Everyday Adventure // Priest Gultch

This is our third summer visiting this campground, and it’s one of our favorites.  Cory’s family drives up from Arizona and meets us here, about an hour south of Telluride.

There are only a limited few tent sites (it’s mostly RV sites, and a few cabins) but they’re beautiful, surrounded by trees and right next to the water so you can listen to it as you fall asleep.  Which just so happens to be the best thing in the world.

The lilacs were in bloom, remarkably late in the season, because they knew I was coming and would love them. Favorite smell in the world is these beauties in bloom. Plus, who can complain about all theese butterflies that were not the least bit camera shy.


There are two kinds of vacations: the kind where you jam-pack as many activities and museums and sight-seeing in as you possibly can, and the kind where you do nothing at all. I love them both, but this was definitely a nothing kind of vacation. A small and wonderful miracle.

I read two books, went on hikes, got ice cream cones in the afternoon, made s’mores at night, and threw rocks into the river with little niece & nephew for hours.  Highly recommend a week (at least) of nothings in everyone’s summer! It’s amazing that you don’t realize how much you need times of rest until you get them. My mind has been spinning fast as a whirlwind lately (in both good and bad ways), so sitting in the stillness and quiet was just was the doctor ordered.

Have you been getting any peace and quiet this summer?

  • amberJuly 23, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    My husband and I JUST planned a camping trip for August to this area with his brother and family! We will definitely check it out!ReplyCancel

  • Annabelle MintzJuly 23, 2013 - 9:26 pm

    Amber – you definitely should! That whole area is one of the most beautiful parts of Colorado 🙂 you will love it!ReplyCancel

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