Summer 2016: Colorado and the NorthWest travel blog

Heading west on I-470


Woodland Park to Golden

Day 20—June 20

We have to pay a fee for early registration at our next RV Park which is a 105 mile drive so we delayed our start until 10:20 am.

Our route was on US 24 down Waldo Canyon to Colorado Springs, then north on I-25 to I-470 (an outer loop of the Denver area). We saw evidence of the Waldo Canyon Fire that started June 23, 2012 during our second stay in Woodland Park. The fire caused extensive damage, with mandatory evacuation of some suburban areas west of Colorado Springs. We were fortunate that favorable winds kept the heavy smoke away from Woodland Park.

We missed the US 6 East exit at Golden and had to backtrack through some local streets to get to our destination: Dakota Ridge RV Resort. We’ll be here two weeks.

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