Tremonton, UT

Tremonton, UT

Tremonton was a convenient place to stop along our path north through Utah. The city itself doesn’t have a lot to offer visitors but there are a lot of things to do and see nearby as you will see later. It did have a local museum and many of the exhibits were interesting but we found it to be a bit disorganized and lacking a lot of the history that brought people to the area. On the other hand there were some nice smaller stores for groceries and things like that and it never was very busy or crowded in the area. Logan, about 30 miles east was much busier and had a lot more restaurants and stores and even a couple of Super Walmarts.

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Heber City, UT

Heber City, UT

Although it was hot in Utah during 2021, this park is one of the nicest we have stayed at and would be great for an extended stay in the summer months assuming that temperatures were more normal for the area. The town itself caters to tourists but has not gotten quite as busy and as pricy as other nearby cities like Park City. In many ways it’s still a small to medium size city with a lot of small town charm. During the summer they have a weekly food and craft market in their Main Street Park along with some good music. While we were there Tony Holiday a respected blues musician from Memphis performed free to the public. There are also plenty of restaurants and stores in the area including a Super Walmart.

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Rock Springs / Green River

Rock Springs / Green River

We stopped in the Rock Springs / Green River area for 5 nights after leaving Laramie, WY. Rock Springs in particular has a lot of restaurants and stores including some of the big name stores so it’s a good stop for things like that. Despite the fact that Escapees was having their 2021 Escapade going on in the large Sweetwater Events Complex which has over 1200 full hookup RV spaces that area wasn’t crowded. Although we are Escapees members, we booked the site here before we knew that the Escapade would be going on and we got there a day or two late. One of these days we’ll make some of the big RV get togethers like Escapade but so far we just aren’t big fans of large crowds. With so many full hookup sites, Rock Springs would have been a good place to try one out.

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Laramie, WY

Laramie, WY

We stopped in Laramie for four days as we headed further west and north this summer. We didn’t have a lot of expectations before arriving as the area is mostly in the plains and it is a bit dusty and desolate. As we would soon see however, there is a lot of frontier history here as well as some gorgeous scenery not far from town.

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11 Mile Canyon, Lake George, CO

11 Mile Canyon, Lake George, CO

The Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation Area is located below the dam of the Eleven Mile Reservoir near Lake George, CO. While driving the narrow, dirt road that passes through the canyon, you might not realize you were driving on a piece of history. This particular road was once the Colorado Midland Railroad, long before the dam and reservoir were built. The Colorado Midland Railway, incorporated in 1883, was the first standard gauge railroad built over the Continental Divide in Colorado. It ran from Colorado Springs to Leadville and through the divide at Hagerman Pass to Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction.

Eleven Mile Canyon cuts through the plain holding the South Platte River in its rocky bottom. As the river is unleashed from the dam above, its twists and crashes against huge boulders lining the canyon floor. A canopy of large trees provides a screen of shade that floats across the canyon with the moving sun. Eleven Mile Canyon is an unexpected paradise. Activities here include camping, climbing, picnicking, hiking, fishing and swimming to name just a few.

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