The Colorado Dream Ranch is the only RV Park in the Taylor Park area. There are a few campgrounds with no hookups and one other place a few miles down the road that has a very limited amount of full hookup spaces. Dream Ranch is the only park that has numerous spaces, full hookups and direct access from the pavement which is really nice if you don’t like driving your RV on a dirt road. The park itself is nothing special and doesn’t have any trees or beauty. But the amenities it offers makes it all worthwhile and the 360 view of the mountains is breathtaking. There is a Laundromat and Showers on the premises and close by you have the trading post store, restaurant, and gift shop. Don’t waste your time eating at the “Nugget” restaurant; it’s only a short drive down the road to the historical town of “TinCup” where “Frenchy’s” has the best food ever. This is our second year at this park and what we love the most is being able to ride our ATV’s directly from our RV. We also really appreciate the manager for taking such great control of the park and not allowing anyone to abuse park rules which makes it nice for the rest of us who like to enjoy our stay. This is a fun park with lots of action and you will have a great opportunity to meet a lot of other people who also have the love for ATV riding. The Taylor park area is the “Mega” ATV riding of the United States. This area offers hundreds of miles of beautiful trail riding with numerous lakes, rivers, creeks, streams and wildlife. It’s definitely one of our favorite finds and we will continue to come back every year if possible. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My wife wanted to spend her 60th birthday here, as she loved our visit last year. While the park has not changed the service level has greatly. When I arrive I was told my reservation was for only 6 nights, we booked 7 nights. I was told to take it or leave. We took it as we drove over 800 miles to get there. We then had two meals at the nugget cafe, the service was terrible. We have been here the previous year and the service was a 100% better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The folks were friendly and they have to have the cleanest showers and restrooms in Colorado but they pack you in like sardines. It ended up that we were gone exploring all day and were only at camp at night. We traveled with a group and it certainly didn't stop us from having a great time, BUT, if I had my choice, I'd stay were we had a LITTLE bit of space between us. There are tons of neat towns to visit around the area. It is a photographers dream! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Have stayed here many times and really enjoy how the Park is keep quiet and clean. The bathrooms are kept very clean and so are the fire pits and the sites are clean and mowed regularly. The staff is very courteous and knowledgeable of the surrounding area. No Wi-Fi but has Cell Service. The sites are really close together and you can hear voices from the other rigs. You can ride your ATV right out the cattle guard into 90,000 acres of ATVing. They very strict on the speed limit inside the RV Park 3mph and no riding ATV's inside the Park. We always have a good time and will return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV park is also known as Taylor Park Trading Post, it is located very near the Taylor Park Reservoir. You are high up in the mountains here, so don't expect a lot of frills. But if fishing, hiking, ATVs or mining are you thing, this is a great place to stay. The sites were level. The restrooms and showers look new and are very clean. Since everything is gravel, it is a bit dusty. An added bonus is the new cellphone tower erected very near the campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had reservations for three nights but left after only one. We were in the electric loop which is out in the open, with NO shade, trees, or privacy. CG road was about 15 feet from trailer and road was busy and noisy. That night, the next site down had a party with lots of noise, music, shrieking kids, and hollering until about 11:00 pm. The next morning we told hosts that we would like to switch sites and move to a non-electric which would be in the trees (shade). They said we could, but would have to pay ANOTHER fee, even though we had paid 3 nights at our electric site. We figured if we had to pay again, we would just go someplace else as that CG didn't deserve our business! We won't go back!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a gorgeous forest campground but reservations are definitely recommended. It's very popular, especially the one loop of 50A electric sites. This loop has the views! The other three loops are in the pines although a few have limited lake views. The $13 reflects the Golden Age rate with electric. Many sites are very large and our 40' motorhome and Jeep fit great! We would definitely visit again. There are no showers, no dump, no RV water fill but there are water spigots. There is a dump about 5 miles toward Tincup but it's a very dusty road. The campground has paved sites and the Taylor Canyon Road to get there is paved. There is a strong Verizon phone signal but we got only Global Access for internet which was slow but adequate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in site # 66 in the loop that has electricity. Our view of the lake and Taylor Park was breathtaking. We've noticed that since the last time we were here (2 years ago) the tent pads have become very weedy. (They used to be weed-free). We were close enough to a community water-spigot that we could fill our tanks from our site, but others need to know to fill the tanks before setting up. There are no sewer hookups, but the dump station is 5 miles away on a nice gravel road. The restroom is a cement block building with a vault toilet, and is very clean and odor-free. We saw the camp hosts cleaning it daily. We will definitely return as this is our favorite campground in Colorado. