Today, I drove my '87 Suzuki Samurai to check out the campsites at the Kelly Dahl Forest Service Campground near Nederland, CO on CO Highway 119; also known as the Peak to Peak Highway.
The Peak to Peak Highway serves as a link from the I-70 Super Slab to Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park. It would take me almost 2.5 hours (left home too early and got caught in the morning rush hours traffic), but made it to the campground with no issues.
The sites are small and would be a tight fit for the VRRV. Note: Sites 1-20 are marked as First Come, First Serve. After the 10th of the month, the campsites are no longer reservable online via rec.gov but the camp host was unsure when they'd close the campsite for the winter.
I wasn't that impressed with the size of the sites so will really have to really think about using this campsite in the future.
Continuing north on CO 119, I soon came to Magnolia Road which I turned off onto and eventually reached the Winiger Ridge Campground area. The roads remain pretty tough for low-clearance vehicles and 4WD is definitely required for some of the more technical spots! Heck, I had to put the Sammy in Low Range for most of the rough portions!
Still, I made it all the way to the end of the FR 529 trail. Only saw two campsites occupied, tent sites of course as no RV I know off would make it to the designated campsites.
Here's some of the Fall Color I posed the Sammy by on the way back to Magnolia Road: