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Dirt Dam

(Elephant Butte NM) Around the west side of Elephant Butte Lake, the State Park has many drycamping and boodocking spots outside of their several campgrounds. I wanted to find a place for overnight that wasn’t too far off of a paved road. I found a gravel parking lot, at the end of the pavement, overlooking […]

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Water Water

(Arrey NM) I have often camped at Percha Dam State Park, usually taking a spot overlooking the dam and river. It’s a quiet place, and seldom are other campers found in that drycamp area. However, never have I seen water flowing over the dam. Only a small amount coming through the gates, like in the […]

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Curecanti NRA. Cimarron


(Cimarron CO) Curecanti National Recreation Area lies west of Gunnison along US-50. Dams on the Gunnison River create three reservoirs. I first camped at the Cimarron Campground where there was a display of the historic narrow-gauge train that worked the area. The train was near the Morrow Point dam. A short drive into the canyon […]

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