My wife and I had booked Winding River Resort for three nights as part of a group of retirees. As things turned out, this was the shakedown cruise for a 2023 Thor Compass 23TW that we had just taken delivery of three days earlier. To be honest, I wouldn’t stay in this particular site (104) again, because it was relatively unimproved. What I mean by that is that to back into the site, there was no real “driveway” - instead it was just dirt, weeds and rock. I would love it if they’d go in, blade a nice little driveway, and throw some gravel on it. Being our first time with an RV with a slideout, I parked too close to the signpost that also holds up the fresh water spigot. The slideout banged into the sign and broke the water line below the sign. No problem! I drove back over to the office, let them know what I had done, and in minutes, the maintenance staff was over there fixing the problem. Good as new, except for the paint scrape on my new RV — all my fault! If you have a chance, definitely go to the Saturday morning Chuckwagon Breakfast. It’s in a covered pavilion with delicious pancakes the size of a turkey platter made to order, plus sausage, juice, coffee, and so on. A wonderful Irish Setter named Ruger wandered the area, receiving hugs and pets from kids and adults alike. Where you turn into the campground access is literally right across from the Rocky Mountain National Park Kawuneeche Visitor Center, so you could theoretically walk there from your campsite if you were so inclined. Since it’s also on Trail Ridge Road, you can turn into the park and enjoy your day there without having to drive a long distance. Now, remember my comment about the spot being unimproved? On the way out, we picked up a rather good size rock that lodged between the dual tire on the passenger side of our RV. As we left the RV park, I could feel a thump-thump-thump that can only mean two things - you have a flat tire, or there’s a rock stuck between the duallys. Sure enough, I pulled over immediately and found the rock. I asked the folks at the store/office for assistance, and minutes later a guy from the maintenance staff was there with a big pry bar to help me resolve the problem. Not only that, but he also noticed that the propane line that goes to our external grill hookup was dangling, so he grabbed some cable ties and secured it into place, keeping us from damage and danger down the road. Everyone we met at this location was friendly! There are horses you can ride, ATV rentals, big new shower/bathroom/dump facilities, and even moose wandering through! My wife and I have decided that we’re definitely going to return to Wind River RV Resort, but we’re getting a site with a real gravel driveway! One comment - if you use Apple Maps, do NOT use the directions to Winding River RV Resort, because you’ll end up on a private road with some rather grumpy homeowners.
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