Central City, Colorado

Denver West / Central City KOA

Central City, Colorado



Central City, Colorado
Phone: (303) 582-3043

Sites: 71
Recent Rate: $44 6/2015

Latitude: 39.7904759634454
Longitude: -105.514647960663

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino ?

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39 Reviews

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Linda Allan

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall this is a nice park. The worst thing about it is just the drive up the narrow road from the town just to get to it. Very steep and about a mile above Central City. The site were very nice but all the roads are gravel so it is kind of dusty. I probably would stay somewhere else next time just because of the drive to get to the park. I stayed in site number 4 which was overlooking the town so that part was very nice as far as the view. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

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Woson

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is very clean and sites are concrete pad with fire ring. Our site was very level although I did see one motorhome with the front wheels off the ground (maybe operator error). Staff were very professional and helpful. We were guided to our site. The park is very maneuverable even for big rigs. The sites on the upper level 1 through 10 have an unrestricted view of Central City below and the entire valley it sits in. They are pull-in sites so if you have a motorhome, sunrise greets you with an outstanding view. The park offers free shuttle into town, all you can eat pancakes in the morning and pizza ordered through them will be delivered to your site. I was apprehensive about getting to the park after I turned off of Hwy 119 into Blackhawk on narrow winding mountain roads but I had remembered the directions saying follow the blue camping signs. They took me right to the park. Overall a very good KOA. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

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DuckTime

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Amazing view of Old Town Central City from the upper level campsites.

Staff very helpful. I needed compressed air for one of my RV tires and they provided an air compressor, hoses, and electrical cords to help us get to a tire shop in Golden. Also provided transportation to near by town for dining & shopping. Our campsite was concrete and flat, utilities appeared to be pretty new ! Wi-Fi was excellent. Had a little trouble getting acclimated to the altitude, probably because we live at the beach in California. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

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Wyboo

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $45.00
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This place has everything you would expect at a KOA, plus a hot tub (didn't use). Close to Central City Casinos and they offer shuttle service. A bit pricey. Firewood cost $7.50 small bundle. They had a pizza and wing bites deal that was convenient for our late arrival. Getting to their locations was a trip.....8 miles in off of I-70 thru twisty road, down hill then up hill. You go right past it but can't get into it w/o going to the little city first. Would stay here again. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

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hoppytoad

Review Count: 153
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $39.00
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This is a very nice park, with attractive paved RV sites, nicely spaced. The hookups are convenient and all work well. This park is at a high altitude, so some may have to become used to it to function well. The park is high above Central City, and not within easy walking distance, so one really needs an automobile to get into town to see the sights. The price reflects the weekly rate. We would stay here again. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

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elainev

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $45.00
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This KOA has friendly staff, nice facilities. The drive up the parkway and back around to the campground is circuitous, but just follow their blue signs, there is no problem. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

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Go often

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Good park at 8500 ft. Lots of winding steep up and down and finally sharp switchbacks to get to it. Concrete parking pads but gravel everywhere else. From the upper level, there is a view of the town. Dog walks are just more gravel. I probably won't make the effort to go there again but once you get there, it's fine. They even make pizzas and wings. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

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hhendrix

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $43.00
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Not usually a fan of KOA's but this one is nice and unique. At 9000' probably the highest RV park in the US. Fairly new and well equipped. Pretty much a gravel parking lot with few trees and no lawns. There is a pet area but it's mostly a poop zone with no exercise area. None the less, very good amenities with a very nice laundry room, hot tubs, store (minimal with no produce), full hook ups, cable, propane, and friendly and helpful service. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Birdhouse

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $44.00
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Coming out of Denver in summer is a long steep grade so be sure and watch your engine temperature. Once you leave the freeway it is still a long steep grade but definitely worth it. We are in site 5 and the view is breathtaking. We travel with parrots and even they were excited by the bird's eye view. The breeze is wonderful and one of our most exciting overnight stays to date. Too bad we didn't plan a longer stay. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

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twestover

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is accessed through a very windy road and almost a residential area - a new exit off the main road would be easy and convenient. However, having said that, this park is a very nice place to stay. It is not a heavily treed park, more parking lot features, especially near the main office where we were parked. You could hear trailers and cars coming and going, even into the night. There are lots of casinos nearby and a shuttle to them from the campground, so I suspect lots of campers are there for the gambling. Try not to get a site right near the office to avoid the gravel crunching into the night. The sites up on the hill are the nicest, I think. It is windier up there, but more trees on the periphery. There are full hookups, a fabulous big clean laundry, a nice store with appropriate groceries and tourist stuff. On weekends, they serve all you can eat pancakes for $3 in a nice eating area. We did it and the pancakes were good if simple. It is very tidy and well maintained overall. I would stay there again if in the area, for sure, but not near the office if possible not to. The operators are also very friendly and helpful here. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

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Boeingdrvr

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $25.00
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Very nice park. Owners were very helpful when we arrived and came to the site to make sure we had everything. We didn't have a sewer hose connection so the owner went to the office and gave us one to use. Campground is very clean. Although it was just opening for the year they were working hard to get everything in shape. The wifi was not working at the upper sites because of thefts but someone was arriving to fix that week. The owner was very apologetic. The road to the campground is very mountainous and not recommended pulling a vehicle, but unhook before going thru the mountains. Once you arrive you will love this place. It's very peaceful and the views are outstanding. We will be back to this park. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

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Dream2RV

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $45.00
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This is not your typical KOA! We try to stay away from KOAs when we can. This one, on the other hand, was fantastic. The setting is gorgeous. Yes, it was interesting getting to the location on the top of a mountain, but the views are excellent and it's only 8 miles off the interstate. They have long, level, concrete pull-throughs, which we picked for an overnight stay. They have some head-ins overlooking the valley which I would love to come back and spend a week in. They have 2 hot tubs, a rec area, and serve pizza and wings at your site! It just doesn't get any better than this. I would love to come back here again and stay longer! We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

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alkurta

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $42.00
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This is the second time we camped here, and we hope there will be a third. This is a fantastic place to stay sitting amongst the mountains at 9,000 feet. The staff was friendly and helpful checking us in quickly - as they did two years prior. The sites are level with the camper sitting on a concrete slab, which are large and level with easy access to all the hook ups. We had plenty of room to set up a 12 x 12 domed canopy for cooking and eating in comfort. The wood was delivered to our site while we were gone, piled nicely under the canopy since it was raining. The bathrooms are cleans and the shower stalls are large with plenty of room. We would go back again. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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zrxh14

Review Count: 153
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We seldom stay at a KOA. However, we needed a place for several days along I-70 and this fit the spot. This is one of the nicest KOA's we have seen. Gravel roads/streets and concrete pads with a patio. Good voltage and water pressure. Great staff in office. As previously mentioned, it is a little strange getting to it. Here are the GPS coordinates which will lead you right to it. N 39.79099, W 105.50960 They are what we used and they are correct. Lots of mining history in this little town. We would stay here again. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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BigRigTravelerUSA

Review Count: 241
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects VK discount. If you make the drive out here, pay the extra money for a pull in site with a view. The drive to the park is winding with very steep grades. Altitude is around 9000 feet. You must actually pass the park and then wind your way down and back up to it several miles. We saw one fifth wheel stalled on the way to the top of the hill (probably overheated). We fought gusty winds during our stay and needed to lower the satellite and pull in slides and even encountered a dusting of snow late May. Dog area is not fenced and has no grass along the busy roadway. WiFi worked fairly well as did Verizon. Sites are concrete (and too narrow for the price IMO), but all else is large gravel and dust. Casinos are close but groceries are not. We enjoyed the view but will probably not return. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

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