, and no winch. I only broke a t-case mount on Cadillac Hill, but had a spare. A fifteen minute repair at the top of the hill. Messed around for four days. A tough but great trip with over ten Suzukis.

Wayne

cewillis

Tucson, az, usa

Senior Member

Joined: 01/24/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 08/18/13 11:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great pictures, Brad. Looks like you just about saw and did it all.


Cal


BradW

Mayor of Flat Rock

Senior Member

Joined: 10/29/2001

View Profile



Posted: 08/18/13 12:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cewillis wrote:

Looks like you just about saw and did it all.


Could have used 3 or 4 more days there. We never made it to Bullion King, Last Dollar Rd, Yankee Boy Basin, Governors Basin and the NF road near Ouray were the final scenes from the first True Grit movie were filmed. Wanted to do a little trout fishin' while we were there, but ran out of time on that one also. Also never made it to the rum distillery in Silverton....that might have been a good thing. [emoticon]

Brad

Testudo

Germantown, MD

Senior Member

Joined: 09/21/2005

View Profile



Posted: 08/18/13 12:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow! I'm jealous, Brad. You got a lot done in not so much time. In recent years, I can't seem to manage to intersect with the San Juans without it being ruined by a monsoon pulse. And on top of that the ATVs are swarming there like mosquitos, nowadays. I've had better luck in the more sedate Hinsdale and Mineral Counties to the east. Not so grand as between Silverton and Lake City but better than nothing.


Testudo & Princesse Caribou
2012 FORD F-250 6.2L 4x4 EC SB SRW
2006 FORD F-250 5.4L manual trans (Sniff! Gone but not forgotten!)
2006 OUTFITTER SUPER-Caribou 6.5

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Silverton, Colorado Trip - 2013
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.