Author Archive for: ‘IMWD’

  • We have been coming to Monarch Spur R.V. Park for years

    We have been coming to Monarch Spur R.V. Park for years and we love y\’all. Thanks for all you guys do. I know that often life has challenges, but you guys provide an amazing service to so many people. You literally have made our lives …

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  • image of a resupply box

    Resupply Boxes

    Yes we accept C.T. hiker resupply boxes. Send them to; Monarch Spur RV Park Attn: (Hiker Name) 18989 W. Hwy 50 Salida, CO 81201 Please include the date hiker expects to pick up box, and a phone number in case hiker doesn’t pick up box. …

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  • CottonwoodPassSign

    Note to all Colorado Trail Hikers

    COTTONWOOD PASS ROAD CLOSED 2018. This road closure will affect many who will travel The Colorado Trail (CT). West of Buena Vista and affecting all  CT Collegiate West (CW) travelers the entire 2018 trail season, Cottonwood Pass Road will be closed. NOT A HARDSHIP FOR …

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  • Parlor House

    The Parlor House of Arbourville

    Story and photos by Mike Rosso Regular travelers on the east side of Monarch Pass have seen it. Just north of Maysville, the crumbling remains of a four-sided mansard roof rise like a sentinel above the guardrail on the south side of the highway. At …

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  • Mt. Shavano

    The legend of the Angel of Shavano

    This article was written by Eleanor Perry Harrington, who passed from this earth on March 11 2008 at the age of 88. It was published in the Colorado Central Magazine in December of 2004.   HIGH ABOVE THE Upper Arkansas Valley on Mt. Shavano lies …

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  • A Find

    A “Find”

    This was one of those “chance” finds as a stopover point en-route to Colorado Springs from Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP. We were delighted to find a very charming family owned campground, with WiFi and friendliness. We were only here overnight, but learned from …

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  • ATV

    Jerry taught us to ride ATVs and we rented one

    I am the Mary Lou Taylor that Rod Raburn mentioned in his memories. Emmitt and I traveled with the Raburns and happened on Jerry’s place the first summer he was open. We have all of the memories that Rod mentioned plus one visit that they …

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  • Elk

    We visited Monarch Spur the first summer Jerry opened.

    I think we were in the 1st 20. He hadn’t even finished his living quarters or the office yet but he gave us a tour and told of all his plans. Jerry was a friend and we returned every year and arrived the day after …

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