18 Parks near Canon City, Colorado
Aug 2016 - $47.00
This is the best park in the Royal Gorge area. New owner has beautifully landscaped the park; even though it's on a hill, the gravel sites are level. The owners live on site and are RVers, so they are aware of what RV owners want in a campground. Propane available. Wi fi pretty good most of the time; no TV at all. Small lending library. Bathrooms need some work, but new bathrooms and showers are apparently on the schedule for next year. We started out in a premium pull through but had to move to a back in in order to stay longer. We were expertly guided into our sites both times. There is almost no shade, and it is very hot in the day. Trees have been planted, but that's going to take some time. It is difficult to use an awning, because there is no place to anchor it, since sites have a large concrete patio beside the gravel site. Our site got the full brunt of the sun all day long, making the patio really unusable. Staff was very friendly and were around all the time. All utilities were great. Campfires are allowed; each site has a fire pit. Would definitely stay here again if in the area. - Seabreeze Texas
Aug 2016 - $47.00
Plenty of space. One in the party complained of no cable/TV. But hey, you're camping. Staff very helpful and courteous. - Rstowe
Jul 2016 - $59.00
This is another one of those camps that calls itself a resort, but is definitely not a resort. We booked a pull through with the husband who handed us to his wife to complete booking, which was a painful process due to noise in their reception area. Having been told to wait for an escort to our site, they forgot about us and after 20 odd minutes and a reminder, we received an apology for this, we then ended up with a back in by the highway, looking at a fence. To the Manager's credit they did give us some money for supper that night as an apology for forgetting to escort us. The sites are tidy, reasonably large and have nice concrete pads/patios. However, this is where the resort bit ends - there are no amenities other than the very old small & crappy bathrooms with only two showers, one in the men's out of order and two toilets, one in the ladies out of order. To top this off, as our site was by the office, one of the long term residents felt it was okay to walk through our site several times during our stay. The road noise started at around 4am but if you have a site further down the hill away from the highway it would be okay. - Kiwigirl
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This is an older park, but the new owner is working daily to improve things. He has lots of plans to get it to top notch. There are lots of things for children to do at the park. We are planning to stay here again. The sites are gravel but level and plenty long for a big rig. A water park and a large bounce ring for kids. Fire pits for every site. - jhowell
Oct 2015 - $35.00
We do not understand the good ratings of this park. We have traveled in our RV all over this country. This is perhaps the worst place we have stayed.
First, the permanent resident RVs are in horrible shape. Junk outside of them and plastic covering roofs and windows. Second, the "hired hands" looked like they were on drugs. We were concerned about leaving our RV there while we were out doing tourist stuff. Third, every time either of us went to the restroom, one or more of the toilets were plugged. Fourth, there are weeds and "stickers" everywhere that stick to our dog.
Needless to say, we do not recommend this park. - Rambotbm
Aug 2015 - $40.00
It was really hard to navigate at night on arrival. The new owner was given more to deal with then he expected and knows some of the issues and is going to fix them. Including signage. Overall we had a good experience. The kids loved the playground, little go carts and pool area. There is some work to be done but I think by next summer it will be a really fun camping spot. - Leigh C
Jul 2016 - $49.00
Stayed two night here. Very friendly staff. We had a patio spot which is the largest spots they have. Had no problems getting in as these are pull thru. 50 app site with table, propane BBQ and fire rig. Found it to be very quiet. WI-FI and Verizon service was great. Lots to do if you have kids along. Pool, horse shoes, go cart track , plus looked like they had a hay ride also. I would stay here again. - Kempscamp
Aug 2015 - $33.00
Stayed at this park for only one night. Found this campground and owners delightful. Would highly recommend anyone traveling in the area stay here. Great place. - Chris C
Jul 2015 - $69.00
We stayed in a cabin this time. The hot water did not work and the staff said that's as hot as it gets...barely lukewarm. Grounds kept clean but it's just ugly out here, very scubby. Camper sites were typical Koa in a close fashion. Pool looked ok. Restrooms were very nice. - MeetTheGriswolds
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This is one of those campgrounds with Standard, Premium, and Executive sites. Since we were only staying one night, I wanted to reserve a long pull though so we could stay hooked up. I was told a Standard would be too short and reserved a Premium pull-thru. When we arrived, the clerk tried to give us a very short Executive site. When I questioned whether the site would be long enough, he replied, "that's all I got." We walked over to the short Executive site but did not move our RV. All of a sudden, a girl walks out to say, "go to site ES8, we switched you with someone else." ES8 was a lovely Standard RV site. So, I overpaid for Premium and ended up with the Standard I asked for in the first place. By the way, a small Class C ended up angling in the short Executive site. And they wonder why RVers question everything during check-in? - bspe
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Made this two week reservation back in February 2015 for our 42' 5th wheel to ensure a nice, shaded pull through when we arrived. Owner promised to give us what he claimed was a great spot. When we arrived on the appointed day, he had given that spot away and we ended up in a sunbelt spot with temps in the 90's on some days. The park has no cable TV or over the air channels available so be aware. The WIFI works pretty well and the pool is very refreshing. The sites have ample gravel and are pretty level. The access roads in and out are gravel but wide enough for big rigs. Wish they could have done without all the speed bumps though. Park is quiet at night. - DIXIEDUALLY2013
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Great park about 1/2 mile off Hwy 50, some highway noise but not bad. Campsites are clean and fairly level with a majority of pull throughs, lot of tree shaded lots. Camp ground is a few miles from Royal Gorge and 10 mile west of Canon City. Our trip to Pikes Peak was about 60 miles +/-. There is a short trail behind the office that affords a great view of the Royal Gorge Bridge in the afternoon sun. Pool was well maintained and nice for an afternoon swim . - Trainut
Jul 2016 - $29.00
Price reflects weekly rate. Old reviews from two years ago drag down the overall rating here; current reviews are much better. Owners bought the place six years ago from foreclosure, then survived Royal Gorge fire shutdown for two years, are rebuilding. Most personable owners I've ever met, hosting a front porch social gathering every evening until as late as guests wish to stay. Others have described the facilities, but I have to say I've never felt as welcome anywhere else. And of course there's so much to do in the Canon City area. I'll be back for an extended stay. - rv1guy2cats
May 2016 - $33.00
We had a great stay. The owners are great, very down to earth and helpful. This is a place of peace and quiet, with large spaces and some have nice trees. The vintage stuff is great and set up nicely. No, the roads and spaces are not paved, but very level and clean.
