Photo taken near Monument Valley, Utah

Friday, July 15, 2016

Durango: A Real Find in RV Parks

At Sky Ute Casino RV Park, Ignacio, Colorado...

We have arrived in the Durango area for three days before heading to Priest Gulch Campground near Dolores, Colorado, where we'll meet friends Bubba, LouAnn and daughter BreAnn. I almost don't want to tell you about the Sky Ute RV Park, because finding it was a real coup, and it already stays full most of the time.

The RV park is located beside the Sky Ute Hotel and Casino just north of Ignacio, Colorado. It is run by the Ute Indian tribe, on whose reservation it it situated. 

The Sky Ute Hotel and Casino, viewed from the RV park.
Our space at Sky Ute RV Park
You can tell from the photos that it is a classy resort, with asphalt and concrete spaces complete with curbs, grills and picnic tables. The unreal part is that the space rental is only $30--but it gets better: If you have Passport America, it is only $15 a night, no matter how long you stay! Of course, this is an incentive to lure gamblers to the casino, but playing the games is not a requirement for staying here, luckily for us. The fifteen-dollar rate is about one-third the price you'll have to pay in Durango.

The only drawback is that it requires a little extra driving to Durango, 16 miles away.  But that didn't bother us; accustomed as we were to living in a big city, that is almost next door! One word of warning if you think about coming here: Make your reservation well in advance; Sky Ute has been discovered, I think.

We finally found some of the cool air we've been hoping for since we left Texas!  The elevation here is 6,500 feet and, during the day, the temperature is about ten degrees cooler than Albuquerque. But during the evening is when it cools off quickly. Our first morning here surprised us with an outside temperature of 53 degrees! I didn't turn on the heat in Phannie, although it would have felt good. I knew it wouldn't be long before the intense sunlight would be heating things up rapidly.

We will be joining our friends at Priest Gulch, Bubba's favorite campground in the whole world. We've never seen it, but we understand that it is a beautiful RV park beside a mountain stream. We're looking forward to sending you photos. After four nights there, we'll be headed back to Durango, where we'll be meeting Tyler and Mindy and the grandsons, who will fly in and join us for a ride on the train to Silverton next weekend.

Thank you, Lord for this wonderful life; please forgive me if I don't appreciate it enough each day.


  1. We were at Sky Ute Casino in August. Great place to stay and the camp hosts were amazing.

    1. I'm glad you found it. We thought it was a real steal!


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