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Title: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on August 16, 2017, 09:16:20 AM
Well, Chrystal and I are coming back again in 2018.

If any of our RVForum friends would like to join us we will be arriving Saturday August 11 and departing on Saturday August 18, 2018.  We are staying at the Ouray KOA.

This is a very informal gathering as there are so many trails and things to do in the area and weather plays such a large role in trail selections from day to day.

We would love to have our forum friends join us next year.

If interested please make your reservations soon as I understand they are already filling up quick for next year.

Mike & Chrystal
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: FrankW on August 23, 2017, 07:42:52 PM
Frank & Barb are reserved on site 100. And the KOA already has a waiting list.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: jeffanita on August 24, 2017, 07:53:48 AM
Jeff and Anita are in site#102.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on August 24, 2017, 08:16:24 AM
Excellent.

Looks like it is "officially" up and running.

I am told the Ouray KOA already has a waiting list as I think most people made their reservations for next year before even leaving this year.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Becks on August 24, 2017, 06:03:47 PM
Just to clarify, I am on there waiting list for a long pull through site. However, they did have some short sites and back in sites available. They felt I likely would get a site, as our get together is still a year away. We'll keep our fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: John Beard on August 24, 2017, 07:15:49 PM
Susan and I are going to mark our calendars and make this one. I have a site reserved,

Back In, 30/20 Amps, Full Hookups
The most asked for full hookup site,park on gravel,surrounded by grass, beautiful mtn views. Back up on the sunny side of the stream. Jeep rentals, BBQ cafe, Breakfast.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Steve N Dee on August 25, 2017, 10:44:06 AM
Susan and I are going to mark our calendars and make this one. I have a site reserved,


Of course you're going to be there John, because we are not!  We were just there, great rally, and you were not there.  Next year, we are going to be on an Alaskan cruise at the time of this rally.  We can never seem to cross paths anymore  :(  It's a great place!

Steve
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: John Beard on August 25, 2017, 11:43:27 AM
Steve, an Alaskan Cruise is on my short list of things to do. Unfortunately my wife has her sights set on a place in Maui, and I have my eyes on a new coach, and since our accountant is pushing us to do a 1031 exchange I am losing in the negotiations for a new coach. I know it's a depreciating asset, I said, but who cares... :)

Hopefully we'll cross paths soon.

Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Photog on August 25, 2017, 03:15:51 PM
I just made a reservation - Site 78 for next year.  See everyone then.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: taoshum on August 25, 2017, 07:10:24 PM
I just made a reservation - Site 78 for next year.  See everyone then.

Halibut was delicious!  Thanks once more for your generosity.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Photog on August 26, 2017, 11:05:02 AM
Halibut was delicious!  Thanks once more for your generosity.
You're welcome.  I'm not planning an Alaska fishing trip again next year, but plans have a way of changing. :)
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: THEBigLarry on September 02, 2017, 09:58:29 AM
We booked our reservation before we left.  I also discovered "Owl Creek Pass" on an unrelated trip to that country.

I plan to lead the trail that will include the South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, lunch near Cimmaron CO,
then the trip over Owl Creek Pass.  The road is a county road and any stock vehicle with reasonable ground clearance
can make it easy enough.  It would be good road for those who want to attend the get together, but don't have an
OHV.   The scenery is spectacular.

Looking forward to 2018. . . . .
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Ken & Sheila on September 02, 2017, 07:09:49 PM
We booked our reservation before we left.  I also discovered "Owl Creek Pass" on an unrelated trip to that country.

I plan to lead the trail that will include the South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, lunch near Cimmaron CO,
then the trip over Owl Creek Pass.  The road is a county road and any stock vehicle with reasonable ground clearance
can make it easy enough.  It would be good road for those who want to attend the get together, but don't have an
OHV.   The scenery is spectacular.

Looking forward to 2018. . . . .

Terry and Betty will remember Owl creek Pass and the Cimarron Rd. Just a nice easy but very pretty ride.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on September 11, 2017, 10:48:49 AM
We booked our reservation before we left.  I also discovered "Owl Creek Pass" on an unrelated trip to that country.

I plan to lead the trail that will include the South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, lunch near Cimmaron CO,
then the trip over Owl Creek Pass.  The road is a county road and any stock vehicle with reasonable ground clearance
can make it easy enough.  It would be good road for those who want to attend the get together, but don't have an
OHV.   The scenery is spectacular.

Looking forward to 2018. . . . .

