Chicago Creek area was the last place we camped before we moved from Colorado and we loved it there.
Cottonwood Lake Great place though i dunno about it being three hours or what its like in summer. I've only been in fall. Lots o trails nearby, a hot spring (you have to pay a bit), Lots o firewood which would lead me to believe its not too often inhabited. A small town not too far away in case things go wrong. There is an Offical camp site which is also a pay to camp, but up by the lake there are free undeveloped sites.
Rules to live by:The Wizards Rules
Anything can be solved by the proper application of High Explosives. Or a shot of whiskey...
Meaning of the EOD Badge
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) is a science of vague assumptions based on debatable figures derived from inconclusive experiments, performed by persons of doubtful mental capability with instruments of problematic accuracy.
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We vacationed in Estes Park a couple of years ago. There is some beautiful country around Roosevelt National Park. Not sure how it fared after the fires last year though.
FH4 Video slideshow footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZhujcHFgv0
FHV Planning is ongoing. Look for a Official Planning Thread sometime in August!