We have stayed here every time we have come to Durango and are never disappointed. The Big Rig sites in the front are satellite friendly, level, good power. I noticed earlier reviews talking about the flooding and I think that they are being unfair. Flooding was everywhere in Colorado and Durango was not spared. The park was not responsible for rains that never seemed to stop. This is a clean, well run park and we have never had any issues with it. It is the nicest park in Durango and the closet park to Silverton (we will not take our 45' rig up that road). Personnel is friendly & helpful every time we are here. I cannot comment on restrooms & laundry as I do not use them. Of course, we will return again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
With a courteous staff and excellent location to town, Alpen Rose RV Park offers many options for quality RV camping. All sites are on gravel and somewhat close together. Clean laundry, pool area, and grass recreation volleyball courts help you feel at home. The fully fenced, off leash pet area is nearly one acre large!. The park offers a pet walking service in case you are wanting to take the Steam Train into Silverton for the day. We camped in the 30 amp section in a 37 ft rig, and although the site was very, very tight, two helpful staff employees offered eyes on the ground assistance. A beautiful park that we would happily camp at again when in the Durango area! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here during the heavy flooding, and we had water all around our coach. But you can't blame the park; they did their best to get us comfortable. All utilities worked fine, no problems. Our smart phone (Verizon) worked fine, but our Verizon Modem couldn't get a data access. Park Wi-Fi was poor and according to my security software dangerous and a known identity theft access point. Note that this a internet provider issue, not a park issue. We mostly went in town and used a coffee shop internet. Relatively expensive, but that is what you get in this area. We'll stay here again if we're in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a very nice park with a very courteous and helpful staff. We were here during the monsoons and with plenty of rain, the park did not drain well so there was a lot of standing water around the rigs. They did their best to pump it out, but fell behind. Otherwise, it is a very nice mom and pop's park with level gravel sites, but close head to head hookups. Easy access in and out and just outside Durango. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We like this park the best in Durango. The awesome staff accidentally forgot to read the note that we were traveling with our friends and accidentally put us in sites that were far apart, but they worked hard and were able to put us next to each other. Love the sites, love the dog park, love the location. Wi-Fi worked like Wi-Fi is supposed to work; not for streaming movies but great for checking email - that's all it should be used for. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice RV park in the Animas valley north of Durango. The part of the park closest to the road is big rig friendly. The part of the park to the rear has a lot of trees and shade but would present big rig problems. All of the sites have a grassy area with picnic tables. We were escorted to our site and offered assistance in backing in. Site was gravel and close to level. The area has been getting some real heavy rain storms that have impacted the park to an extent. Some real pot holes in road into park probably from rain. Wi-Fi not working well except at office. They had called for repair to come but weather had impacted the Wi-Fi company as well. Trees in the rear of the park would present real satellite reception problems, Cable TV worked well part of the time and not at all other times. The staff was very friendly. We did not use the laundry or the bathrooms. Very quiet at night. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
In fairness to the campground, this season has been rainy. That being said we called before we came to find out if they were still open and dry. The answer was although they had had rain, they were open and doing fine. Not so; our site was soggy, and one afternoon storm later, we were swimming in water and most likely sewage as well. Everything was under water. They refused to move us because most all sites were extremely water logged at that point. One day of total sunshine, and our site is still under water, and walking our dogs is an ordeal of trying to find dry ground, and mud is everywhere. All hoses are a disaster. Do not come here for the remainder of the 2013 season. They need to dry out and add gravel to most of the sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a terrific park in a beautiful setting in a valley on the outskirts of Durango. There are an equal number of shady and open gravel sites, but some seemed to be not very level. The area was hit with unusual rainstorms the week we were there and some of the open sites were flooded. Staff brought in pumps to get the water out, but it must have been messy for those camped at those sites. Friendly and helpful staff, Wi-Fi was iffy at our site, but seemed to work well at the office. In September an all you can eat breakfast is offered at a reasonable price. I believe that's a daily feature during the main season. Restrooms and showers are modern and clean. We would definitely stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped in a very rainy four days. I don't give our 10's very often. The staff was terrific, and was very helpful at all times. Beautiful scenery across from a hang glider airport. Easy access with grassy and shaded spots all over. Wi-Fi worked well, Limited cable channels. Chuckwagon breakfast available on the weekends we were there. We would camp there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Alpen RV Park website states the following: "We will try to accommodate your requests. However, we do not guarantee a specific site or adjoining site. All sites are assigned based on availability on your arrival date." We made reservations 3 weeks in advance for 9 nights, and based on their policy above did not request a particular site. Our stay was during the Colorado heavy rains and was flooded. We could not get to our front door without wading in water 3 to 4 inches deep. We put little stepping blocks out but that was a balancing act because they were under water. Our hookup connections were under water. Basically we were parked in a pond. We requested a different spot the first day and was told they had a caravan coming in and everything was reserved. After the caravan left, we again requested higher ground where the sites were not flooded. We received answers such as: they are leaving tonight and you can move to it tomorrow for 2 nights, then you would have to move again. It was the same way with all the dry spots, they would have someone coming in and they were reserved. We will not be back to this park ever again. Our money does not seem to be as good as those in a caravan or those who were lucky enough to reserve a spot. We have a nice motor coach and do not like tracking in mud and water. Every time we took our dog out she had to be given a bath. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a clean campground with full-service sties which provide comfortable outdoor space between each RV, although the roads can be a bit tight in spots when tow/towing vehicles are not fully parked in front of or behind RVs. Staff friendly and very accommodating. Some of the sewer outlets are almost too high to permit easy, gravity flows. This campground is in a great location to access downtown Durango and the surrounding attractions, including the Durango-Silverton NGR. We would definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The boot on the sewer connections leaks sewer gas and liquids. Some lots really stink. The lots are stone covered and they are not level. The spaces were flooded while we were here. All pull vehicles must be detached because the lots are so small. The staff will "bark" at you if any wheels touch their grass. The Wi-Fi reception was poor. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Third time here and it only gets better. A very pet friendly park. This should be the standard of all parks. They had Karaoke night and over 70 people attended we sang and danced until quite time. The Breakfast for $6.99 all you can eat is awesome and the pancakes are a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely location--beautifully set next to the red cliff walls. Enormous dog area; although this could be made better by having it split into large dog/small dog areas and fencing off the swampy water-filled ditches. We appreciated greatly (but didn't use) the dog walking service they provide.(If you want to take the narrow gauge railway or do a rafting trip or whatever, the campground folks will walk your dog a few times per day for an extra fee. We didn't use the pool which all the kids seemed to love, or the chuck-wagon breakfast. But we found restrooms, laundry, and propane services to be good. We had three major complaints that really impacted our stay. We were situated in the back, among the shaded, and very small sites, not out in the newer, front area where the big rigs were. We had a very unlevel site as did most of our neighbors. We all were amazed at how eager the work campers were to give folks extra boards. Even then we were all off level by a lot. These unlevel sites were also vert close together, as in cheek to jowl, which was not what they appeared to be in the website photos. In the back area there was no WiFi, nor could we get any AT&T or Verizon service (phone or internet) back there. The web site promises "WiFi at your site." This required walking to the office area and sitting out with the many mosquitoes to use a telephone or go online. Very inconvenient. Overall, it's a nice park. It's just that for $40/night, I'd like to have a little more elbow room in a level site (bare bones for a commercial park) and for sure the promised WiFi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, the staff was super friendly and guided us to our site. Offered to help us set up as my wife had a broken leg. The site was level plently of room for our two slideouts. All the hookups worked fine. Our little dog loved the grass. We wished we could have stayed longer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Although a little expensive, this is a very nice RV park. I got one of the long 50 amp pull through sites. I had lots of room. There was a picnic table and a large grass area. The dog park was amazing - a huge fenced in grass field. The area I was in did not have shade, but there are a lot of shaded spots. The people were very friendly and helpful. There is a pool and a breakfast in the AM for a charge. Everything is clean and well cared for. Really good wi-fi. I would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is great. Super friendly hosts/staff, and they make it very inviting. The sites have more room than many parks, and loads of mature shade trees. We have been here before, and from our view, and others we talked to, it is the best park in the Durango area. The train passes by 2 or 3 times in the morning and afternoon, and that adds to the joy of staying here. The free popcorn is addictive! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Absolutely awesome place. We stayed in one of the front left sites that had a little more room than the sites in the rear. Beautiful location, nice people and a great location for exploring the Durango area. The showers and restrooms were great. This is now on our all time favorite places to stay. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent place to stay near Durango. Rate is based on weekly rate. Close to town, but far enough away to feel like country. The only downside is that most sites share utilities and grassy areas; but we had an end site and only had to share utilities. Lots of grass and trees, HUGE fenced dog meadow, very pet friendly here. Pool was a comfortable 85 degrees. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has been our stop since 2003. The staff is friendly and the park has always been in very good shape. This year the park was quiet. We stayed in the premium site area and found the gravel site level. The satellite signal was good, but the Wi-Fi signal was off and on. The store at the office has new items and they serve meals every day. We will return next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean and quiet campground. We were a little concerned at first because we were adjacent to the boundary fence, and there was a dog hanging out at the fence. We've camped in places where dog barking has been an issue. But, this dog just liked watching the campers and wasn't a problem. The showers and rest rooms were very clean. This campground has a breakfast outdoors each morning, for about $7 per person. We saved that for the last morning, and it was very good with a substantial selection. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This park is good. We parked our 40 foot motorhome in a pull through. The sites are a bit close to your neighbor. They are gravel with spotty grass between the sites. You share the grassy area with your neighbor. There is a LARGE pet area for your pet to roam. The camp hosts were friendly and guide you to your site. The area behind the office is shaded but for small rigs. Appears to be the best camp in the area. We would stay here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park surrounded by gorgeous mountains. The staff were super friendly and helpful in every way. The sites were large and had both 30 and 50 amp full hookup areas. We were in a 33ft fifth wheel with 3 slides. The park had a pet sitting service for $10.00 a day which we used when we took the Durango/Silverton train trip. They had a 2 acre dog park which was wonderful where you could let your dog off leash to run. The park was located very close to town for easy access to all of the sights. We highly recommend this park while visiting the Durango area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our stay here was most enjoyable, great staff and wonderful site in the upper area among the trees. Beautiful location with mountain views. Great dog run, 2 acre enclosed area next to horse pastures. Restrooms and laundry well maintained and very clean. Water pressure a bit low in the showers is my only criticism. All hook ups worked well, decent Wi-Fi speed. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really nice park just north of Durango. Lots of shaded sites. Restroom/showers/laundry were clean and in top condition. Great park if you have dogs as they have a wide open area for your dogs to play. Location is just across the street from the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge rail line. It is about 30 minutes train time if you want to see the trains go by (8:30am departure comes by about 9am, around 5:00 pm for the returns in the evening). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great park. About 5 miles outside of town. We had one of their deluxe sites. It was huge and gave us room to put out our portable invisible fence for our dogs. They also have a huge - 2 acre - dog run. The people are friendly, the place is clean and the sites are level. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice shady park sites. Office staff helpful and friendly. The park is located a couple of miles north of town, so you'll either need a a vehicle to get there or you can ride a bike to the nearest city trolley stop (which we did). The trolley will transport your bikes and take you downtown and it's free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Since we were here at the end of September the rates were off season and discounted. I have no complaints with this RV park. This place was perfect a location and had great amenities. Very clean place with lots of washers and dryers. Since it was off season the pool was closed but we expected that. The huge 2 acre fenced dog park was a blessing to our 2 dogs. They have never enjoyed more free running space. They had a great time. It had been mentioned by another reviewer that the WiFi was problematic but we had no problems with it at all. It was quite fast. We were in the back, in the trees area, and had plenty of shade as well as space. I'd surely stay here again on our next trip that way. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly check-in and maintenance staff. The gravel sites were not totally level, so had to use jacks. Strong Wi-Fi. Located about 5 miles north of Durango. Busy highway, but noise not a problem. Rate is too high for park's overall quality. It's an okay spot for a one or two night stay. Did not take advantage of $6.99 pancakes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for one night. Very nice park! Nice pet area with plenty of room to let them run. Sites were nice and wide and had a picnic table and a grass area. Close to downtown Durango but far enough away to feel like you are not right in town. We would stay here again, very pretty surroundings and clean resort. The complaint I have is with the WI-Fi. I feel that when a park offers WI-Fi it should work fairly well. Not so with this park. It was very hard to do anything online. Very slow and I had to continually keep logging back on. I feel the owners of the park need to upgrade their system to better accommodate their guests. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Due to a cancellation, we were able to get a large pull-thru site at the front part of the park. Our site was level and gravel based. Other sites at the back of the park were much smaller, and looked to be fairly unlevel, but had many shade trees. The laundry area was dated, but very clean. There were ample machines. We did not use the bathrooms or showers, so we don't have an opinion on them. The park has a huge dog run. The folks that work there are out going and very friendly. Check in was a breeze, and they escorted us to our site. Watch out for bears. We didn't see any, but were told that they were in the area. The board fence at the back of the park was damaged from a spooked bear trying to escape the park. They had Karaoke one night while we were there, but shut it down at 10:00 PM, in observance of quiet time. This is a great location for visiting Durango, Silverton, and the Million Dollar Highway to Ouray was the most scenic we've experienced. The Durango to Silverton passenger train goes by at least twice a day. That's a great photo opt. If in the area, we'll stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When we arrived at 5:30PM there were 2 other RVs waiting for their site. The staff very quickly showed us to our site without us having to wait and go to the office to check in. They brought us all the park info to our door. They were very nice and accommodating. This was a very nice RV park. Sites were a good size with gravel and a grassy area with picnic table. The CG sits back well off the road so there is no road noise. The WiFi worked very well. Not a lot of cable channels however. We would stay here again for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are multiple areas in this park, some in the trees, some in the open. We were in the trees area and liked it; it's further back from the highway, shaded, but the sites are narrower, some are short. But we parked our 27' RV without major issues. Our neighbors had a 34' 5th wheel and we both were able to park our trucks behind our rigs. The utility hook-ups (side by side) were a bit awkward and that was a minor issue with setting up. A longer water hose would have helped. The workers there are very friendly and helpful. Super nice facilities, ultra clean and pleasant; laundry on site. It's a nice places to gather, sit and talk with tables and chairs in a courtyard. Didn't try their breakfast. I enjoyed the pool which was very clean and even warm. Too bad they don't have a hot tub. They are a bit pricey but a better deal than other parks nearby. Paid $39 and change with tax and discount. Would be happy to stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very narrow and short sites. Some big rig sites but only about 8 or so. Mostly side by side hookups with about 2 feet between RVs. Door side has a grassy spot with picnic table. Quiet at night. Large dog park. Very expensive for what you get but it's Durango. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just a heads up. I attempted to make a reservaion, but was informed our 37 foot 5th wheel was too big - that they could only take up to 35 foot. Just warning folks that the BIG RIG notation is incorrect. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
In the past we had to pay extra to park our motorcycle trailer, but this year they were very accommodating and we were told there wouldn't be a charge. We like this park because the trees haven't overgrown the campsites. We have a large motorhome and it's difficult to get into some of the other campgrounds. The Wi-Fi was in and out, they were constantly having it serviced, so if you need to rely on it, you'll have a problem. The park is kept very clean and the dog park is a large, fenced area. They are definitely pet friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived on July 6th and were blessed to get the very last open site in the park. It is located on HWY 550 about 45 miles south of Silverton. Lots of land around. Very peaceful setting. The staff are exceptionally helpful and courteous, and serve an all you can eat pancake, biscuits and gravy, bacon and scrambled eggs breakfast for $6.95. I must admit I wasn't overly impressed with the breakfast, but, if you don't feel like cooking, take them up on theirs. The park is extremely family oriented with playground, pool, and walking areas. The staff will even walk your dog for you! Two outings per day for $10.00/day. I enjoyed my visit here, and would come back in a heartbeat! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park itself was very pleasant and handily placed for Durango. The general facilities were clean, tidy and of a good standard. Our site was well shaded. The people who handled our arrival were friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately, on our second evening we fell foul of a manager who was running a karaoke session twenty yards from our site and reacted badly when at 10.30pm I politely asked if they'd like to quit. He was extremely abusive towards us and used lots of foul language. So, no matter how good the site was, we would never think of returning, nor would we recommend it to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was clean but sites are very close together. There was very little/no shade up front but in the back where the smaller spaces are there were plenty of trees. There's a small above ground swimming pool, we didn't use it but the kids seemed to like it. The scenery is great, and was nice to be away from the noise of Durango, yet wasn't too far away, only a short drive. The only complaint I have is that the mosquito's were so bad probably due to standing water. Walking the dogs was miserable if you forgot to spray. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When we arrived we were met by a staff member who was curt. He led us to a site behind the restaurant and laundry. There were very noisy vent fans, and we could not level our trailer even with 3 blocks. They moved us to another site under dripping sap trees and many birds. Notice other reviews are motorhomes. All good sites with sun and grass were given to class A spendy units. Trailers were sent to the back and not seen from the road. Pool was out of service. Not worth the price We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Here on a rally so no idea of cost. We at rally had many 45 foot rigs with cars, so it will fit big rigs. So not sure why other poster was told he would not fit, unless only small sites were left. OK park but not great. Not sure if I would return or look for other parks. It is old and the office a little disorganized. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park in a beautiful setting. The rate shown reflects a rally rate. The back side of the park appears to be older and is in a well-treed area. The trees provide shade, but many of the trees shed sap which could be a problem for some. We were in this area for about a week and rinsed our coach and car each day. Fortunately, the trees we were under produced sap which easily dissolved. Of course, the trees can also block satellite reception. Cable TV is available, but only has about 10 channels. Late in our two-week stay we moved to another location near the front of the park which has fewer and smaller trees. Satellite reception was also much better. The management at the park was very friendly and helpful. One unique feature of the park is a huge dog run… several acres in size. The park is a short drive from Durango. We enjoyed the Serious Texas BBQ and the Bar-D Chuckwagon (hilarious entertainment). We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is 6 miles north of Durango on west side of highway. Grounds well maintained. Easy entry. Gravel roads & sites with grass between. Front sites are level and mostly open for satellite TV, plenty of room for slide-outs and have great views of the mountains. Sites in back part are on slight hill, closer together, in trees. Good electric, water & sewer, cable TV. Small pool closed. Tent for group use. Nice bathrooms, laundry, office. Small outdoor restaurant serves limited breakfast for reasonable cost. Large off-leash grassy dog exercise area. Office staff was difficult to work with, inflexible, and did not make us feel welcome. No smiles. All sites appear to be pre-assigned and they would not change an unsatisfactory site even if better site was available. Reservation system is problematic, not allowing campsite changes and not recording all reservations. Management does not to reply to all phone reservation messages. Wi-Fi didn't work but park management no help and said it works OK. Our Verizon 3G data service kept us connected. Grounds staff friendly and accommodating. Park management condones cutting grass right next to parked RVs allowing several RVs to be damaged from stones thrown from lawn mower. