Heading north from New Mexico (mostly trying to escape the constant strong winds) I picked out a place to camp on my atlas just a tad west of Colorado Springs. Once again luck was with me and South Meadow in the Pike National Forest turned out to be a great campground. It doesn’t have a lot of amenities, only drinking water and pit toilets, but it was in a great location with gorgeous views. Actually, pit toilets isn’t really a good description since they are new permanent facilities that are clean and well-kept without the smell usually associated with temporary facilities.
There is a great 15 mile paved bike trail just outside the campground and a lake with a nice picnic area just up the road. I stayed about a week and then headed north into the Black Hills of South Dakota.