We drove less than 20 miles yesterday just up the road to Ridgway State Park. The last time we were in Colorado we avoided the state parks since they charge a daily entrance fee, but we desperately needed to dump our tanks, so we decided to spend a night. $22 for the site with electric, plus $7 park entrance fee.
This is a very nice park, though, and huge. We are in the Dutch Charlie section at the Elk Ridge Campground, with barely a view of the lake through the trees.
There are 14 miles of trails so we walked a few miles to one of the other campgrounds, a couple overlooks, and the marina/beach. Saw one deer and some interesting cloud formations.
Today we’re moving on towards Gunnison without a definite plan as to where we’ll be staying. Guess we’ll figure it out along the way.