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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 8
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $23.00
They have a separate section for short stayers. It is close to the highway but at night (and during the day) you don't hear anything, and we like quiet. Gravel spots, all back-ins with a concrete patio. Only negative was there is no shade or trees or any green, no landscaping at all but you are in the dessert! Great sunsets and views over the mountains and the saguaros. Free spotty WiFi (and the resort was empty), lots of stations on our antenna in HD. The resort is filled with park models and homes. We normally don't go to resorts like this but great to stay for a couple of weeks. Pickle ball, tennis courts, swimming pools and lots more. We will come back. Be sure to ask for specials if you want to stay longer. We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $42.00
The best aspect of this park is the friendliness of the residents. We stayed in the park for a month and got a reduced price but it was still costly and long-term residents pay extra for their electricity. The park has great facilities including 2 pools and hot tubs with tennis, pickle ball, bocceball, horseshoes and a library, computer lab and many other club facilities and activities. The park includes lots of park model residents and a permanent house area adjacent to the RV and park models. It is the kind of place where the motto is "if you are bored it is your own fault" because there is so much to do. The park is quiet despite being on a busy highway with lots of traffic and difficulty getting out at certain times. We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
The Bryce Thompson Arboretum is 20 minutes east on Hyw 60, it is a beautiful park to explore. Silly Mountain across the road is also fun to hike the trails. Close to Phoenix and all it has to offer.
Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $45.00
The resort entrance and activities areas are nicely landscaped. We stayed in the short-term section, which is not. Although, to the north was a great view of the Superstition Mountains, and to the west, open desert and great sunsets.
The sites are lose gravel with a concrete patio. The terrain falls away from the patio to the street which made leveling the RV difficult. The hookups were in the back, so we had to backup the next site to be close.
They have no cable TV service, but the antenna picked up many stations although most were Spanish language. March is a terrible month for a college basketball fan to be without cable.
They have Wi-Fi but it is useless in the short-term area. I had to go to customer services each morning to use my computer.
We were across from the dumpsters, so it was quite messy. I never saw any employee there to pick up the trash that blew out of the dumpsters.
They have a free Happy Hour which was great if you could find out when and where it was held. Guest Services didn't know. Other than that the staff was very friendly and helpful.
The short-term area is separated from the main resort by a canal. This marks a clear change in scenery. To the south are row upon row of boxes (park models) while the north has a wide range of RV's of all colors. We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Gold Canyon is at the eastern edge of the Phoenix metro area. There are many attractions as you might expect.
Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 14
Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $1.00
This is actually two facilities in one. Canyon Vistas is a traditional 55+ RV Resort with 600 spaces for RVs and Park Model Homes. It is adjacent and attached to Superstition Mountain, which is a 55+ community of manufactured homes with attached RV ports or garages. Both facilities offer a full range of amenities (pickleball, tennis, clubs, happy hours, etc) and residents of either side of the resort have access to all amenities. Since they are attempting to sell out the RV Port section of the community they offered a free week at a RV show. Very nice people. Monday breakfast social introduces new residents and guests. Happy hour 3-5pm M, W, and F with live music is especially nice. Located in Gold Canyon, just a 20 minute drive to Mesa. Site overlooks Superstition Mountain and is surrounded by protected land (desert). Any size rig will enjoy this rv park with full hookups. Advertised free wi-fi only worked in reception, and even there was very slow. Cable TV available if you are staying 1 month or more from an outside provider. Vast majority of residents are seasonal, with lots of folks from Central and Western Canada. We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Explore the local desert but watch your step.
Review Count: 44
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 16
Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $46.00
We stayed in the short-term area, which is up front. Kind of a strange setup; the spaces each have a concrete pad, but nothing else (but gravel). There may be a tree or bush here or there, but really no shade. However, you'll probably be looking directly across the road at the beautiful Superstition mountains - not too shabby.
The pads are all up close to the roads and they don't go that far back, so if you have a gas motorhome with a mid-point entry door (like us), it will open up to gravel, as will your outdoor under-awning space. If we tried to move all the way forward to at least position the entryway to open up to the pad, we would've needed extensions for both power and sewer, as they are way to the back.
If you pay for short-term space, their policy is no refunds if you have to leave early (they made an exception for us, as the reason we had to leave was lack of space in another of their parks).
Lots of amenities here - two nice pools, a large well-stocked library with books and videos, five pool tables, a large exercise room chock full of new equipment, etc. If this is your thing, you will be in heaven here. Miles of walking within the park as well.
For being out of town, there is plenty nearby. A very nice grocery store (with Starbucks and bakery) across the road, with several restaurants, Chase bank and a nearby Walgreens. Five golf courses across the road. Drive just a few miles west to Signal Butte for more shopping (a huge Walmart, theaters, restaurants, etc.), with a Costco just a little bit further west.
No cable TV, and marginal internet (try the different WiFi hubs, as some are faster than others even if they all appear with the same signal strength). Plenty of over-the-air stations, however. Got decent LTE cell service (AT&T). We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 30
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 12
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $1.00
We received a gift certificate at an FMCA rally to spend 3 nights at any Cal-Am resort in Phoenix. We opted for this one because it was outside of the city. To our surprise (and delight) we weren't given any sort of sales pitch at any time.
Arrival was interesting. Because our Super-C is over 10 years old, it had to be "approved" by the supervisor. That was a little off-putting. And there seem to be tons of rules. Don't ride your bike on the sidewalks, they leave lack marks apparently.
