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..Ouray, Telluride, Silverton campground recommendations

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by amazing ricardo, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. amazing ricardo

    amazing ricardo Piste Off

    Oct 21, 2005
    Perihelion of Mercury
    hey kidz, thaw your brains out for a spell, and help your ADV buddies out.

    a few of us from the warmer climates of the ADV universe are planning to pillage, plunder and generally ride the hell out of the Ouray, Telluride, Silverton, area this upcoming summer 2010.

    we are looking for campground recommendations in this general area. what we'd like is to drag a toy hauler or two to use as a base camp, and some will tent camp. so our minimum requirements are for RV accessible sites that will also allow tent camping.

    additional facilities also appreciated, but not really required, are wifi, bar, hot showers, bikini dancers and serving wenches, hot tubs or hot springs, fire rings, dirt bike (dual sport type) friendly, aesthetics, and location...

    anybody have any recommendations? or conversely have you been to any of these places you would absolutely not return?

    there is tee-kill-ya, whiskey, maybe some charred animal flesh, a camp fire with a lot of bench racing, and oh yeah bacon, offered as payment for an excellent suggestion!!! :deal:deal
  2. PrairieRider

    PrairieRider Gearing down for Hell

    Jun 14, 2008
    As near Hell as I can get
    We hauled in a 28' camper trailer to a spot at the beginning of CO Rd 7 (South Mineral Springs Rd ~ a mile north of Silverton), just past the information sign about mile in. There are also several good areas RV accessible further up the canyon. The spot at the east end where we camped also has cell reception. There are no facilities...just space.

  3. codys

    codys Lost in the Vizcaino

    Aug 1, 2006

    Go down main st and head for Engineer Pass. It's an easy gravel road. All maps and mapquest show the town (ghost town) and their is plenty of camping. Usually fifth wheels and jeeps with Tejas Plates. :D You'd be close to Silverton for beer, breakfast, dinner, or whatever else you need . Maybe a San Juan local will chime in.

  4. Fleg

    Fleg Fleg in 2012

    Sep 5, 2007
    Rio Rathole, NM
    Eureka and Middleton got my vote. No amenities though.
  5. gee

    gee Safety First

    Aug 29, 2005
    Western Colorado
    Not as scenic but very RV friendly would be Ridgeway Reservoir State Park just north of Ridgeway.

    DADODIRT Long timer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2004
    Durango,CO(closer to Purgatory)
    The state park in Ridgway(just below 7000') is nice, but you would need to ride a bit of pavement to get to the good stuff.
    The areas above Silverton (above 9000') are your best bet. At Eureka you are near to Engineer, Stony and Cinnamon passes to the east and Black Bear and Ophir on the other side of 550.
    Camping near Telluride is a bit tough. There is a campsite in town and there is a NF campground(Sunshine) a few miles south.
    Near Ouray is the KOA and just above town is a NF campground(Amphitheater). The NF campground is nice as you are close to Ouray(hot springs, good food) and close to Imogene Pass.