Top reasons to stay at A&B: 1) location. Located in the center of town. Sure, Silverton is small, but just 1 - 2 blocks away are restaurants, Montagna's Distillery and shops. 2) friendly folks. I have stayed here before and always feel good with these folks. My stay was somewhat open-ended and I had only booked 3 days with them but ended up staying 8 days (and my rate was adjusted to the weekly rate) but no problems! The park is not fancy but the views are great! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely location with downtown Silverton a step away, and the mountains surrounding you. Showers and restrooms great, but Wi-Fi terrible and basically didn't work. Great reception at the local library but not on site. Nice little site but probably overpriced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A&B is the smallest RV park in Silverton and the closest one to town (and is usually booked up months in advance by seasonal RVers.) Like *every* campground in Silverton, the sites are very close together, gravel, and offer little shade (not usually a requirement since you are at 9,300' here.) I got quite the laugh at a recent review for Silver Summit RV Park where they complained about the gravel, close sites, no trees, etc. If you want that stuff, then stay at Centennial RV Park south of Montrose - you will *not* find those amenities in Silverton. The owners of A&B, are some of the friendliest and most helpful folks you will ever meet. The laundry is very nice (and popular) according to my wife, and the park has a dump for those boon docking in the area. The Wi-Fi usually didn't work very well and it was very slow. If you have an air card, there is AT&T 3G available in Silverton. Our site was not level side to side and I was at the end of my 9 inches of jack travel. I hate to drag out my blocks to put under the jacks, so we lived with being a little off-camber for a couple of weeks. Silverton dining tips - the very best restaurant in town is Handlebars (we've been to Silverton many times over the past few years). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful setting, but no utility amenities, except for one fresh water drinking faucet located beside office which can be used to fill drinking containers, or your RV fresh water tank, if you have your own hose. This is dry camping at its finest, as long as your rig is no more than 23 feet in length, otherwise, you are limited to a man-made parking lot that was cut right out of the middle of a very large hill - unless you want to pay $45 per night for one of four "premium" RV sites upon another hill overlooking the lake (yet they did not appear to be worth the cost at all). Because the basic big rig parking area is cut out of the middle of a very large hill, and the camping parking area is within the cut out, you have no view except of the hill side in front of and behind you UNLESS you are on one of the ends. On their website, this parking area is referred to as located "within a unique geological formation". That misleading description sounds appealing, but the bottom line is that this park has great dry camping IF your rig is no longer than 23' in length. Otherwise, you will be basically stuck in an after-thought parking area with no view and not close to or even really part of the real campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Breathtaking campground. Trout fishing within a few feet of all the sites. Fantastic views! Quiet! You can choose a site in the woods or choose lake front, depends on your size rig. (we had a 23 ft travel trailer: lake front.) The two guys who run the cg were very hospitable. No electric, site water or dump. They do have potable water where you can fill your camper. It is 6 miles from Silverton and numerous jeep trails and dump station. Right off the "Million Dollar Hwy" (550) south of Silverton. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a City of Silverton owned park. This park is almost at top of continental divide at 10,515 ft. It has some of the prettiest most breath taking views you will ever see. We stayed here in July, and all the mountains surrounding the lake were covered with snow. The sites were all very nice and clean. Since there are no hook-ups, we ran our generator and filled up with water at the check-in station. All of the sites have a great view of the lake. The site we stayed in backed right up to the water, we were about 15' from the water. The temperature is very cool here being up in the mountains, one day the high was 53 degrees and we were here in July. I think some would consider this a primitive camp site, however I have stayed at worse camp sites with hook ups. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table, the sites are all covered with gravel with zero dust. We all road bikes, fished, and hiked. I highly recommend that if you are in the area, try to at least camp here one night, might be the most beautiful campsite you will ever stay at. The mountains reflect off the water, the air is crisp and clean, and the nights are silent and peaceful. If we are ever in the area again, we will certainly stay here again. One word of caution, the rules say generator use from 8am to 8pm. We ran our generator earlier and later than those times without a problem. HOWEVER and this is a big HOWEVER, we have a very quiet Yamaha. I spoke with the guy who lives on site and runs the place, and he said no problem with this as our generator was so quiet. He did say that he does have a problem with those who have those loud contractor type generators. So if you have a loud generator, 8am-8pm. The guy who runs everything was a really nice guy, but I would not recommend pushing your luck with him either. