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Title: Question for veteran rally organizers
Post by: Mfreyder on January 19, 2019, 07:17:59 PM
What is the best place in Colorado to hold a rally. We are Winnebago Trend/Viva owners and are looking for location not too far West to hold a rally. We did West Memphis last year and would like to draw a few more owners from the West this time without excluding our Eastern attendees.

I have no knowledge of camp grounds in CO being from Louisiana it has not been on my frequent list.

If you are someone that pulled off a successful rally in Colorado I'd like some tips.

Mike
Title: Re: Question for veteran rally organizers
Post by: Wendy on January 19, 2019, 07:34:11 PM
Are you looking for a place to boondock or a campground? Only on the Front Range or anywhere in Colorado?
Title: Re: Question for veteran rally organizers
Post by: Mfreyder on January 19, 2019, 07:44:07 PM
Camp ground, with hook ups I think would be required. By front range I assume you mean East of the Rockies? If so then yes East of the Rockies. We are small MHs and most don't tow so some transportation will have to be arranged for those wishing to make day trips. We lacked this in Memphis. I'd like to do better this time.  ::)
Title: Re: Question for veteran rally organizers
Post by: Larry N. on January 20, 2019, 08:38:03 AM
There's not much good camping in the Denver metro area, but the St. Vrain and Boyd Lake state parks might do well if you can get by with electric only, but reservations 6 months (or perhaps it's 180 days) in advance are needed if Fri and/or Sat nights are included, since they fill quickly. There's a KOA in Ft. Collins that's doable, and there are some commercial RV parks in Colorado Springs that might do well for you, perhaps the Garden Of The Gods RV Resort or the Colorado Springs KOA.

An ideal place would be at the Winding River Resort immediately adjacent to the west side of the Rocky Mountain National Park (a few minutes from Grand Lake), which is huge and has choices of full hookups, partials or dry camping, even room and facilities for horses -- it's gorgeous, but you'd probably need to take I-70 to US40 north over Berthoud pass then through Granby to get there.

I'm not sure what transportation you'd need to arrange, but other than renting cars (perhaps car pooling) there's little commercial transportation available (busses, cabs) around most Colorado RV parks, though the Garden Of The Gods RV Resort is actually in town and you might be able to catch bus or cab. Unlike some places in the east, most areas in Colorado, and much of the mountain west, aren't geared to mass transport outside of town.

There may some folks who are more aware of transportation facilities than I am -- hopefully they'll chime in -- but you might help by indicating exactly what kind of transportation you're thinking of.
Title: Re: Question for veteran rally organizers
Post by: HappyWanderer on January 20, 2019, 09:01:29 AM
FCRV held their 2007 rally at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, with 650 families. I wasn't there, so I can't comment on the facilities, but a quick look at their website shows they still host RV rallies.
Title: Re: Question for veteran rally organizers
Post by: UTTransplant on January 20, 2019, 09:22:26 AM
How many units? A hundred plus, and you need a place that specializes in rallies like a fairgrounds or event center. For 30-50 you might find a big campground.
Title: Re: Question for veteran rally organizers
Post by: Mfreyder on January 20, 2019, 09:53:21 AM
A large van or a couple minivans for transportation, and we had 13 units in 2018 so we are not a huge group. Having it further west I would hope to gain a few, but maybe lose some. Not sure on numbers yet still polling the group.

thx
Title: Re: Question for veteran rally organizers
Post by: Wendy on January 20, 2019, 10:51:28 AM
There are several nice campgrounds in Colorado Springs but in summer, they fill early. And Colo Spgs has a good bus system.
Title: Re: Question for veteran rally organizers
Post by: Virgie & Fred on January 20, 2019, 12:32:04 PM
Count me in. I was stationed in Colorado Springs ,in the Army, over there. Beautiful place, so is Pueblo. I think the more north you go the less scenic.

Army Retiree
Dallas,TX PD retiree
Title: Re: Question for veteran rally organizers
Post by: missnmountains on January 20, 2019, 12:34:18 PM
There are plenty of FHU sites at Chatfield and Cherry Creek State Parks.

Ken
Title: Re: Question for veteran rally organizers
Post by: Wendy on January 20, 2019, 04:24:57 PM
Count me in. I was stationed in Colorado Springs ,in the Army, over there. Beautiful place, so is Pueblo. I think the more north you go the less scenic.

Army Retiree
Dallas,TX PD retiree


I was at Fort Carson 1976-78
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