#vanlife .

“Rocky Mountain High…” – No that is not why we came here.  But a good portion of the state makes the Mile High City of Denver look like low ground.  Drink plenty of water and keep that chap stick handy.  Plan well for extra days slowly adjusting to the elevation or you may end up with altitude sickness.

Things to do

Colorado Springs

  • Air Force Academy – The chapel is a must see



  • Mesa Verde
  • Mancos
  • Durango
  • Pagosa Springs

Places to Stay

Pagossa Springs – we opted for a great townhouse condo form Airbnb.

Target Tree – Shaded campsites only a few minutes from Mesa Verde

Lower Piedro – Shaded sites with a stream running by the campground.