This location is in a very, very, very small town in the eastern plains of Colorado. The RV spots are on the location of an old motel. The area is clean, although some weeds/stickers during certain times of year. The motel is abandoned, but is cool and funky. There is NOTHING in town to buy, other than stamps. But, it is a wonderful little community that is nice to stay for the night or a week. Note that this is private property, and permission is needed to park here.
Access is off a 2-lane highway that runs through town. The parking area is not paved, but it is gravel maintained by the county.
These spots are available year round. The town does not have a lot going on, but it is a good stopping point out in the country while traveling across Colorado. I am personally not present year-round, but my son is, and can lend a helping hand if needed.
My son and I have a small pig farm close by, so if you are feeling the want to feed some pigs, or fix some fence, or just visit the farm, let me know. You might get a little smelly, but the pigs won't mind :)
Our host was not there, but gave us excellent directions to find the spot to stay. Cope, CO is a sleepy little town that time has forgotten so that ensures a very peaceful, quiet place to camp out. If you can get by without any hookups or other amenities, this is the perfect place to spend a night.
The directions were easy to follow. Arrived early in the heat of the day so we took a walk around town and to the park. Didn’t see another human and nothing was open. It felt like a ghost town.
We did not meet the host because he out of town, but his directions were good. Was an interesting area to stay.
We only spent a night at this location but it was a nice quiet relaxing night. Even though the host wasn’t there he made sure his son took care of us. Also my husband loved the abandoned motel because he loves that kind of stuff.
We stopped for one night and our host could not have been more accommodating and helpful. The spot is a deserted old hotel on the side of the road but turned out to be wonderfully comfortable. We had our host over for cocktails and had a delightful visit with he and his dog. We even got a personal tour of the pig farm the next morning. We loved this experience.
Sorry for the late reference, we have been traveling for several months and just got home a few days ago!
This was a great spot for us to rest for the night before driving west on I70. It was quiet and we were protected from the wind which came up through the early morning.
Directions to the area were spot on and all correspondence with Nomadr was responded quickly -- important for us when we're on the road and want to make sure we have a place to set up.
We had access to 20amp so did not require our generator. Verizon signal was strong which enable us to watch Netflix. There was some traffic noise from the occasional transport truck during the day but did not hear anything through the night.
We drove away at sunrise on route 36 to Denver and saw what we think were pronghorn antelope. It's a nice road with passing lanes.
Unfortunately, we did not meet our host.
This was a great stop for me in eastern Colorado with a great host, when I was on my way to Wyoming last month to view the big solar eclipse. I had intended to stay for 2 nights, but ended up leaving after just one night due to changes in the weather forecast. There is not much if anything to the town, though it looks to have once been a thriving small town some decades ago, almost a modern ghost town, while there are a number of residences remaining there are no functioning businesses and there don't appear to have been any in a number of years.
There’s an old saying that “I showed up as a stranger and left as a friend.” Even though I had never met our host (Nomadr) before, our experience visiting him was that we showed as friends and left as lifetime friends.
Cope Colorado is a very very small unincorporated farming-based community with a population of 169 (as of 2014). He helps his son run a pig farm there.
Our boondocking spot was about a mile away from the pig farm on property that has been in the family for generations. They were there to greet us, recommended the best spot to drop the rig, and gave us the lay of the land. I asked about his pig farm and the next day he picked us up to see the whole operation during feeding time. We loved it.
The Verizon signal was excellent with a nearby tower. We were able to work during our stay no problem. I particularly enjoyed watching the big rig trucks in all shapes and sizes rolling past during the day. Nighttime was pretty darn quiet.
Our host made time to come visit with us during our stay and even invited us over for some BBQ pork and fresh vegetables. Yummmm.
He is a pioneer in the full-timer community as the founder of NuRVers whom Technomadia described as a community of alternative minded ‘young at heart RVers’. Indeed, NuRVers.com began before Facebook and served as an early online meeting place for the more Internet based generation of full-timers. He also created an online system for running your Pig farm business more efficiently.
If you are looking to take the road less traveled away from the Interstate through northern Colorado, I highly recommend this little slice of heaven.