Our trip from the Air Force Academy to Lathrop State Park just West of Walsenburg, CO covered 115 miles over mostly high desert. It was all interstate except the last five or six miles so was an easy drive. We did feed the Mothership after we got to Walsenburg at 3.79 for diesel.
We have a huge, pull-through site at the state park with 50 amps but no water or sewer. We have good Verizon coverage and short Pinon pines cover the area so satellite access was easy as well.
Thursday we headed for the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve about 75 miles West of here. It was a pretty drive through another mountain pass and the dunes were a lot like the White Sands near Alamogordo, NM but a different color and no roads into the dunes like there were at White Sands. We did take the Medano Creek Road which is a primitive road. It didn't go all the way through to the pass since it was closed due to wash outs about five miles in. Since it didn't go all the way to the pass we turned around early when the sand started getting really deep and loose. We couldn't see getting stuck, even in four-wheel drive when all it was doing was driving around the edge of the dunes. They recommended reducing tire pressure to 15 pounds and we really didn't want to mess with that!
This was our last stop in Colorado as we head for Raton, NM tomorrow where we plan to visit the Capulin Volcano National Monument.