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean. Level lots. Good location. Free trolley into town. Nice people. Kid friendly. Train to Silverton passes through at 8:30 and 10:30. Very fun. Clean pool. Well maintained facilities. Great stay. Would stay there again, definitely. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Delightfully pleasant park with lots of shade. Friendly staff who assist in parking rig and provide tasty pancake breakfasts. Gravel roads and sites so expect some dust. Some sites may provide some challenge in leveling. Most sites are paired in alternating directions. Pet friendly with a huge 2 acre pet playground. It is situated far enough from the highway so that noise is minimal. Good location to explore the area. We will return. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 5 nights while on a RV caravan. Friendly work camper staff. Long level sites. Everything worked well except the Wi-Fi which was the ISP not the park's fault. Nice all you can eat breakfast available in the morning for $6.95. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We failed to confirm the positive reviews previously written. The park is overpriced for the space and marginal amenities. They offer a 12 channel CATV, WiFi that comes and goes, no pool or hot tub as of May, and a dusty graveled surface. No AT&T wireless signal in the park--one needs to drive to town for that. The tall trees weep a clear sap all over the campsites, cars, and rigs. We had to wash off our windshields every day to drive. A big disappointment and we will try some other park when we drive through the area!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground in the valley just north of Durango. Sites were level and gravel. Plenty of room between sites, although most seem to be side by side. Excellent office staff; very helpful (work campers). Wi-Fi worked good as did utilities. Would come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful setting. Nice sites. Entire park is well kept and very well organized. Managers were great and friendly. Breakfast that is offered was fun. You get to meet other people in the park. Laundry, bathrooms, and showers are very nice. You can tell the owners and managers put a lot of time and effort into this place. Will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another season at the best campground in Durango!! Just got back from a short trip and had a blast as always. The only thing that was hurting this campground in the past was the spotty Wi-Fi, but they have a new vendor for it and it's great now! No problems at all. Of course everyone that works there is top notch and super friendly. The owners are great and constantly making improvements and additions. Looking forward to the pizza oven! We'll be back at the end of May for sure! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park with lots of shade. About 6 easy miles north of downtown Durango. The staff seemed very pleasant and helpful. The bathrooms were clean and the showers adequate however the water temp tended to vacillate between hot and somewhat cool. You have to keep adjusting the flow. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Great park and great location. We really wanted to be back in the trees instead of out in the open where most of the Class A's are. They were kind enough to accommodate us and it was great. The park is kid friendly, the pool is comfortable, everything was clean, the pancake breakfast was simple but good. They have a trout pond that was a bust but no big deal as there is plenty of fishing right up the road. They have a nice big grassy area that was perfect for throwing the ball around with the kids and a huge 2 acre area to really let the dogs run. We would stay here again for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Durango is a difficult place to find a reasonably priced RV spot. Spots at the Ignacio Casino are more reasonable but it is 30 minutes from Durango. We have stayed at Alpen Rose in the past and it hasn't changed. Nice but not worth what is being charged. Doesn't even have a 'work out' facility for the premium prices. The Wi-Fi has always been a problem and this trip was no different. They keep working on it but wasn't reliable. AT&T air card was EXTREMELY slow so if using a computer is important to you, then beware. I understand that Verizon is much better. The breakfast they serve is still a good value for the price. Older spots are under large trees so if you need satellite service request spots in the front of the park. Park is about 10 minutes from the north edge of town, not walkable distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The location and scenery are gorgeous. We love Durango but there aren't any great places to stay if you want a high end park. This park is the closest thing you will find. The problem,though, is with management. Don't make waves and don't cross Mr. manager or he will throw you out when he is finished yelling at you. We have stayed here a few times when we are in the area and usually have a good time, but we have witnessed Mr. manager go off on people -- very unprofessional. We agree with the other posts that the Wi-Fi is worthless. Maybe they will get it fixed by next summer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I think the problem with this park is the management. I was not told when I booked this space that the Wi-Fi is going to be replaced with a new system. (Sometime soon, possibly October depends on which uninterested staff member you talk to.) We are staying here 11 days, and need the internet, to book further stops on our trip, and to handle our personal business. Also to keep in touch with family and friends. The laundry room is clean and large and has a lot of machines; the problem is they don't all work. When I reported one dryer, one staff member ambled away and then came back with my money, but I walked through the laundry room a few hours later and there still was no "Out of Order" sign on the machine. At this park, you either bake in the sun in a pasture out in the front, or you have a view of other RV's and gravel. Sadly, it really is the best RV park in Durango, which is not saying much! We won't stay in Durango again, there are too many other camper friendly towns to go to in this beautiful state. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the best RV park choice in Durango. Only 5 minutes to town and in a beautiful pasture setting. Very nicely maintained park and we will only stay here when we are in Durango. The Wi-Fi did not work so ended up using our smart phone instead w/Verizon as our carrier & it worked just fine. Do not expect a speedy check-in as the staff is very slow & seem to be confused about how to complete the process on their computer system. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very scenic site and obviously very successful. However, Wi-Fi was totally inaccessible in some areas of the park. We moved to be closer to the office but it only worked about 25% of the time. Management got so tired of the many complaints that they were rude when you mentioned that Wi-Fi was down. There was no cell signal for AT&T or T-Mobile although Verizon people were able to make calls. Showers very clean. Good all you can eat breakfast served for $6.95. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice views, but this park is very crowded with narrow sites. Although mgmt says they can handle 40' 5th wheel and truck, the sites are too short. Mgmt asked me to park our truck in a separate parking area rather than have 2 wheels on the grass. Wi-Fi was unusable, even after repairs were said to have been completed. Cable TV had a very weak, snowy picture even though it was fine that morning at another park, and our TV antenna brought in a clear picture (not a problem with the amplifier switch). They checked and couldn't find a problem. When the reservation was made, they agreed to give me a specific site with good mountain views. On arrival, the had a sign that said they can't guarantee site assignments in advance. I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our second year to camp here. The Wi-Fi has been weak or none existent both times. This year we were placed in a "patio to patio" site, with only one picnic table to share. There appears to be too many of these type of sites. The pool is a small one, above ground. We will try to find better accommodations next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This CG should be a 10, but for reasons discussed, 8 is a fair rating. The sites are spacious and laid out in such a fashion that you get more privacy than normal. Nice thick grass between sites. Now for the minuses. The Wi-Fi is very, very slow. Often it takes 5 minutes to load a page. No explanation. Cable TV. For a supposed first class resort to have "free" cable TV that only has about 8 channels is a joke. For the price they charge you should get a reasonable # of channels. This is important since many of the sites have so many trees your dish won't work. Now for a bit about Durango. Great town. Lots of great restaurants and things to do. One caveat. They sell the train to and from Silverton as a must do. Probably so, but keep this in mind. The trip is about 3.5 to 4 hours each way. So if you make round trip in one day, you will spend up to 8 hours on a bumpy, noisy train and have only 2 hours to spend in Silverton. Our suggestion would be to take the bus up (or back, a trip of less than one hour) and take the train only one way. Silverton is a neat town, but half a day is enough to "tour" Silverton. There are several good restaurants. Handlebar's is our favorite. If you take the train up, sit on the right. Reverse if you are coming back. The views are far better on that side. But don't miss Durango. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the second time we spent at Alpen and is one of the best RV park's we have stayed in. Only minutes outside of Durango. Easy in/out and very level spacious sites. All the staff is very friendly. A reasonably priced all you can eat breakfast is offered everyday. If you have a dog it will enjoy the large enclosed dog run area. The Silverton/Durango coal fired steam train runs just outside the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are small, but the park is clean, neat, and well-run. There was some mix up about the site we reserved; we were told after we got there that they don't guarantee sites. The staff did a great job on getting us a site like we had reserved. There are some shaded sites, and gravel pads are level. It is a few miles from the center of town, good scenery. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is set some distance from the highway, so noise is minimal. There is a nice, fenced, very large pet area. A full breakfast served in the morning for a reasonable price. The sites are small, but the park is clean, neat and well-run. There are still many shaded sites, gravel pads are level. It is a few miles from the center of town, good scenery. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Alpen Rose is a very pleasant RV park 3 miles north of town. It has a very large dog park and both shaded and open sites. We experienced very little vehicle noise from Hwy 550 and only occassional whistle noise from the Durango-Silverton Train. There is a back gate providing pedestrian access to a low volume county road for walking and biking. There is a lot to do in Durango and surrounding area. We will return to Alpen Rose. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park! Friendly, caring staff, quiet location. An all around super park! We are sure others in the area are just as nice: but we didn't stay at them. We will be going back to this park many times! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
You could not ask for a more beautiful setting for a park. The sites were fine, nothing fancy, with good grass. The staff was very friendly. It's nice that they have pet sitters on site. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Main issue is the sides are side-by-side, and are very close if both rigs have slides. The 5'ver next us had slides that we could almost touch from our window. The park placed rigs next to us even when there were many open sites in other rows. We probably will not visit this rather expensive park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I gave this park an 8 because of the high price, no paved driveways or pads and no trash pick up. Our site included a picnic table and BBQ grill in this 70 foot pull through "big rig" site. Daily rate prime season is $54.47 per day. This includes $46 per day big rig site minus $4.60 per day 10% discount plus $3.47 per day 6.8% hotel tax. There are $35 per day plus tax 30 amp sites in the back under the trees. Access to the park is right off Hwy 550 north of Durango. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad runs parallel to Hwy 550 and you can hear the train and whistle if you listen. Driveways are gravel and there are large grassy common areas including a dog park area. Our site was level gravel with a grassy area between us and our neighbor. The Park sprayed for cockle-burrs, mowed and watered daily. WiFi was fairly reliable. I lost signal completely once. Verizon coverage was 5 bars. Our site had a clear view to the south, so the satellite reception was excellent; some sites are tree covered and satellite reception could be a problem. Cable TV was good and had 11 channels. We rented a car for $37.28 per day which included $33 per day base rate plus $2 per day Colorado Road Safety Fee plus $2.28 per day sales tax. It may have been the time of year, because there were no flies or mosquitoes, but there was the occasional honey bee. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the "letter sites" at the front of the park. Nice, level sites; however, you can have a closely situated neighbor on your driver's side if your neighbor decides to shift to the center of a very wide site. The park is located just north of Durango (6 miles north) in a quiet setting. One of the very few locations that we have run across that allows you to wash your rig and tow (fee applies) which was sorely needed after crossing the pass in a snow storm! Nice people. Nice place. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Even with the Escapees discount, this was an expensive (but nice) CG. Utilities were good and the people were very nice and helpful; hosts helped me pick out a good site and one of them walked my dog while we rode the Durango-Silverton train. Great fenced dog run - really big and no prickers/thorns. Verizon air card worked here. Our site was not level. The biggest problem for us was that they have changed the CG so the 50 amp sites are all in the front meadow, with a view of the mountains, and the 30 amp sites are all in the back surrounded by trees. I really wanted a view of the mountains but we were stuck in the back. If a meadow site were available, we would have stayed for a week. They had karyoke on Saturday night which was a little loud - but other people seemed to be having a fun time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you have a dog (we do), this is a great place. They have a two acre fenced dog park. They will also walk your dog twice during the day for $10. That is a bargain and lets you take the train trip without worries about your pet. Very clean, well maintained park with beautiful views. Durango would be a place where we could easily spend the summer and this park would be a wonderful home base. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow! What a find! This is a delightful RV site with large space, spectacular views, and friendly staff. Located just outside of town so there is no road noise, it is perfectly situated to enjoy the countryside. Large enclosed park for the dogs, well lite but dark enough to see the stars. Just down the street from a great hot springs bath. You will love it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here from 9/13 to 9/21 2010. Pool was closed for the season, daily pancake breakfast was closed for the season. No reduction in rates. Great park. Great views. We stayed in a "big rig" area with two other couples. One couple had a problem with reservations, they had to move once, they never were placed next to us (which they had requested). Camp hosts were very nice, helpful. They will walk your dog (small fee) if you are going to be away for several hours. We saw no other place in Durango we thought was as good. Very handy to Durango or to Silverton. We would very likely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Arrived late due to plans going wrong causing a long drive to skip another overnight spot. Self check in settled next morning and signed up for several more days in another site. Staff was most helpful in arrangements and local information. Bought tickets for Silverton Train at the park office. Very nice facility for our old Holiday Rambler and tired travelers. Short drive into north side of Durango and good food. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A really nice park. Surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and mountains. The sites are side by side and a little close. The only drawback I saw was sharing a grassy area but it beats having someone's sewer hose by your picnic table. The park is clean and restrooms spotless. We were close to Mesa Verde and the Durango Train ride. This park had a Durango address and it is only about 2 miles to the nearest store. I would definitely come back, I felt very comfortable here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park in a beautiful part of the country, highly recommended. Convenient to Durango and just 50 mile drive to Silverton. Quiet, oh, bring some carrots, there are 4 pretty horses right next to the campground who love campers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The RV park itself is really pretty with lovely shaded spots in the back and nice open spots in the front. We chose a shaded spot as we were here in August and went to get out of the heat! Facilities were clean and the breakfast was a nice treat. Our children enjoyed the pool several times. However, the staff was generally not friendly and seemed to not really welcome children. Funny, because there were tons of dogs here that barked continually and nothing was said. So dogs can disrupt all day and night, but kids have to be accompanied by adults at all times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for most of the summer. The park is split into 2 different parts. "The Meadow" area is open with large grassy areas for each camper. "The back area" is shaded with huge trees (if you want satellite don't stay back here). They have a 5 acre dog area where you can take your dog off leash, so if you have a dog its a great place to stay. Friendly staff. We will always stay here whenever in Durango. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed here many times, and with both grandsons. This year the bugs ate us alive. When we complained we got no real attention. We stay 9 nights and this is my biggest complaint. Since we were staying so long, they did not give us the sites they promised. Marked it up to operator error. Nice park but unless they change their policy on sites, I am not going back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park, especially great if you have dogs! We made reservations and arrived late. Our packet was on the bulletin board and everything was correct and easy to understand. Restrooms were very clean, lots of shade in our location, and the dog park was huge. Dogs have 2 plus acres to run. We also used the dog walking service since we were going to be gone for about 12 hours. The lady that took care of that came to our camper to meet the dogs, talked to them and petted them, and when were were gone she came twice, took them out and played with them and then took them back. Left a very sweet note in the camper about how much she enjoyed them. Two minor criticisms: The pool closes too early (we had grand kids with us) and the Wi-Fi was pretty weak, maybe too many people on and it never would let me upload pictures from my camera so that I could email them, worked fine at our next campground with a better system. Employees were courteous, one gentleman spent an hour with me helping me troubleshoot the Wi-Fi. Highly recommend! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Located enough out of town to be away from the noise. Nice location, with both shady and open spots. We liked it because it was quiet and the staff was friendly. Showers were spotless. Never did go to the breakfast, but others seemed to like it. It was an older crowd, so the kid noise was minimal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely park. We were out on the rock pads, there are several spots really tucked up under trees that we made mental note of for our next stay. Swimming pool was great for the kiddos to play in. Laundry and Bathrooms were spotless. Staff was very helpful and there was a great breakfast served every morning all you can eat kids under 10 $4.99 and adults $6.99. Very close to Durango for the hops into town. You can see the Durango Train going to and coming back from Silverton daily is a treat to see across the way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
1. WiFi was fairly good when it worked. Crashed several times during out visit and staff wasn't trained to reboot. Had to wait on the owner to reset. 2. The water pressure was low in the mornings. Staff said it was due to demand on city system. 3. Was a high extra charge if you have more than one vehicle: almost $5 per day. There was plenty of extra space but they stuck with the additional charge. So if you are staying longer then it will be costly. ANYTHING: a cycle, cycle trailer, etc. is counted as 'extra' . They charge if you also have a toad. 4. There is no monthly rate, but they did give a discount on a week's stay. All Durango RV rates are high, except for the Southern Ute facility at the casino in Ignacio. 5. $6.99 for the all you can eat breakfast each day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here over the 4th of July. What a great campground! We even changed reservations from another place in town in Sept. to come back here. The staff is the friendliest I've encountered. We blew our fresh water hose one night and they gave me a loaner to get me through the night. They also meet you with the golf cart to escort you in before you put the break on! Everything is clean and very well maintained. We are looking forward to coming back soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice park. We were camped in the newer section of the park in a back in space, lots of nice green grass outside our door. The park is set back from the road so it is very quiet. The older section of the park further back, has larger trees, less grass and smaller spaces. I would not recommend a big rig for most of the spaces here. They are very pet friendly with a fenced, three acre dog park which was very nice. It did need to be mowed as there were sections with huge weeds sticking up, but overall a nice safe place to play with your pet. My only advice is that they provide doggie poo pick-up bags at the dog park. Seems that many people feel that they didn't have to pick up after their pets, which is too bad. This park is expensive for a non RV resort but it is well kept, has a friendly and helpful staff and has a great location for visiting Durango. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Facility is fine. The sites are clean and there is a large pet area. When we made the reservation on July 1, we were told that we would have a 65' premium site to accommodate our 36' home and 18' trailer. We we arrived that night we were given a 45' site. When we complained the next day, we were told that they do not promise anything other than the amperage of a site. They made no effort to rectify the situation and told us if we did not like their park we could leave. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Good Sam discount and the weekly rate. This is a beautiful park that is kept very clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restroom and laundry are clean. The dog park is great: a large meadow. Our site #70, was one of the best in the park. It was the last site in the row, had a shady, grassy area, and a dramatic view of the mountains. Other nice sites are the "letter" sites but they have very little shade. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park has two main sections; the open unshaded area out front (with nice mountain views), and the well shaded rear (with limited or no mountain views). It's a matter of personal preference. Being here in late June, we preferred the shady sites. The park is very well kept, and the staff are super friendly and helpful. We were initially assigned a site in "Hell's Kitchen". The guys who led us to our site took it on themselves to try to get us a shady site. Despite being nearly fully booked up, they were able to accommodate us in a really pretty shade location for the week. Washrooms, showers, and laundry were top notch, and kept really clean. There were only a few things that caused us to rate this at an 8, rather than a 9 or 10. Hookups are shared between sites, and each post has only one 30 amp and one 50 amp, each assigned to one site. So while there might be a site available which is large enough for your rig, it might only have 30 amp. Also, this arrangement means you share a grassy picnic area with your neighbor. There is no AT&T coverage (despite the commercials), though Verizon does reach here. There is also no pay or courtesy phone, so you have to drive to town to make even a local call. Finally, the WI-FI was OK, but the bandwidth was poor. We tried to use Skype as a solution to the phone issue, but couldn't get a decent connection. (The wireless signal was excellent, but the carrying capacity was poor.) On balance, I would still recommend this park to anyone planning a stay in the area. Just be sure to book ahead to get the type of site you want, and be prepared for some communications challenges. