In early January I'll be coming up I-25 toward Colorado Springs with a group of 8-10 other people. We're looking for a cheap place to stay, and hopefully not too far off the interstate, b/c we Texans probably can't handle much driving on roads that haven't been cleared and salted.
We'll be bringing a ton of extra blankets, sleeping bags, pads, and enough tents to cover all of us. Hopefully that means we'll all be able to handle the temperatures that we might encounter, at least if we stick to low elevations (which we'll need to).
So, does anybody have any suggestions for a campground that might still be open, good random patch of public land, really cheap (but decent) hotel/motel, or um . . . do any natives want to open up their back yards for some college kids?
Just looking for suggestions, basically anything between Walsenberg and Colorado Springs.