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Old 01-24-2016, 03:50 PM   #1
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Smile Ridgway State Park, CO, Fall 2015

Our latest post is about an overnight at Ridgway State Park. We love this park, and can't wait to head back and spend a week exploring the surrounding areas.

Enjoy the post everyone!

Click here --->> Ridgway State Park, CO, Fall 2015

View from behind the campsite.


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Getting toasty at the site.
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Old 01-24-2016, 04:22 PM   #2
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Great photos, but in #2 it looks like your trailer is nose down. I remember some sites at Ridgway are on a grade so severe it is difficult to have a level trailer. It is a nice park, but be careful if you reserve because some sites are not good and there's no way to tell that from the website.

Colorado has some very nice park campgrounds, but some campsites are bad. We don't reserve at them because of unpleasant surprises. Since they get booked up in the summer, we go elsewhere. The Forest Service campgrounds are usually better though they have hiked prices in recent years, they are still much cheaper than state parks. Colorado is a low tax state, so we have neglected parks, highways, state colleges and other infrastructure and high fees in the parks. I wish it weren't so, but it is. But the photos are great.

If you look up Ridgway State Park, make sure to spell it right. For some reason, the town and park are spelled Ridgway, not Ridgeway. Maybe the original settlers of Ridgway were spelling compromised. Ridgway has some nice restaurants, generally better than we have found in nearby Ouray, a place we visit every year.

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Old 01-24-2016, 05:48 PM   #3
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How was the fishing below the dam?

What is Colorado doing with all the pot revenue? They should use some of it for roads, parks etc.


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Old 01-24-2016, 06:50 PM   #4
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What is Colorado doing with all the pot revenue? They should use some of it for roads, parks etc.


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The tax revenue from marijuana goes into general revenues which are limited and require any amounts collected over a certain amount to be refunded to taxpayers. Excesses from marijuana taxes will perhaps go to reduce marijuana taxes for a while, and maybe not to all the taxpayers. The limits on revenue are from a state constitutional amendment (TABOR) and even as the state grows faster than most states, we can't adequately fund infrastructure or other state programs. The idea of TABOR was to continually ratchet down tax revenues and strangle government. Apparently the voters think roads, education, parks and the rest are free. State colleges and universities get around 15% of their money from the state, resulting in high tuition. Parks are expensive to camp in and you have to pay an entrance fee plus a camping fee every day. Highways are deteriorating and neither the state nor the feds are keeping up with growth or maintenance. Roads in a mountainous state are expensive to build and maintain in winter. I-70 in the mountains is often a parking lot in winter and that's why we don't travel on weekends. Skiers suffer from this and that probably limits the amount of people willing to spend lots of money at the ski resorts once they drive from Denver's airport on I-70 to the ski resorts. While you wait in traffic, you can stop at a pot shop and the trip may be more pleasant as you creep along. Looking at the beautiful sights out the windshield as you stop and go is nice. I wonder if a Tesla with the heater and wipers going while you drive a few miles an hour would have enough charge to get to Vail from Denver.

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Dang! I was trying so hard to spell it correctly=no E! I'll see what I can do about changing it in this thread.

The sites all seemed good to us. Ours was nice and level. I'm sure the picture is slightly distorted due to the wide angle lens that was used.

Not sure about the the rest-- taxes and such. We do are best with the site once we arrive, and enjoy exploring everything around us.

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Don't worry about misspelling Ridgway. I did it for years until I noticed the "e" was missing when I went there. Glad you got a good site. I thought it might be the camera, but wondered all the same.

This reminds me of a story about Chicken, Alaska. When the first prospectors went there looking for gold, they wanted to name it Ptarmigan, but no one could spell it, so they named it "Chicken". Fortunately it didn't come out "Chikin". A lot of tourists go to Chicken (pop. 8, but a lot more in summer) as it is on the way to the Top of the World Highway.

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Beautiful photos!


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Hey Colorado folks: A little off topic, but how busy are the CO State parks on weekdays (not weekends) during June-September?

Chicks: we love your threads! Keep 'em coming!
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Absolutely Love Ridgway State Park

We stayed at Ridgway in the Fall of 2013 for nine nights while our truck was being repaired in Montrose. Lovely area. Very nice people. One of my favorite state parks. We stayed in the full hookup section and were joined by many deer visiting the area behind our site in the mornings and evenings. Had a wonderful dinner at the True Grit Cafe in Ridgway. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Old 01-24-2016, 08:12 PM   #10
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Eatery 66 Airstream Food Truck

Did you happen to stop at Eatery 66 in Ridgway?
A nice young family operates a restaurant/ Food Truck out of their 1966 Airstream trailer (hence the 66 in the name Eatery 66).
They're closed for the winter but will open sometime in Spring.
Very good food and farm fresh.

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Field and Stream, we have noticed that the campsites are not crowded during the week. Best times are probably Tuesday-Thursday. If you want to stay at a campground with any hookups, it's best to reserve far in advance. We plan are trips 6 months out.

There are a lot of boondocking sites and non-reservable campsites too. We are not as familiar with them though.

SilverBuddha, Eatery 66 looks really cool. We did not see it while in Ridway. We will keep an eye out next time.

Happy travels everyone!
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I live about 20 miles north of the park in Montrose. I find the best time in the park to be during the week, when seniors get a small discount and the place is not so crowded. I personally do not go there during July or August...just too hot. Best time for me is April-June, then mid-September to closing in October. Good hiking trails in the park and lots of wildlife. Many attractions in the area: Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP (campground located there); town of Ouray (a few miles south); Telluride (40 miles away); Panny's place in Ridgway..excellent pizza; Silverton (located south about 40 miles..several old mining sites along the way.) Fishing in Ridgway Lake is good for Rainbow, brown.
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[QUOTE=Two Chicks;1740412]Field and Stream, we have noticed that the campsites are not crowded during the week. Best times are probably Tuesday-Thursday. If you want to stay at a campground with any hookups, it's best to reserve far in advance. We plan are trips 6 months out.


Hi Chicks -- Great news, and thank you! Hope to see you out there.....

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The tax revenue from marijuana goes into general revenues which are limited and require any amounts collected over a certain amount to be refunded to taxpayers. Excesses from marijuana taxes will perhaps go to reduce marijuana taxes for a while, and maybe not to all the taxpayers. The limits on revenue are from a state constitutional amendment (TABOR) and even as the state grows faster than most states, we can't adequately fund infrastructure or other state programs. The idea of TABOR was to continually ratchet down tax revenues and strangle government. Apparently the voters think roads, education, parks and the rest are free. State colleges and universities get around 15% of their money from the state, resulting in high tuition. Parks are expensive to camp in and you have to pay an entrance fee plus a camping fee every day. Highways are deteriorating and neither the state nor the feds are keeping up with growth or maintenance. Roads in a mountainous state are expensive to build and maintain in winter. I-70 in the mountains is often a parking lot in winter and that's why we don't travel on weekends. Skiers suffer from this and that probably limits the amount of people willing to spend lots of money at the ski resorts once they drive from Denver's airport on I-70 to the ski resorts. While you wait in traffic, you can stop at a pot shop and the trip may be more pleasant as you creep along. Looking at the beautiful sights out the windshield as you stop and go is nice. I wonder if a Tesla with the heater and wipers going while you drive a few miles an hour would have enough charge to get to Vail from Denver.

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Our parks are incredible. Our roads need work. I am very liberal, but I do believe the people who use these resources should pay for them. Every park we have visited as a NATIVE have never disappointed. Wait a minute... you are right---- Lets keep people out of the state by reverse psychology. While we are at it lets build Trumps wall on the northern boarder of Texas!
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