11 Parks near Crested Butte, Colorado
Oct 2015 - $55.00
We were here right before they were closing for the season I think because we never saw the owners for the whole time we were at the campground. On our last 2 days we were the only ones there and the bathrooms were not cleaned for the 3 days we were there. That was concerning since there were no sewer hookups or dump stations locally. The campground looks very nice and might be better during prime season. It is also located in the back of an industrial park. If you look to the mountains you have a very nice view but not the other way. We might try this campground again during the prime season if in the area. - John Borajkiewicz
Aug 2015 - $65.00
Great little park, although the office is only manned a few hours each morning. Clean, quiet. No dump station on site. Flowers and a small tree between sites. Our site faced west toward a grassy area, stream, and mountains in the distance - beautiful. - Liv2RV
Jul 2015 - $70.00
There are only 2 toilets (1 for men, 1 for women.) Yes, there was often a line for both. The toilet stalls did not have hot water. This was by design. There are 2 showers. They are very good, but there is no toilet in the shower rooms. One afternoon we got back from hiking and there was no water at all.
The dog walking area has knee-high weeds that are not mowed. It is necessary to walk through someone's campsite to get to the area.
There is no hookup for sewer.
The WIFI worked about 1/2 of the time. - evcolo
Jun 2012 - $22.00
Beautiful setting, large site, good location for hiking and exploring nature. Verizon worked great, zero AT&T. 30 amp hookup is very adequate for this time of year. Sites are a little uneven, so a little patience when leveling. Would have scored higher, but major roadwork occurring directly by the campground making for bumpy roads and delays. When completed, will be awesome. - datestreet
Aug 2011 - $22.00
This campground is across the road from the Taylor River. The road, although busy during the day, is quiet at night. Most of the sites have large trees around them, so satellite access is poor. Verizon worked well here. They have improved this campground over the years and the camp hosts keep it immaculate. The sites have a lot of space between them so, one has a fair amount of privacy. The dump site is down a dirt road about 15 miles up the canyon. It is not very well designed, and they charge $5.00. The dirt road is a very rough 4 mile drive. Next time we would just drive back to Gunnison or over the pass to Buena Vista to dump at a private campground. This is a beautiful area to hike, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. - sunbadgers
Jul 2011 - $13.00
Beautiful and serene natural setting in Taylor Canyon. Large pull through gravel site with large private sitting area. Even though heavily treed we were able to get satellite reception. Very friendly and helpful camphosts. Bathrooms are immaculate. Convenient to many scenic drives in area. Would be a 10 if there were sewer hookups. We would definitely return. - Wandering Wishnies
Jul 2014 - $18.00
Lovely, shaded, peaceful campground on Gunnison National Forest on Taylor Canyon Road. Hosts were excellent and it was very clean. Vault toilets. You can see the highway, but it is very quiet at night. We were here for hiking in Crested Butte area. Turns could be a little tight for big rigs. We were here in a 30' fifth wheel and did fine. Watch for low limbs. We would definitely stay here again. Beware there is no RV dump station in the area. The one you will see advertised as "Almont" is really not in Almont, but a long way down Taylor Canyon Road close to the reservoir and then 6 miles down a very rough road to Tincup, CO. Closest "normal" RV dump is at Tall Texan RV park near Gunnison, CO on Hwy 135. - ouachita princess
Aug 2016 - $33.00
Many well-maintained cottonwoods in the park so good shade. As stated in other reviews, Wifi was very spotty, whether from coverage or folks streaming videos when I only wanted to check weather, stuff to do, or restaurants: frustrating. Restrooms/showers probably undersized for the size of the park but very clean. Park is very convenient to Crested Butte and everything in the Gunnison valley. Very limited fire rings which was great - no smoke haze hanging over the whole park. Sites were tight but we tend to get out and stay away all day anyway. - Old Geezer
Aug 2016 - $35.00
This is an older park and the site we had was very hard to maneuver into and out of. Utilities worked fine but internet was not good so don't count on it. It appears half of the park is okay and the other half is not great. I would suggest asking for a spot on the left side of the park as you come in. Park needs updating and maintenance. Owner very nice. Water pressure not good. Internet non-existent unless you go to office area. - Steve & Terri
Jul 2016 - $46.00
Good, quiet location on edge of town--away from highway and on road leading to Crested Butte and beautiful Colorado back country. Pull through sites seem very dense--close together and short with somewhat narrow roads, but enough room to open awnings and use slide outs. All spaces have picnic table and concrete patio. We recommend the dry camping tent area or full hook up sites by the pond--considerably more spacious. Campground has nice added feature of large indoor space--kind of a clubhouse with tables and chairs for informal gatherings. Also has a nice outside covered picnic area for groups. Extra charge for a third adult and another extra charge for an extra vehicle. - Ftcollinscamper