When we came in they were mowing grass and doing daily chores. Was nice to see everything was kept up and clean. If you are looking for cement, lots of frills and uppity folks....this is not the place for you. This is down home, peaceful, and no frills. But you will be treated right and looked after nicely.
We were in a 34 ft RV with 4 people, 5 dogs, and 2 cars. we had no problems getting around the campground or getting into space. Will stay again next year. Had a great view of the canyon and the bridge at night. - jrexpoo
Sep 2015 - $25.00
We stayed here in a tent. We were coming from Kansas and needed a place to crash for the night. This little campground was awesome. They are a 50's style campground. They have little pull behind trailers that you can rent, that each have their own decor. I wish we could have got into one of those, but we only needed it for one night and a tent was just fine. The restrooms you walk to, but they are very nice and clean. If we are back in this area we will for sure stay here again. We also got to watch a movie on a screen they pull out at night. This was just a cool, neat little place. - RSR92849
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Although the showers and restrooms were clean and the people in the office were friendly, this place was dusty with horse stables next to us, and a junky camper that looked like a permanent fixture a few sites down. Probably will look elsewhere next time through. - Colorado Vagabond
Apr 2015 - $35.00
20, 30 amp outlets were not in good working order. Sewer receptacle was not conveniently located. Small sites. Mainly long term tenants and OLD units. No patio area. - Icfman
Mar 2015 - $30.00
Campground is no frills and very reasonable on a monthly basis. No amenities except for a bath house, which was extremely old and worn but kept very clean. Camp hosts very helpful and friendly. Mostly permanent residents but there are a couple of sites for travelers. - clongest
45044 West US Highway 50 Canon City, Colorado 81212 (map) |
Sites: 77 | Latest Rate: $45.00 | 13 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We stayed at Echo Canyon for 2 nights, a base for us to visit the Gorge and go White Water Rafting.
Campground is ideally sited as rafting, and restaurants sited opposite campground.
Facilities were clean, WiFi was good, best of all the sites we visited. Some road and helicopter noise. Site is spacious, no close neighbours, staff very helpful.
Would visit again. - Singaporeally
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We were only looking for a place to spend two nights that would allow us to see the Royal Gorge and go rafting and this location did that. Despite being a decent sized park, all full hookup sites are right on top of each other and it makes you feel very crowded when the rest of the park is completely open. Site was all dirt and slightly sloped. It was uphill from my sewer connection to the dump spot, even with sewer support holder my tanks would not drain, had to drive to the dump station on the way out to empty the tanks. Also, water and electric connections are at one end of the site and sewer is that the other end, all hoses were stretched to their limits and I only have a 26' camper. No cable and there were no over the air channels to be found. WiFi was good and cell reception was okay (AT&T). Main issue was the stickers, everywhere you walked you ran into them, except the gravel drive, they even worked their way through our ground carpet. Road noise was not all that bad and we had a site right near the front of the property. One of our nights was a Saturday and we could barely hear the live band when we were sitting outside of our camper and not at all once inside. Yes there is a helicopter but they have talked to the pilot and he rarely overflies the campground, even if the winds make him takeoff in the direction of the campground he quickly turns and flies over the neighboring farm land. I would stay here again for how close it is to their rafting company, located across US 50. - Ian B
Jul 2016 - $14.00
We just spent three nights at Echo Canyon and had a great time!
Our site had no shade trees, but was very large, although the neighbors on two sides were very close, and even though the site wasn't level, it only took a couple of extra minutes to get set up.
We were not looking for swimming pools and hot tubs . . . just a nice place to spend a few days relaxing.
