Five Branches Camper Park

4677 County Road 501A, Bayfield, Colorado, 81122, United States | Campground
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Travel Blogs from Bayfield

San Juan Skyway Drive

A travel blog entry by wright2


... there was no shoulder or guardrail, several feet off our left tire was a shear drop-off into
the valley below. We were glad to get past this construction zone. Arriving in
Ouray we stopped at the “Box Canon Waterfall”, a city park, where we climber
down to the base of a huge waterfall and Jack climbed to the top, 96 steps and
then several hundred feet on a rocky trail. ...

Chimney Rock

A travel blog entry by wright2


Sunday May 25, 2014

Non-Travel Day

We awoke to a cold rainy morning, so we decided to stay
home and relax. After lunch, with
clearing skies we headed east to Chimney Rock National Monument. From the Visitors center we drove up ...

Wolf Creek Pass

A travel blog entry by wright2


... The most significant part of this trip was the drive up to and down from “Wolf Creek Pass” at an elevation of 10,857 ft.
The ascent was with normal grades over rolling country with 5% grades
and 30 and 40 mph curves, which changed into an 8 mile stretch at a 6% grade
before reaching 2 tunnels and another 2 miles of 6% grade ...

The longest day

A travel blog entry by tjd


12 hours of serious hard slog to drag my protesting (and slightly more of it than ideal) body up and over 3 different passes totalling >5500 feet of climbing. Thats the equivalent of pushing your bicycle up and down Ben Nevis twice in a day, at 3 times the altitude.

Molas pass through Rolling Mountain pass, then Bolam pass and finally over Blackhawk pass - 27 miles.

It was very tough though alleviated ...


A travel blog entry by jonmatters


My first day in town I rode the historic Durango & Silverton steam-powered train. For $70, I rode in an open carriage 3.5 hours up to Silverton, browsed the town for a couple hours then took the train back. Some people use it as a means of transportation on their way out on backpacking trips, but it is mainly a leisure ride for us tourists. The tracks generally follow the Animas River, rather than going through mountain passes as the highway does. As a result, there are ...

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This campground, located on 4677 County Road 501A, Bayfield, is near Vallecito Lake and Vallecito Creek.
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