Date of Stay: July, 2016
We just spent three nights at Echo Canyon and had a great time! Our site had no shade trees, but was very large, although the neighbors on two sides were very close, and even though the site wasn't level, it only took a couple of extra minutes to get set up. We were not looking for swimming pools and hot tubs . . . just a nice place to spend a few days relaxing. And that is exactly what we did! The highway and the helicopter noise didn't bother me in the least. The WiFi was great for checking email, but not good for trying to stream movies, TV, or music. But really, I've never been to an RV park that can handle that kind of stuff on their WiFi. Next time we go to the Royal Gorge we will stay at Echo Canyon again!
Date of Stay: August, 2015
We stayed here four nights and had a blast! The sites are back in, but I have been backing up trailers since I was 8 years old (now 55), so I didn't have any issues with that. Played mini golf and spent the day on Blue Mesa in a pontoon boat, then had dinner at Pappy's! We had to cancel our horseback riding as a rain storm came through. Instead, we drove back through Gunnison and up Taylor Canyon for some 4-wheelin'! The staff was great and helped us with whatever we needed. We did join the club and will be back there in three weeks for their last open weekend of this camping season! Can't wait! While we are not big into fishing (which is one of the big attractions to this area), we decided that we liked this location as a base for our summer camping activities as it is central to a lot of the places we like to go in the Colorado mountains. And when we have out-of-towners visiting, we can always take advantage of the cabins, some of which also have an RV spot right next to them. The wifi was OK (they said that they are working on it) and in the site we were in, we had no OTA TV reception, and since our trailer was new, this was the first time we ever tried to hook up cable TV to it. We couldn't get any cable TV stations, so I asked one of the park's maintenance guys about it, and he and another guy came out to our site and checked the post and even hooked a TV up to it, and as it turned out the cable hookup in our new trailer is bad (warranty repair coming soon). Hope they don't get tired of us as we plan on spending lots of time there in the near future and beyond! We love Blue Mesa Ranch! Wish I could post some photos here . . .
Date of Stay: August, 2015
Very nice place to stay. Staff was great and this KOA has the best wifi we've ever had in a campground anywhere! Downside would be no cable TV (I'm a news junkie) and only two over the air stations (both PBS - although I learned a few things LOL). We enjoyed our stay there and will stay again next time we are in that area!
Date of Stay: July, 2015
We found this to be a very nice park. Wifi was acceptable, we didn't use the cable as the over the air TV channels were plentiful, and the sites were clean and level. Staff was great! The downside was that cattle ranch just down the road. It was a very rainy weekend and the smell was bad. Lots of birds and flies. We will stay here again when we need a last minute close by campground and all others are booked.