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a pretty average campground, but probably one of the best in the Silverton area. The campsites, reasonably level on a gravel bed, are fairly narrow and arranged in a double row, back to back. The utilities all work with no problem. The campground is fairly close to the railroad track, --- only this case it is a bonus --- as one can get a good view of the narrow gauge railroad trains driven by a coal-fired engine carrying sight-seeing passengers to and from Silverton two or three times a day. There are no trains at night! I am a little chafed at the high daily rate, as we were part of a large 4-wheeling rally. When we asked for Good Sam discount, we were told no discounts were given to rally participants --- not what we usually encounter when attending rallies. Still we would stay here again as the RV park is convenient to Silverton, and in a pleasant setting; but we would probably be a little more aggressive in trying to get a reasonable daily rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for the 2nd time in the last 2 years. The pad sites are a little tight but very long. We had very good 50 amp and great water. The wife loves watching the trains come and go, and they love motorcycles Jeeps and 4 wheelers here. Will be back next year for the RMAR rally. Oh and the owners found a spare set of my motorhome keys and sent them to us, great caring folks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fantastic campground. The owners were very pleasant, he backed my TT in for me. Located next to the Durango-Silverton train tracks, so you can get some great pics of the train as it comes and goes. Bath/showers were cleaned well each morning. We will definitely return the next time we are in Silverton. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The 21 rate reflects a monthly rate, not nightly. Sites semi graveled, but each year they put in more gravel and sites are better. Drainage can be a problem in heavy rain. GREAT owners who'll bend over backwards to accommodate you. Close to town and all the Silverton area activities. Would stay here again. WiFi was iffy first week or so then got better and was reasonable although not fast, but cell tower is right next to park so we got good ATT and Verizon service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campsites are gravel, but there is a wide area between each site which was nice..we weren't looking into our neighbors' windows. The campground is right next to the Durango Narrow Gauge train tracks with extraordinary views of Kendall Mountain. There is some grass, but not enough to keep the area between the campsites from getting muddy if it rains, which it did a lot when we were there. The Wi-Fi was up and down and when the camp host left for the season. It was difficult to get them to reset it. The laundromat is small, but very clean. The owners are friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We stayed for a month and would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here 5 nights during a cycle meet and loved it. We have been camping in the four corners area for over 25 years but had never stayed in Silverton. It is our loss. We have a 43 ft RV and the owner had us park on the back row overlooking the railroad tracks (steam trains ) and the mountains.. It was perfect. We are coming back next year and look forward to staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Owners are very nice. Showed us to our site. VERY clean (new) restrooms. Wi-Fi was great. Jeep rentals on site. (Which we did use. Got a late start, so they let us keep it longer at the end of the day.) Play area for the kids. Near the train (which only runs during the day), kids loved that. Beautiful views in every direction. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
VERY friendly staff. Our site was facing Kendall Mountain and the Narrow Gage Train tracks. Spectacular "front window" view ALL the time. Good wi-fi. Liked this better than another park because we got a better rate, even though it is virtually right next to the Red Mountain facility--only divided by a gravel road. Easy walk to town and all the facilities of Silverton. If you don't like train smoke then ask to be on the north, not south, side of the park. Campground host was always checking with us to see if he could improve our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I camped here one night. Its amazing that in the middle of a national forest, this campsite had NOT ONE TREE anywhere. There are NO pull through sites that I saw and the RVs are so closely parked together that I had to step on the picnic table to get out of my door. Every inch of the park is gravel or dirt. The cost is VERY high considering what you got in return. I was very disappointed and would NOT recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not being familiar with Red Mountain's previous facilities before they purchased the defunct Peaks of Silverton, my report is based primarily on the old Peaks property. Red Mountain does have cabins, so if you want a cabin or motel experience, please give them a call. The owners are nice and our check-in went quickly. By the way, check in at the Red Mountain office located on the main drag, GPS N 37.807190, W 107.668300. Interior roads are good, sites are fairly level and gravel. There is some grass between sites, but it is a little sparse. All of the Silverton campgrounds are extremely busy in the summer, so you best make reservations as far in advance as possible. The campground is very close to the narrow gauge Durango & Silverton tourist steam railway, so you will have a good view of the trains as they come and go. You are within easy walking distance of downtown with several restaurants and boutiques. Rent a Jeep if you don't tow one and go 4-wheeling in the San Juan mountains. Silverton is at about 9,300' of elevation and if coming from the North (Ouray), you will climb to over 11,000'. If you are not comfortable with narrow (in places) two lane mountain roads and no guard rails in many places, you might want to pass this by. If you do make the trip here, the scenery is spectacular and well worth the trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is only one year old. Friendly park host! They have monthly rates and take AAA/Good Sam. They have a Jacuzzi, sauna and seven private restrooms with showers. Sites are back-in with good maneuvering room and are long enough for a 40' coach with toad. Gravel roads. Sites fairly close together, but this is very typical of commercial campgrounds in the area (reminded me a lot of Alaskan campgrounds.) Very satellite-friendly which means don't look for shade trees! GPS: 37.8052° N, 107.6672° W. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our second year of staying here. The owners are so nice and always take the time to make your stay a pleasant one. There are a few trees scattered about and grass growing in most of the RV spaces. This park also offers Cabin rentals, Laundromat and showers. We loved the idea that this park is located on the far east of town but is still within walking (1/2 mile) distance of the downtown area. We chose this park because of the direct access to all off road riding. We have a 40' fifth wheel toy-hauler and needed somewhere we could unload the quads and ride directly from the park. This is the only RV Park in Silverton that allows that. The trail riding in this area is amazing and the summer weather temps are perfect. I would avoid this area during the holidays because the trails can get very congested. We will definitely come back to this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Obviously, very beautiful surroundings, but as has been said that can be seen from anywhere in town. We came in a few minutes after closing, but the manager walked right over and opened the office for us. There normal rate was $32, but they honored our Passport American membership so the base rate was $16 + children, taxes. Sites are a little bit close together; once we got our rear slide out there was barely enough room for me to go around the back between a next door motorhome, but that was fine. They say the water pressure is EXTREMELY HIGH, but it has EXTREMELY LOW water VOLUME. It come bursting on, but then slow to a trickle - that could use some help (I would have given it a 9 if not for that). The staff was very friendly. The laundry room was very clean, neat, and modern units installed. The bathrooms were very clean. Would DEFINITELY stay again and recommend. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Park is very over-priced for the amenities provided. Had a semi-level gravel pad. There was an extra charge for children older than 2. Views were tremendous, but appear from any place in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As others have said this is a nice location in Silverton with views of the Mountains and the steam train coming by and all. The staff is friendly and competent. The WI-FI works well with a meg of bandwidth. There is so much to see in this area but you really need a competent Jeep to see most of it. If you are interested in the mining history of the US, there are literally hundreds of abandon mines to visit. There are some warts though. When they water the grass with a set of sprinklers on a hose, they get your chairs soaked and your MH gets a good soaking too, with water spots. There is no warning that this is going to happen or when. They could have turned the water pressure/flow down a little and covered the grass without watering the MH and they couldn't moved the chairs. Don't expect to get the "discount" from joining CampUSA or whatever it is until October and they have a surcharge per adult, for electricity, etc. Rather expensive IMHO but it was full and you need reservations so it is priced accordingly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice RV park. The owners were very courteous and friendly. This park is in a beautiful location in Silverton with the mountains all around you. They had nice large spaces with a grass patio for every space. There was a nice waterfall on the mountain directly in front of us for a gorgeous view from our RV. The Silverton Railroad runs right by the RV park two times a day for some great pictures with the mountains behind it. The railroad only runs during the day, so it does not disturb you at night. You can walk to where you board the train and take it down to Durango and back for some great scenery. We rented a jeep right on site from Silver Summit RV park and went out four wheeling on the mountain passes nearby. We had a great time at this park and will definitely stay at Silver Summit again when we are in the Silverton or Ouray area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was very friendly and when coming to this area, this campground is an ideal place to stay if you are wanting to hike, or to tour the area in Jeeps. They offer Jeeps for rent so you can tour the old mining roads that are near and they also offer guided Jeep tours. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
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The management of this park are not honest people nor are they friendly. An unpleasant experience. I will visit Silverton again but NOT this CG. Lots of dogs and dog droppings. Hot tub still has same water as noted in previous post. They have satellite WI-FI that sometimes works. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wide open flat park in the town of Silverton. No shade at this altitude. Steam train travels right past campground. They have a hot tub but when we were there it looked as if the water was never changed. Sites are close but maneverable. They rent Jeeps on site which is handy for 4 wheelin on the trails. Not a great park but considering the elevation they keep it picked up. The staff is not the friendliest we have encountered but all our needs were met. We camped here in a camper.
