Got wood?
July 22, 2008 7:23 AM   Subscribe

There has got to be a place that sells firewood in central Colorado, right?

My friends and I are leaving for our second annual climbing/camping/rafting/beer drinking trip to central Colorado in a few days. Specifically the area around Salida and Buena Vista. Last year we kept our eyes peeled the entire time for any place that sold firewood and the only place we could find was Walmart. The only problem with that is that their "firewood" is just scrap chunks of 2x4's, which makes for a crappy fire and even crappier ambiance sitting around the campfire.

I've searched high and low on the web and I can find firewood places in Canon City and Gunnison, but that's too far to drive. It's hard to believe that there isn't anywhere to get decent firewood in Salida or Buena Vista, so I'm choosing to believe that I'm just not looking in the right place. So, is there anyone from there or that visits there that knows where the locals get their firewood?

Muchas gracias!
posted by jluce50 to Travel & Transportation around Colorado (5 answers total)
 
A quick google search for "Thrifty Nickle, Buena Vista" revealed a few local newspapers. A browse through the Chaffee County Times classifieds shows this ad

FIREWOOD
FOR SALE
and DELIVERED
Salida Stove and Spa
719-539-2125
7330 W. Hwy 50
8:30-5 Tues-Fri.
8:30-2 Sat.

I'm sure the same technique could turn up a lot more places if you spend some time.
posted by ChrisHartley at 8:04 AM on July 22, 2008


You might want to look into whether the open burn restrictions currently in effect are covering Chaffee County. I'm pretty sure they are, and it would prevent you from (legally) having any kind of campfire.
posted by Sheppagus at 8:51 AM on July 22, 2008


Thanks for the heads up. I just called the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office and as of right now there are no burn restrictions in effect.
posted by jluce50 at 7:43 AM on July 23, 2008


I found this ad

FIREWOOD
FOR SALE
and DELIVERED
Salida Stove and Spa
719-539-2125
7330 W. Hwy 50
8:30-5 Tues-Fri.
8:30-2 Sat.

In the Salida newspaper.

have fun camping & please be careful with your fire!
posted by Sheppagus at 8:06 AM on July 24, 2008


And also this one (which has not already been posted)

Free slab of firewood. You load. You haul. 719-539-7362 or 719-530-8360.
posted by Sheppagus at 8:16 AM on July 24, 2008


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