Good Morning from Palisade

9 05 2013
"Spring" in Colorado

“Spring” in Colorado

We’re about 4 hours west of home en-route to Moab, UT.  With heavy, wet snow still falling yesterday morning, we hitched up, loaded the bikes, plenty of food and headed west along Interstate 70 in search of warmer, dryer conditions.  There is plenty of snow on the tunnel approach and Vail Pass, but by the time we arrive at Glenwood Canyon, it’s a completely different world.  The grass is green, the trees are blooming or already have leaves and it’s a comfortable 70 degrees.

This is our second early-Spring trip to Moab, the last was in 2011 when we stopped at the Colorado River State Park in Fruita.  This morning we’re back at the Colorado River  State Park, this time at Island Acres just outside of Palisade   Dramatic cliffs provide a beautiful backdrop to this narrow canyon of the Colorado River.  We along with friends are parked in sites #2 and #5 on the A loop.  These are two electric only  pull-thru sites with nice shade trees, a covered picnic table and grill.  There are two additional RV loops with full hookup sites.  This loop is furthest from the interstate and right along the Colorado River.  There are several water faucets scattered around the campground, all with threaded connections for fresh water fills.  A central camper services building provides hot $1 (4 quarters) showers,  flush toilets and a small laundry facility.

Tomorrow we’ll continue to Moab, UT and into Arches National Park to Devil’s Garden Campground.  More from there…

Island Acres, Robb State Park

Island Acres, Robb State Park

Island Acres, Robb State Park

Island Acres, Robb State Park

Island Acres, Robb State Park

Island Acres, Robb State Park




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22 12 2017
The Rest of the California Trip | Small Home - Big Yard

[…] Finally crossing the Colorado state line on day 30 of our California Road Trip, we’re pleased to meet up with good friends and enjoy a couple of relaxing days at Island Acres, a State Park campground in the beautiful Glenwood Canyon.  ISLAND ACRES REVIEW. […]

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