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Oct 1, 2018 - On the Move

On the move, in more ways than one. In early July I was taking a break from keeping my house clean (selling is a pain in the butt), just killing time Googling campgrounds in the Buena Vista area in anticipation of next summer, when up popped a place called Chateau Chaparral. Hmmmmm, right on the Arkansas River. Wow, a private footbridge that leads into Browns Canyon National Monument with beautiful trails. Whoa, you actually can own the lot! I had to check this out. Long story short, on August 8 I became the proud owner of a 328 square foot...

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Sep 5, 2013 - Mt. Princeton Hot Springs

We visited a “Wowser” vacation destination today. If we were still working and taking two week vacations each year, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort would be one of my favorite spots to visit. We found it by luck, we were on our way to a wildlife area when we spotted it. It has several hot spring pools as well as a river running right between the pools. They have cabin rentals and many overnight options. It is surrounded by incredible mountains and one of the prettiest places we have visited. It is located in Nathrop, Colorado between the...

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Jul 8, 2012 - Nathrop

As we mentioned in the previous entry, a low fog bank was hanging over us as we departed Creede about 9:30 am on Friday, the 6th of July. We came out from under it as we were going through Wagon Wheel Gap. Our ultimate destination was the Cripple Creek KOA in Cripple Creek which is 287 miles from Creede going by way of Alamosa. We planned an enroute stop in Alamosa to resupply and purchase fuel. And, we also planned to shorten the days travel with an overnight stop in the Chalk Creek RV Park at Nathrop, a distance of 163 miles, leaving 84...

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Jun 19, 2009 - Mt. Princeton Hot Springs

We are now wending our way to the southwestern corner of Colorado, picking up as many hot springs along the way as well as enjoying the fantastic mountain scenery that seems to be everywhere you look in Colorado. We stayed at a nice campsite in Nathrop, Colorado, located on the Chalk Creek. The sites were great with the sound of rushing water as the river is swollen with runoff from snow melting in the mountains above. This stop was for the purpose of soaking in the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs at the base of Mt. Princeton along the Chalk...

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