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patperry, we discovered that there is great camping all over Colorado, with the possible exception of the part near Kansas (and even that part is nice, if you like wide open sky).

The real issue is what sorts of activities do you like? Do you hike, mountain bike, or fish? Jeeping? Dirt bikes? Do you prefer boondocking or campgrounds?

We've now spent two months in Colorado (two Septembers), and I can see that there is more to do than we could do in a lifetime.


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I like the Never Summer Range, Mt Zirkel Wilderness, Flat Tops, Grand Mesa, the central part near the Maroon Bells and especially the San Juan Mtns and the Weminuche Wilderness Area.

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patperry2766 wrote:

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I used to live in Colorado and went to RMNP once. Too crowded. There are so many great places in the state to wander around in.


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Been to Durango area before I had RV then to Ridgway SP and Mueller SP with the camper. Always looking for good recommendations. Thanks



H E R E is a good starting point for things to do in Colorado. As stated above, a lot depends on your interests. Some folks hate the cities, wouldn't be caught dead in them, but there's a lot to do in the various major cities in Colorado, both along the Front Range as well as the Western Slope and intermountain region. Colorado is not a boring state... [emoticon]


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patperry2766 wrote:

ppine wrote:

I used to live in Colorado and went to RMNP once. Too crowded. There are so many great places in the state to wander around in.


such as?

Been to Durango area before I had RV then to Ridgway SP and Mueller SP with the camper. Always looking for good recommendations. Thanks


We lived in EP from 1980 till 2010. September is absolutely beautiful. It used to be a time for us to catch our breath after a busy summer packed with tourists. Weekends were busy with leaf lookers and elk watchers. The trails and Park were pretty much empty during the week. Now, September is just an extension of summer. It is packed with tourists and the Park is absolute gridlock. We sadly left EP in 2010 because we couldn't take the chaos that is now EP and RMNP. There are many just as nice places to visit in September. Think about Buena Vista/Leadville/Salida, Durango/Silverton, Ouray, or Lake City.

If you "must" go to EP in September, try to arrive on Monday and depart on Friday. Peak leaf time is around the third week of September.


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I agree that the east side of RMNP in September is very crowded -- but you can find solitude on the trails. As much as I hate crowds, I am glad we visited RMNP in the fall, at least once in our lives:

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