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Unread 12-19-2008, 09:13 PM   #76
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What dates did you travel, it may be there and i missed it, sorry, if so, I got caught up in the incredible things here. So amazing.

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Unread 12-20-2008, 08:40 AM   #77
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I didn't want to leave Ouray.
We go wheeling out there every summer, and it's tougher to pack up and drive back every time we do it.
One day, I'm just going to say "Fugget" and stay there.
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Unread 12-20-2008, 05:41 PM   #78
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planning my next trip
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Unread 12-21-2008, 02:01 PM   #79
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What dates did you travel, it may be there and i missed it, sorry, if so, I got caught up in the incredible things here. So amazing.
We were out there for a week sometime around July 10-20th. Don't remember the exact dates. But Black Bear Pass had just opened 4 days before we got there so there was still lots of snow out there!
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Unread 12-31-2008, 09:27 PM   #80
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incredible journey friend.
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Unread 01-25-2009, 12:47 PM   #81
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Where did you get the camping information on where you can setup camp, can you have fires... etc etc
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Unread 01-26-2009, 08:56 PM   #82
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Where did you get the camping information on where you can setup camp, can you have fires... etc etc
There's two campgrounds in Ouray, and one in Telluride:
http://www.coloradodirectory.com/4j11rvpark/
http://www.ouraycolorado.com/amphitheater
http://www.telluridetoday.com/camping.htm

All of the above are cramped and you're camping right ontop of the next site. There's another campground at Alta Lakes about 6 miles south of Telluride on highway 145 and then a couple miles up to Alta Lakes on Alta Lakes Rd. Alta Lakes is very remote and free to camp anywhere out there(11,000ft)

Theres also some more remote campgrounds by Ouray on highway 361 by Thistledown and another one by Sneffels. These two are first come, first serve and there's a deposit box out there to pay. They're not actual campgrounds, but more like campsites in the middle of the mountains.

Other than that, you can camp anywhere on public lands. So if you pick up a good map like this one http://www.alpineer.com/national_geo...c660_p7959.htm

it shows you where the land is public and private so you can make sure to only camp on public lands. Just be sure to read up on leave no trace camping

Hope that helps.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 02:58 PM   #83
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There's two campgrounds in Ouray, and one in Telluride:
http://www.coloradodirectory.com/4j11rvpark/
http://www.ouraycolorado.com/amphitheater
http://www.telluridetoday.com/camping.htm

All of the above are cramped and you're camping right ontop of the next site. There's another campground at Alta Lakes about 6 miles south of Telluride on highway 145 and then a couple miles up to Alta Lakes on Alta Lakes Rd. Alta Lakes is very remote and free to camp anywhere out there(11,000ft)

Theres also some more remote campgrounds by Ouray on highway 361 by Thistledown and another one by Sneffels. These two are first come, first serve and there's a deposit box out there to pay. They're not actual campgrounds, but more like campsites in the middle of the mountains.

Other than that, you can camp anywhere on public lands. So if you pick up a good map like this one http://www.alpineer.com/national_geo...c660_p7959.htm

it shows you where the land is public and private so you can make sure to only camp on public lands. Just be sure to read up on leave no trace camping

Hope that helps.
Thanks UTmike! awesome info and of course always tread lightly! thanks again for the info time to plan my trip hopefully this summer.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 08:07 PM   #84
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Wow! I bet that was a great trip.
What is the story on the house on top of Bridal Veil falls?
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Unread 02-04-2009, 10:09 PM   #85
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Wow! I bet that was a great trip.
What is the story on the house on top of Bridal Veil falls?
I'm pretty sure it'w qn old power plant that supplied power to Telluride. I know it's private property now. I don't know if it's still producing power??? It sure as hell is beautiful though. It overlooks Telluride from that cliff.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 02:30 PM   #86
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Nice pics...............I wanna go back again this year but we will see. I Love it up there but now its been 3 years since the last time.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 03:15 PM   #87
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I'm so jealous! But thanks for sharing.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 11:03 PM   #88
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sweet thread. that place looks awsome. got to put it on the to do list.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 11:12 PM   #89
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Awesome pics! Looks like a lot of fun!
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Unread 02-23-2009, 11:32 PM   #90
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Yes it is an unbelivable place to see. I have 2 friends that live in Ridway.. Just a short drive from there house to get there..

We spend almost 2 weeks up there every year for our archery elk hunt..


UTMike, great pics.. One day hope to have my cj up there.. Last time up Corkscrew Gulch was in my dodge ...

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