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Colorado Vacation #12790389
06/13/18 01:50 PM
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Well, the wife and I reserved a beautiful home in the mountains on Cascade Creek, just above Electra Lake, Co. Problem is, it's very near the wildfires burning just north of Durango. Even if the home is fine, I'm afraid the area will be charred and we won't have that nice Ponderosa pine scent in the air. More of a burned out forest smell, more than likely.
Looking for recommendations on other places to go in late August. We want cool, mountains, changing Aspens, clean air and a very nice, remote home to rent.


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Re: Colorado Vacation [Re: fouzman] #12790400
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We were in the Vail , Eagle area last week for 6 days. Thats North and East of Durango area.
On 2 occasions I could see little smoke from fire in the Durango area.




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Re: Colorado Vacation [Re: fouzman] #12790421
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Late august will be tough for changing aspen
Unless you go to Wyoming or north of there
We went over to Mesa verde on Saturday and the smoke from Durango was thick


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Re: Colorado Vacation [Re: fouzman] #12790424
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Also the Sierras around Tahoe are amazing.

Re: Colorado Vacation [Re: fouzman] #12790427
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Re: Colorado Vacation [Re: fouzman] #12790439
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Get you a tent and a kayak and go to North Fork Reservoir up by Mt.Aetna and Taylor mountain.

20 minutes west of Salida and then 40 minutes up the pig trail.


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Re: Colorado Vacation [Re: fouzman] #12790449
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Re: Colorado Vacation [Re: fouzman] #12790451
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Take a look at Utah, lots of great areas with cool night air and sunny days. Make sure it is later in August so the "no see ums" (gnats) are past. Santa Fe is a cool place too. There are some nice lodges there. We used to love Colorado, but not anymore. Lake Powell area is good, Flagstaff Arizona area.....


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Re: Colorado Vacation [Re: fouzman] #12790453
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Late August is early for changing aspens. Towards the end of September is peak color. We went one year in the fall to Beaver Creek. Stayed in the village right at the bottom of the ski slopes. Being off, season it was lots cheaper. Really nice. Beaver Creek was one of my favorite places to ski.

Can’t help with remote rental home. Summit County is great. Winter Park and Steamboat are top notch too.

Re: Colorado Vacation [Re: fouzman] #12790464
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Used to go to Deckers N or Colorado Springs every late Aug/Early Sept and the Aspens around there were changing then. Thanks for the recs. We're driving so we can take our Lab. So distance is an issue for places like Utah.


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I see what you mean. Last year we went up into Arkansas to Mountainview and enjoyed it there. Laid back little town, great scenery. Also have spent some time in Eureka Springs, took a guided trout fishing trip on the White River, it was nice weather too. Your dog would enjoy it!


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Re: Colorado Vacation [Re: fouzman] #12790479
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With the prevailing south winds, I'd cross off any area within 200 miles north of there.

I'd usually recommend New Mexico, but it's been a dry summer; trees might not look as healthy.


I'd fly into Boise, Idaho and take the beautiful drive to the Sun Valley area. Lots of options for accommodations in that area.

Lake Tahoe is another good option. Fly into Reno and drive to Lake Tahoe. Plenty to do and see.


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Oh, I see you're driving.

Let me brainstorm for a bit.


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Re: Colorado Vacation [Re: collincountytx] #12790490
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Originally Posted By: collincountytx
With the prevailing south winds, I'd cross off any area within 200 miles north of there.

I'd usually recommend New Mexico, but it's been a dry summer; trees might not look as healthy.


I'd fly into Boise, Idaho and take the beautiful drive to the Sun Valley area. Lots of options for accommodations in that area.

Lake Tahoe is another good option. Fly into Reno and drive to Lake Tahoe. Plenty to do and see.



I grew up in Boise. Early September in high elevations you should start to see some good fall colors. Late September for the valley's. Sun Valley/Ketchum area is great, McCall is also very nice and a little closer to Boise. There are also a lot of hot springs around McCall and you'd be close to some good rafting either on the Payette or Salmon river if that floats your boat.




Re: Colorado Vacation [Re: fouzman] #12790556
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I’m going to Colorado Springs area over thanksgiving. Anyone know if there is snow that time of year?

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