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Old 06-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Tryptovan goes exploring June 2013

OK everyone, since I had some awesome suggestions and help with last summer's trip, here we go again. We're leaving Tn middle of June and heading west for a couple of weeks, and we plan to be at the Jackson/Teton meet up in the middle of that. I'm looking for a little advice to fill in some gaps.
We'll be headed generally straight across to Denver and then hope to spend a little more time exploring south central Colorado this year. I suppose we will probably leave the Colorado Springs area and head across 50 towards Montrose. We would like to see the Gunnison/Black Canyon area and are looking for some pretty quiet camping in that area. The pics of the Black Canyon CGs don't look that great.
From there, we are going to head south to Silverton and rent a Jeep for a day to do the Alpine Loop. We are 2WD so we think this is the best way to get off road a little this trip. Any advice (specific rental co's or lodging etc. in this area) would be great.
We will probably drive down to Durango if we have time, but then will head North towards the Tetons by the end of our first week. I'm thinking we may head up 50 through Grand Junction then take 139 up to the Flaming Gorge area for a night. Then to Jackson. Any suggestions on this leg would be helpful.
From there we plan to wing it completely and explore. Perhaps over to the SLC area where we've never been, perhaps back down to the Moab/Canyonlands area. We will have our full 2nd week to drive less and camp/hike/bike more. Last year's 6000 mile trek to Yosemite was great but we tried to see too much and were wasted by the end of the trip.
Our plans aren't firm so if anyone has any suggestions anywhere near where we'll be please post em up!

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Old 06-02-2013, 11:36 PM   #2
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Re: Tryptovan goes exploring June 2013

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If'n it were me I'd pass on SLC and head for the Escalante. The road between Boulder and the Waterpocket Fold is a pretty amazing place. I'd also suggest taking the ferry from Bullfrog to Hells Crossing. It will give you an interesting perspective of the Colorado River.


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Old 06-09-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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If'n it were me I'd pass on SLC and head for the Escalante. The road between Boulder and the Waterpocket Fold is a pretty amazing place. I'd also suggest taking the ferry from Bullfrog to Hells Crossing. It will give you an interesting perspective of the Colorado River.


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Thanks John, we may get down that far. I love Bryce/Kodachrome area but haven't ventured further east of there. I'll look it up.
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Re: Tryptovan goes exploring June 2013

Well it's been pretty quiet on this post. Looks like we may finally get to meet up with Jage this time. I have firmed up our plans to stay in Ouray (not Silverton) for a couple of days, and we have a Jeep rented (a lifted, manual shift 2-door, which is kinda cool) We still haven't decided exactly where we will go the 2nd week. I still haven't been to Moab or Canyonlands, and am wondering how much of it we might can enjoy being 2wd.
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