Staying High in the Summertime
I kept to the high mountains of southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico to avoid the hot summer temperatures. Using both campgrounds and boondocks, I bounced from place to place staying at camps between 7,000 and 10,500ft elevation.
Spent much of my time in the San Juan Mountains around Creede and South Fork. Saw some pretty nice things including rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and some carved trees. Then went through the Conejos River Canyon area.
A camper mentioned that the area along the Rio de Los Piños, just inside of New Mexico, was a good spot to boondock; so I had to check it out.