2022 Best of Arizona, Utah, and Colorado plus Wyoming

The Best of Arizona, Utah, and Colorado 2022

March 28, 2022 to September 6, 2022
 
CIRCUIT LEADER – Adrienne Leibowitz, adriennelulu@gmail.com, 805-458-2206

This circuit will take you through such places as Sedona, Grand Canyon, Kanab, Utah, Bryce, Arches, Escalante and parts of Colorado just to name some of the highlights we will enjoy. It will then continue into Wyoming, where it will end. This is just some of the highlights of this circuit. Most places you can just show up, but there are a few places that you will need reservations. Please review the whole circuit and make any necessary reservations.

We look forward to everyone volunteering to help contribute in some way. If you are new, it is a great way to meet people.

Please note this circuit may change as it goes along due to the size of the group, inclement weather or area is not accessible. Changes if necessary will be posted on line, last minute changes will go out to all WINs via e-mail as a WIN Alert. If you are thinking of joining this circuit for all or any any part, please let me know and if you available to host a stop. I have all the information to help you host or co-host a stop and will help you. adriennelulu@gmail.com or 805-458-2206.


DENVER, CO

August 1, 2022 to August 8, 2022
Activity Ideas

Tour the Denver Botanical Garden and the Denver Zoo. Visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Drive the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Tour the Colorado State Capitol, and the Molly Brown House Museum. Tour the Forney Museum of Transportation and the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. Attend an event at the Red Rock Amphitheater. Ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad. Attend a Rockys Baseball game. Tour the Lakewood Heritage Center.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #2227, 3850 Elks Drive, Westminster, CO 303 429-2227

Directions and Other Information

From I-25N take Exit 214A for Interstate 70W/Grand Jct, take exit 271B for Lowell Blve toward Tennyson St. Keep right at fork to continue on Lowell Blvd, go 2.7miles turn left onto W 69th Pl, go .2mi and turn left to arrive at Elks Lodge. 49 RV spaces with E/W and a dump on site.

GPS Coordinates

N39.82398,W105.0381Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Adrienne Leibowitz – adriennelulu@gmail.com, 805-458-2206


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

August 8, 2022 to August 14, 2022
Activity Ideas

Visit the Garden of the Gods, the Royal Gorge, the United States Air Force Academy, the National Museum of World War II Aviation, the mining towns of Cripple Creek and Victor, the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad, Manitou Springs, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and the Ice Skating Hall of Fame at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Hike or bike Red Rock Canyon. For you adrenaline junkies, there is the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. Visit the Fountain Creek Nature Center and catch a performance at the Fountain Community Theater or the Pikes Peak Opry.

Parking Location

Colorado Springs Elks Lodge #309, 3400 N. Nevada Ave. (719) 633-1727. Elevation: 6,000 ft.

Directions and Other Information

Electric hookups available, 30A @$25 a night or $175 week. $15 a night dry camping. Water and dump ($10) on-site. Plenty of dry camping available/$15 night. For access from I-25 N or S., Exit 245 and turn east on Fillmore. Proceed approximately .7 mile to stoplight. Turn left on Cascade Avenue. About .3 mile turn right onto Commerce Street. Turn left next block onto Tejon. Rear of Lodge and RV parking on right. Please enter the Lodge through the back door on the north side of the pool. Take the stairs down near the rear door or the elevator located near the front door. Bar is on the lower level. Pool open, extra fee.

GPS Coordinates

N38.880678,W104.819222Click on link to see Google Map


ALAMOSA, CO

August 14, 2022 to August 18, 2022
Activity Ideas

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. There are a lot natural wonders here such as hot springs, rolling dunes, towering mountain peaks. Theres a lot more here than just the huge dunes that are the tallest in the US and cover 330 square miles. There is also forest and mountain ecosystems in the park. Zapata Falls is nearby. Biking, Birding, Campfire Rings, Wildlife Viewing, Take a walk on the Rio Grande River walk. The wetlands are great for birding and the UFO watch tower is one of the unique attractions in the area.