Thanks Larry.  Yes, Owl Creek Pass is a very beautiful and easy dirt road.  It's been a few years since we've done that one but it will be great scenic experience for those with stock vehicles.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Photog on September 11, 2017, 10:57:56 AM
We booked our reservation before we left.  I also discovered "Owl Creek Pass" on an unrelated trip to that country.

I plan to lead the trail that will include the South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, lunch near Cimmaron CO,
then the trip over Owl Creek Pass.  The road is a county road and any stock vehicle with reasonable ground clearance
can make it easy enough.  It would be good road for those who want to attend the get together, but don't have an
OHV.   The scenery is spectacular.

Looking forward to 2018. . . . .
Going East on the road over Owl Creek pass is the area where part of the John Wayne film "True Grit" was made.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jan Stiskala on November 24, 2017, 06:01:29 AM
Olga and I will try to join you. But it is too early to say that we will be able for sure.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita on February 05, 2018, 11:27:43 AM
Good Morning Ya'all,

Jeff and I have made reservations at the Ridgway State Park for August 5-11th. We are in Site #275HA, full-hooks and a 90 ft pull-through site. There are plenty of pull-through and full-hook up sites still available. Come join us before Ouray!
Jeff and Anita
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on February 05, 2018, 01:59:28 PM
Good Morning Ya'all,

Jeff and I have made reservations at the Ridgway State Park for August 5-11th. We are in Site #275HA, full-hooks and a 90 ft pull-through site. There are plenty of pull-through and full-hook up sites still available. Come join us before Ouray!
Jeff and Anita

Nice.  So you guys are gonna have a Pre-Rally, rally. ;)

Sounds like fun.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: rvramblin on March 03, 2018, 11:22:03 PM
Hi, We are planning to join you at Ouray this year.  We have made reservations at the KOA checking in Aug. 11 thru 18.

Looking forward to wheeling Colorado,

Richard & Vickie Ott
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on March 05, 2018, 07:27:03 AM
Hi, We are planning to join you at Ouray this year.  We have made reservations at the KOA checking in Aug. 11 thru 18.

Looking forward to wheeling Colorado,

Richard & Vickie Ott

Excellent.  I also noticed this was your first post.

Welcome to the forum and we look forward to meeting you.  It is a great group of people, you'll love em.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Lou Schneider on March 14, 2018, 02:38:46 PM
Add me to the list, Mike.  I just reserved a back-in space at the KOA for August 11-18.  See ya!

Lou
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Roadhappy on March 14, 2018, 03:36:56 PM
Hi Mike,

Do you know the best place to rent a jeep.  Charles and I are excited to rent one and see if that is the direction we want to go in.

Robin
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on March 15, 2018, 06:40:45 AM
Add me to the list, Mike.  I just reserved a back-in space at the KOA for August 11-18.  See ya!

Lou

Awesome Lou.  Glad you will be able to join us again.  Looking forward to seeing ya again.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on March 15, 2018, 06:44:48 AM
Hi Mike,

Do you know the best place to rent a jeep.  Charles and I are excited to rent one and see if that is the direction we want to go in.

Robin

Robin, I haven't had any personal experience with any of the rental places but Steve & Dee rented one last year from the KOA where we are staying and I think they had a good experience with them.  Hopefully Steve will see this and chime in with his personal experience and whether he would recommend them or not.  I know the KOA has 3 or 4 each year that they rent and they seem to be rented quite a bit so I am assuming they are similarly priced with the ones in town but that is only an assumption on my part.

I do know that there are only a few trails that they don't allow their rental Jeeps on so weather permitting we will try to run those on days that you don't have the rental so you can get the most use of your rental.

Sorry I don't have any more specifics Robin.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita on March 15, 2018, 10:00:22 AM
Robin, I haven't had any personal experience with any of the rental places but Steve & Dee rented one last year from the KOA where we are staying and I think they had a good experience with them.  Hopefully Steve will see this and chime in with his personal experience and whether he would recommend them or not.  I know the KOA has 3 or 4 each year that they rent and they seem to be rented quite a bit so I am assuming they are similarly priced with the ones in town but that is only an assumption on my part.

I do know that there are only a few trails that they don't allow their rental Jeeps on so weather permitting we will try to run those on days that you don't have the rental so you can get the most use of your rental.

Sorry I don't have any more specifics Robin.

