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Teebs
post Jun 22 2014, 06:35 AM
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Hi there,

New family to camping and plan to travel from Detroit area out to Denver this summer. Plan on a couple of stops along the way (Des Moines IA & Grand Island NE) and spend a little over a week out there.

Appreciate any recommendations on area RV resorts - family and pet friendly. Full service sites and tennis courts would be an awesome bonus but don't want to compromise on the park for tennis amenities.

Have looked at reviews but Good Sam and Woodalls seem to be more favourable to their camping network.

Thanks if you can offer any input.
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post Jun 23 2014, 12:11 AM
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unfortunately, there are no" resorts" in the Denver metro area, but there are a couple of options that might work for you, both in the golden area, 30 minutes from downtown Denver.

http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/Colorado/Golden.html

At the Clear Creek RV Park, within walking distance, there is a park with a playground, a rec center with indoor pool, and outside tennis courts, as well as other attractions such as te Coors brewery tour and shopping in downtown Golden. The only downside is that they don't take reservations. You have to call, the morning you will show up to see if they have a space.

Another place you might consider is Dakota Ridge. A nice park with a pool, and up the road about a mile is Heritge Square. A quaint shopping area with amusements for the family like an alpine slide, a small train, go carts, and other fun things to do.

You might check out Jellystone, but it's over an hour away from Denver and it gets mixed reviews.



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post Jun 23 2014, 03:52 PM
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You might also want to consider a partial stay in Colorado Springs. It's only a little more than an hour out of Denver and there's so much to do there (Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Pike's Peak, etc.) We're at a very nice rv park called Garden of the Gods RV Resort in Colorado Springs. I don't see any tennis courts, but there are two pools and a playground. We'll be staying at Dakota Ridge next week to see Denver and it sounds like a good place, too.
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post Jun 24 2014, 06:45 AM
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Thanks for all the feedback. Calorado Springs does look nice as well and the rv park looks quite nice. We definitely need tennis for our teen boys whom play 24/7 if they could. It's our negotiating chip for a 2 week adventure away from their home courts.
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post Jun 25 2014, 01:45 PM
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If you don't mind being far out of Denver, there is also Cutty's Hayden Creek Resort.

http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/Color...e.html#CGID7044

It has a tennis court onsite, as well as two pools, mini golf, game room, shuffleboard, and many other activities.

We are staying there the July 8th to 12th.


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post Jun 26 2014, 09:17 PM
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I went for a walk last night in the neighborhood around the Garden of the Gods RV Park in Colorado Springs and it looks like there are some municipal tennis courts about a block from the rv park. There is a nice skateboard park there, too. There are riding stables behind the park. The recreational park is actually in Manitou Springs, which the rv park is on the edge of. Another nice thing is that you can walk a couple of blocks and catch a free shuttle that takes you to the historic part of Manitou Springs and to the Pike's Peak Cog Railway.
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post Jul 2 2014, 07:40 AM
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Thank you for the feedback and taking the time to comment on the tennis facility you saw. We are still struggling between Denver and Colorado Springs as our vacation base but ultimately tennis for the boys and dog facilities will determine out choice. Happy kids are happy parents. We did see tiger run rv park that has tennis on site but they seem to have restrictions and not sure if our 20' travel trailer with pop out ends would meet their requirements.
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post Jul 23 2014, 06:59 AM
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QUOTE(jamarynn1 @ Jun 26 2014, 11:17 PM) *

I went for a walk last night in the neighborhood around the Garden of the Gods RV Park in Colorado Springs and it looks like there are some municipal tennis courts about a block from the rv park. There is a nice skateboard park there, too. There are riding stables behind the park. The recreational park is actually in Manitou Springs, which the rv park is on the edge of. Another nice thing is that you can walk a couple of blocks and catch a free shuttle that takes you to the historic part of Manitou Springs and to the Pike's Peak Cog Railway.


We have booked at G of G campground in COS and definitely looking forward to it. First trip to the west for us and the boys are happy we have tennis in the area. Thanks again for posting the information you found. Leaving next Friday and now looking at what excursions we will do.
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QUOTE(Teebs @ Jul 23 2014, 07:59 AM) *

We have booked at G of G campground in COS and definitely looking forward to it. First trip to the west for us and the boys are happy we have tennis in the area. Thanks again for posting the information you found. Leaving next Friday and now looking at what excursions we will do.


A day trip to Cripple Creek is great! It's a scenic drive and the old mining town of Cripple Creek is very historic. The highlight, though, is to take a trip down the Molly Kathleen Mine. It's reasonably priced and you ride down 1000 FEET in an actual mine elevator cage and then tour the mine. Very informative. The boys would probably love it. There's also a short coal-fired steam engine train ride to take that goes by several of the old mines.

The inclined railway ride up Pike's Peak is a must, too. There's also a hiking trail up the mountain on the site of another former railway out of Manitou Springs, but it looked a little too intensive for us old folks.

Another day trip would be to Royal Gorge. It's a "park" of sorts that has a bridge to walk over WAAAAY over the river, an inclined railway down into the gorge, a cable-car ride OVER the gorge and some other stuff, including people demonstrating old crafts. Admission price gets you as many rides on the facilities as you like, except for the swing-like thing that swings you out over the gorge (no loss there, in my opinion.....).

As you can see, we really like Colorado Springs.
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