It is cooler than Grand Junction, with breezes and shade trees with a year round creek. Located on the side of Grand Mesa near small towns of Mesa and Molina. Grand Junction prices for gas and food are much cheaper than other areas around.
Common courtesy and common sense covers 95% of it. If the fire danger is high, no open fires. If both sites full, close gates. There are black bears, elk, deer, moose, turkey, hawks, owls, cows, etc. and the creek so children, animals, and stupid people are at risk. If both sites occupied, communicate with each other about fire/smoke, noise, generators, pets, etc. If there is disagreement, the last one to arrive will leave. There is an outhouse available (keep it clean). Take your garbage with you. I have well water available for campers. Atleast one night, stay awake long enough to look up and see the incredible stars. Fall asleep listening to the creek.
Remember we are 7500 feet and the Mesa 10,000, so you better quit smoking, start exercising, begin an iron supplement, etc. Hospital trips for Colorado visitors that underestimate their fitness and the altitude is common, so do some reading/research on preparation. Just the dryness of Colorado causes dehydration if you do not keep up with drinking fluids. "drink until your pee is clear" is the rule.
pull thru parking is on one site only, but larger RVs will find the pull in ( and backup) site easier than the circular drive thru site. After you pull into the gate, stop and walk around to see what is best for you. You will be climbing to 7500 feet on public paved roads, until the last 2 miles when it becomes gravel, then 1/4 mile on a gravel private road. Snow in winter will make it difficult. I installed double 10 feet, gray gates, so there has been no problem turning into the RV site so far.
There is NO cell service here. By the entrance to the private rd, weak cell service, down by KE rd there is good signal. Take notes or do screen save of the detailed directions by map/gps.
the RV site is one acre, so parking is not an issue.
Colorado National Monument, Grand Mesa with many lakes, Vega lake near Colbran, Black Canyon toward Gunnison, Moab (Arches and Canyon land National parks), Ouray and Telluride, Palisade wineries and peach/cherry farms and Grand junction main street art/sculptures, Engstrom's toffee candy store on 7th st. Colorado River, Glenwood canyon and hot springs. Lots of hiking. hunting, fishing, mtn biking.
Our host was super helpful as my wife was suffering some altitude sickness. Host went out of their way to help us through this time. The spot on the river was very private and relaxing. I hope we get to visit this retreat again in the future
This developing property is a little part of heaven
Out host treated us generously and the RV spots are quiet and serene
The babbling brook will mesmerize you into another dimension