Mike

Hi Robin,

We were in Ouray last year and rented a jeep from Riverside Jeeps. http://www.jeepouray.com/about-our-jeeps/

Last year the rental jeeps at the KOA campground were stock Wrangler sports. Around $200 per day. The jeep that we rented at Riverside Jeeps were Rubicon lifted with 35-inch tires for about $30-40 more per day. Had a good experience with Riverside Jeeps. Would rent from them again. Hope this helps.

Jeff and Anita
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on March 15, 2018, 11:12:27 AM
Hi Robin,

We were in Ouray last year and rented a jeep from Riverside Jeeps. http://www.jeepouray.com/about-our-jeeps/

Last year the rental jeeps at the KOA campground were stock Wrangler sports. Around $200 per day. The jeep that we rented at Riverside Jeeps were Rubicon lifted with 35-inch tires for about $30-40 more per day. Had a good experience with Riverside Jeeps. Would rent from them again. Hope this helps.

Jeff and Anita

Thank you very much for the information.

I apologize, I just didn't have any first hand experience with rental outfits.

I appreciate you taking the time to report and give first hand experience.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: THEBigLarry on March 15, 2018, 12:16:13 PM
Charles & Robin for the roads & trails we take in Ouray the Rubicon
level vehicle with 35" tires is probably worth the $$$.  We look forward
to seeing you there.

Team LoLa
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on March 15, 2018, 02:16:12 PM
Well seeing as how we are officially into the 2018 year and some are even RVing already I figured I would start an attendee list as August will be here before we know it. ;)


1.  * Mike & Chrystal                zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  *Gary & Darlene                 Becks
5.  * Gary & Colleen                 toashum
6.  * John & Susan                   John Beard
7.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
8.  * Larry & Loretta                 THEBigLarry
9.  *Jan & Olga                        Jan Stiskala (probably maybe)
10.  *Richard & Vickie              rvramblin
11. *Robin & Charles               Roadhappy
12. *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider

If I forgot and left anyone off the list, PLEASE speak out and let me know.  Don't be bashful with this group. ;D

Looks like a pretty good group and should be a lot of fun.

Chrystal and I are very much looking forward to seeing our old friends and making new ones.

Mike & Chrystal
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: John Beard on March 15, 2018, 02:45:06 PM
I will be in Colorado from July 21 through August 25. We begin our adventure with my local Jeep Club (WarMachines702) in Ouray on July 21-28, then I'll be just hanging out between Montrose and Ouray until August 11-18 with the RV Forum, and then onto Buena Vista for the FMCA 4Wheelers Event from August 19-25.

Colorado in late July through most of August sounds far better than the summer in Las Vegas, NV.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on March 15, 2018, 04:06:11 PM
I will be in Colorado from July 21 through August 25. We begin our adventure with my local Jeep Club (WarMachines702) in Ouray on July 21-28, then I'll be just hanging out between Montrose and Ouray until August 11-18 with the RV Forum, and then onto Buena Vista for the FMCA 4Wheelers Event from August 19-25.

Colorado in late July through most of August sounds far better than the summer in Las Vegas, NV.

You're not alone John, we headed to Ouray about 10 years ago to escape the August heat in northern Utah and have been going back the same week every year ever since.

We love the Ouray area and look forward to being able to have extended stays there once we make it to retirement.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita on March 15, 2018, 04:46:01 PM
Well seeing as how we are officially into the 2018 year and some are even RVing already I figured I would start an attendee list as August will be here before we know it. ;)


1.  * Mike & Chrystal                zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  *Gary & Darlene                 Becks
5.  * Gary & Colleen                 toashum
6.  * John & Susan                   John Beard
7.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
8.  * Larry & Loretta                 THEBigLarry
9.  *Jan & Olga                        Jan Stiskala (probably maybe)
10.  *Richard & Vickie              rvramblin
11. *Robin & Charles               Roadhappy
12. *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider

If I forgot and left anyone off the list, PLEASE speak out and let me know.  Don't be bashful with this group. ;D

Looks like a pretty good group and should be a lot of fun.

Chrystal and I are very much looking forward to seeing our old friends and making new ones.

Mike & Chrystal

Here's some people I know who are coming from the FMCA 4-wheelers group:
Don and Becky Paulsen
Bev and Dave Hess
Don Doniak
Betsy and Carl Trygstad

Anita
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita on March 15, 2018, 04:52:24 PM
I will be in Colorado from July 21 through August 25. We begin our adventure with my local Jeep Club (WarMachines702) in Ouray on July 21-28, then I'll be just hanging out between Montrose and Ouray until August 11-18 with the RV Forum, and then onto Buena Vista for the FMCA 4Wheelers Event from August 19-25.