Parking Location

Please note: The lake is dry, windy and the road to San Luis Lakes Colorado State Wildlife Area, Mosca Campground is supposedly open sometimes depending on which direction but the road going there (17 to CR 6N), is closed due to construction. There are detours posted, but will need to approach from HWY 160. There is no dump or any water at all or trash. There are a few electric spots but your will still need to purchase a minimum of a 5 day fishing/camping pass for around $35 prior to getting there. N37.6703349,W105.7380511 Alternate Parking Suggested: – Sand Dune Recreation and Pools/Hot Artesian Water. Address – 1991 County Road 63, Hooper, CO. 81136. $35 – RV site with W and E + tax, dump on site included, fire pit and table, $175 per week. Dry Dock, $25 per night, $150 per week, Half off for pools/hot pools (family pool area 98-100), Greenhouse pools/hot pools (21 and over – 4 soaking pools at different temperatures) There is a small charge for the use of the pools, but you get half off if staying at the property. There is a grill restaurant at the family pool and small plate restaurant and bar at the Greenhouse. Laundry, showers and dump on property plus an overflow area just across the way at $10 a night. Call 719-378-2807 to make reservations.

Directions and Other Information

Take I-25 S 92 miles, exit 52 for I-25 S toward US-160 W/Walsenburg/Alamosa, keep right, turn right onto US-160 W/W 7th St., 71 miles, Right on CO-17, 20 miles, R onto CO Rd. B, Left onto CO Rd. 63. This will take you to the Sand Dune Recreation Area

GPS Coordinates

N37.778864,W105.855333Click on link to see Google Map


PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO

August 18, 2022 to August 23, 2022
Activity Ideas

Pagosa Springs is a town in southwest Colorado known for its hot springs. Its surrounded by the rugged San Juan Mountains and vast areas of national forest. The San Juan River, with its abundant trout, runs through town. To the southwest, Chimney Rock National Monument features the ruins of ancient Ancestral Pueblo-an dwellings. Take a day trip of scenic driving to the old mining town of Creede, Colorado.

Parking Location

Turkey Springs NF, Pagosa Springs, CO Elevation: 7,300 ft.

Directions and Other Information

From Hwy 160 in Pagosa Springs, take a left onto Piedra Rd, CO 600, go 6.5miles, turn left onto Turkey Springs Road. Free dry camping, no facilities.

GPS Coordinates

N37.3283943,W107.1410865Click on link to see Google Map


DURANGO, CO

August 23, 2022 to August 29, 2022
Activity Ideas

Durango is a historic cowboy mining town. The center point is the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, through the San Juan Mountains and Animas River Gorge, and is rated one of the ten most exciting train rides. Parking at the fairgrounds provides easy access via a path by the river that follows the train tracks into town, or on a trolley. Every morning at 8:15, you can hear and see the magnificent historic Steam Engine 408 chugging by. Shopping, a melodrama at the Strater Hotel, breweries, a chuck wagon and show, “burn your own” dinner, lots of laughter, and, of course, the Durango andSilverton train trip will make for a wonderful visit to Durango.

Parking Location

Junction Creek Campground, 1499 FDR 171, Durango, CO 81301, (970) 884-2512 Elevation: 7,300 ft.

Directions and Other Information

From US Hwy 550 take W25th Street West, which becomes Junction St, which becomes Junction Creek Rd, which becomes 204. Reservations need to be made at www.recreation.gov Junction Creek Campground

GPS Coordinates

N37.3384,W107.9166Click on link to see Google Map


TELLURIDE, CO

August 29, 2022 to September 6, 2022
Activity Ideas

Ride the free gondola from Telluride to Mountain Village. Hike the Bear Creek Falls trail, the Jud Wiebe Trail, Bridal Veil, and hike along the San Juan River which also has white water rafting opportunities. Walk downtown Telluride, shop at the Farmers Market, and tour the Telluride Historical Museum. Take a day trip and drive to Ouray, the Little Switzerland of Colorado, over Black Bear Pass. Catch a performance at the Sheridan Opera House or Telluride Theater. Plan a Burn your own or pot luck for Labor Day.

Parking Location

Lizard Head Pass Dispersed Campground, Telluride, CO. Elevation 10,250 feet

Directions and Other Information

East side of Lizard Head Pass, 10 miles south of the town of Telluride on CO-145.

GPS Coordinates

N37.81150,W107.90572Click on link to see Google Map