Chama, NM June 20th~23rd 2013 ~20 spaces~

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Chama, NM June 20th~23rd 2013 ~20 spaces~

Postby emiller » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:03 pm

Anyone interested in going to Chama, NM (Rio Chama RV park) next year and camp on the river and take the steam train ride. Not a formal gathering but make your own reservations and hopefully have a nice little gathering.
Eddie Miller
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UPDATE: MAY 30,2012
OK I made a call to the park and they are holding 20 spots for us. June 20th 21st 22nd and 23rd of 2013. But you need to call and reserve your spot as soon as you can because June is a busy month for them. Here is there web site http://www.coloradodirectory.com/riochamarv/ or call 575-756-2303 and tell them your with the vintage trailer group or Arizona Round Up.

Rio Chama RV Park, 182 N State Road 17, Chama, NM
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The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is hidden away in a little-known corner of the southern Rocky Mountains, and is a precious historic artifact of the American West. Built in 1880 and essentially unchanged since, the C&TSRR is the most outstanding and best known example of steam-era mountain railroading in North America.

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is known around the world for its spectacular scenery, unique machinery, and historic structures.

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P.S. you can come early as you want and stay late as you want just let them know. I gave them my CC for them to hold my spot and have till May I think she said before they charge my card.
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Re: Chama, NM

Postby Coca Cola Teardrop » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:07 pm

I love that area. We almost rode the train last July but passed on through.

When are you thinking about going?

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Re: Chama, NM

Postby iplay10us2 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:26 pm

I highly recommend the train ride. Did it several years ago, and drove through that park while I was there. It seemed like a nice place to camp.

I absolutely love New Mexico and might be camping in Chama this August. Have a place rented in El Rito, but might tow the teardrop and head off for camping after my time in El Rito.
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Re: Chama, NM

Postby Harold Butler » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:38 pm

I would be interested in camping in this area, try and set a date, as soon as possible. Sure sounds like fun to me. I have fished at El Vado and Lake Heron and had a great time. :D
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Re: Chama, NM

Postby Catherine+twins » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:48 pm

We would love to! That's our back yard, so to speak, but since I haven't finished the trailer yet, we haven't camped there yet. Dear daughter has taken pictures of the Chama train with her grandpa, but none of us have ridden it.

:picnic: :woohoo:

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Re: Chama, NM

Postby emiller » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:04 pm

I am thinking of June 2013 but I am open for any dates you guys would like.
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Re: Chama, NM

Postby bdosborn » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:35 pm

Hey that's a great idea. We spent a day in the Chama area several years ago on the way down to Carlsbad. We missed the train by a few minutes and I've always wanted to go back for a ride. Count us in. :thumbsup: We were there in the fall and Chama Pass was beautiful

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Re: Chama, NM

Postby emiller » Wed May 30, 2012 3:26 pm

OK I made a call to the park and they are holding 20 spots for us. June 20th 21st 22nd and 23rd of 2013. But you need to call and reserve your spot as soon as you can because June is a busy month for them. Here is there web site http://www.coloradodirectory.com/riochamarv/ or call 575-756-2303 and tell them your with the vintage trailer group or Arizona Round Up.
Eddie
P.S. you can come early as you want and stay late as you want just let them know. I gave them my CC for them to hold my spot and have till May I think she said before they charge my card.
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Re: Chama, NM June 20th~23rd 2013 ~20 spaces~

Postby sdtripper2 » Wed May 30, 2012 9:13 pm

See the first post on this thread for more information and links:
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a big draw for many to consider:
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is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards." -------Theodore Roosevelt

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Re: Chama, NM June 20th~23rd 2013 ~20 spaces~

Postby sdtripper2 » Thu May 31, 2012 12:59 pm

I have decided to throw my hat in the ring:

Called Margie at the Rio Chama RV Park office (Phone = 575-756-2303):

More credit card and cancellation information below:
Had to give my address and phone with a Visa or MasterCard BUT no charges will be made till we get there:
If we have to cancel for some reason uP to 48 hours with NO penalty and if canceling on short notice
only a one day charge will be taken on your Visa or MC:

Confirmations will be mailed out in May 2013 to your home address for the days you have selected;

Do want to take the steam train ride ~ so will be looking forward to this event in June of 2013:

Thank you Eddie for your efforts in stirring the pot:
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Re: Chama, NM June 20th~23rd 2013 ~20 spaces~

Postby emiller » Thu May 31, 2012 8:17 pm

Another thing I should say is if your think on going try to reserve before the end of August because there winter comes quick and regulars will reserve for next year because the park will close for winter until they open around May 1st
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Re: Chama, NM June 20th~23rd 2013 ~20 spaces~

Postby ssrjim » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:14 pm

I'm signed up.
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Re: Chama, NM June 20th~23rd 2013 ~20 spaces~

Postby ssrjim » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:17 pm

Eddie did you know you have a title with them?

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Re: Chama, NM June 20th~23rd 2013 ~20 spaces~

Postby emiller » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:30 pm

Well so far that is six trailers and over a year to go.
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Re: Chama, NM June 20th~23rd 2013 ~20 spaces~

Postby emiller » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:06 pm

My camp spot in Chama in 2005
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Donna my wife on the river at the camp ground
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