Dolores, Colorado

Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park

Dolores, Colorado



Dolores, Colorado
Phone: (970) 562-3810

Sites: 97
Recent Rate: $39 6/2015

Latitude: 37.5855245543342
Longitude: -108.161657033066

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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
  • $1.25 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.25
  • 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 yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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 Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • 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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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33 Reviews

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textraveler2

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here every year since 2009. It is a little piece of HEAVEN. I cannot discribe how beautiful and peaceful this place is. We had a campfire every night so I am glad they provide the park with plenty of firewood. Our normal stay is 4 to 6 weeks and always dread leaving. This park is by far our number one destination but you have to reserve very early!!! Be sure to take plenty of food....there are very few places to eat that are reasonable close. We do all our own cooking except for occasional trips to Cortez. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

For a truly breakfast delight go up to Rico (about 10 miles up the mountain) to eat at High Altitude. YUMMMMMMY...the bean barrito is to die for!!!

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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RVM5

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

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

My oh my, nothing to dislike unless you're going to sit in your motorhome and expect to watch TV all day. The location trumps any need for electronic devices. All sites are shaded and meets our expectations. The riverbank sites are "to die for". Reserve early. A week and a half notice didn't get us one. Bring your kids, fishing poles, and cameras. You will miss an opportunity for full enjoyment if you don't stay at this CG. No negatives except the absence of cable TV and this CG will overpower you without it. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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FrontrangeRVer

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Can't rate this campground a 10 because the roads and sites aren't paved, no pool, no hot tub, and terrible Wi-Fi. Reservations for a site are kind of hokey as some of the "buds" of the campground seem to get their same site year after year, but for the rest of us, these prime sites aren't available. Loved the relaxing river, the neighbors, the free firewood, the nice paths to walk your dog, and just generally sitting around your site. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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SarahW

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Priest Gulch is a beautiful, well-kept campground. The location is scenic and mostly quiet, with a little highway noise for the campsites up front. Since the beautiful Delores River divides the campground, it is necessary to cross a very narrow bridge to get to sites across the river. We scratched one of our rear-view mirrors while crossing the bridge, so use caution if you choose one of those campsites. The campground owner provides free firewood, which is a great bonus for cool nights. Each campsite includes a picnic table, full hookups, and a fire pit. There is no cable TV, but satellite antennas work in some sites. There are a lot of trees in the campground so satellite reception is iffy. Two drawbacks to the campground are 1) no Wi-Fi,and 2) the distance to any sort of town. It is 35 miles to the closest Walmart or any other national chain stores in Cortez. There are a few shops and a grocery store in the small town of Dolores, which is 25 miles away. There is a small store in the campground office, but they don't have much there at all. There is acceptable cellphone coverage and the public showers and toilets are spotless. The laundry facility is clean and the machines work great. All in all, Priest Gulch is a great place to camp. It is a great base camp for day visits to Teluride, Durango, or the Mesa Verde National Park. Our rate is for a weekly stay. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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JWFlyFisher

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this campground. The staff are great people who really care about keeping things clean and in working order. The river running through the middle of the campground makes it one of the more enjoyable places we've ever stayed. Almost the entire property is shaded some sites with small lawns. The WiFi is weak in some spots but who wants to be "connected" in a place like this. The free firewood (donations accepted in the office) is a great bonus and begs for a cocktail by the fire every evening. We will be back. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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sourdoughought

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the best parks we have stayed at. The area is beautiful, the staff is friendly, hiking is just across the street, and the fishing is great. Bathroom/shower facilities are spotless, nice store with goods fishing tackle licenses, etc. On Saturday mornings they have great fresh baked cinnamon rolls. We had such a good time we already made our reservation for next year. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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spanky

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Priest Gulch is one of the nicest parks I have ever stayed in. We were there for 2 weeks, on the Dolores River and it was GREAT. Nice and quite and all the Priest Gulch personnel were very helpful. Due to fire restrictions, there were no camp fires in the park. Great place to explore southwest Colorado. I would tell ALL of my friends that it is the best park around. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Martha McCasland