The good: The park is a short walk into town and conveniently located. Seems to be more popular with the ATVers and off-road motorcycle crowd, as you can ride right out of the park and up to the trails. Our site was fairly level, the 50 amp power worked well and water pressure was great. There was a small grass "pet area" directly across from us that was also very convenient. The laundry room was clean although we didn't need to use it for anything more than getting a Wi-Fi signal. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The Bad: The entire park is part gravel, patches of grass here and there and mud. When it rains it's a bit of a mess so you had better have a patio rug to put outside your door. Wi-Fi signal was unusable even though we were parked within about 60' of the office. Had to go sit in the laundry room to be able to do anything. Some sites have the power and sewer on the wrong side requiring you to either park opposite direction of your neighbor or run all your hookups under your rig. This is a no frills park and it worked for our needs but I do wish they would bring in a lot more gravel to help with the mud situation. I would likely try and get into the park on the other end of town or dry camp at one of the wonderful locations that are so available in the area on our next visit to Silverton. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everything is easy here. We had no trouble making reservations, checking in or getting set up. Our site was gravel, but level. Restrooms are spotless, as well as well stocked. The little store has a little bit of everything a camper might need. I really enjoyed interacting with the owners. They made sure check-in was painless and quick. Silverton Lakes is the first campground I call when I need reservations! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Agree with positive reviews for this campground. Its actually called the Silverton Lakes Campground. Stayed in back in spot in a small travel trailer. This is the ONLY RV park in Silverton you can ride your ATV to the trails without trailering out of town. Clean restrooms and laundry area. There is a small campground store and a place to wash dishes. Quiet area even with atv's heading out. Great views and nice area to explore. Very nice staff. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Silverton Lakes is an older campground that is being rehabilitated - The owner also owns one of the newer RV parks downtown.- The sites are quite large -- there are many 40 foot+ RVs here and there is room for them, for their tow vehicles, for their 4 wheel drive vehicles, as well as for slide outs, awnings, get together sites, etc. . There are many pull through sites and they all seem to be fairly level. There is also a very nice separate area for tents. We are sitting on the floor of the valley at 9300 feet, surrounded by peaks that rise to 12,000 and 13,000. It is beautiful. This campground is extremely convenient to staging areas for Off Road Vehicles. It is also convenient to the town activities of Silverton. There is cable TV, but no Internet at the sites. Verizon, however, is very strong, so the Verizon Mi-Fi works well. The park is quite pet friendly and our cat loves it! The landscaping is being improved daily. There are small trees and some grass at most sites. We came for a night and stayed for a week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park on the eastern edge of town. It's not fancy, but the higher-priced parks in town are not either. I really liked this park though. It was quiet, had nice areas to walk near a pond with views of mountains all around and even an old mine building in the distance. About 1/2 the sites are pull-throughs and other half are back-ins. There are also a few nice cabins available and a nice separate area for tent campers. The owners were friendly, each site had full hookups, and bathrooms while a bit dated, were very clean. I got excellent ATT and Verizon 3G coverage, and even got good satellite TV signals. This Is the closest full-service CG to a terrific network of over 100 miles of 4WD and ATV trails including the Alpine Loop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really liked staying here. The park itself is not anything fancy, but the new owners were very nice and helpful. There are a few trees scattered about and grass growing in most of the RV spaces. A little more park maintenance would be nice but overall we enjoyed ourselves here. We loved the idea that this park is located on the far east of town but is still within walking (1/2 mile) distance of the downtown area. We chose this park because of the direct access to all the off road riding. We have a 40' toy-hauler trailer and needed somewhere we can unload the quads and ride directly from the park. This is the only RV park in Silverton that allows that. The trail riding is amazing and the summer weather temps are perfect. I would avoid this area during the holidays because the trails can get very congested. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a somewhat unconventional no-frills park on the northeast edge of town (on 110). It's operated by Outward Bound, and its very informally run. There's no real office (there is a tiny one, but it's always unmanned) and the fellow who checks you in and takes your money can be hard to locate. But the spaces are level and spacious, sites have picnic tables, and there is a restroom/shower/laundry building. The center of town (Silverton) is a half-mile walk away. There's not much shade and little attempt at landscaping, and the elevation is 9300 feet. We liked it just fine and stayed a week. We camped here in a Motorhome.