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice site about 3 miles north of Durango. We had a site in the line nearest to US550 north but we could barely hear the road. We had great views of the mountains and the Durango & Silverton Railway train as it passed (daytime only)! Staff are very helpful and friendly. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is in a beautiful location. We had an interior site which was nice and shady, but kind of close to your neighbor and had no view of the mountains. Next time I would opt for one of the better sites near the entrance which had beautiful, large manicured grass. The fenced dog run was outstanding, huge, over and acre in size. We may stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was worth every dime. It was immaculate in every respect, including the laundry and bathrooms/showers. WiFi was flawless. Staff was friendly and helpful. Park is in a very convenient location. I had a spot in the shade in the back: was very convenient to the laundry room and bathrooms, both of which I used. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here approx 10 years ago, it has been greatly enlarged since then. Lots of pull-through sites, with grass at every site. The newer areas have side by side hookups and you share the green space with the next door site. It's good to be friendly. Seems like many come here for the summer. Verizon air/cell signal is very good. Have an all you can eat breakfast (eggs, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy for $7). Grandson used the pool and showers, mama used the laundry, all very good. Stayed at the KOA a few miles south of town last year, which is a nice park, but not as nice as here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful RV park. The scenery is phenomenal, and they do an excellent job keeping the grounds in great shape. Great laundry facilities and well-stocked store. It is the perfect distance from the heart of Durango. Very dog friendly - they have fenced off-leash area for dogs that is several acres. Sites are wooded and well shaded. I would stay here again in a heart beat. Just be prepared to work very hard at leveling your rig. The park is on a bit of a hill, and sites towards the top are not very level. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice park and easy to maneuver. Has many shaded spaces and a small pond to fish. We chose a space out in the open so our satellite would work. We had a wonderful view of the mountains and the horses grazing. Has nice laundry and showers. Very pricey for our budget, as is everything in the area. Has the best dog run area we have encountered. Was comfortable walking in the park. Lots of things to do in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is located in a colorful valley on the road up to Silverton just a few miles north of Durango. The narrow gauge train passes nearby but you can only hear the toot. Office folks are are friendly and helpful and camper-workers fill out the staff. I especially liked the simple, peaceful environment that they have created here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is probably the best park in Durango. It is set back at least 250 meters from busy road US 550. The pull-through sites are gravel, level and well maintained. The nightly rate is steep but not uncommon for the Durango area. We frequently visit the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado and prefer to stay in equally nice parks for much less cost near Montrose, Dolores and Cortez. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this park! It's well-staffed with friendly, helpful people. Whatever you need, you only need ask and they will help you find it. Loved the dog "pasture" a very nice amenity to have such a large off-leash area for the dogs. The park is very well-maintained and it's a great location. We hope to be back next year! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Generally speaking okay park if you are of the "older" generation. Washing of motorhome/vehicle allowed with charge of $10.00. They do not like you to leave ANYTHING out even if you are outside using it. You will be told to put it away. Campsites are tight. If you have slide outs, you will be in your neighbors slide out room. Rates are extremely high for what you get. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We got here this afternoon and were greeted at the stop sign and immediately led to the site - can check in later. Wow. Site was fine but no shade. Roads can be tight as are some spaces - like ours. Pool looks to be more hot tub size. We like Wi-Fi - we don't live on the computer; too busy doing other things, but when a place says it has Wi-Fi one expects it to work in a reasonable fashion. I kept having issues and called the office. Oh yeah, there are a dozen people on right now so you will have a problem. Best you try very early in the morning or very late at night, I am told. Kind of like - yeah, we know it is bad, but take it or leave it. Attitude issue to be sure. Will have some time tomorrow and will check out another park down the road; we are only here a couple of days but would not come back again or recommend it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
An immaculate and well run park. We stayed for 5 days and the only downside were the seasonal mosquitoes. We will stay at this park again. FYI: Verizon 3G Internet data worked flawlessly here, but ATT wireless voice was dismal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nice RV park with a very nice staff. The surroundings of the park are very pretty and it was just an enjoyable place to be. The restrooms and laundry facility were a bit dated but they were very clean. The Wi-Fi worked very well, though I was very close to the office so I can't speak for the rest of the park. I did not see any concrete pads but the all of the spaces have gravel and they all seemed to be pretty level. The location of the RV park is perfect because you are close to Durango and Silverton. I would certainly stay here again the next time I'm out this way. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would have given this campground a higher rating except for the Wi-Fi and electricity problems. The Wi-Fi usually would not work at our site and was slow at the office. The first few days we were here the weather was hotter than normal and the power kept cutting off in the afternoon: maintenance people said was due to a weak breaker. The breaker was not changed but the weather did cool off so we made it through the week-end. The park has very good facilities and the best dog walk area we have seen. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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When we stopped in here last month and made our reservations for this month we were told we'd be in one site and when we got there we were put in another and basically told to like it or lump it. We were unable to use our satellite because of this. Not that big a deal, but the bait and switch was at best, tacky. They do have cable, but it's very limited. The Wi-Fi is terrible. They must only have bandwidth for 2 people to be on at the same time. On the upside, this campground is very quiet and while there are lights in the park, they are fairly unobtrusive. There are many campgrounds in the Durango area and I think we'll make another choice next time around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here mainly because it was the only campground near Durango with cable. The cable was very limited with only about 10 channels. The campground is well maintained and the hosts are friendly and helpful for the most part. The Wi-Fi is slow at times. The campground is usually full. There are nice views of the surrounding mountains from some of the sites. Overall, we were fairly pleased with our stay except for some persistent barking dogs which annoyed my husband. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Don't make a reservation here under any circumstances! I had health problems and could not complete our trip therefore I canceled 72 hours prior. They still refused stating that if I had made a 5 day reservation I would have to cancel 5 days in advance. I plan to return to Durango next year but it will definitely not be here. Their attitude was uncompromising and non-negotiable. Don't deal with these folks. There are too many decent campgrounds in that area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great staff and friendly park! All facilities are nicely maintained and clean. Wi-fi is very weak. Parking is tight and tow vehicle had to park away from 5th wheel. Great fenced dog walk area. We would return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent 3 nights here, and wished we could have stayed longer. Staff: great! Sites: level, clean, spacious, many with shade. Pet area: best I have ever seen, a huge field, completely fenced in. 2 miles north of the town of Durango. Spectacular drive to the north to Black Canyon of the Gunnison outside of Montrose, 3 high passes to climb, so made it a day trip without the trailer. Wifi and cell can be spotty depending on location within the park. Loved it! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Terrific campground a few miles from Durango. Beautiful views of the mountians. Very well maintained place. We stayed a week and noticed many other big rigs doing the same. Good wifi. The only thing that bothered us is that when we made the reservation we were told we would be in a premium site with lots of grass and a good view. We ended up in a premium site with nothing but gravel. The campground was not flexible in changing sites. Not sure why as there were plenty of other sites open. Even with that we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nicely maintained park. Big-rig front sites are in open flat field; back sites climb a hill under big trees and are hard to get level. Good laundry. Karaokee some nights. Outside of town; need car. Stayed a week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Alpen Rose is a very nice park with an extremely friendly staff. The sites are roomy and accessible and the views are excellent. It's just far enough north of Durango that you're not in the crowds but can still be in town in five minutes. The dog run area is a few fenced acres (no kidding) so dogs of all sizes and energy can romp. The showers, bathrooms and laundry were very well maintained and worked well. Wi-Fi was easy and fast. Highway noise was negligible. Bonus! The narrow gauge train runs right across the road from the park. It was a beautiful spot and we will definitely stay here again when in the Durango area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place. Good views. Couple miles from Durango. Immaculate bathrooms, roomy showers, lots of hot water. Super nice management. Highly recommend. Will stay here again when in Durango. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice enough campground situated 2 miles north of town. Clean and well maintained. Seems to be somewhat overpriced for the setting since there is absolutely no shade in the front part of the park and the amenities are clean but just basic. Also, like so many other campgrounds that we have been to that advertise free wi-fi, they have it and you can connect to it, but because of low bandwidth, it is mostly unusable. So, if you are like us and need to have reliable internet access every few days, then stay away from this park, or just go the town library and hook up there. If you don't need internet access, then this is a nice place to stay in Durango, but there are others to choose from. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly (and in our case, helpful) management. Lots of room between adjacent sites. Very pleasant and quiet surroundings in a valley about 2 miles north of Durango. We'd definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful place to stay. The campground is situated about two miles North of Durango, so it is convenient if you want to ride the train or go to Mesa Verde. It is surrounded by red rock hills and is just beautiful and very well maintained. The bathrooms are spotless. The staff was very helpful. When we first arrived, the camper next door said we would not be able to have our dog outside because his wife was afraid of dogs. We went to the office and told them about it and they moved us immediately. They also have a nice system where they meet you at the gate when you first arrive, and if you have a reservation, they guide you to your site and ask you to register after you get settled. They have a five acre fenced area at the front where your dog can run. If I was going to say anything negative about the place, it would be that they have mostly side by side hookups. But they seemed to try to leave space wherever possible. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park just off of Hwy. 550. We came in from the North (we started out from Montrose, CO.) and let me tell you that was one hairy ride to the summit. Very narrow roads with no shoulders or guardrails. So, when we arrived at the Alpen Rose it was a welcoming sight!! Pretty park with lots of grass between the pull thru sites. Awesome views of the mountains and right next to the park is a pasture with horses. Some sites are shaded and others are out in the open. There are back-in sites towards the rear of the park with lots of shade trees. Site was level, plenty of room for all the slide outs and awning. Cell phone, Aircard and Satellite all had good reception. Wifi signal was low where we were located so I just used the Aircard. They have a game room, laundry, pool and they also have a group pavilion for get togethers. Propane is sold on site and the office/store had a few RV things and soda, ice cream, and other various goodies. Our price was for a pull thru, 30 amp site with a “goodwill” discount. I would have given the park a 10 if it wasn’t for the road noise. Ask for a site near the rear of the park if you don’t need a pull thru, it should be much quieter there. We would most definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park, super friendly and helpful staff. Super clean restrooms, large laundry facility. Plently of room for big rigs and satellite reception in front area only. Traffic noise is tolerable with very little later in evening. Close to town and other scenic areas. Highly recommend for your next stay! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is several miles north of Durango on US-550. Getting to the park from the south required a trip through Durango itself, but US-500 is a wide 4-lane road with no challenges for big rigs. Access to the park is relatively easy, as it is identified by a large sign at the road. From the south, there is no left turn lane and traffic can be heavy at times, so caution is needed. Check-in was efficient and staff is quite friendly and accommodating (most are work-campers). At all but the busiest of times, site escorts meet incoming traffic and bring rigs with reservations directly to their site without needing to go in the office first. This park was built in several sections. All interior roads are gravel and sites are gravel or rock, with varying sizes available. The area behind the office is all smaller, shaded sites with a mixture of angled pull-thrus and back-ins in the 20-35’ range. The area in the front/right is newer with better satellite access and larger spaces handling big rigs in a combination of angled pull-thrus and back-ins. The newest area, to the front/left, is large, well-spaced right-angle pull-thrus with a crushed rock base. Throughout the park, most sites share hook-ups with a neighbor, so patios rarely have to look at the neighbor’s connections. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the park. The park owners have recently fenced and mowed a large (1 acre+) field adjacent to the highway for use as an excellent dog run. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great views staff was great and the best breakfast in town. Golf was outstanding and the wildlife was beautiful and all over the place. They also have a 4 plus acre dog run fenced. Great place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After spending 4 nights in the N.F. outside of Silverton we stumbled upon Alpen Rose with no reservation and 2 tired boys. From the moment Gerald Connors greeted us in his golf cart we felt at home. They gave us a space in the shade and made us feel at ease. We had a tasty breakfast the next morning and did all of our laundry. My 4 year old son and I caught a fine rainbow trout from the trout pond (3.50) that fed us all for lunch. We decided to stay an extra night and were able to go out and enjoy Durango. I will stay here again and wish all the staff at Alpen Rose my best. We are a young family in an Airstream and sometimes feel out of place at RV parks,but we found the Alpen Rose friendly and warm. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We actually never got to camp there because we made our reservation several months in advance in order to secure a premium spot. I was told over the phone by their employee what our site number was, what the deposit amount was and that she would make a note in the computer not to move us. She promised me that we would not be moved especially because we were paying for a premium spot. I just happened to call them this week to change our arrival date by one day and they had moved us to a non-premium spot which is out in an open meadow. She denied ever having the conversation with me about the premium spot even though my credit card was charged for a premium amount and I had the spot number written down. I tried to talk to the manager about the situation and he would not even let me talk to him. He refused to listen to my problem and said he didn't believe me because they don't hold specific spots. This was after his employee told me twice that there was a box they could check in their computer that said "do not move." He refused to refund my whole deposit even though they made the error. They charged us a $10 cancellation fee when this was not our fault. He was very rude to me, raised his voice, wouldn't let me explain which is very poor customer service. I told him I would have my husband call and speak with him instead and he said "I don't care if you have Jesus himself call me!!" and he hung up on me. After this experience and speaking to others who have stayed there and had a horrible experience with the management we will never give them our business. Just thought others needed to know what they might be dealing with. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Cable tv was great, clean laundry facilities, really one of the nicest, friendliest places we've stayed. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is only 2 miles north of Durango. We had a pull through sight that allowed us to actually enter without unhooking. Very friendly staff in office. You can choose wide open or shaded sites. We will definitely return in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We use this park every year for a week and feel comfortable here. There's lots of room in most of the spaces and the view of the mountains can't be beat. On the negative side, we have noticed that the gravel in the rv pads are getting very thin, the pads are not level anymore and the upkeep around the premium spaces is bad. It rained during our stay and the leveler started to sink. We asked for more gravel and was told, "No". We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed in preium pads. Good view of train. Great view of country side. 5 miles out of town. We have stayed there several times, not great but real nice. Off of 550 so real close to mines and many off road trails, and great hikeing. River walk a must in spring. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place, just got stuck in a bad site. Don't let them put you right behind the bath house and it might be a great campground. Seemed really friendly, but would not even consider moving us, even though there were other spots available during our stay. We were there for a week and others that were there for one night got better spots. Will not stay there again. Hard to get TV reception with all the trees, but cable worked so it was all right in the end. Well maintained place and friendly staff, just not eager to help if you wanted a better spot. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent park. Gravel and level. Not sure what other posts are complaining about. Can listen to train toot on way to and from Silverton. WIFI is a little weak, but we were farthest site from office. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park in a resort area--the sites are gravel, but the campground is well maintained. It is about 5 miles outside of Durango and right off the highway; but road noise is not an issue. The Durango-Silverton Railroad runs parallel to the highway, so you can take pictures, if desired. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved the park and all it's amenities. The staff who worked here were very accommodating to us, especially when we wanted to extend our stay from a week to unknown. Did I also mention we arrived a day earlier. The park was full with 2 big groups coming in, they found a spot that was 30 amp vs. 50 amp. which was a back in, but it was great. Fortunately for us a workkamper had just left. We would stay here in the future and I definitely would refer Alpen Rose to others. We moved twice in order to stay here. There is also a little fishing pond with trout. The location of the park was perfect for all our excursions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Staff was very nice and friendly, but we were a little disappointed with the quality of the campground. The spaces were very close together and muddy. It took some time to level out the trailer. The scenery is great, but the park needs a little maintenance. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean and FRIENDLY, I even asked about the grumpy owner others have referred to. I applaud the owner for not putting up with horses patoot's! We will stay here again next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would like to echo all the nice things said about this park. One word descriptions to keep it brief: friendly, clean, quiet, good dog walk, good Wi-Fi, etc. I find it amazing that when I go to these nice parks, there is always someone who has a review that seems to say nothing but derogatory info. You just can't make everyone happy, I guess. I like this park and next time I am driving through Durango and Colorado, I will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great place to stay while touring the Durango/Silverton area. This is one of the prettiest areas of the country. The park was very clean and the owners are super friendly with a very friendly and helpful staff. We couldn't have been happier staying here and our dog loved the big grassy pasture lot adjacent to the camping area where he could get lots of exercise within a safe fenced area. We definitely plan to return to this RV park in the future. The Durango/Silverton steam trains blow their steam whistles in the morning (not too early) which really adds to the overall great experience at Alpen Rose. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
