Helping Pam out a bit.... George
Last Gasp of Summer 2012
When:September 27-30, 2012
Where:Royal Gorge Campground Canon City, CO
This campground is City owned, therefore, no cost, it is PRIMITIVE!
There are 2 Pit toilets and no water. This is a camping experience in our tears! There is plenty of room for tents for non-teardrop owners. There is a KOA about 4 miles away for those who need cabins, or amenities. We will have to bring in firewood; there are fire pits and hopefully, depending on the weather, NO fire ban. There are 2 pavilions with 2 concrete tables in each. Additional tables can be put up outside of the pavilions. Bring your chairs too!
It will be cool to cold at night, bring extra blankets, heaters or what you may need to have a comfortable night! Stores are few and far between and prices a little higher than in town. Stock up!Map to Royal Gorge Campground:https://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=&daddr=38.465346,+-105.292089&geocode=FULvSgIdx165-Q&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=38.464964,-105.292947&sspn=0.006536,0.01296&safe=on&ie=UTF8&ll=38.473885,-105.285931&spn=0.104557,0.207367&z=13
Coming from East or West on Highway 50, follow the signs from Highway 50 towards The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Stay on the paved roads until the signs point otherwise. Once past the Royal Gorge Scenic Railway, the road will climb through some tight curves. You will encounter a tight hairpin curve that climbs to the left. After the curve, at the top of the hill, you will see a picnic area to your left, THIS IS NOT IT!
A little further on your left will be a dirt road. Take it and follow signs to the campground. We will have RED TEARDROP markers with red/white/blue streamers installed to help you find your way.
The road is passable for two-wheel drive, however, may have some ruts. Watch for signs and be prepared for an awesome Colorado style camping experience!
We'll do a pot luck supper Saturday night and I know a few guys are already packing up their dutch ovens. Come up, let's have some fun!
There are some amazing things to see and do in the area, The Royal Gorge, the Arkansas River, hiking, biking, white water rafting and for more info: http://www.canoncitychamber.comFor a satellite view of the site: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=royal+gorge+bridge&ie=UTF8&sll=37.062500,-95.677068&sspn=23.875000,57.630033&t=h&z=16&ll=38.464762,-105.292572&spn=0.007073,0.013111&om=1
Love to see you there.... Come camp with me!!!!