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Old 05-30-2012, 06:41 PM
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Steamboat area? On the 3hr side of your time range but there is a lot to do up there...
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steamboat is fun. I usually stay at the rv park in right outside town. But steamboat lake is nice stagecoach is too. The hot springs in town is awesome for kids. you can tube the yampa and the wifey can shop in da boat.

there is camping up buffalo pass too

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steamboat is fun. I usually stay at the rv park in right outside town. But steamboat lake is nice stagecoach is too. The hot springs in town is awesome for kids. you can tube the yampa and the wifey can shop in da boat.

there is camping up buffalo pass too

http://www.sshra.org/

Strawberry hot springs are great for kids during the day, however, they can get wild at night.
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Thanks for all the ideas. Going to be a fun summer.
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Just as a thought, when we head over to The Dunes, Crested Butte, or the San Juans, we almost always spend the night in Salida. If I take off Thursday and Friday let's say, we head out Wednesday night at the tail end of rush hour and stay at a hotel, get some Amica's pizza and double IPA, have a good breakfast in the AM, and head down to the destination. Busts up the trip. Kids might swim. And I love Salida. Fun town to walk around; the wife loves all the little art shops.
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Lots of good suggestions in here. What you'll basically find is that within the 2 hour "bubble" of the front range, the camps are pretty much full on weekends. You need to be at the FCFS spots Friday morning before noon if you hope to get one of those.

If you are willing to drive 3-4 hours, then the opportunities grow. But unfortunately the traffic all still flows through I70 and US285 back to the front range, so that Sunday traffic will get you no matter where you leave from.
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What about Argentine Pass? 45minutes away. The light snow fall might mean more of the area will be open early. And you could add the Georgetown Loop for a fun filled weekend
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