Date of Stay: October, 2007
We just ran up to Taos for a weekend get away from Santa Fe. We were pleasantly surprised. As a local, I can tell you that many of us would kill to achieve the native landscaping that Taos Valley has achieved between the sites. Flatlanders might not appreciate the Chamisa and Scrub Oak, but I can tell you that the quantity and density of both is impressive. With their use of mini-"Coyote" fences, they provide adequate screening between sites and a really feel for the local environment. The whole site is also surrounded by a Coyote fence (rustic 6' high poles) which gives good definition to the place, screens nearby development and, again, provides some authentic local flavor. The dog run is excellent with benches, a ramada-style shelter and convenient disposal stations with scoops. Night lighting is subdued and adequate. Hooks are generally good but we found the sewer too far to the back for our 20' f hose to reach. Access can be tight. We were given site 92. The only way we could have gotten into this pull-through in our fiver would have been to back in. But things weren't too crowded so we just pulled into an adjacent site and received the blessings of the staff after the fact. One other note. An earlier poster said that there was no playground. There is and it received high marks from our 12 year old. We like to grab last a long weekend every October before packing it in for the winter. We usually do Durango or Ruidoso. After this weekend, Taos and Taos Valley RV Park will be on our rotation.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
Probably the nicest CG in the Black Hills (we checked out several while we were there). I would have given the place higher marks except: a) we booked a specific site, didn't get it, and the staff told us that they had given the site we requested away (Bull), and b) road noise was much more than we expected (we were in the Island section - noise might have been less in the Ranch camp section).
Date of Stay: August, 2006
Great country campground in the middle of an urban environment. Spent the days at a Rockies game and at a Six Flags amusement park with walks on the beach and campfires at night. We were there for a couple of nights with local family on our way to our "destination". Our stay at Cherry Creek was better than where we were headed.
Date of Stay: August, 2005
This is the second time that we have stayed here. As stated, the roads are not paved. Also, there are not many full-hook up sites and some of the water and electric sites have funky hook up. But so what. You are camping at a very large facility just outside of a Nation Park in a relatively remote part of Colorado. If you want everything fancy, stay in Estes Park. Both times we stayed in the heavily treed area northeast of the entry (Site 43 this time and 41 previously). Beautiful. Moose walked right up to the trailer in the morning. But development is encroaching along the east boaundary and next time we will move to the area of Sites 60-68. Still treed but neighbors are a little closer. The headwaters of the Colorado River run through the property so bring your fishing rod.