Colorado in late July through most of August sounds far better than the summer in Las Vegas, NV.

Hi John,

We have reservations at Ridgeway State Park (August 5-11) the week before the RV Forum rally in Ouray. So far there are 5 or 6 rigs and jeeps staying there as well.

Anita and Jeff
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on March 16, 2018, 05:39:50 AM
Here's some people I know who are coming from the FMCA 4-wheelers group:
Don and Becky Paulsen
Bev and Dave Hess
Don Doniak
Betsy and Carl Trygstad

Anita

That is awesome Anita.  They are more than welcome, I think the only ones I know are Don & Becky so it will be good to see them again (and glad to see we didn't run them off from last year ;D) and it will be nice to meet the others. 

I have added them to the attendees list.

1.  * Mike & Chrystal                zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  *Gary & Darlene                 Becks
5.  * Gary & Colleen                 toashum
6.  * John & Susan                   John Beard
7.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
8.  * Larry & Loretta                 THEBigLarry
9.  *Jan & Olga                        Jan Stiskala (probably maybe)
10.  *Richard & Vickie              rvramblin
11. *Robin & Charles               Roadhappy
12. *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider
13. *Don & Becky Paulsen       FMCA 4-Wheelers
14. *Bev & Dave Hess             FMCA 4-Wheelers
15. *Don Doniak                     FMCA 4-Wheelers
16. *Betsy & Carl Trygstad      FMCA 4-Wheelers

Looking to be a great gathering of off-roaders.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: John Beard on March 16, 2018, 01:39:41 PM
Hi John,

We have reservations at Ridgeway State Park (August 5-11) the week before the RV Forum rally in Ouray. So far there are 5 or 6 rigs and jeeps staying there as well.

Anita and Jeff

I just reserved site 252HA for those dates.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita on March 16, 2018, 01:56:48 PM
I just reserved site 252HA for those dates.

Excellent!
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Terry A. Brewer on March 17, 2018, 04:41:07 PM
Mike

You forgot Terry & Betty... Easy to do.<G>
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: ArdraF on March 17, 2018, 06:27:11 PM
NOT!!  ;D

ArdraF
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Tom and Margi on March 17, 2018, 06:28:34 PM
Mike

You forgot Terry & Betty... Easy to do.<G>

Impossible!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: THEBigLarry on March 17, 2018, 08:57:42 PM
Mike

You forgot Terry & Betty... Easy to do.<G>

Who??? ::) ::) ;D 8)
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Steve N Dee on March 18, 2018, 01:51:59 PM
Quote from Mike (not sure why it doesn't show that way)
Robin, I haven't had any personal experience with any of the rental places but Steve & Dee rented one last year from the KOA where we are staying and I think they had a good experience with them.  Hopefully Steve will see this and chime in with his personal experience and whether he would recommend them or not.  I know the KOA has 3 or 4 each year that they rent and they seem to be rented quite a bit so I am assuming they are similarly priced with the ones in town but that is only an assumption on my part.

Robin,
   We are the ones Mike mentioned who rented from the KOA.  We had no issues with them.  The rental process was easy and the Jeeps were adequate.  They were very stock.  We had no issues on any of the trails and really wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.  It was very convenient.  All that said, the Jeep that Jeff & Anita's son rented was much nicer and had more extras.  They weren't necessarily required, but I'm sure made for a nicer ride.  If $$ is an object, the KOA is good.  If you'd rather spend a few $$ for a nicer ride, then follow Jeff & Anita's link.  Sorry we won't be there to join everyone, we'll be on an Alaskan cruise at that time.  Happy trails!

Steve & Dee
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on March 19, 2018, 07:47:42 AM
Mike

You forgot Terry & Betty... Easy to do.<G>

Well hell Terry, how did that happen???? 

Sorry about that, thanks for speaking up.  You are definitely on "the list" now. ;)

I also just received a message from Allen and Suzanne (one of our Australian couples) that they will also be joining.

Here is the "updated" attendees list.


