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Texas Roadrunner

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Posted: 08/02/20 10:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are looking at parks for 3-4 week stays for next summer. We are looking at Centennial Park south of Montrose, Colorado and/or Glenwood Springs Canyon near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Does anyone have any knowledge of these parks? If so could you tell me why you would or wouldn’t choose to spend a few weeks in either. If you have a better suggestion in Colorado, please feel free to give me your opinion. We are looking for cool temps, good golf, fly fishing, hiking, medical, decent grocery shopping, and fun people. We have also looked at Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Utah. We would love to hear any suggestions you might have thee as well. Thank you so much for your help.

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Having lived in Colorado for 23 years and traveling the state on business every week, I would pick Montrose area. Both areas have the golf, fishing, medical, and shopping you ask for.

The main difference is TRAFFIC!! In Glenwood, you are right on I-70 with constant traffic noise from semis, RVs, and other usual vehicles. You also have to get on and off I-70 to get around in Glenwood.

Montrose is much more relaxing and also has many good restaurant options. It is easy to get around and offers a better variety of day trips...in any direction.
There are also a couple of excellent fly shops downtown to help you if you need it.

As for the RV park, I cannot say as the only one I ever stayed at was in Montrose before it became a KOA. There are two south of town and I don't recall which is Centennial. One looked much more appealing than the other.

The only RV park I recall in Glenwood was not one I would want to stay in because it was sitting on I-70.

You asked for better suggestions so I would suggest you consider Pagosa Springs. We had a place there and always enjoyed it with excellent scenery, fishing, etc. It has all of the things you mentioned, plus is always cooler than Montrose or Glenwood.

Have fun wherever you go!!

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Posted: 08/03/20 06:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have stayed at Centennial in Montrose and liked it. It is close to everything you are interested in. Sites are roomy. The park is close to the highway but traffic is not as bad as I70 will be. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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Posted: 08/03/20 08:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In Montrose, I’d avoid the Montrose – San Juan RV Resort
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Posted: 08/03/20 08:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would choose Montrose over Glenwood personally. However both are at just over 5k elevation so it isnt going to be real cool during the day. For Montrose you might head south just a bit to Ridgeway State Park (less than 20 miles) they have many sites with full hookups assuming it isn't booked solid and it is about 7k elevation so should be cooler than Montrose or Glenwood. Ridgeway is close enough for day trips to Ouray, Silverton, Telluride, Black Canyon. Plenty of hiking and fishing in the area. I know there is golf around just not sure how much or how good.

Previous poster mentioned Pagosa Springs probably the coolest of the areas brought up so far, certainly fishing and hiking around they do have a course never played it so cant say if it is good or not, not to mention the hot springs.


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Posted: 08/03/20 09:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you choose Montrose look at Cedar Creek RV PK nice and clean with plenty of shade as it will be warm in the summer.

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Thank you all for your suggestions, we will check out the parks in Montrose and forget Glenwood, for the time being. Have long wanted to stay at Ridgeway, but unfortunately with so many folks traveling in RVs, I haven’t been able to find a site. That being said, I think you can only stay 2 weeks in a state park and we are thinking we’ll pick 3 places to stay long term next summer, most likely a month in each. There’s also a Sun Resort park in Granby that we would also like to visit. I forgot about it in my original post. Does anyone have any experience with it?

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For Ridgway, you can't make a reservation until you're 6 months out from your dates.

The Sun Resort park in Granby is River Run. I haven't stayed there yet, it just opened towards the end of last summer. I think it's popular with the family crowds as a lot of their stuff seems to be geared towards families. But, the location is good, and it looks like a nice park. Biggest negative I've seen is the lack of trees, but that's due to how new it is.

Another spot to check, assuming you have a newer rig, is Tiger Run in Breckenridge. It's a little pricey, but they do a monthly rate. They just do not accept RVs/campers older than 20 years.


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A place I like in the area is in Ouray called Ouray Rv Park and Cabins. Full hookups several types of sites. I prefer the extra wide riverfront ones but have stayed in others. The facilities are nice. Walking distance to the hot springs and town.
Not connected with the rv park is a nice river walkway on both sides of the river a couple bridges to get across to the other side if wanted that runs along the river behind the park literally out your door if you are on a river front site otherwise 200ft max to get to it

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You stated "We are looking for cool temps, good golf, fly fishing, hiking, medical, decent grocery shopping, and fun people." Have you looked at Fun Valley near South Fork, Colorado. It's 8500'. Lots of nice people, some young and some not so young. Private park with most everything you wish is very close or less than 1 hr away. Check it out online. August is a great time. COVID-19 has been an issue for just about every RV park this year. They have a good Facebook site that shows lots of the park and things to do. Good luck and have a great time.





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