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Matterhorn Campground-Telluride Co.

This campground has sites on the outer loop that are more secluded than those on the inner circle. They have more shade, as well. We were at site 9 and it had river access, too. Once again, we seemed to have a prime site. Matterhorn has bath houses with showers and flushable toilets which seemed like staying at a 5 star hotel. I got some pictures of site 9. It has it’s own pull through driveway, which is a huge bonus! Art, the camp manager was just as friendly as our neighbors. He drove a golf cart around a few times a day checking on things. Each time, he stopped to chat with Stephen about fishing holes.


This is a DEEP fire ring!








While I’m showing off the campsite, check out our tent set up. It is an 8 person tent that we turned into our own suite

Table with our night time candle and jar. This burns all night to keep the condensation from soaking everything.


Tent pocket holding the absolute must-haves: phone, garmin, headlamp, lip balm.tent10

broom, flashlight, baby wipes.


Storage under the table.


Clean clothes and dirty clothes.


The air mattress and double bag that will absolutely keep the cold air out.


Left side of the tent.


Right side of the tent. Plenty of room for us.


This ends our 7 nights/8days of tent camping. It was a lot better than I was expecting. I loved the living by the sun, not paying much attention to time, campfire talks, tent snuggling (hey, it was cold!!), more s’mores than I’ve had in my entire life, and going to sleep with the sound of the river. I hope we don’t have to wait until next summer to do this again. I predict some fall and early spring camping weekends in our future Winking smile

Ophir Pass-Telluride, CO
Time to panic…I mean prepare.