Navajo State Park

11 03 2014
Navajo Lake, Rosa Camphground

Navajo Lake, Rosa Camphground

Good Morning from southern Colorado. After departing  around noon on Sunday, we were set-up and de-winterized here at Navajo’s Rosa Campground by about 7PM Sunday evening.  With good Verizon 3G broadband coverage, we opted not to move yesterday and spent most of the day working and enjoying the mid-60’s temperatures. Besides the hosts, we’re the only campers across all 3 campgrounds here at Navajo. We’re in site #136 at Rosa Campground, all sites with full hookups. Carracas campground is closed, but offers shared water and individual electric sites. Tiffany campground provides shared water only.  Each of the campgrounds are set on a cliff above the lake overlooking the Two Rivers Marina on the San Juan arm of the lake. There is a main camper services building near the Rosa campground, and modern shower houses at each of the other areas.  Billed as “Colorado’s Lake Powell”, the dam is nearly 25 miles downstream in New Mexico and at full pool covers more than 15,000 acres.  This is the only large impound of the San Juan river before it joins the Colorado River at Lake Powell in southern Utah.

We’ve taken a more westerly route this year keeping us in the Colorado & New Mexico mountain area longer than our normal path directly south from Denver.  Our trip to Navajo took us across 5 mountain passes, Kenosha at 9997′, Red Hill at 9993′, Trout Creek at 9346′, Poncha Pass at 9010′ and Wolf Creek at 10,856′.  From Navajo we plan to head SW into Arizona, then back across New Mexico and finally into Texas. Next stop, Saint Johns, AZ…more from there!

Across South Park

Across South Park

Trout Creek Pass

Trout Creek Pass

Wolf Creek Pass

Wolf Creek Pass

Sunset at Navajo Lake State Park

Sunset at Navajo Lake State Park

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