Colorado Journals

Solo Colorado

A July 2002 trip to Colorado by jennyfeet

Quote: A road trip through the Rockies turned out to be one of the best trips of my life.

Solo Colorado

Overview

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-Indian Peaks Wilderness Area: A secret gem, Indian Peaks sees fewer tourists than the bigger parks and has enough wilderness to keep you hiking for days. Campsites, lakes, mountain passes. Alma: starting from Kite Lake near the miniature town of Alma, you can climb four 14ers (14,000+ mountains) in one day. Start early, factor in altitude slowness, and summitt Lincoln, Democrat, Bross and Cameron. Lots of mining ruins along the way.Quick Tips: If you're planning on camping at campsites, arrive early in the day to be sure you get a spot and to choose the best one. Some people want a great view, others want to be near the outhouse. You don't want to be disappointed either way. ...Read More

Diamond Las Calas

Hotel | "Brainard Lake Campground"

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Basic campsites that afford you easy access to amazing views and great hikes. The view of Brainard Lake and surrounding mountians is stunning. Campsites provide a picnic table and fire pit (not usable this season because of wildfires), with pit toilets between every 10 sites. No showers. Sites are $13 per night with some reservations accepted. I saw a woman practicing her harp at sunset on the shore of Brainard Lake, which was quite a sight with the Rockies in the background.

Recommended hikes: Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake, and Pawnee Pass.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 19, 2002

Diamond Las Calas
Calle Guayadeque Puerto Del Carmen
Lanzarote, Spain

Grand Destination Vacation Club

Hotel | "Timber Creek Campground"

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As the only campground on the west side of RMNP, Timber Creek campground fills a need...but I don't recommend it to anyone looking for atmosphere or privacy. Each campsite provides a picnic table and tent platform, but the sparcity of trees and brush makes for a very public experience. There are toilets with sinks provided, but no showers. Most summer evenings you can attend a free talk given by a park ranger. But...at $18 per night, I wouldn't return here unless necessary.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 19, 2002

Grand Destination Vacation Club
897 Mesquite Blvd.
Mesquite, Nevada
(702) 346-4001

Grand Summit Resort Hotel

Hotel | "Leadville Hostel"

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I highly recommend this hostel!

The owners are extremely friendly, and you truly feel like you have come home. You have access to a large kitchen, dining room and living room, and the bunk rooms are spacious. Bring a lock to use the built-in lockers in each bunkroom. While this place is hand-me-down rather than high-style, it's well worth the $18 per night ($20 in August). I met an assortment of great people and wish I had longer to stay!

It felt like I had come home. leadvillehostel.com

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 19, 2002

Grand Summit Resort Hotel
4000 THE CANYONS RESORT DRIVE
Park City, Utah 84098
435-615-3360

Fireside Inn

Hotel

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While a bit pricey, the Fireside Inn hostel is a decent value in chi-chi Breckenridge. The bunkrooms are cramped but cozy and have built-in storage lockers (bring a lock), the bathrooms are clean and new, and the jacuzzi is a great treat! There isn't full kitchen-access, hostel guests can only use a fridge, sink and microwave. The British owners are friendly and accomodating, and this is the cheapest place to stay in the area...no camping nearby.

firesideinn.com

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 19, 2002