We live on Highway 50 near Monarch Pass and Salida, CO., elevation 8,300 feet. We have a large parking area with electricity, if you like. In nice weather, I have a lovely courtyard with porch for visiting and a nearby creek with trickling or rushing water, depending on the time of year. We just finished a lovely creekside patio for morning or afternoon visiting.
Gravel drive 100 yards off highway and across the bridge.
Tow parking beside rig.
We always travel on spur- of-the-moment. Just check anytime to see if we will be home.
We are a few miles from Salida, a small artist town, with many galleries, great resale shops, and many restaurants; some on the Arkansas River.
Hiking in the nearby national forests, bicycling world-class mountain trails and rafting and fishing on the Arkansas River are all available. And don't forget sitting by the creek in the shade at the creekside patio, or on the porch in the courtyard, or walking the shaded trail beside the creek.
We too, were a little anxious when we saw the dirt road and bridge, but don't be alarmed, there is plenty of room on the other side to turn around and park. Pat and Mike are WONDERFUL hosts. They welcomed us even though they had a dinner party that night and workers coming to finish their patio in the morning. With all that going on, they still made us feel welcome. There is a RUSHING RIVER right next to their property and it made for a great sound barrier to Hwy 50, just a 100' away. The traffic never bothered us with the sounds of the brook. We will be back to see Pat and Mike and to hear more about their adventures and share their grounds with us.
On first glance down their driveway we weren't sure this was a place that we wanted to take our 40 foot motorhome with a toad. Dawn said "Go for it" so we did. Down to the bridge, unhooked the toad and we pulled in and parked where they recommended. There was plenty of room. What a beautiful place to boondock. Pat and Mike were so friendly and we loved talking to them about their travels over morning coffee and happy hour. Thanks Pat and Mike for a wonderful two days.
We loved our time staying with Mike and Pat. They are wonderful to talk to and their land is beautiful. Mike is a really handy guy and went way out of his way to help us with a problem we were having on our RV. We hope to see them again one day down the road.
We echo what the Breshears wrote. Perfect hosts, beautiful property, fun to talk travel with these guys, what's not to like. This was our first use of BDs Welcome and now we are big fans. We stayed overnight and had a long drive the next day and so couldn't stay as long as we would have liked. Other than that we couldn't have been happier.
Mike and Pat are wonderful hosts. Their property is very beautiful and private. Pat shared travel experiences and gave us great tips on the location. We especially enjoyed the trail up the canyon and the stream and beaver ponds. We were offered electric and water. Morning coffee on the porch was an extra special touch. This was our first Boondockers Welcome stay, and what a great way to meet new friends. Our place is available to Mike and Pat to stay any time. Mike and Pat receive our highest recommendation. Thanks again. Randy and Cathy Breshears (Basecamp RCB)