Blogs from Salida, Colorado, United States, North America


North America » United States » Colorado » Salida September 15th 2020

I had drove from Pueblo, Colorado, West on US Hwy 50 toward my camp in the Gunnison National Forest. Since it was dark I turned into the national forest for a legal emergency camp. The next morning I woke up at my camp in the San Isabel National Forest, East of the Continental Divide. Near the divide I made a brief detour to see Old Monarch Pass on FS 237. Then I drove to the divide at Monarch Pass for a photo shoot. They had a store there and also a ski lift. I made a careful drive down the mountain chain to my first planned camp in the Gunnison NF. Discussion: I had planned my vacation camping trip to last five weeks. Since they had a major snowstorm in Colorado before I departed from Nacogdoches, ... read more
Westbound to Pass
Westbound to Pass
Old Monarch Pass trail

North America » United States » Colorado » Salida September 14th 2020

It was mid afternoon when I drove North on Interstate Hwy 25 from Trinidad to Pueblo, Colorado. I turned West on US Hwy 50 to find an emergency legal camp in the mountains cuz I had no chance of making it to my primary camp in the Gunnison N Forest, West of the Continental Divide. Somewhere near Canon City, Colorado I made a stop on the Arkansas River for a short photo shoot and to enjoy the flowing river. Somewhere on the Arkansas River I must have passed near a trading post from George Simpson established in the mid long gone. After dark, still on US Hwy 50, I saw a sign for Forest Service access in the San Isabel National Forest (on the East side of Monarch Pass on the Continental Divide) where I ... read more
West Pueblo
Arkansas River bridge
Arkansas River downstream

North America » United States » Colorado » Salida July 9th 2020

Just a little info about why I am in Colorado. My sister's daughter is having a baby in Ft Collins, CO and the safest way to travel is by rv. How could I refuse a trip to the west!! So Denise and I left PA July 2 and arrived In CO July 5th. After a short visit with Jess, Rob and Abby I headed south for a month of exploring future home sites. log 07-09-20 Two Hummingbirds Today I left Ft Collins 7-8-20 and drove south to Salida, CO. The first leg of the trip was on interstate 25 but then I pealed off and went through and over the mountains on hwy 285. The journey took me to over 9,000 ft then down into a valley between 2 mountain ranges. The scenery was beautiful with ... read more
over the and down into a valley between the mts at 7500 ft
floating down the river
is that gold in there??

North America » United States » Colorado » Salida July 7th 2019

Even God rested on the seventh day. And boy did I need this day of rest. If you're going to spend an extra day somewhere, Salida is a great town to do it. I took care of my chores, took a four hour nap and this evening went downtown for a nightcap. I went to a very good restaurant called Currents that Jim and I had dinner in last night. There was a very friendly bartender working named George and two stools down from me was a young man telling George about his problems today. The young man was named Dave and George even commented how rare it is to have three guys with old fashioned plain old names. It turns out Dave is on a motorcycle trip from Flagstaff, AZ to central Nebraska to visit ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Salida July 6th 2019

The blog title is a quote from a mountain man in one of my favorite movies, Jeremiah Johnson. When we left our hotel in Estes Park, we headed over to the Stanley Hotel to take a couple pictures there, It's a beautiful old hotel and was the site of the filming of The Shining. The view from the hotel is gorgeous. Our mission for the day was to ride through Rocky Mountain National Park westbound and then ride south on the western side of the mountains to the town of Salida, CO. I'd been telling Jim that Rocky Mountain National Park was just spectacular and it didn't disappoint. He loved it. Everywhere you look the views are of majestic snow capped mountains. It's a good thing that everyone who is driving through there are happy to ... read more
The Stanley Hotel
View From Stanley Hotel
Entering The Park

North America » United States » Colorado » Salida July 15th 2018

Day 19 - Awoke to cloudy skies and very windy, with rain forecast for today from Loveland to Colorado Springs. We hit the I25 and sat on 75mph, around Denver and onto Colorado Springs to see The Garden of the Gods. What a 'Slappin' Horses' moment (only a couple of you will get this!), absolutely amazing landscape, similar to Sedona on a smaller scale. Being a Sunday there were massive crowds out climbing on the rocks. We stopped for a few photos and parked in the bus zone, where a National Parks Office (only a young fella) came up to me with ticket book in hand, he'd already booked a half a dozen cars for parking illegally. So the conversation went along the lines of - Sorry Mate, we're just about to leave, am I getting ... read more
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

North America » United States » Colorado » Salida July 12th 2017

Hello, Hello! We have wonderful wifi where we are at!!! I am sitting in my recliner with cool temps and my wonderful husband by my side! Tom and I got up this morning at 7:00 MST to go on our 2.9 mile hike around the lake at Lathrop State Park. I did not bring my camera so I did not take any pictures. Too bad, because as we were walking I saw what looked like blood all over the walkway. Tom thought is was just the color of the trail but I thought not. Sure enough, off the path was a deer half eaten! Aren't you glad I don't have a picture of that. Our thoughts were...what did that???!!! I don't think they have bears in the area, but don't know for sure. A guy rode ... read more
Our Campsite
River at Campground
View of Campground

North America » United States » Colorado » Salida August 28th 2015

Hello folks, from Salida (pronounced sal-EYE-dah), where Fi and I are enjoying a casual day in one of Colorado's best mountain biking and outdoor sports towns... just a hip, fun town to spend a day or two. From here, our route becomes more remote, mountainous, and arid, so we're soaking up a couple nights of restaurant food and comfy motel beds before we head back out. We've also had to buy some more water storage bladders and filtering gear, as we're advised that finding water will become more challenging as we continue into southern Colorado and New Mexico. Pulling water from cow troughs doesn't really appeal to us, and we're really hoping it doesn't come to that. Traveling from Silverthorne, we passed first through the thriving ski and summer resort town of Breckenridge (where an old, ... read more
Dillon Reservoir, Frisco, CO
Old railroad water tower, circa 1910
Coming down from Boreas Pass

North America » United States » Colorado » Salida August 26th 2015

THE BASICS We trundled on through Nebraska and finally into Colorado. We spent three very enjoyable days in Fort Collins with John's cousin Donald and his wife Nancie. Then three nights in Loveland, with days in Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park. One night in Golden and then our as-yet-unnamed RV made it over the Front Range to Salida, where last evening we celebrated Brady and Susie's second wedding anniversary, only a day late, with excellent pizzas and salads. THE FLUFF (I realized how silly, maybe pompous, it is for me to make generalizations about the individual states based on our narrow drive through. But Nebraska did seem more "rugged" than Iowa.) Because of several quirks with the RV, we felt it wiser to go to campgrounds when the temperatures hit 50 or below. At a ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Salida June 17th 2013

Geo: 38.5366, -105.992need to add pictures from small cameraMountain Road Trip Santa Fe to Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National ParkWe had gotten on the road from Santa Fe by about 2:00 pm. We had gotten everything loaded up on Sunday so we didn't have to waste anytime on Monday getting things loaded.Stopped for a walkabout in Alamosa and got to Salida around 7ish. Found our favorite parking spot by the park and then walked down to the Boathouse for dinner. This is our new favorite place to go to because you are right on the water and the food is good as well. Visited with a young guy that is traveling around and had just happened to land in Salida. The bartendress told us about their new place called Rivers Edge that does have ... read more
A night in Salida, CO
A night in Salida, CO
A night in Salida, CO

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