Jun 2013 - $13.00
This is a basic campground in that there are only gravel pads and no dump station, but the view is incredible. You are on the side of a mountain and can see a broad valley with Taylor Reservoir down the hill, and snow-capped mountains in the distance. Truly a postcard view. I got cell service by roaming. It is 16 miles from Almont, but that is the only nearby village. Water is available, but come in with empty tanks as the nearest dump station is 3.5 miles away down a dirt road. Also, bring plenty of food as there is only a small expensive store nearby. - judy_online
Jul 2012 - $16.00
We had reservations for three nights but left after only one. We were in the electric loop which is out in the open, with NO shade, trees, or privacy. CG road was about 15 feet from trailer and road was busy and noisy. That night, the next site down had a party with lots of noise, music, shrieking kids, and hollering until about 11:00 pm. The next morning we told hosts that we would like to switch sites and move to a non-electric which would be in the trees (shade). They said we could, but would have to pay ANOTHER fee, even though we had paid 3 nights at our electric site. We figured if we had to pay again, we would just go someplace else as that CG didn't deserve our business! We won't go back!! - number one
Jul 2011 - $13.00
This is a gorgeous forest campground but reservations are definitely recommended. It's very popular, especially the one loop of 50A electric sites. This loop has the views! The other three loops are in the pines although a few have limited lake views. The $13 reflects the Golden Age rate with electric. Many sites are very large and our 40' motorhome and Jeep fit great! We would definitely visit again. There are no showers, no dump, no RV water fill but there are water spigots. There is a dump about 5 miles toward Tincup but it's a very dusty road. The campground has paved sites and the Taylor Canyon Road to get there is paved. There is a strong Verizon phone signal but we got only Global Access for internet which was slow but adequate. - nbi600
Jul 2014 - $37.00
This RV park is set out on a hill in Taylor Park. (A "Park" in the West is an area largely devoid of trees.) This location, a significant distance from any sizable town, is at about 10,000 feet and surrounded by even higher mountains. The view of the mountains is stupendous. The positive: great view, friendly management, the utilities all work, nearby fishing, hiking, interesting and challenging trails for ATV's and Jeeps. The negative: poor to almost nonexistent Internet service even when using your own hot-spot, sites on which it is difficult to level. We like this park and enjoy the isolation from civilization. We would not hesitate to return. - hoppytoad
Jun 2013 - $35.00
We couldn't wait to get out of there. No trees anywhere on the whole site. The utilities were laid out just the opposite of what they should have been. The sewage was towards the front and the water supply at the rear. and were spread out 15' apart making it difficult to reach everything. The campground host was extremely rude, just looking for a reason to hassle people. We would never camp here again. - lstephe99
Jul 2012 - $29.00
The Colorado Dream Ranch is the only RV Park in the Taylor Park area. There are a few campgrounds with no hookups and one other place a few miles down the road that has a very limited amount of full hookup spaces. Dream Ranch is the only park that has numerous spaces, full hookups and direct access from the pavement which is really nice if you don’t like driving your RV on a dirt road. The park itself is nothing special and doesn’t have any trees or beauty. But the amenities it offers makes it all worthwhile and the 360 view of the mountains is breathtaking. There is a Laundromat and Showers on the premises and close by you have the trading post store, restaurant, and gift shop. Don’t waste your time eating at the “Nugget” restaurant; it’s only a short drive down the road to the historical town of “TinCup” where “Frenchy’s” has the best food ever. This is our second year at this park and what we love the most is being able to ride our ATV’s directly from our RV. We also really appreciate the manager for taking such great control of the park and not allowing anyone to abuse park rules which makes it nice for the rest of us who like to enjoy our stay. This is a fun park with lots of action and you will have a great opportunity to meet a lot of other people who also have the love for ATV riding. The Taylor park area is the “Mega” ATV riding of the United States. This area offers hundreds of miles of beautiful trail riding with numerous lakes, rivers, creeks, streams and wildlife. It’s definitely one of our favorite finds and we will continue to come back every year if possible. - shelliedoug
Sep 2015 - $11.00
Although Hiway 82 runs along the cliff above the campground, you can hardly hear it, except for the occasional motorcycle. There are some sites nearer to the creek, which helps with the sound as well. Some sites are very narrow. Lots of shade. Camp hosts were pleasant but were having trouble communicating with the internet reservation folks, so we occupied a site (no reservation) and then had to move a day later because the hosts did not know that someone else was coming in. No big deal, but kind of a minor hassle. Campground is ten minutes east of Aspen and about a half hour from Maroon Bells. - Prof Dan