When we booked our reservation at Alpen Rose, we requested a “big rig site” because my coach is 40 feet long and I’m towing a car so my total length is 65 feet. We ended up in a site that was too small to accommodate our needs and one that was flooded and very muddy. The site was so tight that the slide topper awning on my driver’s side slide was overhanging the awning of my neighbor! We kindly requested help from the manager, but got thrown out for “being complainers”. Here are the details of our story… I'm a professional marketing support engineer with 40 years experience in dealing with the public. and a strong Christian who believes in treating everyone with kindness and respect. I tell you this so you’ll know how I’ve been trained in dealing with people over my past 40 year career. When we checked into Alpen Rose RV Park in Durango, I noticed that my campsite was flooded with several inches of water because of the recent heavy rains. I did NOT complain or even say a word of the mud or flooding at check-in. After a couple of days, I kindly mentioned in passing to the desk person that "If it might be possible to spread a couple of buckets of gravel around my electric and water hookups, I'd surely appreciate it because the mud there is really bad". The next night we had another very hard rain, and I asked the desk person if it was OK for me to park my car in the empty site next to mine because the place where I was parking was blocked by a new coach that pulled in next to me and the rest of my site was flooded under several inches of water. The lady at the desk was courteous and said "OK". The next morning, the campground manager drove to my site and told me that I'm not permitted to park in that site and that I must move. I told him that I had permission from the front desk because of the extreme flooding to park there and that since the site I was parked in was flooded it was unlikely anyone would be camping there anyway. Then I went up to the camp office to buy some postcards and rent a movie. I mentioned to the lady at the desk that "when I pay $250 a week for camping, I don't expect perfection, but I do expect a site with gravel and no mud". The campground manager then walked in the office and proceeded to "rake me over the coals". He said that I had been doing nothing but complaining since the day we arrived, and that he wanted me to leave immediately. I explained to him that actually it was the guy in the coach next to me that had been doing all the complaining and he was moved to a different site because of his "complaining". The manager then made several unfounded accusations against me and then when I attempted to explain, he called me a liar. He charged me for the 3 nights stay at the daily premium rate of $45 a day and forced me to take a refund for the rest of the week. I told him we just wanted to stay there and finish our week. He was extremely rude and demanded that I leave the property immediately. Then, to top it all off, after 90 minutes, he drives by my campsite in a golf cart (as we are packing up the coach) and yells to me in a loud voice so all the neighbors would hear that "If I'm not gone in 10 minutes, he was calling the police and filing charges of trespassing!" YIKES! Holy Moses! This guy was undoubtedly the most rude and crude campground manager I've ever met. I have never in all my 10 years of camping ever been treated in such a rude and unprofessional way. We left there and we will never be going back. I would never recommend that any of my friends ever stay there, and I strongly suggest that you don’t stay there either. Read the other “1” rated review and you’ll see that my experience is not an isolated one, but this manager has a long history of this kind of rude treatment of customers. As we drove to Cortez, my wife and I finally realized why all the employees there seemed to have such an obvious attitude problem. Now we know it is a reflection of this manager who has no idea of how to treat a customer and build repeat business through customer loyalty. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I will be returning to this park. The staff was very friendly, the sites clean and spacious with shade. Durango is a wonderful town and this is the park to stay at while visiting. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Family friendly, clean, quiet, and friendly neighbors and staff. Huge grassy dog walking area. Although there were no bags for pet clean up and no garbage by dog walking area. Just a few miles North of Durango and 30 minutes south of Purgatory Mountain. For 10$ a day they will walk your dog twice a day while you go into town. Nice general store. The sites in the back have more shade than those in front. Our only complaint was that we were asked not to flush our sewer tanks for the night as they were working on the main sewer system. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground convenient to Durango. It was raining when we arrived - someone met us in a golf cart and took us straight to our site. Since we had reservations, they told us not to worry about "checking in" until after the rain stopped (which was very nice). Some of the sites are very close to each other and the big rig sites have very little shade, but the upside is you can get a satellite signal. They have a a very small pool, small swing set, volleyball net, and basketball hoop for the kids; and a nice big area to walk the dog. They have a dog walking service if you would like to take an all day excursion (which the train is, by the way). For $10, they walked our dog twice. We will return to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed the park. Especially our premium site 70 which featured a private grass lawn and good satellite reception. Great breakfast offered. Wifi was a little funky and unreliable. Supposedly a new system. Great location overall. Only negative is all of the dust from campground traffic. Hope to stay again sometime. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Continues to be one of our favorite stop-overs, once in the Spring and again in the Fall going to & from the West Coast. Pricey but we requested one of the "big rig" sites and got exactly what we asked for, including WiFi. However, we always seem to return to the places that make us happy. In fact, we changed our original route back just for the privilege of enjoying two of the best restaurants in town: Ariano's and the Mahogany Grille. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this as a stop while visiting friends in the area. We were escorted to our site, which was gravel and level. It was a bit of a walk to get to the restrooms, showers, and laundry. This was the most expensive stay during our trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed this campground. We were surrounded by big, beautiful mountains and were able to see the Durango-Silverton Railroad from our rig. The campground was clean and well maintained. The staff was very friendly. Can't wait to go back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We enjoy staying at this park. Staff is pleasant and helpful. The sites in the trees are closer together, cooler as they are shaded, can be a challenge to get your rig level and you may not be able to dial in satellite signal. The livestock odor from the north side can be a factor. The week we were there, they were working on the game room and had it closed- kids saw this as a negative. We will probably ask for a site in the open area next time as these sites are a little larger- not as cramped feeling. Still one of the nicest parks available in Durango. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After researching RV Parks and making reservations in April for a month stay beginning July 1, 2006 at the Alpen Rose RV Park in Durango, CO we were really looking forward to our first RV experience. Upon arriving our 35' motorhome was put in a spot that would not totally accommodate it. We could not open our awning and we had to retract our main slide in order to get in to the storage bins. We notified the staffers about this the next morning and asked if there was another site available. We were told that there wasn't any at the time, but to check back the next day as they were always getting cancellations. We did that, and were then told that while there might be other sites available it was very difficult to change their computer system and move people around. We asked if we could speak to a manager and they replied that the managers were busy getting preparations done for the 4th of July picnic and could we possibly come back on the 5th. We said okay and attended the picnic which was very nice. We also felt that the park overall was very nice, just not the space that we were put in. On the 5th, we asked if there was a manager available and they said not at the moment. We then asked for a manager to come to our site. When no one came that day, on the morning of the 6th we left a note on the front door of the camp store. Around 8:30am a man who identified himself as the manager came to our site. We explained our problems and he immediately called us complainers and told us to get out by 11am. We explained that we did not want to leave but simply wanted to work with them on getting a better site since we were going to be there a month. He finally replied that he was refunding our money and that "they didn't need people like us" at their park. This being our first experience we put our tail between our legs and left. It was impossible to find another campground in the Durango area so we had to go 60 miles to Pagaosa Springs, CO. We know that all of the reviews for Alpen Rose are extremely favorable, but please be careful when attempting to deal with an unfavorable situation. Most other campers that we have talked to were flabbergasted at what happened to us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this campground. Staff was all very helpful, friendly, and accommodating. We had a pull through site in the trees and it was so nice and idyllic. The site was big enough for our 37' motorhome and our Jeep tow vehicle. Cable at the site. There is a great store that is very well stocked. They have a wonderful pancake breakfast and on July 4th they had a cookout with everyone bringing something. We had not booked our site for the night of the 4th and we really wanted to stay a day longer. They worked very hard to find us another site for that night. It took some work, but they did it. I can think of no negatives for this campground. Location to Durango is great, views of the surrounding mountains are stellar. Very clean and well kept campground with reasonable rates. Will stay here again and again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground depending on your site. Some sites have shade trees and other larger pull thru sites are out in the "flat lands" closer to the hwy. We had a beautiful end spot but others were in close together sites with very uneven surfaces. WiFi was intermittent. Workkampers went from very friendly to rude. They definitely don't like having to move you around in the the park, just too difficult to deal with the computer. Not great customer service in the office. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Decent, friendly, well-managed park. Experienced Workampers keep returning season after season so must like the owners/mgrs. Asked for & got ned site of Big Rig row but WiFi (free) signal seemed to be weaker when more RVs were in spaces between our site and the Office. Sudden wind gusts kept awnings in most times. Winds from a certain direction reminded us of the pastoral setting with horses in the fields surrounding us. Still, we stayed 2 wks and enjoyed the park's hospitality and complimentary popcorn! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is by far the best park we have visited. While the area around Durango is know for its majestic mountains and narrow gauge railroad. The park is situated in Animas River valley pasture land, off-set by red rock clifts. The picture used on the web site does not do this park justice. Staff is outstanding, and the morning all you can breakfast is the best deal around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place. We also stumbled on this place without a reservation, and then spent 3 nights here. We appreciated the dog walking service. For a fee one of the park ladies came to our trailer twice during the day and walked our two dogs while we took the train to Silverton. I'd stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made reservations by calling just a few days in advance and were fortunate enough to get a site (beginning July 4). We wound up staying 9 nights -- while we waited for parts and had warranty service work done on our fiver. The people in the office were extremely friendly and helpful. We ended up playing "musical sites" because we kept going back to the office to add a couple of more nights each time we'd talk to the service manager about the status of our axles. Each time, the park staff found an empty site that was suitable. We were so glad we had a comfortable place to stay! The office personnell frequently asked us how things were going. One evening, when walking back to our site from the pool, a staffer picked my son up and gave him a ride because he was carrying his shoes. He was thrilled! The pool was wonderful -- very warm! The biggest negative I can think of is the wifi, while free, is spotty. Not all parts of the park get a decent connection. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Great staff. Very helpful and friendly. They helped us a lot with planning and reservations for activities during our stay. All lots were nice and level, some shaded and some in the open. The pool area was clean and well kept. Store was well stocked. We just stumbled on this campground without reservations, but plan to visit again on our next trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great for the off season. We were told that rigs can be stacked up 4 or 5 deep waiting for cancellations during the summer, so reservations a must. Huge dog walking area, great for our 3 dogs. Very clean and friendly. Perhaps a little pricey, but worth it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are many side by side sites that are not shaded ( good for Sat reception). The park
is well maintained and the view is nice. The sites are O.K. Some side by side sites share a grill. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Overall a very nice park with many amenities and a very friendly and helpful staff. The only negatives we found were that the cable was horrible and we couldn't get a Sat. signal due to being under many trees and the advertised fishing pond was a very nasty mosquito infested puddle that was closed off anyway. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Sites run a full range: some shady, some sunny, some cramped, some not cramped. Location of the campground very convenient and easy to find. Separate room for computers and internet use. Breakfast available; very nice laundry and bathrooms. The best point of the campground is the staff--the friendliest and most helpful I've come across in all my years of camping. We camped here in a camper.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Sites are long pull thrus. Most have decent size front area with grass. One draw back is that your neighbors RV back is about 2 ft from your RV back.If you have dogs don't let the wordage on the brochure scare you. It states absolutely no barking will be tolerated. We were afraid one bark might have us kicked out of the place and since we knew we were going into town, we went into the office to figure out what we could do. The lady was very nice and stated that the brochure was a little strong and not to worry. Place was well kept. We camped here in a camper.
This is a bare bones campground. We arrived in Durango with no reservations. Called a couple of campgrounds and they were all full. We were told by one of the campgrounds that Cottonwood did have sites available. We called: and the they did. We arrived to be greeted by a very nice lady and her husband. They let us have our pick of the sites. The park is old, and dusty, but quiet. The only problem that I had was the price: extremely over priced. But beggars can't be choosers. We would probably not stay here again: only because of the price. it would be a nice stopping place at about $20 per night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We rarely stay at a KOA due to cost and our disinterest in most amenities, but this one looked like one of the cheapest RV parks in the Durango area. It's about 7 miles south of town, up a long grade, going by all the big box stores. The host was ready for us when we arrived and his partner drove us to our site, which was a nice back in with full hookups including cable. We ended up using our over-the-air antenna for the limited channels of interest to us. A person on neighboring property with a dirt motorcycle was a little worrisome but was not a problem. We stayed here to ride the Durango-Silverton train. We didn't try the internet as we had our Verizon card. The rate shown includes sales tax and is the single night rate. We stayed two days and would stay here again were we in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the best KOA I have stayed at so far. Plenty of shade and privacy with a nice view of the mountains from our site. Exceptionally helpful and friendly staff. I will return! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our first visit to this campground and it won't be our last. The staff and owners are exceptional, the grounds are immaculate. We had our grandkids with us and they loved the pool, mini golf and especially the panning for gold. The lady who was in charge of the panning is a real jewel herself! Be sure to get a pizza, too! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is very near main thoroughfare to Durango, and is relatively noisy. Although there are some trees, most of them aren't large enough to provide any useful shade at camp site where we were located. We were assigned slot #31, and while it is listed as a pull through, it would be very difficult to to accomplish if adjacent slots are filled. Tow parking was awkward at best, however adequate for our overnight stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here several times and we will again. As KOA members we have a discounted rate. It is one of the nicest KOAs in the country. It's rustic and rural, extremely well maintained with landscaping providing privacy between sites. Site slightly off-level, but nothing not easily remedied. Beautiful grounds. Restrooms immaculate. Don't know about Wi-Fi because we use our phone to connect. Didn't use the pool but it is beautifully clean and large. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Spaces were narrow. Had to stand on boulders to do hookups and in bushes to access storage on the other side. Wi-fi was unreliable and unusable. Spaces and roads are dirt/gravel, but spaces are fairly level. Would probably stay here overnight or for a few days again, but would check other parks first. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were not impressed with this KOA; sites were very close together, at weird angles and on slants. They did have two nice dog parks, one for small dogs and for large. Office help was friendly. They made pizzas to deliver which we're OK not great, but the idea is good. I would probably not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price reflects Mother's Day weekend special discount and weekly rate. Camp hosts and staff were exceptionally nice. Roads and sites are gravel and got fairly muddy with rain. They could have been more level. We arrived to find lots of deer droppings where we needed to walk outside our rig. The dog off-leash areas were lacking much grass but there was a grassy area with bags on the way to them. We had good Verizon signal and enjoyed the pancake/waffle breakfast to benefit sending kids to camp. First campground where we've been required to be escorted out of our site. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this KOA - hosts were friendly, and our site (#65 - ask for it if possible) was beautiful, surrounded by trees and private. Good cable and good Wi-Fi. We stayed two nights, and enjoyed the Durango-Silverton railroad as well as our visit to Mesa Verde. Good restaurants within an easy drive downtown. (We loved Ken and Sue's restaurant, and College Drive Cafe for breakfast.) The managers have a garden on site with fresh veggies and herbs available for guests. (Other good campsites: 66, 53-56.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean KOA. Staff friendly. Others suggested staying towards the back due to road noise so that's what I did. Still hear it a bit if you are outside but not annoying. Bathrooms were immaculate as typical for the KOA's I've stayed at. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice KOA. The roads and sites are gravel and there are a lot of large shade trees around the sites. I found the roads and sites roomy and easy to maneuver through. This is one of those KOAs that serves breakfast (waffles and sausage, I think) and occasionally has evening cookouts, if you're into those kind of things. The eastern/lower section of the park that I was in doesn't have any buffer between it and US-160, which was a couple hundred feet away, so there was some constant low-level road noise, which didn't really bother me. The upper section of the park is further back and has the clubhouse and some bushes between it and the road. The Wi-Fi refused to connect the first day I was here, but then worked okay the rest of the week. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a wonderful stay at this campground. The site was excellent. The utilities were conveniently placed, we had plenty of room. The staff were extremely helpful when our car broke down and had to be towed to the local dealer for repair. They even let us borrow the camp pickup truck to follow the tow truck to the dealer to complete the paperwork. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Mixed bag at this KOA. First, it's 5 long miles outside of Durango perched on top of a hill in the middle of scrub brush and gravel. If you are seeking pleasing aesthetics this is not the place for you. KOA is running a 'buy one get one night' special in August so I asked at the front desk if I could get that. The teenage boy working check-in was clueless And asked the manager. The manger seemed put out and told him that they were 'too busy' to participate in that. I can only conclude that this KOA has a captive market and is therefore not compelled to offer a high quality product to their customers. The swimming pool was nice. Sites near the front have a lot of road noise but its quiet in the back. Go to this campground if you need an overnight in Durango while in transit but my recommendation is that you do not make this a destination. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an excellent KOA. The staff were very accommodating and helpful. Sites were level, great Wi-Fi, good cable and super amenities. Putt Putt golf course on site, several fenced dog parks, they serve breakfast and pizza each day between Memorial Day and Labor Day (we missed it by a week); pool, cleanest restrooms I've ever seen; playground. Very nice and we would definitely stay there again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a week in this campground and it was great! Good location to town and easy access. Nice shaded site for us and had to do some leveling. Sites close together as all KOA's and a little tight pulling out our 40' motorcoach. Owners do a good job and we will stay here again when in Durango area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here after Labor Day so all of the amenities were closed like breakfast, ice cream, pizza, etc. But the pool was very nice as were the showers and laundry facilities. The staff was excellent: friendly and helpful. This is not the prettiest KOA we have been to. Our site was secluded but close to freeway noise. The roads are gravel and dirt which means dust. We would probably stay at the other park in town next time which looked like it has grass and trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is absolutely the best KOA we've stayed at. The owners and employees are always making sure you're doing well, and constantly cleaning and gardening. The sites are large and level, the WiFi is very good, the pool is beautiful, and there's a kid's playground as well as 2 dog areas--one for small dogs and one for large. My dog loved them both, as well as the creek that runs through the park. Breakfast is offered in the morning, and pie, ice cream & pizza in the evenings, as well as a movie. With all the things to do in Durango, we plan on coming back to this RV park again and again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent park, first time we have given a 10. The owners and all the workampers were extremely friendly. The store is well stocked and reasonably priced. We didn't use the pool but it was inviting. The pancake breakfast is fantastic. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very efficient and friendly office. Due to our three week stay, we were placed in one of the loveliest spots in the park, #200, on the end, shaded (but prevented satellite reception), pancake breakfast, wagon rides, duck races, ice cream socials, pies nightly, movies: many amenities. Great location to town and again, office workers and the owner were absolutely wonderful and so helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Visiting some friends in town so we stayed in one of the new Lodges. Staff was great, pizza was great, the new pool was great. My duck won the duck race so I was a happy camper. We had a good time at this KOA. We will stay again. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
Park has first rate sites, cable TV and WiFi. Verizon service was very good. Location for visiting friends in Durango was excellent. I would give it a 10 if the price was about $30. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a great site with shade during very warm weather. This park has major cable service which worked just fine as did their Wi-Fi service. The store was one of the nicest we've ever seen in a campground. Our campsite was toward the back of the park so we did not notice any road noise. Now if they would just pave their interior roads to keep the dust down that would be great! Really enjoyed our stay though and will definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with easy access to Durango with a Wal-Mart nearby. Lady in the office was very helpful and went out of her way to assist you. Florida owners could be a little more friendly. Lots of little improvements is making this park better. I would stay here again. Verizon worked well here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A really nice KOA and very reasonably priced. It's not a large park. Escorted to our site and also when leaving. Cable TV was excellent as was the Wi-Fi. Very friendly owners. Has an enclosed dog park. Quiet. Spaces were plenty wide with some trees. Our only complaint was that they had a large group coming in and we couldn't stay longer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice KOA. There is a lot for kids to do. Very friendly people running it. We were escorted to our site. Wi-Fi good. Cable good. Well maintained and clean. Sites are not really big but not too small either. Typical KOA site width. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is with a KOA card. Escorted to our site. A nice park with shade and mostly level sites. Locals say they have not had much rain this year, so the area is a little on the brown side. Most of the water is allocated to the farms. This is a little outside of Durango proper, but an easy drive. Currently, the weather is very pleasant. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Got noise? While this campground is well kept and the staff is friendly, the highway noise is just not acceptable. A tent will not stop the traffic noise all night long. Two staff members tried to tell me it gets quieter at night. It does not get quiet. We camped here in a Tent.