1.  * Mike & Chrystal                zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  *Gary & Darlene                 Becks
5.  * Gary & Colleen                 toashum
6.  * John & Susan                   John Beard
7.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
8.  * Larry & Loretta                 THEBigLarry
9.  *Jan & Olga                        Jan Stiskala (probably maybe)
10.  *Richard & Vickie              rvramblin
11. *Robin & Charles               Roadhappy
12. *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider
13. *Don & Becky Paulsen       FMCA 4-Wheelers
14. *Bev & Dave Hess             FMCA 4-Wheelers
15. *Don Doniak                     FMCA 4-Wheelers
16. *Betsy & Carl Trygstad      FMCA 4-Wheelers
17. *Terry & Betty Brewer       Terry A. Brewer/Betty Brewer
18. *Allen & Suzanne              flexitdriver

On a side note, we attended our local Jeep club meeting a couple of weeks ago and they have posted the clubs yearly trail runs and I had just noticed that they will be in the Ouray area during the same week.  Hope that doesn't scare anyone off.

Mike


Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: John Beard on March 19, 2018, 09:55:06 AM
My local Jeep Club is doing a club only run to Ouray on July 21-28. We got lucky and everyone who is coming was able to secure reservations at Ridgeway State Park.

Instead of going to Oregon for a month this summer we will be spending the hottest month in Colorado July 19- August 25.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: John Beard on March 19, 2018, 09:57:05 AM
Well hell Terry, how did that happen???? 

Sorry about that, thanks for speaking up.  You are definitely on "the list" now. ;)

I also just received a message from Allen and Suzanne (one of our Australian couples) that they will also be joining.

Here is the "updated" attendees list.


1.  * Mike & Chrystal                zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  *Gary & Darlene                 Becks
5.  * Gary & Colleen                 toashum
6.  * John & Susan                   John Beard
7.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
8.  * Larry & Loretta                 THEBigLarry
9.  *Jan & Olga                        Jan Stiskala (probably maybe)
10.  *Richard & Vickie              rvramblin
11. *Robin & Charles               Roadhappy
12. *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider
13. *Don & Becky Paulsen       FMCA 4-Wheelers
14. *Bev & Dave Hess             FMCA 4-Wheelers
15. *Don Doniak                     FMCA 4-Wheelers
16. *Betsy & Carl Trygstad      FMCA 4-Wheelers
17. *Terry & Betty Brewer       Terry A. Brewer/Betty Brewer
18. *Allen & Suzanne              flexitdriver

On a side note, we attended our local Jeep club meeting a couple of weeks ago and they have posted the clubs yearly trail runs and I had just noticed that they will be in the Ouray area during the same week.  Hope that doesn't scare anyone off.

Mike

FYI it is DAn Doniak.. He likes Daniel.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Roadhappy on March 19, 2018, 02:38:34 PM
Many thanks to all that replied on the Jeeps.  We will probably go with the Rubicon to see how it handles.  We can't wait to see our old friends and meet new ones!!

Charles and Robin
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Allegro Bus on April 10, 2018, 11:44:01 AM
This is George Martin, Diane and I are in the FMCA 4 Wheelers and went to Big Bend with you in 2016. We would like to join you if we can find a campground.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Betty Brewer on April 10, 2018, 11:09:11 PM
This is George Martin, Diane and I are in the FMCA 4 Wheelers and went to Big Bend with you in 2016. We would like to join you if we can find a campground.
Hey George and Diane. Hope your life is going smoothly. Get on the wait list for a KOA campsite in Ouray  .  It will  be the most fun to stay in park with all of us.

Betty
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Lou Schneider on April 11, 2018, 12:59:46 AM
I'm signed up for a Habitat For Humanity build in Durango from July 15 -29 and will be wandering north towards Ouray from there.

It's something I've been wanting to do for some time, now guess what ... I can!     :)
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Roadhappy on April 13, 2018, 12:09:30 PM
We will be coming into Ouray from Alb. N.M. on highway 550.  Is this doable with our fifthwheel or is there a better route?

Robin
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: John Beard on April 14, 2018, 01:22:07 PM
In talking with my eldest son this morning and reviewing our respective calendars we both noted that my grandson is going to be born around the 21st of August. So, with that in mind and my primary obligation of being there with my family I am going to miss the main rally. The good news is that I'll get to attend the pre-run week with Jeff and Anita et.al.

The other good news is that there will be a Ouray KOA Creekside back in coming available for the event. I will not cancel my reservation, and perhaps a forum member will take the reservation and we can coordinate. Arrive 8/11/2018, depart 8/19/2-18.

