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Old 08-04-2014, 03:22 PM   #15
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We stayed at Alpen Rose CG in Durango and drove over to Mesa Verda for a visit. The drive from the park entrance to the campgrounds is steep and winding with some switchbacks. The park is well worth a visit.
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:15 PM   #16
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A couple of years ago we stayed at the Mesa Verde RV resort and liked it ok. Its just outside the park entrance. Durango didn't seem too far away. We liked the location.
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:44 PM   #17
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We have stayed at Alpen Rose CG and it too is great. Ouray, CO is a great stop and the mountain drive over to Durango is something to behold, particularly hauling an AS. Durango is a great stop, but Mesa Verde is in a class by itself.
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:47 PM   #18
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I think the road from Ouray to Durango is called the Million Dollar Highway? Very steep, narrow and switchy. We ended up enjoying it, but there were some moments with our longer rig.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:46 PM   #19
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I think the road from Ouray to Durango is called the Million Dollar Highway? Very steep, narrow and switchy. We ended up enjoying it, but there were some moments with our longer rig.
It is indeed the Million Dollar Highway (cost per foot? View value?; perhaps both) and its one of the most spectacular roads in America but the timid with trailers need not apply. Buddy and I rode it two years ago on motorcycles and a bighorn sheep knocked a boulder down the sheer cliff side, across the road in front of us and then bounded down the cliff right behind it and down the other side. Amazing incline and he was flying...pretty spectacular. Equally amazing was a guy in a Cummings truck who kept up with us....pulling a 25+ foot SOB. Sure see amazing things out on the road.....and yes Mesa Verde is fantastic, we tent camped there and several trailers were around.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:04 PM   #20
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I don't know if it makes a difference to you but Mesa Verde does not allow pets in the park.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:28 PM   #21
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We stayed at Mesa Verde RV a few years ago in our Newell. If I was to do it over again I would spend a night or two in the Park! and then recharge before heading on to other parts. PS Mesa Verde RV was a good stay just the Park looked great......anyway the Ruins are Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:36 PM   #22
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I have been over the "Million Dollar Hwy" a number of times. On motorcycles; In a truck with a camper in the back; and pulling our 26' Argosy.
I didn't think it was all that bad of a drive. Still don't.
Just pay attention to the speed limits and enjoy the trip.
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Twinkle, I didn't say it's not manageable, just not for the timid.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:17 AM   #24
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I don't know if it makes a difference to you but Mesa Verde does not allow pets in the park.
Not True!
Pets are allowed in the Park, however; they are not allowed on the trails or on guided tours. When walked in the campground, they must be on a leash. Also, please pick up after your dog.
Oh, and don't be like the knucklehead that I had that showed up for a Cliff Palace tour and thought he could leave his Lab in the car with the windows rolled up and the engine running with the air conditioner on for the hour that he would be gone on the tour. As I explained to him, "This is wrong on so many levels that its hard to know where to begin."
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We have reservations for 5 nights at the Morefield CG in Mesa Verde National Park in a few weeks. Has anyone had a recent experience with this CG? We are staying at one of 15 full hookup sites.


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When are you scheduled to stay? We are planning a trip to there and other destinations first two weeks of September. I have the same questions?
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We are leaving Thursday morning. Should be there Saturday afternoon. I'll let you know how it goes!


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