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It is a small campground, but very well maintained with super friendly staff. The pull thru sites were a little hard to get into, but adequate. There are lots of kids activities, ice cream and movies every night, and pancake breakfasts. It is convenient to Mesa Verde and the Durango-Silverton train. The only complaint is that it's very close to the main road and you could hear some road noise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The staff was very nice upon arrival and escorted us to our site. We spent several nights here. They have an ice cream social and movies nightly. The sites were level and we had lots of shade in the area we were in. The pool and playground were clean. The bathrooms were always clean no matter what time it was, which was nice. The owner makes pizzas nightly and offers free delivery to your site. Not all sites have fire pits, ours didn't, but we were able to use the BBQ grill instead. It was not ideal, but it worked. The location is not far from town. In early morning you could hear some highway noise from where we were, but it wasn't too bad. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
While pricey, this place is top notch. Escort to the site, even though it was an easy drive. Help backing in, etc. Asked for next to the bathrooms, and I ended up 20 feet from it. Very helpful staff with clean restrooms and endless hot water. We stayed for two nights. I would return, but I would have to factor in the price with other places, depending on the season as my price is "off" season. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Fairly level dirt and gravel sites. Picnic table and grill at site. Facilities were clean and functional. Electrical connections were toward the front and sewer more toward the back of our site. Rigs with rear electrical connections might have a problem with power cord or sewer hose length. Right next to a busy highway but noise did not seem to be an issue. Playground, swimming pool, and activities. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Previous reviewers are correct in saying that this is a nice park but I think their perspectives (tent trailer and camping cabin) made them a little too easy in giving it 10s. The park has very good facilities (FHU, cable, WI-FI, and a pool). The park layout conforms to the natural setting - hilly terrain, trees, dirt, curvy roads. This could be a problem for big rigs and those who want cement pads and no intrusions by mother nature. The hilltop location affords some nice views of Durango and the surrounding mountains. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Since our trips are usually relatively close to home and quick, we usually stay at KOA campgrounds. The Durango KOA is the best that we have visited. The hosts were friendly and very helpful, excellent pancake breakfasts (omelets on the weekends), heated pool, Wi-Fi worked great, very clean rest rooms and the cleanest showers we've seen at a campground. We stayed here over the July 4th weekend, and went into Durango to see the parade and fireworks (hint, park at the Albertson's grocery store and walk down the river to the small park off of 9th for a great view). We'll definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
I've stayed at other Durango cgs but this one has it all - RV and tent sites, cabins, pool, immaculate restrooms, WiFi, recreation, game room, TV lounge, free nightly movies, dog exercise course, morning pancakes, nightly pizza delivery, and a great view of the city. You can choose from a tree shaded site to a deluxe cabin or park your rig and toad in one of the well prepared pull through sites. Friendly camp workers escort you to your site and then regularly tour the grounds to make sure everyone is happy. Since it's 7 miles from historic downtown, it has a woodsy, state park feel but it's close enough that you can take part in everything Durango has to offer - the narrow gauge railroad, river rafting, horseback riding, and the river trail for biking and hiking. Nearby day trips include the San Juan Skyway, Mesa Verde National Park, gold mine tours, and lots more. I will definitely go back. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
We really enjoyed our stay at this park. The park is all gravel and minor leveling was necessary on our riverfront site. The view of mountains and water was amazing, and the river was up due to the recent rains. The gravel roads held up very well considering the amount of rain received. The bathrooms were very clean. Staff was friendly, helpful and responsive. The park is very quiet at night and well off the highway. We had strong Verizon signal and had no problem with satellite TV reception. The park also has cable TV with many channels and a great picture. Although we did not use the heated pool, it is beautifully landscaped and maintained. Park is convenient to visit Silverton and Ouray as well as Durango. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Staying here on the river. Not very level and had to use several blocks just to get level. In fact, quite a few rigs here have had to get their front ends off the ground to get level. Staff friendly, gravel sites with good electricity. Free WiFi but gets slow in evening as everybody is on it. Our site was only 40 feet long by 12 feet wide. Won't stay here again when passing thru. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is in a very nice location. The sites on the river were awesome but expensive and very close together. Our neighbors sewer was very close to our picnic table. They charge $5.00 per pet that you bring and I don't know why, there is no place for them to go. The check in process was very good. The office staff are cheerful and friendly. Our site was fairly level and all utilities worked fine. WI-FI was weak, but Verizon signal was good. About half of the TV channels were fuzzy, but the view and location were out of this world and we will come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed in this park for 17 nights while visiting Durango and Silverton. The park staff were friendly and very helpful. The park is well maintained with many flower beds and nice views of the river. The sites in the park are long enough to accommodate larger RVs but are not very wide. The park has a nice pool that is kept clean and warm. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pretty park along the Animas River about 15 minutes from downtown Durango. The park itself is well-organized but the spaces are close. They get premium rates for the lovely riverfront spots and so they really line up the RVs. Spaces are level on gravel and everything works. They charge $5 extra per dog. The people in the office are nice and able to offer lots of useful information about the area. The park is very clean. All in all, a slightly pricey but truly pleasant place for a stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed 6 nights in a back in site. First campground I stayed at where they let you reserve which site you want which was nice because I asked for a wide site with shade, which I got. Glad I did as some sites are very narrow. Saw several large MH having trouble getting into their sites. Water, sewer, electric all good. Laundry room okay and wifi iffy. Friendly staff. Access to the river is not easy we accessed between a couple of cabins that were empty, but it was a little steep to get to and from the river. Good location for exploring the Durango & Silverton areas. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have been to this campsite about 3 times over the last five years or so. I am sorry to say that it appears the campsite is not being kept up very well. The biggest complaint is they do not trim the trees. We had to trim a tree to get our motorhome in and then found the river view obstructed with overgrown and dead trees. Park staff rides around on golf carts all day, but are not doing any work! It's a shame since this park has the potential to be much nicer. For $70 a night, we expect basic park maintenance at the very least. Two or three washing machines had towels on the ground for leaky washers and one dryer was out of order. The location is not ideal if you plan to spend much time in town, as it's about 15 miles out of town. I doubt we will return again on our next trip to Durango. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overpriced. Relatively small narrow spaces. Spotty internet-comes and goes. Roaches in ladies bathroom-may be temporary problem-don't know. No river access unless you are in $70+ river site. No refund if dissatisfied and want to leave early which is stressed when you sign in (after they have your money). Sewer connections are located in bad area for each site-your neighbor's connection seems like it is right outside your front door. Did I mention "overpriced"? Park personnel are friendly and park was well kept (other than roaches mentioned above). Good cable TV service. Needless to say not our favorite park in Durango area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We reserved a site on the river and it was beautiful. The park was very clean and all of the staff were extremely nice and helpful. We stayed for five days. We would definitely stay in this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Agree with last review, stayed 17 days, non river pull through. Don't come if more than 40 ft. Very hard to park and not much room. Main complaint was sewer gas wafting near our site, it came and went so management never could stop it. Very annoying, made it hard to enjoy sitting outside. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent campground! Stayed for 6 nights in site 4 right on the river. The view was amazing. Very clean park. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The entire campground was always being picked up and taken care of. Large laundry facility, very clean, and nice game room for the kids. The pool looked very nice, but we did not use it. They had a small ice cream store on Friday and Saturday nights, and breakfast on Sunday morning. The camp store was a decent size and had good prices on Durango souvenirs. River sites are close together but definitely worth it. Wi-fi was slow, but Verizon 3G worked great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made our reservations in February to stay in this park in July. When we got here, we did not get the spot we reserved. The spot they gave us was not big enough for our 35-ft. 5th wheel. It took us two hours to maneuver into the space so that our slides would open. When we were finally situated, our door opened into a tree: literally. We complained at the office, and were told there were no other spaces available. They offered an $8.00 per night discount, which I accepted, as we were here to meet up with friends. Spent an awkward weekend walking out into a tree. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Absolutely beautiful campground. Riverfront is the only way to go, though and it is very expensive ($70+). If you are not riverfront you don't really have access to the water at all and the spots are tight. Spots riverfront are a lot bigger. Very convenient location to Durango and Silverton. The Wi-Fi was terrible on northside, but was better elsewhere. Great pool area, store, and lodge with a movie playing each night. Has an ice cream stand but it is only open on the weekends. We would certainly stay here again but only riverfront. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful park. We stayed in a large site off of the river, but a short walk from the river, restrooms, and pool. The park is laid out well and the scenery is breath-taking. It was clean and well kept. The cable worked fine and the Wi-Fi worked pretty well. The pool is also very nice (heated and clean). We will definitely make a trip back here in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wonderful Park! We stayed in one of the riverside RV sites - the river was beautiful; the scenery was unbelievable! There is a picnic table area where the hummingbirds fly all around...beautiful! The showers were clean; the park was quiet. All in all, we would love to come back here! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park on the Animas River. The gravel sites are a little close. This park is very popular and full. It's north of Durango. They had no discounts. The price reflects 4 adults. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I loved it here. Sat outside the entire time with my fire, cable TV, watching the river roll by. Staff was great. Great store. Internet was good, and I would for sure park myself here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is net including taxes. Considering the Durango market, the price is not out of line, but it's no bargain either. A beautiful park right on the Animas River. A little farther out of town than others, but worth the extra miles for the peace and beauty of the place. Staff was outstanding: Friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Well-stocked store and gift shop. Didn't try the pool, but it looked nice. Sites and access lanes are gravel, fairly roomy, and our site was fairly but not completely level. This is the highest rating I'll give a campground without fully paved pads and roads, so four stars is in no way a complaint. It's probably the only place I'd stay the next time I'm in Durango. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Prior reviews reflect our experience. Our rate was an early season special for a non-riverfront, 30 amp site. Sites are gravel, fairly close together, very small "patio" areas, lack privacy, lots of trees, some grass, no highway noise, great Wi-Fi and cable TV. We will come again before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a lovely campground right on the river. It is located about 14 miles north of town, which is a little inconvenient for shopping or dining, but it is well worth it! It is very quiet, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. They have a nice gift shop on site, swimming pool, small convenience store, cable TV--nice amenities when you are "camping". We would stay here again for sure. We loved it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you're looking for a clean, first class camping experience right on the beautiful Animas river, this is the best of all of the campgrounds we scoped out! About 9 miles to downtown Durango, but just far enough out of town to be perfect. Laundry facilities super clean, cabins for rent, staff top notch and super friendly, and helpful for tips on jeep tours, the train, zip lining. You name it. The spots are a bit close on the river, but since you back in, you still have plenty of privacy for a great fire right next to the river. The other sites are certainly tidy, shaded and spread out, but the river sites are by far the primo. We stayed for five days. The only reason we didn't rate a perfect ten was that they charge $5 per dog (one time fee). We clean up after our pooches with our own dog supplies. Seemed a little nickel and dime. But otherwise a perfect experience! Thank you ladies!!! Especially the work camp hosts! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground is close to Durango and Silverton and many local sights. My main complaint is that the sites are small and they sure do jam in the units. Your sewer hook up is right next to where your neighbors picnic table sits. They welcome dogs but charge $5.00 per dog (one time per visit) but I did not see the reason for the charge. Not like they had to clean a room or ?? The site that we stayed on had dog waste on it when we arrived and I think people are unhappy about the dog charge and don't clean up as a result. The sites are gravel for the most part which does get dusty when it is hot and dry. The garbage pick up is nice and the Verizon air card reception great. Good TV reception with many channels. I have been to worse parks and when you stay at popular area parks, there are some things you have to give up. The laundry area is nice and clean but expensive to use, $1.75 per load. I checked out most of the local campgrounds and all seem to be crowded so this park is as good as any. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful setting right on the Animas River. The people in the office were extremely courteous and helpful. Good supplies available and nice gift shop. Very nice facilities. Sites are very close together, but that seems to be the norm in Colorado. 12 miles north of Durango, but worth the drive. Scenic area to walk, run or bike. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 2 nights and overall we really have no complaints. Kids loved the pool, views are awesome. Showers and restrooms were clean and nice. A couple of minor complaints. The Internet service was intermittent at best, when it did work, it was pretty slow. The roads inside the park are a very fine gravel. The kids hated riding their bikes on this gravel, and you got dirty walking back from showers. The sites are fairly small and narrow. This place was full when we stayed, and according to the staff, they stay full all summer. We would stay here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A little out of town, but quiet and restfull. We stayed a week on Coast-to-Coast Points so the rate does not reflect the public price. This is NOT a private CG like Coast Resorts claims, but is very nice. Right on the Animas River. We will stay here the next time we go to ride the Silverton Train. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is by far the nicest Rv Park in Durango! The owner has demonstrated his commitment to spend money and create a real nice park. Has Riverfront sites, and not some dirty little stream, a real beautiful large running river. Great amenities for kids. Heated CLEAN pool, Ice Cream Shop, very well stocked General store, and an impressive gift shop. Also game room, 24 hour laundry room and Pancake/Sausage breakfast on weekends. Oh: did I mention lightning fast internet from one of the sites furthest from the Office. We will be back! (And I am picky!) We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground was easy to find. Check in was excellent. We were escorted to our site to see if we liked it and when we asked if we could change we were taken back to office and the change was made instantly. The camp host came with us when we moved our RV's and helped us to park. Everything was extremely clean. They even picked up our trash each morning. When we needed our propane filled someone came and helped us get the tank out and then refilled it and brought it back. Everyone we met was very helpful and friendly. We loved the campground and would stay here again when we come to Durango. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is about 10 miles North of Durango, but very quiet, no lights, no road noise. Sites are spaced ok, but just a couple more feet would give this place a 10. The bathrooms/showers need an upgrade, but clean. We would stay here again. This RV site is so beautiful, right on the Animas River. For the price, much better than the Big Rig site closer to town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites were a bit close, we were camping in a tent trailer surrounded by much larger RV's, but we still had shade and privacy. Had a site on the river, and sitting in front of the fire at night listening to the Animas was very relaxing. Security makes regular rounds in a golf cart to ensure quiet hours are enforced, and also to lend a helpful hand when needed. Restrooms were clean, store on site was convenient and well stocked. The staff was just wonderful. Convenient to tourist activities, yet still a bit country. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a really nice, busy park with friendly and very helpful staff. Our traveling friends had mechanical problems with their Motor Home that caused us to arrive 2 days late. We did keep Riverside abreast of our situation until our arrival. Much to our surprise, neither of us (two Motorhome's) were charged for the nights we were not there (we had reservations). The staff was very knowledgeable of the area and this was a big help! We had a sewer smell that we reported. We really enjoyed our stay and plan to go back next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall campground had great amenities, but very dusty and dirty. Needs more gravel or grass to stop the dirt from tracking into your RV. Spaces were close together. Management was fine. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Not terrible but not great. The sites are too close together. We are in 58 and 59. There is hardly room for Picnic table. Fire pit directly under your feet. Very hot and dry. River pretty but you can't see it because the cabins are in the way. Not bad if you want to be in the area for something. But I wouldn't Camp here to hang out at the campsite. We are here with our teenage kids in a motorhome. Hopefully we will redeem this 5days by driving up to silver ton and enjoying Durango. The park won't be the highlight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is in good shape with a great location on the Animas River. My only complaint is that it was very dusty and the park could use more gavel at each site to cut down on the dirt and dust that can accumlate after being there for a week. Also, the people next to us had two Pitbulls which we do not like, and barked at our dog everytime we walked by their site. I wish the park did not allow Pitbulls into the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This resort was wonderful, and we would definitely stay here again!!! Extremely friendly staff, cordial atmosphere, clean, a pool, game room, and movie night for the kids, and pet friendly too! My only regret is that we didn't have time to stay longer! We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here with my 2 grandchildren(11 & 9). They loved the pool and the game room. The facilities were very clean, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The Wi-fi didn't always connect, but we have had the same problem at other parks we have stayed in. Our site was a premium site on the river. I had read some of the other reviews and we almost didn't choose this park but we were so glad that we did. If we return next year we will definitely book our stay here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful park with friendly hosts. Kids loved the swimming pool. The park showed a children's movie at 8:00 pm in their theater. We will definitely return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were concerned having read other reviews regarding the staff but things have definitely changed. The staff and work campers couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Two things that need improvement. The pet policy: there was no designated pet area and we had to ask people to not walk their dog in our site and twice found our wheel covers used by a dog! Not pleasant. Second: the WiFi is really weak and we were unable to access it most of the time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground: especially the river front sites. Not sure why some reviewers were so critical, unless they haven't been to many RV parks. We have been to many and this one rates among the better ones. The facilities were neat and clean and staff was friendly. As for the cost: yes, a bit pricey, but we don't mind paying for a nice campground. We have friends (who also have a lot of RV camping experience) who recommended the park, and they too thought this was a really nice park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is what I call a broken down park. Sites are terribly small, limited parking, poor layout, very narrow roads and way over priced. They are relying solely on the "river" and that is very limited. Don't waste your money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
we loved this park. WI-FI & phone signals were great, and we had over 50 cable channels. If you have a big rig, go for RV sites 18 through 31. They are level & have more width to them. The other big rig sites were closer together and not as level, but we were still happy with our space. We will definitely come back, but will request the bigger sites. The pool, store, staff and all accommodations were excellent in my opinion. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was on the river and was beautiful. Shower facilities were too few and very small. Good all-you-can-eat breakfast. Staff very nice. Huge complaint about size of sites. We had a back-in that took 20 minutes to get in to. They are so packed together that it was ridiculous. Everyone we talked to complained about the same thing, not enough room and all of the rigs are right on top of each other. We would not go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is under new management and ownership. It is in the process of becoming a membership campground. We had camped here before when it was a KOA and we were very happy with it. Now, the sites are smaller and there are more cabins on the river. The river sites are all back in and they are very close together. Our site was so close to our neighbor in fact that our awning was nearly touching their slide out and their sewer connection was under our awning. Yuck! If you are not on the river I would pass this one up. The staff was very nice but I would never pay a yearly fee to camp here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After reading previous comments, I had to check the web site to be sure we were talking about the same campground. We were there in June and enjoyed it tremendously. The people were extremely friendly and helpful. Our only problem was having to change sites during our stay because of some confusion when booking. We don't have a slide but those on both sides did and we didn't feel cramped at all. We have 2 dogs and there was no problem about them. We plan to stay there again next year. We got a night free for staying over a week. The laundry facilities were great. There was trash pickup. We haven't camped a lot but this place seemed exceptionally nice to us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We only camped on night here but liked it so much we are coming back next week. The staff was very friendly and helpful and even showed us all the sites so we could pick what we liked. Not all sites are level, but they are working on it as it is under new ownership. The grounds, restrooms and showers are immaculate. The store is well stocked. I found access to the river quite easy for a little fishing. Now the bad news: sites will only be available through Oct. 31,2008. After that, this campground, Durango Riverside Resort, will be membership only. We like this place but it is true that the sites are tight. Don't know what the deal is with membership. Maybe that is why it is in such great condition. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nature lovers are going to thank me for this one! We stopped in here on our way home and were so sad we only had one night to stay! This is formally the KOA North. It is 12 miles north of Durango. If you like to "rough it" in your motorhome or travel trailer, this is the place to be! It is right on the river and well maintained by super friendly staff. Check their website for full amenities, but I saw a coffee bar, a cafe (I think only used for free pancake breakfast), a heated swimming pool, trash pick-up service, a nice store with gift shop, cabins for rent, a playground, movie of the night poster and of course the spectacular river views. Rates vary based on a pull-through vs. back-in site, and the river proximity. We backed into a river space and slept with the windows open and enjoyed the sounds of the river 8 feet away, all night long. Downsides for those of you who are picky. The sites are dirt and are not super level; pets are $5 per day; more than 2 guests per site are charged (even children, see website for fees) and spaces are a little tight to get into. We stayed here in a 37.5' motorhome and got into a 35' back in space. I'm only sharing this park with you because I want it to remain open for years to come so we can go back and enjoy it as it is choice river frontage. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Aug 06 reviewer must have been paid by the camp to write the review. The restaurant was basically non existent, they overcharged when it was open but that's Durango The food was marginal. It looked like quite a few sites were not level but the management says, what do you expect, it's the mountains. They discouraged fishing in the river and the if you reserved a river site well in advance, you might not get it. The office manager was not very friendly-in fact quite often just rude. It's a potentially wonderful park but it needs some managerial changes and some serious TLC - that's tender loving care. We'll not be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were very pleased with this KOA campground outside of Durango. The interior roads are dirt but are well kept, with many shade trees and beautiful views of the mountains. There is a cafe on the premises, serving breakfast, lunch and two nights there were BBQ's available. The personnel could have been a little bit more friendly but we will definitely return to this RV park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the most useless situation I have even come across. You pay to camp on the Animas River but you are not allowed to fish in the river in the camp area nor is anyone allowed to play in or near the river. And, to boot, the customer service is terrible. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very neat and clean Koa. When they say it's 12 miles north of Durango their not lying. The pool is heated which is a big plus because it was in the 50's at times when we where there. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Nice campground north of town far enough away from the congestion but close enough to all the conveniences. The Animas River flows through the CG - it was reaching flood stage when we were there but that didn't cause any problem. Great base camp for Mesa Verde, Hovenweep, and San Juan Skyway. Didn't see much of the owners/managers, and the cafe, ice cream shop, and movie pavilion weren't open yet. Guess it was too early in the season. Will definitely go back. We camped here in a ?.
