Announcing the Rocky Mountain LTVers 2023 Fall Ouray Rally from Thursday, September 7, 2023, through to Monday, September 11, 2023 (four nights and five days).
Ouray, Colorado, is known as the “Switzerland of America.” Ouray is a high alpine community sitting at 7,800 feet in elevation, surrounded by rugged and steep mountainsides that lead up to jagged 12,000 to 13,000-foot-high peaks and creeks that cascade through valleys and canyons. This ‘Outdoor Recreation Capital of Colorado’ offers exactly that – hiking, jeeping, climbing and adventure parks, hot spring soaking, and more. There are also plenty of museums, ghost towns, local-made craft beverages, artisan shops, and more to visit during the stay.
Our Rally basecamp will be at Ouray Riverside Resort. Located just one mile from the heart of Ouray, you can walk or bike to everything in town (including the Ouray Hot Springs, only a half mile away!) Ouray Riverside Resort offers onsite Jeep rentals, vehicle washing, and a gas station. The resort also hosts an onsite store, laundromat, high-speed fiber optic WiFi, and a restaurant, Ouray Cafe and Steakhouse. This riverside location is right off the walking path that offers a safe journey to town or a lovely loop for the pooches.
An agenda and program will be released next summer. As a five-day and four-night rally, we’ll leave plenty of time for self-driven exploration (since there’s so much to do!)
Group activities may include:
- Nightly gatherings at the onsite fire pit in the circle campground
- Group dinner at the onsite Ouray Cafe & Steakhouse
- Ouray Perimeter Trail hike (including Cascade Falls & a visit to Box Canyon Falls)
- A daring traverse of the Ouray Via Ferrata cable climbing/adventure park
- Scenic bike ride to the town of Ridgeway (20-mile round trip and includes packed dirt roads)
- All of the usual great RV rally happening, such as RV tours and tech talks
This is a great spot to extend your stay before or after the rally. Kurt and I will be staying a total of two weeks, working remotely, and checking out on the last day of the rally. If any other endurance riders are interested in joining, I aim to attempt a bike ride up Imogene Pass the weekend before (5,500 feet of elevation gain and over 11 miles from the RV park).
- The following sites (32 in total) are on hold for our group (and here’s a link to the campground map): Circle sites: 6-11, 17-25; Riverside sites: 29-31, 33, 36-48. Note that the circle sites mostly have some shade, and the riverside sites largely do not.
- While guests are more than welcome to request a specific site type, they cannot guarantee a specific site number to anybody as they are all subject to change if necessary. Members of the group could request to be next to or near another group member, and they will do their best to accommodate your requests.
- The RV park (like many) does pricing adjustments each January, so the price they give you may go up slightly next year. The current estimate is $66/night for a circle site. You will not be asked for a deposit if you book prior to the end of this year but must provide a card to put on file.
Please note: because we have limited availability for this rally, you are consenting that if you have to cancel for any reason, you will work with Teresa to transfer your site to another member on our waitlist instead of simply canceling outright with the RV park.
Are you interested in joining? Here are your next steps:
- Call Ouray Riverside Resort (970-325-4523) between 8a-7p MT to secure your reservation.
- Let them know you are booking a site under the group name Rocky Mountain LTVers Group or with the Pennington Group.
- Email [email protected] with your names, the site number you requested, and the confirmation number.
- Sit back and relax. We’ll send reminders and additional info leading up to the rally.
Hope to see you in Switzerland (of America)!