And that is exactly what we did!
The highway and the helicopter noise didn't bother me in the least.
The WiFi was great for checking email, but not good for trying to stream movies, TV, or music. But really, I've never been to an RV park that can handle that kind of stuff on their WiFi.
Next time we go to the Royal Gorge we will stay at Echo Canyon again! - John_D
May 2015 - $30.00
We're here over Memorial Day weekend and arrived here with a few surprises because the website sells the place pretty well. The dirt road getting back here is super washed out and tricky for any low clearance trailer, car or camper. We arrived late and there are virtually no lights here nor was there late arrival information. We just picked a spot and hoped for the best. There is little grass, mostly dirt. The "solar heated pool" was not open. And we expected to be able to hike or walk the fossil area, only to find out after arrival this requires an escort and there is a fee. Another drawback were the "long term" campers, although the place was cleaner and more tidy than other campgrounds with tenants. The people working were kind enough to not charge for our first night late arrival and seemed overall pretty nice. If you're looking for a place to park, hang out and maybe hit the hills, this is probably your place. - kpieper876
Apr 2014 - $14.00
Price is based on the full-hookup monthly rate. If you are looking for continual activities, water park, playgrounds, and miniature golf, this may not be the campground for you. If you are into quiet laid-back mountain views with plenty of trails to stroll among Rocky Mountain junipers and pinion pines, this unique family-run campground on a working ranch might well be just what you are looking for. The local birds include several varieties of hummingbirds, scrub jays, mountain chickadees, canyon and spotted towhees, and pink sided and red backed juncos. Nearby fields are alive with prairie dogs, mountain bluebirds, and the occasional road runner. The campground is well laid out with small trees near most campsites. The bathroom/shower area is clean and inviting as is the pool that is heated by a solar array. Well-behaved, non-aggressive dogs are welcome. Satellite television works well, the Verizon hotspot has no signal, but the camp Wifi is sufficient for browsing and emails. Phone signals are iffy but our Wilson signal booster gives a reasonable signal on AT&T phones. This is the high desert on a working cattle ranch so there may be some dust at times and a few cattle might wander through the campground. They are gentle beasts that add to the ambiance of the place without paying much attention to the campers. The a mile long dirt road once you turn into the ranch gate is a bit bumpy but easily managed by any size rig. We’ve camped throughout the United States and this particular campsite in this campground ranks among the top 3 campsites that we’ve occupied in our travels. We would definitely come back if we are in this area again. We are camping here in a travel trailer. Our original intent was stay here for the month of April, however, we’ve liked it so well we have extended our stay through the month of May. Still here enjoying springtime in the Rockies! - Kate
May 2011 - $29.00
Advertised as having Wi-Fi but it was not available and this was one of our reasons for choosing this park. The staff was friendly and helpful, but since Wi-Fi was a requirement for us (cell phones did not work either), we chose not to stay the full month as we intended. While this park was pet friendly it was almost too friendly. Dogs were off leash and were not picked up after which spoiled the surroundings. It is remote and quiet and has a beautiful pool. - snarkey
May 2013 - $42.00
Dirty, not level, weeds. We stayed here because we couldn't find any other place to park. The absolute worse place ever. - Bill&Helen
Jun 2012 - $30.00
We stayed here due to mandatory fire evacuation from the Waldo Fire (Colorado Springs). The owner offered free sites to fire evacuees. Cripple Creek is a big gaming location with lots to do in the area. Walking distance to town and a free shuttle offered as well. Not a glamorous park but good power and convenient location. - Gailb
Jul 2016 - $29.00
$29 dollar rate is weekly w/ 50 amp full hookups. Extremely friendly staff and plenty sufficient non-resort campground. Short gravel drive to sites which are not large, but quite adequate - easy drive in and easy drive out. Power / electrical voltage excellent. Water very good and not hard. Bath house clean according to my wife's high standards. No real amenities other than excellent basics. Would not hesitate to stay here again. Stayed here a week in our 40' motorhome to explore Cripple Creek and surrounding area. - God Bless America
Aug 2012 - $25.00
While the area around Cripple Creek is interesting to explore and of course the gambling can be fun, the Campground itself is nothing special. The Pros are the location and the friendly people in the office. The Cons were the unlevel sites, locations of the hookups being right next to the rickety picnic table and close proximity to the next unit. Its definitely not the worst place, but far from the best. - sl11744
Aug 2011 - $24.00
The previous reviewers are spot on for most of the details. FWIW, the spot they assigned us wasn't large enough or level enough for our 40' coach so we chose another site. It worked out fine, but we had to use our spare leveling blocks under the front tires to keep from "hanging" them from the leveling jacks. If possible, stay in sites A1-A4 if you can, they have the best view of the not so distant mountains. This is a great place to visit, but mostly for the wonderful things to do while in the area, not necessarily for the campground. There was much to see and explore and we had a grand time in Cripple Creek. We'd would stay here again as the alternative nearby was much more difficult to enter and to get set up at. - mackerman