Actually, we stayed here in 1999, but the site won't let me choose that option. My purpose in posting this review is to point out that, at least as of Sept. 2006, this CG is no longer listed on the KOA website, and word from friends who have also stayed here is that it has been sold. No word yet on whether it will remain a CG, but in any case is no longer a KOA. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Pulled in on Thanksgiving Day; no one was around. Phone didn't even work; tried to call and got disconnected. The other reviewers are right, it's pretty much of a dump with long-termers that looked like oil field workers. As it's the only park in town open during the winter, I went on to the next town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at Durango RV park for four different summer vacations from 2001 to 2010, and it's always good to return to a safe familiar place. It's like our home away from home. We tow our Jeep and take full advantage of the trails and views within our daily range. We have enjoyed the scenery on US-550 dozens of times to Silverton and Ouray and if you're really brave, don't miss the Alpine loop. If you're really really brave, test your Jeep's endurance and driving skills from Telluride over Imogene Pass to Ouray. Enjoy the scenic trails in LaPlata Canyon. Visit the Telluride hydro plant and the Ames or Ouray hydro plants. At the end of the day, have dinner at the Silverton Brown Bear or the dozens of restaurants in Durango. Durango RV Park has lots with trees and shade and a mountain view where you can see the weather conditions all the way to Engineer Mountain. Your camp site is a private and quiet place where you can enjoy your lawn chairs with no bugs and no smoke from campfires. Enjoy the hummingbirds, flowers, farm, mining and industrial antiques at an old-iron lover's paradise. Easy access to shopping at Aztec, Farmington, Cortez, Durango, Bayfield or Ignatio. It's in the middle of it all with low monthly rates, friendly hosts, an easy path to DirecTV or Dish Network, DSL phone connections, laundry and mail. If you are into skiing or other winter fun, they are open all year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park, unfortunately, didn't live up to expectations from previous reviews and from their website. We were taken back by the appearance as we drove in. We thought we had pulled into a junkyard at first, only to find out this was indeed the park. To be fair, there are two entrances, and the north entrance is the one I'm referring to. The south entrance takes you through a "nicer" part of the park. Many permanent residents, and several were in rather old dilapidated trailers. We had to back into our site and our back window overlooked several rusted out 1940's vintage farm trucks and tractors (30 feet away) with grass overgrown around them. There are no bathrooms, showers or laundry here. There also is some kind of oil field facility across the road that runs all night and sounds like a train engine. Very noisy and didn't get much sleep because of it. On the positive side, the owner is very friendly, the sites were level, power good(50 amps). However the water pressure was pretty low. I had to remove my pressure regulator to get what little pressure they did have. Lots of trees, but the sites are pretty close together. In addition, you are almost 15 miles from Durango, so if you're looking to do anything in this part of the state, you're going to have to drive. Next time, we'll spend a little more money to get in Durango, and not having to drive back and forth will probably save money. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice, reasonably priced park. The owners are very nice and accommodating. This is definitely a no-frills park, but the location is convenient, and the price is right! They are open year 'round, so this is a good place to stay when you are skiing at Purgatory. The park is quiet and pleasant. We stay here 2-3 times per year, and we will stay there again in the future. I would rate it higher if there were cable tv. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the most friendly park we have ever stayed in. The two owners and on site manager are the friendliest down to earth people that have a lot of interesting history and background. The rates are the best anywhere and the location and scenery are great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you are looking for a cushy park with lots of amenities, this is not the place for you. We didn't have reservations, but the park holds a few sites for first come first serve. We found a spot that our RV would fit in although there were no utilities. You can run a generator between 8am and 10pm. The weather is nice and cool and the park is so quiet. We slept with the windows open and the weather was perfect for it. Would definitely stay here again. If you want a spot on the lake, with power, be sure to go to the website and reserve it well in advance because they stay pretty booked up in the summer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice dry camping campground. NO WATER connections for any type of hose, so no re-filling or topping off RV water tanks. Very clean and very well maintained. Only downside is if you are not comfortable with narrow roads, as they are indeed narrow if your are in a large motorhome as we were. We stayed one night while passing through and would stay again if needed place to stop and were prepared to dry camp. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Senior Pass. This is a very nice quiet campground in the San Juan National Forest. Haviland Lake is great for trout fishing. Site was large enough to get our 36 foot fifth-wheel in, clean site with fire ring & picnic table. We had 50 amp electric & had no problems. Vault toilets were clean, there are no showers. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I stayed at this campground as a one-night stopover while traveling through Colorado. The campground hosts were both friendly and helpful. The site was easy to get in and out of and the electrical hook-up worked fine. The vault toilets were very clean. There are no showers at this campground. I would have stayed longer and explored the hiking trails had it not been for the rainy weather. This is a very scenic and quiet park. I would definitely consider camping here again, We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The season is mid-May to mid-Sept. From Durango, go 17 miles north on Highway 550, Turn east (right) onto F.R. 671 (there is a sign) and there is a horse rental corral at the corner, go about one mile on paved one-lane, two-way road. It is very close with a big rig because you will go between two steel posts but it's doable. Look ahead for oncoming vehicles on this stretch. The campground roads are gravel and one lane with one-way signs. It is in a beautiful setting. Only electric motors are allowed on the lake which is trout-stocked. There is a boat ramp and picnic area. The campground receives very heavy usage so if you don't have reservations get there early in the day. 26 sites are reservable and 17 sites have 30/50A electric. The vault toilets are kept very clean and odor-free. The hosts are very friendly. There are no showers, no dump station, no water fill so come prepared. There are water spigots throughout the campground but you can't fill an RV or do any kind of bathing/hair-washing or teeth-brushing, dish-washing which is great! Those activities make a very unsanitary mess of water spigot areas! The spigots are only for filling a pot or small container. Firewood is sold and if a host sees a log overhanging the fire pit you're out of the park - good rule for cutting down on large fires. The sites are mostly in shade and a handful are on the lake. There are various prices - lakeside #39-45 are $22 plus $5 if they have electric. Other electric sites are $17 plus $5 electric. Non-electric sites are $17. Check out is Noon. Verizon phone and air card work great! Elevation is around 8,000 ft. Golden Age Passports are accepted but not for the electric add-on. Approximately one-half of the sites will accommodate a 40' motorhome but since the sites are along a single lane road and there are many trees you have to be careful. This is our third visit and we'll return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice NF CG just a few miles west of Durango. If you don't like dirt roads or some washboard then stay away. But if you can get past that and like a quiet spot in the woods but close to town this is a great hidden gem. It is about 5 miles outside of town and the pavement ends about 2 miles before the CG. They are supposed to scrape the road twice a year but the hosts said that they hadn't done it this year as of June... (no surprise as the washboard was pretty bad in spots) There is one loop with electric sites. Most are heavy treed but you can still get satellite from some. The vault toilets were spotless and the host were very engaged and super friendly. They stopped by each night to check up on us and inform us as to the fire restrictions. I thought my wife was not going to like it due to the dirt roads but it turned out to be one of her favorites and we wound up staying a week making day trips to Mesa Verde, Telluride and Silverton. I give it a 10 for location. I took away points due to the dirt roads. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for five nights and had a wonderful time. We usually like to stay at state parks and this is the most park-like commercial RV park we've ever stayed at. The owners are very friendly and the park is kept up very well and is very quiet and peaceful. It's located in a beautiful canyon just 10 minutes from town. We will definitely stay here again next time we're in Durango. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed at in our yearly vacations to Durango since 1972. It is clean, quiet and professionally run. Even though it is surrounded by mountains satellite TV is easily obtained even with a small portable 18 inch dish. Wi-Fi is available but during the evenings when all campers are in camp it is slower than the old dial up internet. Better Wi-Fi and/or cable TV would make this RV park perfect. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Real nice campground with new owners. The owners and camp host were real nice and helpful. Some sites along the creek are a little close. The campground is along a creek bottom with trees. Out of town but just a short trip to town. No TV reception but satellite is possible. No AT&T cell service except by the camp store. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I would have given a ten, if they had cable. We really enjoyed our stay here, we were here for three days. It's just outside of town, but its quiet. People were very friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a treat! This park is located in a forested canyon alongside a small stream. A gorgeous setting. The owner checked us in and we were escorted to our site by TWO work-campers who helped me "back & forth" until close to level. No problem with hook-ups or leveling though I did see a couple of bigs with their jacks way up. There were people all over the park cleaning, picking up branches, etc. The park is somewhat "rustic" so the showers aren't ultra-modern, but adequate and clean with plenty of hot water. Our site was nice and wide, with several trees, space for chairs, etc. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent location close to town. Setting is in scenic canyon with great views. Stream is small, yet nice. All work campers extremely nice and keep the restrooms and grounds spotless. Owners are onsite and plant lots of ground coverings and flowers which definitely adds color. Would definitely stay here again. Another plus is highway entrance from the camp road was obviously engineered with campers in mind with safe, dedicated, protected lanes from the road leading to campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in one of three new creek side sites, too close to your neighbor. Our 41' motor home was also a just barely. The sites are small, gravel and dirt. Somewhat of an older feel to the park, but the location is quiet and serene. My ratings for overall appearance: 7, staff: 10, value for the dollar: 5, site sizes: 6, surrounding ambiance: 9, Wi-Fi: 7 (a little weak where we were). Would I stay here again: probably not. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is located in a beautiful setting and is super clean. (I hope that it has been spared from the fire that was started by lightning several miles from the campground a few days after we left.) The park has a number of beautiful well spaced spots for tent camping as well as pups and average sized rigs. There are a lot of trees in the campground offering a lot of shade. Most of the roads are asphalt or gravel as well as most of the sites. The pull-through sites have asphalt pads but are unlevel and in need of refurbishing especially for larger and longer rigs. Some utilities for the pull-throughs need relocating also. (For example, my neighbor's electrical connection would have been under my awning had I put it out.) Washer and dryer prices are reasonably priced. I would normally rate this campground a 7, but it is in such a beautiful location and so clean that it deserves an 8. We would stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lightner Creek Campground is located in an idyllic location in Durango, CO. Lightner Creek runs through the campground creating a beautiful backdrop for many of the camp sites. I would recommend this campground for smaller rv's or tent camping; however, they have only a few sites that they allocate for larger rigs and they are almost touching one another with slides out. We were unfortunate to be placed in site 68, which is back in site located next to a dirt hill. We were jammed in there so tight, that we actually had to come out the door, step to the side, close the door and then climb over a dirt mound to exit our rig. Additionally, we were only separated from the bath house by a short fence that provided privacy if you were sitting down outside, but not from inside your RV. Our RV has an outdoor entertainment center that is located on the passenger side. Because site 68 boxed us into a cave, we did not spend one evening outside and that is a true shame in beautiful Durango. Sites 67 & 66 pull in front wise so that you can enjoy Lightner Creek and I would recommend requesting either of those sites if you would like to be outside. We would have moved to either of those sites if we were not told that they were booked fully and actually got the last site they had available. This irked us as each of the sites only had a rig staying in it 1 night each. Oh well, hopefully you will have better luck. The campground is 50% populated by camp workers who are constantly cleaning and maintain the park beautifully. There is a convenient dog park and several bath houses which we did not utilize. The camp store was well stocked and the pool was a perfect temperature. I will add that the pool situation was strange in that they do not provide a single chair or lounger around the deck. I hauled my own lounge chair up to the pool one day and enjoyed a book and solitude. I never saw anyone else ever utilize the pool, but the work campers cleaned it everyday and covered it every evening. The campground is very quiet and would be perfect for someone who does not wish to socialize. The wifi was intermittent and worked very well at some points and not at all at others. This was our first visit to Durango and will probably give another campground a try when we visit again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow, what a beautiful setting! The park is actually 3.5 miles up a paved road off highway 160. The $44/night was the cost for being located next to small stream plus taxes, but it was sure worth it. We only stayed for three nights, but this is an RV park where we now want to stay a month! Lots of trees. The owners have cared enough to plant some Aspen in logical places. Owners and hosts were great, and the pool sure looked inviting. We had just driven from an RV park east of ABQ that was only $24/night but bare bones. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is still the best campground/RV park in Durango by far. Nice and quiet. About 1 1/2 miles off of highway 160 West of town. Wi-Fi works very well. Super clean bathrooms and showers. Staff, both owners and workampers, are very helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, shady & quiet during our stay. Park helpers were exceptionally nice. Pet friendly. Great place to stay while visiting attractions near Durango.We stayed 3 days and loved it. No cable TV, but there are 5 over air channels available with a little antennae turning and we did not miss cable at all. On my list of top 10 in NW states. They closed this year on September 1. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park itself has nice shade, plenty of room, clean restrooms and showers, and the 4th of July parade was fun. That said, the restrooms and showers are closed at inconvenient times for cleaning, the staff can sometimes be overwhelming, and the wireless is patchy and goes in and out, and there is hardly no cellular service. Another thing that we noticed at certain times was septic smell throughout the resort. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found this campground to be one of the nicest we have ever stayed in. Everything was super clean and the owners and the Workampers very friendly and helpful. We especially like this CG because it is well off the highway and nice and quiet. We have stayed here several times before and will most certainly return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We only stayed one night, and I wish it was more. We did not want to leave. Quiet location off the beaten path. Friendly staff and dog people. I loved the location and the stream going through the campground. Pool was a nice addition after a long day on the hot road. Will plan our next trip just to come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I absolutely LOVE this RV park. Between tether ball, swimming, hot showers, and nightly walks in the stream, I was in heaven! It is so cute and friendly. Everyone there was so nice. The view was amazing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Kids loved camping along the small creek. Creek-side spots offer plenty of shade. Park is very quiet and close to town. Staff is extremely friendly and present: they drive around nightly in a golf cart to "check-in" with campers. Spaces were tight and doors face neighbors (not a lot of privacy). No campfires are allowed here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, family park. It is for sale as of this month. Lots of work kampers here. We were told 7 couples and you see them everywhere. Friendly and they run a tight ship here. Sites are gravel and close together. Older park but in fairly good shape. Bigger rigs don't leave room in pad for tow vehicle or toads, therefore there are quite a few vehicles parked on edges of road, also on weird angles, making the park seem more crowded. Nice, warm pool. Creek had very little water running in it and no creek noise at all. Creek sites cost extra. Campground is in a canyon. No AT&T at my site. Verizon air card had two bars. Brochure says Wi-Fi, but we couldn't get it at our site. Others said they could at other locations. Direct TV with good aim in certain sites. High, south canyon wall next to campground. Heavily wooded. Office, laundry, rec room and pool at upper level. About 100 yards and a steep, paved road down to campground below. About a 10 minute drive into Durango. We'd probably come back if we were in the area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park with convenient access to Durango. Stayed 5 nights and enjoyed our stay. Trailer sites are a bit cramped. Lots of shade trees. Dog park was a nice bonus. Located outside of town, so walks on the country roads were enjoyable. Several hiking trails within a few miles. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We chose this park from their web site which stated 50 amps, but when we got there we were informed it was only 30 amps. The sites are close, so close the staff had to come and trim brush for our slide. This is an old park and needs much updating, but why should they put out the money when sites are filled. We did find 2 other parks in the area that we will chose from the next visit to Durango. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for a week, and it was lovely. Our campsite was located on the creek, and it provided many hours of entertainment for our kids. The heated pool is well maintained. The office staff was friendly and helpful. There is an ice cream social twice a week, and this was a fun activity. Our site was level, and we had a great wi-fi connection. Our AT&T phone did not work at our spot, but it would work up by the road. The roads are paved and the park is very well maintained. It is about 10 minutes in to Durango from here, but the mountain setting is beautiful. We will stay here on our next trip to Durango. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is a mile off main highway over narrow winding road. Driveway is steep, roads are paved with narrow dirt/gravel sites. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Park is clean and cared for. Water and power were good. Cell (AT&T) usable by entrance, but not in park. Laundry was clean. No recycling. Like all parks in Durango, it's pricey. We would recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A jewel of a campground with a stream running through the middle of it. Has family friendly amenities. The sites are level. Roads are a combination of asphalt and gravel. Just west of town (35 miles from Mesa Verde). Convenient to the train station. Owners and workers were very pleasant. It's up higher so it makes for a cool summer. Magpies and robins abound. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our second visit here in two years. Very scenic campground just a few minutes from town. Staff was very accommodating as there were 3 rigs traveling together. Wi-Fi worked fine from our site near the back of the campground. Small store for necessities. Can't think of any negatives other than some of the sewer connections don't match all rigs, but they seem to have temporary plumbing already available to remedy that if needed. Could possibly become pretty crowded in midsummer but would still stay here rather than in town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved this park. Campground hosts were helpful and friendly. They actually cared whether we were satisfied or not. Bathrooms and showers were clean. There was no road noise. Setting was beautiful. Wi-Fi was excellent. The only issue we had was a small one. It was that where our site was was rather crammed. We were too close to our neighbors. But there were trees and brushes between us so there was plenty of privacy. We would be glad to stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Lovely campground with lots of shade and feels more like a State Park, although the stream was dry when we stayed here. The pet park is excellent; a reasonably spacious, fenced in area with obstacle course see-saw and jumps for the smart pups!! Sites were level with nice grassy areas alongside, with cabins dotted between the RV sites. The pool appeared spotless, as was the whole campsite. Very friendly staff help you back into your site, and the campground seemed extremely well run. A small store on site has basic necessities available. We would definitely stay here again when visiting the Durango area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice hosts! Escort to the site and they help you to get situated. Several sites not level fore and aft (not a real problem), but ours was perfect side to side. Sewer was a bit far and they provide an extension if you need it. Hosts knowledgeable of area attractions and can make some excellent suggestions! Bring your hummingbird feeder! Lots of other birds to watch too! Our AT&T cell phone didn't work until we walked up the hill to the office. No cable, so bring your dish. Some with fixed dishes had problems with trees, but I had portable and had no problem with reception. Location had minimal road noise, just the wind in the trees and the birds. We will come back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was an excellent place to camp. It was actually pretty quiet, considering there were a lot of kids here the two nights we stayed. I would most definitely stay here again. Thanks to you guys for keeping the place neat as a pin. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Nice quiet park in the woods. Some of the sewage connections are not placed in the best location. However, they have extensions that they will provide for those situations. Most parks won't go to that extent. Staff was very friendly. Pool was clean and the pet park was great for the dogs. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very nice park with gravel sites right on lightner creek. The sites were not the most spacious but not cramped either. The park owners are very nice and accommodating. There is plenty of shade and the kids had a great time building rock dams in the creek. The ice cream socials on Tuesday and Friday are a great way to meet other campers and for the kids to make friends as well. We used this campground as a home base to do the Durango-Silverton Steam Train and to hit all of the jeep trails around Silverton, Our, Telluride, and Lake City. The campground is only a few miles from town but makes you feel as if you were in the back country of Colorado. We have a 38.5 foot motorhome and were well accommodated although you want to make sure that you have an 50 to 30 amp adapter if you're in a big rig. With the climate in this area it is no problem to get by with one a/c unit. We stayed for five nights and had a great time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice place to stay. Would definitely return. Staff was very nice and escorted us to the site. Located close to Durango. There are lots of trees and good sized spaces with table. Kids loved the pool. Only reason not a 10 was due to the spaces not level in the middle section as advertised. We had a great time at this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Full marks for beauty. Zero marks for the person who was so unbelievably rude that we cut our stay short and left. I'm happy for those who had a good stay but we would never consider going back nor recommending it to any of our friends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the first "10" I've ever given to a campground. We stayed 6 nights in a premium site by the creek (#34). Our site had plenty of room for our hammock, picnic table, lounge chairs, gas grill and hummingbird feeder. Everything in the campground was clean and well-maintained. Our site offered electric/water/sewer and the WiFi was consistent and speedy. An ice cream social was held on Tuesday and Friday nights. The campground is only five minutes from downtown Durango but it borders the San Juan National Forest and there is a nearby trail head for hiking and mountain biking. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful little camp with a country feel, but only minutes away from Durango. Camp staff were very friendly. Nice pet area. Pull through sites were a little narrow but we were still able to get our slides and canopy out. Our rig was too long to camp next to the creek, but we could still hear it from across the street. We would definitely stay again when traveling this direction. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Staff and camp hosts helpful and pleasant. Bathrooms clean, showers comfortably sized. Facility is well maintained. Close enough to town, but definitely has an away from it all feel. Quiet and beautiful. We were alongside the stream. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
