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Is anyone hanging out in Colorado or New Mexico right now? - Van on 66 - 05-03-2020

Hi everyone.

I escaped to a friends house near Phoenix when all the shutdowns hit and am hoping now to get back on the road to cooler places.  I am interested in north central New Mexico and also, mostly in the western slope of the Rockies in Colorado.  If anyone is there now and can tell me how things are as far as things being shut down and getting supplies please let me know.

Thanks!


RE: Is anyone hanging out in Colorado or New Mexico right now? - DLTooley - 05-03-2020

I’m in very isolated western Montrose County Colorado. There are folks around, but **most** of the Plates are Colorado.


RE: Is anyone hanging out in Colorado or New Mexico right now? - [email protected] - 05-03-2020

Van on 66 stay clear of Gallup and Farmington in the Northwest corner of New Mexico it is a hotspot for Covid19. High infection and fatalities. Gallup is actually barricaded, no stopping or overnight. Colorado is a better spot to stop in. Jeff in Farmington.


RE: Is anyone hanging out in Colorado or New Mexico right now? - Van on 66 - 05-03-2020

Thanks for the info. Jeff.  I actually caught wind of the Gallup shut down yesterday and watched several YouTube news clips.  Just makes you shake your head.  They said that they were going to open it back up by noon tomorrow, but that doesn't make much sense either if things are as bad there as they say that it is.  I checked out a graph about the cases in New Mexico  and most of the state had barely any line to it and then that whole county had a line that went all the way across the chart.  And then Albuquerque was next in line. 

I saw that the campgrounds in and around Taos listed on the BLM page are closed, but I am more interested in the area around Montrose, Colorado as it is close to Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride.  And of course LOTS of forest land.

I had considered driving up to the Four Corners area to get to Montrose via Flagstaff, but given all the high numbers of cases there I decided not to and just go I-40 to I25 north and then catch 160 at Walsenburg to go west.  

Still, I haven't heard how things are in that part either, but from what I have gathered from the BLM page, etc. everything is pretty much open.  If you hear anything different please let me know as I am still about a week away from making the trip anyway.  Right now I am just doing my homework to make sure that I will be okay to travel there and to spend the summer.


RE: Is anyone hanging out in Colorado or New Mexico right now? - Van on 66 - 05-03-2020

(05-03-2020, 12:54 PM)DLTooley Wrote:  I’m in very isolated western Montrose County Colorado.  There are folks around, but **most** of the Plates are Colorado.

Thanks for the info.  All I have heard at this point is that Colorado opened up under a revised order.


RE: Is anyone hanging out in Colorado or New Mexico right now? - nature lover - 05-03-2020

"I'm going to Colorado in my mind"


RE: Is anyone hanging out in Colorado or New Mexico right now? - Jimmyflorida - 05-03-2020

I left Truth or Consequences,NM about a week ago to come back to florida i was camped right on the Rio grande river walmart was open no problems there

[url=https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/gosierracounty/][/url]


RE: Is anyone hanging out in Colorado or New Mexico right now? - Van on 66 - 05-03-2020

(05-03-2020, 06:18 PM)nature lover Wrote:  "I'm going to Colorado in my mind"

LOL   Smile


RE: Is anyone hanging out in Colorado or New Mexico right now? - Van on 66 - 05-03-2020

(05-03-2020, 06:24 PM)Jimmyflorida Wrote:  I left Truth or Consequences,NM about a week ago to come back to florida i was camped right on the Rio grande river walmart was open no problems there

[url=https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/gosierracounty/][/url]

Thanks for the info Jimmy!


RE: Is anyone hanging out in Colorado or New Mexico right now? - bullfrog - 05-03-2020

Just a word of warning for those of you in the Four Corners area. Gallup is in lock down until Monday, only residents are allowed to exit off I 40. Much of the reservation is locked downed from Friday night until Monday morning. Many residents in this area have tested positive but cannot shelter at home as they must haul water and fuel to survive every other day or so. Page Arizona is quickly becoming a hot spot as it is for many the nearest Walmart, water and fuel. Passing thru is no problem if you can use a credit card for fuel, carry your toilet and have gloves,sanitizer and a good mask if you are approached by anyone while stopped. The next few weeks I 70 will be packed with Denver (another hot spot) residents going to and back from the north end of Lake Powell. Make sure you take precautions while stopped if traveling.