Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-29-2013, 03:22 PM   #15
Rivet Master
Silver Goose's Avatar
2008 27' Classic FB
Burkburnett , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 955
We stayed at the Alpen Rose some years ago. We would definitely consider it if we were in the area again. It was in October as we had been to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque and then wandered up to Durango to see the area and take the train in the fall. Their website shows they are open until Oct 31.

AIR 47751
Air Safe Hitch, Reese Dual Cam 800#, Centramatics
Silver Goose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 04:07 PM   #16
Rivet Master
Denis4x4's Avatar
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Currently Looking...
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,093
They do not close the road to Silverton in the winter! Alpen Rose, United and Durango Riverside Resort are all on 550 north of town. The KOA is east and Lightner Creek CG is probably closed. All of the above mentioned facilities are first class. Doubtful if they are running shuttles to the train this late in the year. Plenty to do in Durango...enjoy.

Denis4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #17
Blue Highways Explorer
mojo's Avatar
2015 27' FB International
2006 25' Safari FB SE
2004 19' International CCD
7,650' , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,384
Originally Posted by mandolindave View Post
The road between Silverton and Durango closes in the winter.( I think it might close for about five months ) It is very scenic, but dangerous if it snows. They close it because so many snow plow drivers were sliding off of cliffs. In good conditions, it's not to be missed , but not a road that you would want to continually tow on, back and forth. Ouray is between Silverton, and Durango. Its a nice place to stop.
??? The road is closed in winter??? It is ONLY closed if their is an avalanche that has to be cleared. Which ain't that often. Regardless of where Ouray is on your map.
This is the strangest life I've ever known - J. Morrison

2015 Airstream International Serenity 27FB with ProPride
2011 Ford F150 Lariat Ecoboost V6 Turbo Gasser
mojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 06:43 PM   #18
New Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3
We stayed at Bayfield Riverside RV Park in July & really enjoyed it. It has full hook-ups with streams & a trout stocked pond. I'm not sure if they will be opened during your requested time but it is a nice, clean park.
ZEB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #19
Rivet Master
TBRich's Avatar

2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,369
Images: 64
Hey Jeff & Barb... If you'd like to "rough" it a few days dry camping, there is Haviland Lake, maybe 20 miles north of Durango, east off the road to Silverton. The campground closes down and has no services (that is no rest rooms open, no electricity, no water, no trash collection ... nada) during the winter (probably already closed) but they leave the lake loop open for dry camping at a much-reduced rate. I think it was $9/night, $4.50/night with a Senior Pass. We stayed there several nights last September ... it was quiet and beautiful. Wherever you end up, have a blast! We want a full report, too!
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Membership Chair, 4C
Unit #3954
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 09:11 PM   #20
2 Rivet Member
2013 16' Sport
Boulder , Colorado
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 73
We just stayed at Junction Creek campground, 5 or so miles outside of Durango. Beautiful, well maintained. There is one loop with electrical, but no full hookups. The pit toilets were remarkably clean. It is a Forest Service campground, and I believe they are open through October. We were in our Bambi, and there was a 65 globetrotter 2 spots down.
Seecue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 10:37 PM   #21
3 Rivet Member
BAAMbi7's Avatar
2012 16' Sport
Scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 147

We've stayed at Alpen Rose twice -the past two summers and find it great. It's about 10-15 minutes north of downtown Durango. It's all about what you are doing in the area. We know friends have stayed at Havilland Lake but you'll need to check the services offered. We have also stayed at Sundance in Cortez. A little too "parking lot" for us but we wanted full hook up close to bike trails off 160. It was also hot this summer and we needed laundry and a/c lol.

McPhee Reservior is another choice but is probably closed with no services but a nice place to sneak into and have no neighbors. This works for us as well as it's near bike trails in Dolores. We were there last October.

We're headed in the area again shortly and going through Pagosa Springs as well. It's will be our first time east of Durango and into Northern NM.

PM if you have any other questions about our experiences in the area.

Have fun!
BAAMbi7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 02:07 PM   #22
2 Rivet Member
2012 30' International
Cape Coral , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 72
We also stayed in the Alpen Rose in Durango in June before heading up the road to Silverton, Ouray and points North. Nice place. Would definitely go back
Martin R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #23
Retired Fishing Guide
Cap-N-Red's Avatar
2005 28' Classic
Port O'Connor , Republic of Texas
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 217
For WhatIt's Worth Lightner Creek is NICE and just about a couple of miles west of Durango. We've stayed ther a couple of times. Great people there , a couple of miles north of 160.

2005 GMC CC D/A
2005 28' Classic
WBCCI # 3133
Cap-N-Red is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.