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Old 07-09-2007, 02:12 PM
 
Location: dillon colorado
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Can anyone tell me first hand, of any eateries near Pitkin, and what is close to it for groceries, including hours? We are going to be adventure riding near there, and also camping. thanks!
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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First of all Pitkin is a speck...most would consider it a semi-ghost town. Restaurants, and grocery stores will be found in Gunnison, about 20 miles SW. Very beautiful area though. Perfect for camping, and riding. I presume you mean "mountain-bike" riding. You should have little traffic on the roads...to say the least. Horses would be even better, but you'd have to bring your own horse, LOL. Have fun. Be safe!

P.S. I was through Ohio (the town...just down the road from Pitkin), and the latter in September, 2006. If there is a restaurant and general store I may have blinked and missed it. :-) If so, you can probably get the "basic-basics," but if you're needing to stock up, you'll still need to get supplies beforehand in Gunnison. Especially if you use such things as "energy-drinks," etc.

That is a pretty isolated area. I don't know how experienced you are in CO camping. Just remember no food in the tents...or even clothing that smells from cooking. Black bears are pretty common.

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Old 07-09-2007, 02:33 PM
 
Location: dillon colorado
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thanks , but they list one restaraunt and general store, is your advice from first hand knowledege recently? thanks
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Default I must have blinked when I passed through!

I was photographing around Pitkin, and Ohio (the town down the road), last September. It is so small, there may well be a general store, and restaurant (maybe two in one)...which have the basic-basics, but you'd still need to "stock up" in Gunnison. Enjoy!
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:55 PM
 
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It's been several years since I've been to Pitkin, but it is a pretty spot. I lived in Gunnison for several years and travelled that country frequently. There used to be a general store and a small restaurant in Pitkin, but, as I recall, the restaurant had somewhat irregular hours. Hopefully, somebody out of Gunnison will chime in with up to date info.

The post about bears is correct. When I lived in Gunnison, a friend of mine went camping above Pitkin. He locked his food in his shell camper (he was sleeping in a tent). It was in the fall when the bears are frantic to eat as much as possible before going into hibernation. That night a large black bear got wind of that food and pretty much demolished both his pickup and the shell camper on it trying to get to the food inside (which the bear eventually did get to and eat). The guy wasn't going to argue with the bear--he high-tailed it down the road a ways on foot and let the bear have its way with his pickup. He had a hell of a time explaining to an out-of-state insurance adjuster what had happened to his truck.
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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We used to love to go to Parlin and Pitkin, camp and fish. In the winter the guys stayed at some cabins or took the campers and hunted. It was beautiful, quiet and very relaxing. Not any more. The ATV, motor bikes have taken over and one after another roar by. So if that is your thing then you will have lots of company. Yes there is a tiny store, used to be a restaurant and a place to shower. Last I heard it was still there. Cabins to rent also. Yes there are bears. That is one reason we don't tent camp anymore. Plus, we're getting too old for the ground
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