Back In, 30/20 Amps, Full Hookups
The most asked for full hookup site,park on gravel,surrounded by grass, beautiful mountain views. Back up on the sunny side of the stream. Jeep rentals, BBQ cafe, Breakfast.


Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita on April 15, 2018, 08:24:07 AM
In talking with my eldest son this morning and reviewing our respective calendars we both noted that my grandson is going to be born around the 21st of August. So, with that in mind and my primary obligation of being there with my family I am going to miss the main rally. The good news is that I'll get to attend the pre-run week with Jeff and Anita et.al.

The other good news is that there will be a Ouray KOA Creekside back in coming available for the event. I will not cancel my reservation, and perhaps a forum member will take the reservation and we can coordinate. Arrive 8/11/2018, depart 8/19/2-18.

Back In, 30/20 Amps, Full Hookups
The most asked for full hookup site,park on gravel,surrounded by grass, beautiful mountain views. Back up on the sunny side of the stream. Jeep rentals, BBQ cafe, Breakfast.


Hi John,

Congratulations on your grandson. Our grandson is due in about 2 weeks. What site # is it? We have reservations but our site is pretty small. Thanks.

Anita
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: John Beard on April 15, 2018, 11:48:17 AM
Hi John,

Congratulations on your grandson. Our grandson is due in about 2 weeks. What site # is it? We have reservations but our site is pretty small. Thanks.

Anita

IDK which site number, it's only 30A but it will fit a 40' coach. Oh, and it is on the sunny side of the stream abutting it.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on April 16, 2018, 07:31:37 AM
This is George Martin, Diane and I are in the FMCA 4 Wheelers and went to Big Bend with you in 2016. We would like to join you if we can find a campground.

George, we are glad to have you and Diane join us for our get-together.  As Betty mentioned get on the waiting list at the KOA as soon as possible as there will be cancellations from other people staying at the campground as we are still 4 months away.  You could even contact John Beard or Anita from this thread as it sounds like John will not be joining us and there may be a site already available.  I will update the attendees list and add you and Diane to the rally.  Looking forward to having you.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on April 16, 2018, 07:45:43 AM
We will be coming into Ouray from Alb. N.M. on highway 550.  Is this doable with our fifthwheel or is there a better route?

Robin

Robin, I just noticed no one has responded to your question yet and we've been away from internet access for the past week and I just saw the latest activity on this thread.

As for Highway 550 from Durango up through Silverton and into Ouray, it is doable with your RV as long as you and Charles feel comfortable with mountain driving, we've done it flat-towing our Jeep but not towing our enclosed trailer behind the coach.  The highway is decent road but quite narrow in places, has some steep sections and very curvy.  I feel the steepest and narrowest section is from Ouray to about 12-miles south of Ouray but you will heading north and therefore descending the steepest section into Ouray vs. climbing it up and out, this will also put you closer to the mountain than the drop-off (if that makes you feel any better  ;)).

If you opt to go around I have heard Highway 285 up through Alamosa to Salida is quite good but maybe someone who has actually been on that section can confirm.  We have been on highway 50 between Montrose and Gunnison and it is very good highway.

Wish I could have been more help.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on April 16, 2018, 07:51:10 AM
Figured I would update the attendees list with the latest addition and cancellation.

Here is what we have so far for our Ouray get-together.

1.  * Mike & Chrystal Zuech      zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  *Gary & Darlene                 Becks
5.  * Gary & Colleen                 toashum
6.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
7.  * Larry & Loretta                THEBigLarry
8.  *Jan & Olga                       Jan Stiskala (probably maybe)
9.  *Richard & Vickie               rvramblin
10. *Robin & Charles              Roadhappy
11. *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider
12. *Don & Becky Paulsen       FMCA 4-Wheelers
13. *Bev & Dave Hess             FMCA 4-Wheelers
14. *Don Doniak                     FMCA 4-Wheelers
15. *Betsy & Carl Trygstad      FMCA 4-Wheelers
16. *Terry & Betty Brewer       Terry A. Brewer/Betty Brewer
17. *Allen & Suzanne              flexitdriver
18. *George & Diane Martin     Allegro Bus

Only four short months away folks. ;D

Mike & Chrystal
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita on April 16, 2018, 08:33:45 AM
IDK which site number, it's only 30A but it will fit a 40' coach. Oh, and it is on the sunny side of the stream abutting it.

Thanks for getting back to us. We have a 50 amp, so we will stay in our original spot. Sounds like George Martin might be looking for a spot, they may be interested.