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Nice park a few miles from town. Very quiet area, nestled along a creek. The wi-fi worked only up the hill at the office while we were there, but was told would be in all the campground in a few days. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have camped here twice so far. Each time we enjoyed very much. This campground has beautiful campsites located along the creek. Make sure to get one of those, they are the best. Sites are not only alone the creek, but nestled in-between trees, and very shady sites. The pool is fine, and the restrooms are clean. I highly recommend this campground for families. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Thanks to this web site I found this park for a 5 night stay. Toward the end of the season for tourism in Durango (I was told) so I had a back in, stream spot with very few "neighbors" for my stay. My site #4 didn't have sewer which was the only down side. The owners/staff were all very nice and helpful. The bathrooms were the cleanest I have seen in an rv park. Laundry room was also extremely clean but up the hill and not very convenient. Wifi worked well but tv reception was all but non existant. Enjoyed my stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites were very close together, but very shady and right on the stream (price is $4 extra for a stream site). My boys fished outside our back window and caught a few small brown trout. There are many lakes close by as well, so they had a great time. It was tough to get into our space since it was a back-in location, but they provide spotters to help, so we got in there pretty quickly. On-site staff is very friendly and very helpful. Mr. Barnett helped us find some area lakes for fishing and gave us some tips on lures and bait. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice place, beautiful setting. Sites are too close together, and it's rather expensive. Small picnic table, no grill or fire ring, and only a dozen feet from our neighbor's sewer pipe when sitting down to dinner. Still, the people running the place couldn't be better. From the guy at the front desk letting me dig through his change looking for state quarters, to the workamper couple who let me into the pool early to find the ring my daughter lost, everyone was very customer oriented, so maybe the fees were worth it. The WiFi was a very strong signal. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great Park! We had a site on the stream, (price reflects stream site). From check-in to departure, the owners and staff go out of their way to ensure you are comfortable. There is no cable (one local channel out of Albuq.) and we were unable to get the satellite tuned in due to the trees and mountain setting. WiFi (free) worked great from our site. Pool was clean and refreshing. Restrooms were clean. We did not use the laundry. Sites are larger than most parks in Durango area. If you are looking for quiet, mountain setting, this is the park to stay in Durango. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really liked this campground for the closeness to Durango and Mesa Verde. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They escort and help you set up at your site. We had a pull-thru and was very level. The roads were all paved. There is only one TV channel but the WIFI was the fastest we had in our western travels. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived on 4th of July and the owners were very helpful. When you arrive they escort you to your site and even help you set up! The owners also helped us find out where the fireworks show would be in Durango and were to see them best. The kid were welcome here as well. We liked the fact the campground was not near the highway and it was in a beautiful and quiet setting.When we left some of the staff helped my husband hookup the trailer while I was finishing laundry.We have a tricky hitch. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have to say this was the most enjoyable camping trips I've been on in awhile. The owners have been wonderful from the beginning of reserving the sites to our stay. Our extended family (16) stayed here and couldn't stop complimenting the campground as well as the location. In fact, we are planning on coming back next year! We had narrowed our choices to 3 campgrounds in Durango and after seeing them, we were glad we chose this one! The pool, restrooms and the office are all well maintained. The creek added a nice ambiance to our evenings while looking at the surrounding mountains. If you're going to Durango, stay here and you won't be disappointed. The Kent Clan. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved the secluded feeling of the park. But was close to town. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Not very good TV reception. The WiFi hookup was excellent. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed our stay at this campground. From the moment we pulled onto the property, we felt like we were at friends. The host’s escort you to your site and ensure you have everything needed. Then a number of times each day, the hosts and owner came around keeping the park clean as well as friendly discussion. The pool was clean. If you are able to get a creek site, these are similar to a state park with vegetation between you and your neighbor. The hummingbirds were abundant- we had to fill 2 feeders each day. The only reason for not rating this park a 10 is there is no cable and your satellite wont work due to the mountains. You can pick up 1 local channel with your antenna. There is no WiFi but you can connect to a modem at the office area. This is the nicest campground in Durango. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground. While some of the sites might have the electric box for the site next to you under your awning it was really no problem. It is so quiet and peaceful. The owners and camp workers are first class and some of the friendliest people you would ever meet. The sites are clean and the restrooms and showers are immaculate. They even have a dog walking service if you plan to be gone for the whole day. Highly recommend the Lightner Creek Campground in Durango, CO. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful campground! It is located in a quiet valley that is just minutes away from Durango. The owners, Cheryl and Joe, are gracious hosts. There are several very nice host couples who guide you to your site, tour the area to see if there is anything to be done, keep the campground meticulously neat, or stop for a friendly talk. A previous review notes that not all campsites are created equal, but we were satisfied with ours, and most are very nice, if somewhat close together. Other guests are sociable, and we enjoyed the ice cream social. This is definitely a destination campground; we stayed for over a week. The only thing missing was a WiFi connection. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Lightner Creek is one of my favorite campgrounds in the U.S.! The staff/owners are exceptional and the camp hosts are great. The modern bathrooms are ultra clean. The park is small, but it is and cozy. Our site was by the stream which was very enjoyable. I love the paved roads. The great thing about Lightner Creek Campground is that it is secluded, yet right near Durango. It is also convenient for visiting Mesa Verde National Park. There are no seasonal or permanent residents except for the camp hosts. We will visit Lightner Creek everytime we pull west! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had a wonderful time at the park, excellent staff, clean and well maintained facility. My granddaughter enjoyed the heated pool and watching the Hummingbirds. The park even followed up with a thank you card for staying with them. I would highly recommend this park if you want to get out of a RV PARKING LOT and stay in a wonderful family place with a great view. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The RV park is nicer than most of the other parking lot styled "campgrounds" in the Durango area. The photos on their website are misleading in that you are not separated all that much from your neighbors. The camp hosts are exceptional from the time you arrive until you leave, very helpful and knowledgable about the area. They do not have a dog run area to use so that people let their dogs do their business where ever they want and you need to hope they clean it up. This needs improvement. There are sites for any type of camping from tents to big motorhomes and should please anyone staying in the Durango area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful campground, used it as a base for going to Silverton, Ouray and Mesa Verde. We had a stream side site which was very private. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The owners and employees of this campground are wonerful and very helpful. The only reason why I didn't give it a 10 is that no campfires are allowed. I was told this is because of all of the on and off restrictions placed on campfires in the area by the forest service. None of the campgrounds in the Durango area allow campfires. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Loved this campground. Hummingbirds were awesome! Not a parking lot type of campground. This is why I bought the trailer. Great place to use as a base camp or just to relax. Enjoy the town by day and watch the stars at night. Wish we lived closer to so we could go every year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground 5 miles from Durango. Peaceful and quiet in a pleasant setting. Some sites are outstanding, some are poor, so check the site before moving in. The sewer hookups use a non-standard connection, and are also a very long way from the site (you may need an extension). We camped here in a camper.
[ 9 / 10 ]
An excellent campground, probably the best in the Durango area. Beautiful valley full of trees for shade, with some open sites as well. Paved interior roads. A stream runs thru the campground, several sites are streamside. There are several bath houses/restrooms, all immaculately clean. There's a separate area for larger rigs with pull thrus, and there are camping cabins also available. There is also a lodge with lodge rooms available. The facilities are all nicely laid out, although the entry/exit is a bit steep, but not a detriment. The swimming pool is located away from the camping area, allowing for quiet in the campground area. The entire area is away from the hustle and bustle of Durango, yet very easy to get into town -- less than 5 miles from the Durango-Silverton Railroad. The owners and staff are wonderful, and very knowledgeable about events in the Durango area, to include arts, crafts, and museums. A wonderful place to stay, very family friendly! We camped here in a camper.
OMG!! This was a fun park; the train goes right through the campground--twice in the morning (8:15 and 9:00) and twice in the evening. Folks gather to wave to the returning trains. The FREE trolley right at the front entrance into town was super. We had a back-in site that was plenty big and right under a huge tree with lots of shade. Friends came and had a pull in site right next to us. Sites were gravel and very level. We saw lots of large rigs on the next lower level and though close, they all had slides out and room to walk between. (But as someone said, if you wanted private sites, this is not for you.) Staff was very friendly and helpful. I did have several issues that caused me to downgrade from a possible 10: first, they have NO recycling at the campground, even though they do it in town. It's not that difficult and as campers we should be encouraging environmentally friendly policies. Second, all the rest rooms/showers have cypher locks on the outside door. I just don't see the need, if you have a diligent staff. Finally, though I got on the internet OK, it was slow and did drop on a number of occasions. But we would definitely come back here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is closer to town than most of the other parks in the area. The free trolly picks up and drops off out front of the campground which is a nice plus, especially for those without a car. However, the tight, unlevel sites makes for a challenging set up. Additionally, the noisy steam train literally runs directly behind the last row of RV sites and in front of the tent sites make for a disturbing experience early in the morning and again in the afternoon. There is not a pet walk or off leash area. The staff was friendly and the laundry facility worked well. We stayed 1 night and moved up the road to another park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice place just at the end of the Durango shuttle. Free service into town, and a decent restaurant within walking distance. Staff has no computer in the office, which might explain why I couldn't pre-pay a day before to hold,...insisted I call if not going to arrive before 4:00. Sprint phone signal weak and, more importantly, Wi-Fi is horrid. Lady in office explained that system easily overloaded by too many users, and we should just keep trying. Too bad, because it's an otherwise nice facility with much to offer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground especially for watching the steam powered train! Ample site size - we had water & electric (dump site easy to access and use). Convenient to Durango. Not right on the highway which is elevated and helps deflect road noise. Park is very well maintained - pride of ownership shows. Would recommend for any length stay!! You won't be disappointed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Gravel sites are wide enough, but some are quite short. Place is very well kept. Bathrooms and laundry are very clean. No dog park, just a walk area along the RR tracks. Good location to visit Durango. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge RR runs right through the campground, which is interesting to see. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites are extremely small, if you are looking for a campground that offers private sites this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a campground on the Durango Trolley route, then this is a good place to stay. The trolley stops right outside the campground and runs to Durango every 20 minutes. The bathrooms were clean, the laundry facility was well appointed and clean as well. We've stayed here 2 times in the last 2 years. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is close to Durango and right on the free trolley route. It has lots of large shade trees, but the sites are very very close together. Our site was gravel but level, however our sewer connection was so deep we could not use it. Cable was available. Wi-Fi was available but very slow. The Silverton & Durango RxR runs right through the property between the RV area and the tent area. All in all we enjoyed our stay and would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful views and the trolley to town stops right in front of the campground. The staff is very friendly; we had trouble with our motorhome after we checked out and they were very helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Seemed to be an older park with very un-level gravel pad with a bit of grass and a picnic table. Spaces were close together and hard to maneuver in; although, there were lots of Big Rigs were there. Wi-Fi was very poor to non-existent. Cable TV was good. There was shade. Restrooms, showers and laundry was clean and well maintained. They do run a water truck to keep the dust down. The pool seemed to be popular though we did not use it. The biggest draw for this park is the Durango/Silverton Train goes right thru the park. We spent 2 days here and would probably stay again. The Staff was not particularly friendly when we interrupted her lunch. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would give this park a higher rating, but the lady at the desk rubbed my wife the wrong way and was bound and determined to get us to stay another night. It also took a check in the mail to reserve a site because they say they have had too many credit cards pirated over the phone... The sites are very shady. The D&S RR goes right through the park so RR lovers will be able to get some great photos. A free trolley runs to downtown Durango every half-hour or so. The river runs past the campground, but the bank appeared to be overgrown. (I was wanting to go trout fishing but never made it.) I did see deer foot prints and elk droppings at the edge of the campground so you just might get to see some wildlife. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy well marked access from the highway. Good interior gravel roads with fairly level gravel sites. All sites are shaded with typical distance between spaces. All utilities are conveniently located and worked well. Cable offered ample number of selections. Wi-Fi worked well. Pool, restrooms and laundry room well maintained and clean. Excellent views of the surrounding mountains and very quiet and peaceful. This is the ultimate spot for rail fans-the narrow gauge passes within 50 feet of the front row sites 4 times a day-6 times later in the summer. Lots of activities for adults and kids in the area. Hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, cliff dwellings (Mesa Verde) fishing or doing nothing under the trees at your campsite. For a rail fan, this overrides any deficiency the park might have. We have stayed several times over the last 20 years and will return. Love those trains! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great RV Park! Clean. Level sites. Nice and helpful people. Excellent value. Train goes through at 8:30am and 10:30am, and the kids loved it. Very kid friendly. Well maintained. Great stay. We would definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are narrow gravel side by side. They advertise Wi-Fi but we didn't talk to anyone able to log on; we were in site 56 with no Wi-Fi. We asked for a site that would receive satellite TV off our roof top dish but we never picked up a satellite because of trees. Cable TV was limited and poor quality, we had better luck with our over the air antenna. If you are in the row closest to the train tracks and leave the park to your left there is a hole for water drainage at the 90 degree turn and the rear wheels on big rigs will go into. In the 4 days we stayed we saw every large RV leaving drop into this hole. I told a worker they need to put a grate over this to prevent damage from the twisting that occurs when a rig puts the left rear tire into this. The worker admitted it was a bad situation. We pulled out to the left to avoid the hole. The park is clean and attractive enough but at over $40 per night not worth it. Would not stay here again, there are better parks in the area for the money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice shady spots, not that we needed them in October, good hookups. The DSNG railroad runs right through the park, so nice evening gatherings with neighbors to watch the trains come back down. Really wonderful town, with great fishing (Gold Medal Trout water), hiking, cycling and all this available on a paved trail that runs through the town, about 15 minutes from the campground to the trail site. A really big plus is the free, that's right, free town trolley stops right at the campground and will take you anywhere in the town you want to go. Would happily stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We called and made reservations several days before. We asked if they had a pull through which would accommodate a 40' rig, and tow car. The answer "YES". The reality "NO". We had to unhook to even be able to park. RVs were packed like sardines, with narrow drive ways. We also asked if WiFi was available at the site. The answer "YES". The reality "NO". The signal was low and speed was terrible. We had planned to stay two nights, but left after one. Would not recommend this park and would not go there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really liked this campground and would stay here again. The highlight was watching the Durango/Silverton train come right through the park several times a day. All the kids would get so excited as the train passed through. I have a bunch of train pictures. Lots of nice day drives from here and the town of Durango is very nice. We stayed a week at United. We thought the rates were a little high but the campground was full. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I have stayed at this rv park many times since 1971 and in recent years it has been deteriorating to the point that we doubt if we will be staying here anymore. Most years we stay 10 nights but are limiting our stay this year to three nights. The back in sites that were used for smaller rigs are now used for big rigs, even though they are still configured (water, elect & sewer) for back in spots. As I am writing this my 5 th wheel trailer is positioned right on top of one of the sewer connections and not usable. The nearest sewer connection requires two 20 foot hoses and I had to contact a maintenance man to repair the sewer pipe that is located below ground level. Even after the repair my sewer connectors did not fit properly; seems the pipe in the ground is the wrong size. There are a number of sites (including mine) that needs new gravel laid since they are dirty and muddy. When I pointed this out to the office clerk I was told that they didn't have the time to properly maintain the sites since they are sold out every night. So the two big piles of gravel will remain where they are and campers will have to deal with the dirt and mud. Years ago each site had it's own patch of grass but they have become patches of dirt. I am in full view of the WiFi antenna and yet the signal strength (using vistumbler) is very low and the speed is slow like dial up. If you do decide to stay here I recommend requesting your RV site be on the row nearest the train track, otherwise I don't recommend staying here. There is a free city run shuttle that you can take out front of the campground that will take you to town. If you plan to take the narrow gauge train ride be careful as the shuttle might leave you stranded at the train station with no return; they run on a schedule and if the train is late arriving then you might have to take a taxi back to the campground. I've checked out some of the other campgrounds in the area. Their prices are lower and they have greatly improved their rv parks. United Campground has not done any improvements, has closed down the children's pool by filling it with dirt and has neglected much needed maintenance in the whole park. After 40 years of staying here we will look elsewhere for our next visit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice, clean, campground. Sites are a little close together, but not more so than other campgrounds. The tent area has lush grass although the RV section is primarily gravel. The place is very shady and the train passes right through the middle of the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground. I don't understand the most recent 3/10 rating. It in no way deserves that. Trains are fascinating, planes pulling gliders are too - only about 4 times a day. They water down the roads several times a day and treat for mosquitoes which I've never seen done anywhere else. Nice pool, not that close to road actually. Ponies to feed. People come out and wave at the train. Clean showers and bathrooms, lots of hot water. We stayed for a week. Decent Wi-Fi, great cable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved this park. The location is great. Only 3 miles from downtown Durango. They have a Trolley running all day back and forth to town so no need to drive if you don't want to. The park is very well maintained and the surrounding beauty is amazing. Lots of trees, but very little grass in the RV spaces. There are several pull-through spaces along the edge of the park that face the river and mountains. Spaces #87-99 have the best view of the river. Their tent sites are like nothing I have ever seen. So plush and green with lots of trees and grass. The Silverton train runs right along the park so throughout the day you hear the train whistle and everyone stands out to wave. We will definitely come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is nothing but a large dirt and gravel parking lot right next to a busy Hwy 550. The pull through spot wasn’t long enough (we’re 36 feet pulling a jeep) so we had to unhook and t-bone the car. If you want to spend $49.00 for a 50 amp spot then you will be thrilled. The pool is right next to a dirt road just below the busy highway. There is absolutely nothing charming about this park. The train goes by belching out black smoke and blasting its whistle. Planes towing gliders are constantly flying overhead. The Wi-Fi signal didn’t reach where we were but luckily our Verizon mifi signal was strong. The trees blocked our dome satellite but that wasn’t a biggie since they do have cable, although we didn’t use it. The north side of the park has apartments running along the width of the park and someone left their dog out on the balcony; it barked for hours. Finally the owner brought it in around 10 pm. Bring sleeping pills if you’re going to stay here. I’m wondering if the other reviewers stayed at the same park? We couldn’t wait to get the heck out of here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The United Campground provided ample room for my 33' motorhome with two slides. A big bonus was the free trolly that went to town each day starting at 7:00 AM. The only minus in the whole park--which is common in so many RV parks--is the moldy, soiled shower curtains. (All park managers should be forced to shower in their own RV park facilities once a week) The trains going through the middle of the park each day was a hoot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really enjoyed our stay. The Durango & Silverton steam train came right through the park, that was very cool. Kids enjoyed the park, very clean, nice shade trees. Friendly staff. Will definitely stay here again on our next trip through Durango. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an excellent destination park. The Durango train runs through the park 6 times a day until 8/12 and then 4 times a day: a delight for train fans and small boys. The spaces are a little close together but the location of the park and the proximity to the many attractions and activities in Durango and surrounding environs make it tolerable. Maneuvering a large rig can be a challenge. Lots of shade trees and unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains. We have stayed here several times, usually for extended periods. The staff is friendly and helpful and keep the park well maintained. Put this on the "must stay" list. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The staff were very friendly and the park is in a beautiful setting, however we found that camping in a 40' RV was a squeeze. Our neighbors couldn't have been any closer. The wi-fi at our campsite was terrible. Pool was nice and clean. Tent campsites had the best spot. The highlight of this park was the Durango & Silverton train that came through the park several times a day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very tight campground with many trees and turns that I saw a large rig w/dingy vehicle not being able to make w/o unhitching the dingy. Couldn't connect to the WiFi in spite of a max signal. Turned out to be another guest running a router on the same channel. Managed to piggyback on that router until they left, then got the campground's signal to connect, but the management had no clue as to the problem. The train comes right through the campground which is neat unless you like to sleep past 8 a.m. We will stay here again because it is very convenient to town and has trolley service to downtown. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground north Durango. Heated pool and Durango-Silverton steam train goes right through the campground. Free trolley runs every twenty minutes to town and back until 10pm. Wi-Fi was good next to laundry room, otherwise not so great. We bought tubes in town and the kids played in the river for hours. A black bear visited our site but fled the scene quickly. No better place to stay in Durango. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground. We had site 71 and decided it was the second best site with the best site being 70. These are back-in sites at the end of a cul-de-sac style drive and so they were wider at the side and back and gave us more room than the other sites we saw. We also had a great view of the Animas River (while site 70 was empty) which runs through the campground. They have great, free trolley service into Durango. Staff was helpful and friendly. Showers were clean and nice but there was nearly always a line for the women even with 2 shower houses. Laundry facilities were nice and clean. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Close to down town Durango and on the trolley line. Spaces are small and a little tight, but this park was very full. The train passes thorough the park. Our kids were happy to see it every morning and evening. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this campground. The narrow gauge train runs right through the park. The free trolley picks you up at the campground so you can go all over town without use of a car. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We rode the Durango to Silverton Railroad. It was well worth the fare. We used the laundry here. The machines worked well and were fairly priced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is a find! There are lots of shade trees, it is clean, the staff is friendly and the best part is that the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad runs right through the park and offers great photo opportunities. We had a little trouble getting the trailer level but the site is large enough to have a picnic table and room for our chairs. You are a bit close to the slides of the trailer on the driver side once you are in: so what. This is a great place to relax and it's close to town for shopping, sightseeing, etc. Plus there is a trolley that comes by every 20 minutes that you can take into town and back. We stayed here two nights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a beautiful park. We had 6 rigs and the parking to register was not large enough for us all. The check-in person told us our site numbers and to go and park and return later to register. What a great way to treat your clients. Got some beautiful pics of the train as it came through. Didn't use the facilities so I only graded a 9. Exceptional place to stay in Durango and the free trolley makes it even better. No hassle parking downtown. If in Durango stay here: almost like being at home. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice quiet campground with shade. The lanes are fairly tight and my 39' 5'ver filled up my site. Roads and pads are gravel, but they are wetted down frequently to keep the dust to a minimum. WI-FI would not connect in my trailer. The Durango train runs through the park which is nice. OK park, but it's not my favorite. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice quiet campground, friendly staff, clean facilities. There is a free trolley that passes every 20 min that will take you to town. Nice shade on campground in the evening. The road into the CG is a little steep but no problem. Rated it an 8 because the sites were a little tight and the restrooms could have been a little larger, considering the size of the tent campground. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I stayed here with three of my grandsons for a few days to river raft. There is a great rafting service right up the road and easy to get to on the trolley line. Speaking of the trolley, it is free and can take you into town to most of the attractions and eating establishments. The park is very nice. Pool area, restrooms, showers, and laundry are very clean and the management couldn't be any nicer. The train runs right through the park for great pictures. Spaces are a little tight in some places but we were happy even though we were in a space close to the road. The tent area was the nicest I've seen and separate from the RV area. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A plain and simple park. They do not have pull through sites over 40 feet. The river view is also of an old trailer and a car. Their rate can be different after you arrive. These four RV's will not be returning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Priced for the area. Overpriced for the facility. 2 WiFi hotspots that do not cover all of the sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed three nights. The sites were level, but the entry was very steep with loose gravel. The showers were clean, but it was a long walk from the site. The Wi-Fi only sometimes worked. The campground was very pretty with the train passing through it, but a little on the expensive side. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I stayed at this park for a week. They give a 10% weekly discount for cash. This park might not be on the water but the Durango Steam Train passes through it's grounds twice a day (4 times a day from June to August). There are great photo ops here! WiFi works well when there are fewer than 10 campers but more campers than that, it cuts out often in the evening. Verizon Digital is available but the signal is weak so you only get about 300 kbps. Still, it is much better than the local WiFi. This is a great location if you want to tour the town, ride the train and walk down the river trail to town. There is also a free Trolley that stops in front of the park, 7:30A to 7:30P. Technical note: The sewer drains in this park are unusual in that they can be 8" to 12"deep in an 8" pipe. Bring a "Straight-in" sewer line adapter. Alternate solution: Some campers just cut off their hose and stuffed it down the pipe. Kids Note: They have two very cute Shetland ponies in the barnyard. They are very spoiled. So while they will approach the kids at the fence, you really need to bring Carrots to get them within petting range. Carrots are available at the "City Market" 1.3 miles south. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really enjoyed our stay here. Only complaint would be the length of the sites. They are fairly wide but short. Even though they are pull-thru you can't leave your Toad hooked up as it will block the street. A neat thing is that the Durango-Silverton RR runs right through the park. It's fun to stand by the tracks and wave to the tourists as it goes by or point out your rig as you ride the train. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed this park located at the north side of Durango. We stayed here for a week in August. The restrooms, showers & laundry were very clean. The pool was heated & warm. The camp store was well stocked and open long hours. Most of the sites were shaded with large trees. Most sites were fairly short but we all fit, barely for the 40 footers. The tent sites were well kept, grassy & have a great view. The work camper staff were friendly & helpful. One even stopped by our site to visit awhile one afternoon. This park was conveniently located to explore Durango & the nearby mountains. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is convenient for visiting Durango and the people are very friendly. The site we had was all gravel and very small. It took a great deal of maneuvering to get out. We will stay some where else next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
United is a fun campground. The Durango Silvertin train goes right through the campground (starting at 8am) and does blow a whistle, so if you like to sleep in, this place isn't for you. It was great for us. It is a bit congested, your neighbor is very close, but other than that, really great! Wi-Fi works great. The kids were able to smash pennies on the train tracks and ride bikes through the campground. The Town Trolly service makes stops at United every 20 minutes from 7am - 10pm and it is a short ride to the main part of town. Views are nice depending on your site. Some condos have been built close to the site impeding views that used to be here (15 years ago). Bathhouses were clean, roads were wet down twice a day to deal with the dust issue, and overall we had a great time. I give it a 9 due to the congestion issue. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very cozy park with beautiful old trees. The Durango and Silverton Railroad runs through the park, and offers a treat each time it comes through. Wi-Fi is good. Problems with this park are that sites are generally unlevel. It is incredibly tight getting in and out with a big rig, and they don't have nearly enough rock on the roads and the sites, creating a duststorm throughout the day each day. If I were a "camper" I would love this place but, with a big rig, it is less lovable. Still, I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great Park. Our back window had a perfect view to watch the twice daily Durango Silverton Steam Engine passenger train go by. What fun, everyone would stand by the tracks and watch it go by, wave to everyone, and take photos. We stayed three days, and never got tired of joining the whole park to greet the train twice daily. Great views of the mountains. Free Wi-Fi. A little pricey RV Parl. but we enjoyed it and felt it was worth the price. Would stay again. Very friendly atmosphere. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park's amenities, including free Cable and WiFi, worked very well. The owners are friendly and helpful. The park's location at the northern edge of town was convenient. It was fun seeing and hearing the Durango to Silverton train come through the park twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon. Although the park is adjacent to Hwy 550, most sites are located far below the level of the road, and traffic noise didn't bother us. The sites are too narrow and short. The large number of huge trees in the campground pretty much block out the sun, making the atmosphere too dark and oppressive for our taste. The trees and the narrow roads make maneuvering into the sites tricky. Entering and leaving the campground is also tricky due to the bumps at the roads edge and the steep, narrow gravel driveways. For those of you who will be riding the scenic railroad, we highly recommend that you take the motorcoach to Silverton and the train back to Durango. Our bus driver, Les, gave a marvelously informative narrative during the bus ride. You get no such narrative on the train. Take note that, although it didn't bother me, my husband became ill on the train due to the constant jerking back and forth and from breathing the coal smoke. Just a note to anyone who might be predisposed to such problems. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The location here is far enough from a busy highway to be relatively quiet. Cable, elec, water, all work well and WiFi good enough. There is a lot to see here so the campground stays in the background. Site sizes range from average to small. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean and quiet campground. Very convenient having the Durango Trolley stop at the campground to get to downtown on. Neat having the old steam train pass through the campground. We were pleased with our stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here twice before, once in 91 and in 96. The most amazing thing is not one single thing is changed for better or worse, place is in a time warp. We enjoyed our stay but the bathrooms could use some improvement on the upper level and some paved roads would be a great improvement. We were in the top overflow lot and could not see the train. For just a gravel spot ,it's a little pricey, but all in all, not bad. The trolley is convenient and we enjoyed town. Would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park was well maintained. Roads were gravel and a mister truck came thru each morning to wet them down. CG is at the end of the Durango Trolley system which was very convenient. Trolley was 50 cents per adult 1 way and went to downtown Durango. Silverton NG railroad split thru the campground. The grand kids loved it. Pool was nice but closed due to thunder. Needs a playground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
All sites and roads are good gravel. All sites are side by side hookup's, wide, and not level. Views here are great, plus you have lots of large trees to park under. WiFi was free. Animas river very close to campground. Durango & Silerton train runs thru campground each day(nice to see). Campgrounds was very clean. Owners were very helpful at check in. Durango is four miles south, nice to tour, great places to eat and shop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground right on the Durango and Silverton tracks. The sites are fairly good size with large trees trimmed so they don't damage your RV. The restrooms on the lower level were closed. The ones behind the office were up a steep walk. Not a problem for us though. Our sewer hookup was a long distance from our RV's outlet. The other hookups were within reach. Our cable TV hookup didn't work so we used the one in the empty site next to us. It's only mid-April and I suspect they are trying to catch up on maintenance. I didn't not find the owners to be very friendly. Too many years of dealing with campers I guess. Campground has some nice views to the north and east. We would stay there again. We chose a pull-thru 30A site. Above price included tax. There are no discounts given. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the nicer Durango campgrounds. They have a pool and a small stream in the campground. The river is nearby but you can't get to it from the campground. The bathrooms were clean, but they only had curtains for privacy in the shower dressing area. Like most Durango campgrounds, the sites are close together. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the nicest parks we have stayed in. Lots of trees, quiet, pretty setting along the river. Management was nice and efficient. Wi-Fi was good. Only a few problems. The sewer location was one. It was about 20 feet from our outlet. Also, the spaces are fairly small. Finally, there are not enough bathrooms/showers for a park of this size. Otherwise a great location (close to Durango). The Durango/Silverton narrow gauge RR comes by four times a day (twice in the morning and twice in the early evening), but this is more of an photo opportunity than a bother. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very tight campground for big rigs. They really pack them in. An extra point for being right on the Druango-Silverton NGRR tracks. Wifi was okay. We will try another park during our 2007 trip to Durango, CO. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground within sight of the Animas River in a grove of large cottonwood trees. Interior roads and sites are gravel. Like most private campgrounds, the sites are close together. Sites were fairly level. Strong Wi-Fi signal throughout the campground at no extra charge. Small pool but little else for children to do. The Durango-Silverton railroad runs beside the park. A maximum of six trains run each day burt only during daytime hours so it is not annoying but provides excellent photo opportunities. A beautiful tent area with 90 large sites is across the railway and it, too, sits in a grove of large cottonwood trees. If the RV sites were larger and spaced further apart and had concrete pads and patios and if the interior roads were paved, I would give this park a 10. Those with small children may want to stay in a park with more amenities for kids. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful, beautiful campground! Family owned & operated. Very nice, efficent & helpful staff. Campground is nestled in the Rocky Mountains, just north of Durango. The 1800's Durango-Silverton Railroad tracks run thru the RV park. Every morning, 2 antique trains pass thru the campground in route to Silverton, returning in the evening to Durango. The train passengers wave at the campers & the campers like to wave back. It is so neat to hear the train whistle & watch the old iron horse chugging thru the campground. The park is also next to the Animas River where we got some trout fishing in. The park offers wonderful amenties, is beautifully maintained, has nice roomy sites & is very quiet! It has become our campground of choice in Durango. We will be back!!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nicely shaded sites and free wireless internet. The owners were very friendly and helpfull. There is a Durango Trolly (bus) stop in front of the park and for $0.50 you can ride into Durango. Very clean showers and restrooms. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is nice enough. We made reservations here 3 months ago, but were given a site that barely fit our TT. Think we'll try another CG next time we're here. This one is way overpriced for what you get. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park with some pretty views and level sites, no problems getting in or out in our 30 ft class A. In general we don't love side-by-side hook-ups but since we didn't have any neighbors the two nights we were there it was not an issue. Bathrooms and showers were clean and well kept, laundry also clean with plenty of room. Having a beautiful pastoral view almost made folding laundry enjoyable. Pool was not open when we were there. Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad was only running a half trip in April when we were there but it is a trip we would recommend to anyone. Especially loved the views from the open air car and got a kick out of having the train go right by our RV. We would stay at this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. All roads and sites are gravel. Trees in park are large, lots of shade to park under. Durango & Silverton railroad track run through middle of park. You can wave at the steam train as it makes its way up to Silverton. Staff was very nice at check in. Town is a fun place to see and park is four miles north of town, we will return here in future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely, quiet, smaller RV park. The mgr, Bob, was very nice and helpful. The spaces are nice and wide for full slide and awning extension, level, with gravel pads and grass between each site. There is a nice laundry room. Half the sites are OK for satellite reception. There are no shower facilities, but if you are fully self contained, this is a nice place. WiFi worked great. Hot springs across the street at half price. Grocery store, small strip center five minute walk. Camped here in a 42ft Country Coach with jeep. Will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow! What a rip-off! My experience here was so disappointing, I joined the forum. The spaces are SUPER close. They didn't plow the snow in the park, thus the snow was packed into ice. There are no showers or bathrooms. If I didn't need the electric heat, I would have boondocked. The couple good things about Westerly is that it's open in the winter, and the wifi is pretty good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We pulled into Durango in late November and this park was pretty much the only game in town, as the rest of the parks had closed their doors for the season. Weather was gorgeous so they all shut slightly early if you ask me. In any event, this is really a no-frills park. It did have Wi-Fi which worked well. Park, at this time of the year, was filled with mostly longer-term folks with ample spots for people staying short time. Site was level and long enough for our 40' coach and tow car. Mineral spa across the street which you get a 50% coupon for being a guest at Westerly. We did use it, which was nice. Close to road and train so a bit of road noise but not bad at night. Friendly park host. Neighbors were a bit noisy late at night as well. Market and hardware store right across street (within walking distance), and close to golf course. This is okay for an overnight stay, but we felt the price was too steep for what was received, which was basically a parking slab with a Wi-Fi signal. Charged $1 for the dog as well - and I'm sure he didn't use any of their non-existent amenities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park manager does not enforce pet rules. His dog and all others run free in the park. Dog waste is not picked up, so be careful where you step. No bathrooms or showers and no planned activities. This is a small park and over priced. We won't return!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice location. No amenities in the park other than hookups. A fence is being erected and a small office building? is under construction. Hook up locations are shared between sites - so half sites are head in. Considering current state of park's amenities, it is overpriced. Nice to be across from Trimble Hot Springs, but 50% discount was only for one use, and we stayed 4 days. Other discount did not apply since we are seniors. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great little park across the street from a wonderful hot spring facility. Friendly camp hosts who offered us choice of spots and provided us with local information. Although it was located right on a main route, traffic was almost nil after dark and was never a problem. Would have rated it higher, but there are no facilities located in the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is $45, plus tax for no amenities at all except a 50% discount at the hot springs across the street. Very friendly manager and willing to help with whatever you might need. This is a relatively new park within the last couple of years, and they are 'slowly' trying to make it better but if you want a 'no frills' park, then this is ok. Other parks in the area offer more amenities and are similar in price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We didn't have reservations & availability was nil so this park worked out well for us. We prefer our own bathroom & shower facilities so the lack of such was not a problem. We were in a spot where we had a spectacular view & were able to see the steam trains coming & going. Although close to the road we didn't hear any road noise inside our rig. We paid for a week, & stayed an extra day because of rain & chose not to hook up or travel since we weren't going that far. The couple who checked us in & were doing the watering duties, etc. were most friendly. Although there was no pool, restrooms, laundry etc. the price reflects the Durango area. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a limited services park that opened in the summer of 2009. Its base was a rather rundown mobile home park about 5 miles north of Durango. The new owner has replaced all the utilities and added gravel. At this point there are no restrooms or showers at this small park, however guests are offered a discount at Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs which is directly across the road. I understand that the park owner, who is also one of the owners of Trimble Spa, plans to add restrooms in the future. But until then this park probably only makes sense for self-contained rigs. Sites at the park are nicely spaced, with well kept grassy areas with picnic tables between the solid packed gravel pads. The on-site camp host was very helpful and diligent keeping the park tidy. Several mature apple trees add nice ambiance, but some need to be trimmed to make it easier to maneuver a 45 foot big rig like ours. It rained hard during our stay and at least one site developed quite a little pond. It’s not a great park, but one to consider if your preferred Durango location is full and you don’t need showers. We camped here in a Motorhome.