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you understand what this is, then it is one of the best of this kind of camping. USFS campground with one electric loop. 50 Amp power was solid. Sites were well spaced and the view was spectacular. We camp here every chance we get. Fuel prices did not keep this area from being almost full all week. Reservations are encouraged. We did and the reservation was handled well. Can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a National Forest campground overlooking Taylor Reservoir. New loop has electric. No water, no sewer, but great campground and views. Toilets are very clean. NFS reservation system is suggested as the campground was full the entire time we were there. Great place to get away! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful setting, large site, good location for hiking and exploring nature. Verizon worked great, zero AT&T. 30 amp hookup is very adequate for this time of year. Sites are a little uneven, so a little patience when leveling. Would have scored higher, but major roadwork occurring directly by the campground making for bumpy roads and delays. When completed, will be awesome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is across the road from the Taylor River. The road, although busy during the day, is quiet at night. Most of the sites have large trees around them, so satellite access is poor. Verizon worked well here. They have improved this campground over the years and the camp hosts keep it immaculate. The sites have a lot of space between them so, one has a fair amount of privacy. The dump site is down a dirt road about 15 miles up the canyon. It is not very well designed, and they charge $5.00. The dirt road is a very rough 4 mile drive. Next time we would just drive back to Gunnison or over the pass to Buena Vista to dump at a private campground. This is a beautiful area to hike, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful and serene natural setting in Taylor Canyon. Large pull through gravel site with large private sitting area. Even though heavily treed we were able to get satellite reception. Very friendly and helpful camphosts. Bathrooms are immaculate. Convenient to many scenic drives in area. Would be a 10 if there were sewer hookups. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great campground. The sites are huge and there is no one behind you. The vault toilets are the cleanest I have ever seen. The host even remembered my name when I checked in. The nearest dump site is Tall Texan in Gunnison. While in Gunnison be sure and check out the Gunnison Museum on HWY 50 across from McDonalds. Be sure to gas up in Gunnison because there are no gas stations near the campground. The campground is one paved lane, 2-way traffic with turnaround loops at each end. This was no problem. If you are using GPS to locate the campground be advised that your GPS may try and send you up One Mile Rd which is next to the campground but you can't get in that way. It is gravel one lane and goes straight up a mountain so don't turn there. The campground entrance is about 500 feet past it, paved, and well marked. There is some minor road noise since the campground is about 250 feet above the road. The river is on the other side of the road and drowns out most of the highway sounds. Be sure and make reservations as this campground is full most weekdays and every weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The book "Colorado Campgrounds - 100 best and all the rest" rates this as the 32nd best in the state. It calls it an "RV paradise." If you are looking for an RV "resort," this is not it. But if you want a good campground with level shaded sites, clean restrooms, and quiet days and nights, this a a great one! All sites have 30 amp service (note that the NFS listing shows 15 amp only) and most were long and level. A gray water dump is listed but has been closed. Since it is built on the side of the hill overlooking the Taylor River, most sites have steps up or down leading to the picnic tables. Most of the sites have a lantern post as well. Water faucets (for filling only) are numerous. Restrooms are kept very clean and have nice touches from the hosts - flowers, magazines, etc. Restrooms are listed as pit/vault but are some type of composting toilet - there was a constant motor noise coming from the restroom. The campground was quiet during the day as most people went off to fish the river or the nearby Taylor Reservoir. It was quiet at night. The only reason I didn't rate it a 10 was that the road is just below the campground and there is a reasonable amount of traffic during the day and evening. Granted we were there over Labor Day so that could contribute to the additional traffic. This campground closed the day after Labor Day for some upgrades, supposedly the addition of 50 amp service. They also have to rebuild a fence that a bear tore down trying to get to the dumpster! We are already planning a trip for next year. this campground fills up all summer so make reservations early. A few sites are non-reservable, but they are filled early. This campground is near Crested Butte, Gunnison, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.