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We love, love, love this park! We've stayed here several times (maybe 7 or so) for a week or two at a time. The grounds are beautifully kept. The spaces are level and shady. The staff is super nice. However, some upgrade on the Wi-Fi is required. We are NOT "unplugged" kind of people. And with more and more guests using the Wi-Fi in the park these days, the Wi-Fi is becoming unbearable. Wouldn't stop us from staying here again and again, it's just the only thing needing improvement. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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KBernstein

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We really love this park. Beautiful location, great staff. On the river, wide spaces, some with grass. Tables, fire ring, free firewood. Neat custom of having guests paint rocks (paint in the office) and leave them in the rock garden. Only complaint was the Wi-Fi. Weak, and often down. It was a problem throughout the park, no matter what device you were using or location in the park. We will definitely return. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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maninthewoods

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy well marked access from the main road. Well maintained gravel roads with level gravel sites located adjacent to the Dolores River in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Utilities are conveniently located and worked properly. The sites are all under trees with many having quality grass between. Quiet setting with fishing, hiking in the area. This is one of the finest RV park we have had the pleasure to stay in. No cell phone coverage but the Wi-Fi worked kind of great, satellite TV worked fine. Free fire wood with a fire ring at each site. RV camping the way it should be! Pet friendly. It’s the totality of the camping experience with mountain setting, spectacular views, sounds of the river and quiet setting, friendly and helpful staff and clean facilities. We will be back!! We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Ro&Don

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here on the 'maiden voyage' in our motorhome. We picked a winner right off the bat. We only stayed 3 nights and then came back later in the summer for a week. Very serene and peaceful with roomy sites. Staff is wonderful and enforce their campground policies, which is very refreshing. It's a distance from the bordering small towns which we liked since we came to relax and enjoy the natural beauty. There is a little camp store that is well stocked with soft serve ice cream and freshly made (by the owner) cinnamon rolls on Sat. mornings. We've booked a site for next year already. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Tripntime

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

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We've stayed here twice and are very pleased with this RV park. The sites are large and very nice. Most of the sites are right along the banks of the river. It's a ways to the nearest town but they do have a small store on site that has a lot of the basics. We are already planning our next trip back here. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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plm

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy well marked access from the main road. Well maintained gravel roads with level gravel sites located adjacent to the Dolores river at 8100 feet in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Utilities are conveniently located and worked properly. We have stayed here several times since 1989 and each time the owner makes improvements when we return. The sites are all under trees with golf course quality grass between. Very very quiet setting with fishing, hiking and biking in the area. No phony baloney tourist stuff-water slides, miniature golf, zip lines, fancy over priced restaurants with bad service and mediocre food. WalMart and other business are 35 miles away. This is the finest RV park we have stayed in. If you have a bucket list of places to stay-add Priest Gulch. The negatives: no cell phone, cable or off air TV coverage but the Wi-Fi worked great, satellite TV worked fine. Free fire wood with fire rings at each site. Its RV camping the way it should be! Pet and kid friendly. It’s the totality of the camping experience-wooded mountain setting, spectacular views, sounds of the river and quiet setting, smells of pine and fir, friendly and helpful staff and perfect facilities. We will be back!! We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Pete_by_the_river

Review Count: 71
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an absolutely beautiful campground. The Dolores River runs through the middle, with spaces on both sides of the river. Bridge was under repair during our visit, so the far shore was vacant. Although we arrived with no reservation, we were given a space on the river front (late season). The park was only about 1/2 full for this mid-October visit. The showers and rest rooms were clean and there was plenty of hot water. Laundromat was also clean and roomy with a folding table and a rolling basket to move laundry around. Note that the Dolores address is a little misleading, since the park is 25 miles (past Stoner) up the highway. I would definitely stay here again -- though I'll come a little earlier in the year, as it was freezing overnight (catching us by surprise) leaving me with a frozen water hose (that defrosted in our RV shower). We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Jackhal

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Really great campgrounds, nicely wooded with lots of shade and well spaced campsites. We stayed two weeks and it was absolutely beautiful. The campgrounds even provides free firewood and the Dolores River runs right through the campgrounds that has good fishing and great atmosphere. There is free WiFi that worked fairly well, but did have a problem the last day we were there, however, there were lots of thunderstorms there every afternoon. We will stay here again and recommend this site to all. We camped at Priest Gulch Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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