We left Salida and traveled to Silt Colorado via US 285 and US 24. The stretch of 24 we were on is known as the Top of the Rockies. We had a wonderful journey through Leadville and the mountains leading down to I 70 east of Glenwood. I think we topped out around 11,200 feet pulling our 40 ft. Montana. The F350 turbo diesel handled it with ease. What a beautiful road. The mountains are simple out of this world. Then the trip through Glenwood canyon was another thing.
The Glenwood Canyon stretch of I 70 is an engineering marvel and the canyon views are spectacular. However, for the driver, this is an intense section of road. There are lots of curves, construction, and accidents (everytime I have been on it there was always an accident). We made it safely to Silt and the Silt/Colorado River KOA.
This campground is new, still under construction, and big! It sits right on the Colorado River and is just across I 70 from Silt. The campground has the largest dog park I have ever seen in an RV park and it is all grass. Scout loves it!
In the local vicinity is Rifle Falls State Park which is very interesting and pretty. Peg and I took Scout and had a great afternoon exploring the falls and hatchery. The ponds on top of the falls are full of trout and so is the stream flowing away from the falls, so there were fishermen about and Peg saw one big Trout caught. Linked below are pictures of this adventure. Oh by the way, the park really likes dogs. This feature is provided for the likes of Scout!
Yes right there in the park – Dogi Pot! Its legal in Colorado. Scout found this to be delightful and relaxing!
Sweet dreams little buddy.
Lol. Enjoy the images.
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