Durango Boondocking

Our boondocking spot this week is actually in Hesperus Colorado between Durango and Mesa Verde National Park. Amanda gave us the coordinates to their favorite spot on Madden Peak and we have to agree, it’s pretty awesome.

There’s a great view looking down into the valley where the cows graze. They’ve walked by the trailer a few times but haven’t really bothered us. It kind of makes us feel like we’re at home.

Our neighbor, on the other hand, is a lonely fellow who wants to talk to Brian every time we walk or drive by and he’s also driven up to the trailer a few times for a chat. Even though this has been a fantastic spot, we’re looking forward to moving on.

2015 Cost of Camping:
86 night paid camping
95 nights free camping
181 days this year
Total spent: $1593.31
Daily average cost: $8.80

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  • Reply Ed@Chasing Sunrises and Sunsets July 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Hesperus! Know it well. Not sure if you remember the western writer, Louis Lamour. His home/ranch is extremely close to Hesperus, on the south side of 160. Gravel driveway enters 160. Very understated property, kind of hidden. Locals know he lived there. At one time, we were Durango “locals”. Trying to be that again on a part-time basis. Enjoy your stay and your “4th”.

    • Reply Leigh July 5, 2015 at 6:16 am

      Thanks Ed, you too! We LOVE Durango! 🙂

  • Reply Amanda July 6, 2015 at 10:09 am

    So glad you got to enjoy the view! We never saw any cows both times we stayed there – but we see did evidence that they were around. Looking forward to seeing where you end up next in my favorite state 🙂

    • Reply Leigh July 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      You’d love the spot we’re in this week, just outside of Silverton. Our site sits next to a roaring river!

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