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Colorado Rocky Mountain High

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-06-2012


Well, if you folks missed me it is because most of the boys in my family and I have been having a rocky mountain high…..In Platoro, Colorado, 9900 feet, on the banks of the Conejos River….Fishing, but not in the quality waters of the Conejos but rather on the Platoro Reservoir at 10034 feet two miles from the town. What a nice place….We stayed at Gold Pan Acres and thoroughly enjoyed it.  The fishing was great…And don’t worry about phone calls on your cell phone because that is one place you cannot get a signal. And we could not pick up a station on our pickup radio. What a relaxing time. Call the folks at Gold Pan Acres at 719-376-5543 and talk to them about staying with them a few days. What is so amazing is you find yourself looking up most of the time. The surrounding peaks exceed 13,000 feet and the beauty of God’s earth become almost unreal. Elk, and deer abound. Best if viewed from a good sturdy vehicle, 4 wheel drive or a good ATV.  We had both and the boys loved it. Pictures will be following from time to time. If you have been there let us hear about it.  Pete

Comments (5)

It sounds like you were just in seach for fuel-free water (or just any water). When I was at Kirtland, I was told that the Colorado mountans is where the Albuquerque water supply originated, and there was an endless, plentiful supply for the long term, at least as long as the winter snows came. That was before the jet fuel problem was known (although it may have already have started). Who knows?

Is there an Internal or RCI resort at this Gold Pan Acres? If there is one where we can exchange our timeshare, we might consider going. I’m sure the Barack-poor couldn’t afford it without either government stimulus funds or a paid up timeshare.
Seriously though, it sounds like an excellent place to visit for the hardy of soul, but it is probably not the place for a timeshare entrepeneur who is dependent on rental vehicles to get around. The first thing my wife would say is “Where are the factory outlet malls?” No cell phones! What kind of a place is this.

I have no idea’s about time shares…But if it’s fishing you be a’looking for, that’s the place. Beware, the last 23 miles is gravel road and a little rough. Allow about an hour or (45 minutes or so with no trailer) to make that distance. They may grade it later in the season as we were some of the first up there this season. It is worth the trip if you are fishing…Pete

It’s obviously a very nice place, but it is not for timeshare entrepeneurs (or even RV entrepeneurs for that matter).

Yeek! You mean there are still gravel roads in Barack’s paradise. What happen to all of that change we were promised?

Yeek! You mean there are still gravel

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