We were put into a gravel section with mostly other RVs. All the park models were in other sections. We loved the two pools and hot tubs. I made use of the sewing room to do some quilting, it was nice to spread out. We attended an happy hour (free!). Every person we met was very friendly and very enthusiastic about this place.
The only bad thing I have to say is about the clueless-ness of the people in the main office. I am sure the staff at the check-in and activities desks are residents, but they should know more about what is going on. Simple questions about mail, access to the activity rooms could not be answered.
To summarize, my husband loved the place. I didn't appreciate all the rules, etc. It seems a little too stifling. We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 36
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
Have stayed here before (Nov2014). Stayed for 6 days this time. Mixture of park models and RV's. Stayed in the short term area near the front this time. 50 amp, water, sewer. At least 50 channels on TV antenna. Free WiFi. Free happy Hour at the pool several times a week. Two nice pools. Friendly people 55+ resort. Would definitely stay here again. Campsites are gravel with concrete pad next to RV. We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Bashas Grocery store across road. Mesa Swap Meet Fri Sat Sun. Renaissance Festival Feb Mar Apr Arizona Opry Lots of other nearby attractions.
Review Count: 36
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $20.00
We have stayed here in the past. Each time it was a good experience. Lots of activities. Lunch specials, free happy hour. This time Veterans Day celebration, parade, free lunch for all veterans, flag raising ceremony, WWII B-25 Flyover. Many activities in the area. Will definitely stay here again. We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake, Organ Stop Pizza, Basha Museum, Mesa Swap Meet.
Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $50.00
All sites are back in, 50A plus water and sewer. Nice patio and gravel parking. Great Park! We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $1.00
We stayed here for 6 nights free after looking at their Superstition Views Casitas. We had a beautiful view of Superstition Mountain. The park is very nicely laid out. We stayed in the short term area of the park. Many of the residents that we met here were very very friendly. The facilities are wonderful. The pools at Superstition Views and Canyon Vistas are beautiful! My only complaint is that the WiFi is terrible! If they could make that amenity better, it would be a excellent park. We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 210
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $22.00
Rate is for a FHU 50 amp back-in site on gravel with a PA discount. This is a large RV Park with many back-in sites for snowbirds. The PA sites are out front near a very busy highway with constant road noise. Other than the fact we were visiting friends, we would have stayed somewhere else. We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $40.00
This park now has new managers. Not like the old ones who were in the process of leaving. All trees have been trimmed (since someone had a comment). Also have new maintenance person, who along with the new managers is on top of all situations. As far as pickleball -- just tell the office when you call not to put you by there. However, all the residents are too old to play pickleball later than 8PM. the person making the comment just wanted to complain. Trash?? 95 % of trash goes in an "on site" flip top container that is picked up once per week. There are a few other large "bins" but rarely do these even contain any "wet" garbage, mostly heavy trash. Another example of someone wanting to complain! Great RESORT type park that is watched over daily by a very attentive maintenance crew! We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 38
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $30.00
Although some listings say this park is in Apache Junction it is another 10 miles or so east of there. If you are looking to use it as a spot for Spring Training games, it is just too far for comfort. Spaces are wide with concrete pads. Cal Am charges seperately for garbage service and sewer/water service (no option to not have either service, you will pay) as well as electricity for month long stays or more. There are two dog parks, the one by the entrance near where our space was is all gravel, no grass. There is only one sign, partially covered by shrubery telling where the check-in is if the guard isn't at the entrance. Trees hang over the roadway and the check-in parking, they seem not to be concerned about trimming them. Another oddity is the cash/checks only payment policy. For large parks this seems odd. We did enjoy each space having a garbage can so no walks to the garbage. With a few minor changes this park would be a great place to just get away for a while if you were only going to the Phoenix metro area once or twice. 28 miles to Tempe city limits is a long drive. Goodyear ballpark, Peoria etc... is over an hour drive each way. We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $44.00
We parked here in the section out front which seems to be the place for people staying a few days or a week. It would have been nice to have a picnic table in this area. We were parked right next to the garbage cans where all the residents in the area placed their garbage. It isn't that hard to place a garbage area that isn't so obtrusive. Even though it wasn't that hot, it got stinky. Amenities are nice, the gym was well equipped and people seemed friendly. Easy for us to move our big RV into the site. We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $38.00
Beware : There are 6 PickleBall courts that are open and in use 12 hours a day. There is NO disclosure when booking a site that the park staff and managers are placing you next to them. Very disappointed in the two managers running the RV park, who do not assist in making the situation right and defend the lack of disclosure. The park is nice but if you do not have a bicycle or golf cart to use, then you will be walking miles every day to the facilities. The park is exceptionally long and narrow. The facilities are in good shape and 24 hour use is exceptional for the gym/ exercise room. There are 2 pools in the park. The one in many of the photos is not close to many of the RV sites Again one needs a bicycle, car, or golf cart to get to it. We camped at Canyon Vistas RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake, Organ Stop Pizza, Basha Museum, Mesa Swap Meet.4jim • November 2014
Bashas Grocery store across road. Mesa Swap Meet Fri Sat Sun. Renaissance Festival Feb Mar Apr Arizona Opry Lots of other nearby attractions.4jim • April 2015
Explore the local desert but watch your step.Ncw • March 2016
The Bryce Thompson Arboretum is 20 minutes east on Hyw 60, it is a beautiful park to explore. Silly Mountain across the road is also fun to hike the trails. Close to Phoenix and all it has to offer.mountainfan • April 2016
Gold Canyon is at the eastern edge of the Phoenix metro area. There are many attractions as you might expect.Martini • June 2016
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