Saturday, September 19, 2009
Rest stop at the end of the long Interstate 70 to Colorado
There's a long, pretty stretch of highway that many RVers find themselves on. It runs from Nevada, across Utah, and on into Colorado. But as you cross I-70 through Utah, you may find places to dump those tanks few and far between. If you can hold it until you make it east across the border into Colorado, there's a "welcome" spot at the Welcome Center in Fruita.
The Welcome Center caters to RVers here. You'll find long, easy, pull-through sites where, if you don't mind a bit of freeway noise, spot over the night. A well-designed dump station stands ready to take away your burden, and separate fresh water taps will refill your tanks. With in an easy walk are shops, a dog walk area, and goodness gracious, even an Internet cafe. You'll even find free coffee at the visitor center, and it's said free Internet access, although we didn't physically confirm that on our visit.
Access can be a bit confusing--from the interstate simply look for the Welcome Center signs. But once you pop off the highway and the ramp, you'll encounter a roundabout. Not everyone in the world of traffic understands how to negotiate (or share) a roundabout (or "traffic circle") so watch out for the other guy. Keep your eyes peeled, as signs in the roundabout will direct you to the correct jump off spot for the Welcome Center.