Sep 2015 - $22.00
A typical older forest service campground, Difficult Campground was challenging to navigate with our 35-foot 5th wheel. Many of the sites are overgrown and many are far from level. The camp hosts are terrific and helpful, though, and the location and setting are terrific. This is the closest campground to Aspen and is better for larger RVs than the other nearby campgrounds. We had zero cell/data reception here and had to go to Aspen (5 miles away) to check email, etc. - MrSunshine
Jul 2012 - $21.00
We stayed at Difficult Campground for two nights while visiting the Aspen area. This is a typical National Forest Campground with vault toilets, no showers or other services. The bathrooms were clean and well cared for. The camp hosts were helpful and accommodating on check-in. I was there over the weekend following the 4th of July and had reserved in advance, which turned out to be a good thing as the campground was full. We were in a large pull-through site that left ample room for the trailer and truck. The campsites are relatively isolated from each other and are quite large. Due to fire danger in Colorado, no fires were allowed, though each campsite has a firepit and picnic table. We were very pleased with the campground and its proximity to Aspen. - grossd
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is the nicest park we have stayed in. Being full timers we have stayed in a lot of parks. The manager is outstanding, willing to help you in every way. Yes, the park has rules. Which applies to everybody. We stay here for three months at a time. - all4q
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is really a nice campground but you must be 55 or older to stay at this park. In addition no overnight stays by children or visitors under age 55. There are other rules, such a strict 5 miles per hour within the park. If you can live with these rules then this is a great park to be in. The park is located within Gunnison city limits.
The interior roads and sites are on pack pea gravel. The streets are very wide. The pull thrus are staggered "side to side" and the back in sites are a little wider than the pull thrus. All sites have 50/30/15 amp electrical service, FHU and a picnic table. The voltage was hovering around 119 volts. There was no problem in getting the rig leveled.
The majority of the residents stay there for at least 3 months or more. However, all of the sites were kept tidy. There are (2) bathrooms with a shower in the club house. The laundry room had (3) washers at $1.25 and (3) dryers at $0.75 for 30 minutes. The club house, laundry room and bathroom were spotless. There is also (2) dog runs.
There are weekly pot lucks, card games and scheduled ATV rides.
The park Wifi was excellent. Verizon air card and phone reception was also good.
We enjoyed our stay and would definitely return to this park. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs
Jul 2016 - $18.00
Saturdays they hold a pot luck meal that's been great. Drives and parking are all compacted gravel. Speed limit is 5 mph and enforced by mgmt. WiFi is 10/2 mbps, that is better than most campgrounds. Weather is pleasant in the Summertime 70's/40's for the most part. - HandyHank
Jul 2016 - $45.00
very large grassy sites west of the city, yet only two miles from downtown. Very quiet, close to Gunnison River for rafting.
25 miles from Crested Butte. - Hula dancer
Jul 2016 - $46.00
Very clean and well maintained. Not a lot of fancy amenities, but very comfortable. - sxschaf
Sep 2015 - $45.00
With all the beautiful campgrounds to stay in, this wasn't anywhere near expectations. The sites are very close and difficult to maneuver. The sites are all grass so its hard to tell when a site begins and ends. Though we paid for 50 amp, it is available only at every other site, so if you get there late and your next door neighbor has hooked up to the 50 amp, you're out of luck. Sewage was similar to the electric. When we arrived, the campground had rented out their ponds and open areas for a big party, making it VERY difficult to get into the campground with all the cars everywhere. - davis0056
Jul 2014 - $19.00
This is a national forest campground and is a primitive facility. Meaning there are very clean pit toilets and lots of available faucets for drinking water. Otherwise there are no added amenities. This is basic camping in every way. The campground is perfect. We will definitely stay there again. - charlie 56500
Sep 2011 - $19.00
We arrived after Labor Day when no reservations accepted but plenty of sites open. Our 40' motorhome would fit in about 10 sites, although the trees need trimming over the entrance road for high RVs. The vault toilets were clean. This campground is at 7800' elevation on the Crystal River. County Road 3 comes into Hwy 133 at the north side of McClure Pass and is easy to miss. County Road 3 leads to Marble. The campground is one mile off Hwy 133. - nbi600
Jul 2011 - $11.00
This has been our favorite campground for a very long time. The problem is you need to make a reservation well ahead of time. Waterfront sites were not available and the area seemed overtaken with tall grass and shrubs, but that could be from a lot of rain. Camp hosts were excellent and the restrooms were always clean. - User2112