Durango, Colorado

Alpen Rose RV Park

Durango, Colorado



Durango, Colorado
Phone: (970) 247-5540

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $42 6/2015

Latitude: 37.3504838840484
Longitude: -107.853823900223

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • 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 ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash yes
  • $10.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 10.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
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 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • 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 ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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189 Reviews

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lmg

Review Count: 128
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
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Camping options for big rigs in Durango are limited; making Alpen Rose one of the better choices. We've stayed here many times over the years and the prices go up while the amenities remain the same. This year we stayed in the numbered sites up front as the larger lettered sites were booked. The numbered sites were flooded and too tight for much of the one week stay. The flooding was mitigated by major construction work while we were there. As for the tightness of the sites, that is just the way it is. Since we love Durango we will continue to tolerate Alpen Rose. On the plus side, the views from the park are beautiful. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

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SW Rick

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
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Great location, far enough off the highway that road noise is not an issue (and we are at the end closest to the road). Very clean, picturesque. 2 acre enclosed dog play area- our dog loved it. All hookups worked well, Wi-Fi outstanding, even though the park was fairly full, as this is prime season. Sites are large gravel, they have been adding it to the sites to raise them more. There are several varieties of sites, priced accordingly. Park offers full breakfast on site daily. Store is reasonably well stocked, and prices are not outrageous. Staff very friendly, helpful, courteous. Escort to site and assistance in parking offered. An excellent experience- we liked it so much, we extended our stay. We would stay here again when in town. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

You can see and hear the steam trains on their way to/from SIlverton from the park; closer views from the park entrance. A nice touch.

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Creativepart

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $42.00
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This campground is a mixed bag. Unfortunately there are no really great options in the Durango area. Alpen Rose is too crowded with sites way to close together. Many of the sites have the back of one RV up next to the back of another and many share utilities, too. This is a popular area and during the summer months and mostly you'll find that Alpen Rose is always full. One half of the park is big rig friendly so, you see all the big RVs here.

The back section is very shady with lots of trees - it can be difficult to park and maneuver there. We were not able to get our automatic Sat dish to see through the trees when we stayed there. While the front and side is wide open with no trees at all - this is where are those big rigs park.

The sites are gravel and the roads muddy and full of potholes. The bathroom/shower rooms are clean but older and in dated older buildings. If this campground would invest in some overall site improvements - replenished the gravel in the driveways, paved and leveled the sites and modernized the bathhouse it would be a great RV park in a great area. Until this happens we can't give this RV Park better than an "average" rating. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Durango is a very fun town to visit. Some very good restaurants, great night life and a nice downtown for shopping, etc. Many come to ride the train - be sure to read that it will take all day. If you have pets in your RV you may wish to arrange for a pet sitter. Many area campgrounds offer that service. The scenery, rivers, activities, eating and shopping make Durango a good place for an extended stay. Plus at approx 7,000' altitude it cools off at night and doesn't get too hot during the day.

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ctjt1234

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $54.00
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We have visited this park once a year over the last ten years and have noticed the same trait in the ownership: "CHEAP". We always stay in the "letter row" because it gives us a lot of room and our stay in dry weather is a "10". The site is usually level gravel, wide enough to allow us to do what we need to do, Wi-Fi works sometimes (use your cell phone, signal is very good now), satellite works good, cable has short list of channels, and the surrounding scenery is great. This visit the snow and rain continued into the middle of May. A lot of the numbered sites were flooded. These sites had needed new gravel for years, but the ownership refused. Customers were bailing out of the park for several days and then finally the new gravel was brought in. The park was a dusty and loud construction zone now. People were being moved into the higher priced "lettered sites", at the lower rate. I was paying more and was now sharing my electric. Our other complaint now is the fact that the camp help meet you as you come into the park. They sound like a car salesman, trying to get you to stay in the more expensive sites. They don't tell you what sites are available, they just say," we have site 14 for you". You have no choice in this manner. If you stop here, go inside the office and handle your business there. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Advice

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $35.00
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This camp is just Ok. Water, sewer, electric and satellite worked. Stayed here a week and I would never stay here again. The lower part of the camp floods. There were several that had their electric and sewer lines covered up by water for several days. Our site was close to a community room so the breakfast crowd and some guy on a loader woke us every morning. One night was music night and lots of hooping and hollering going on after we wanted to go to bed. Tents aren't allowed but our neighbors had one. Staff and workers seem to be so chummy they forget who the customer is-which in this case was me and I wasn't a happy one. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

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gburnell

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $42.00
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Loved this park! The hosts/workers were great--very friendly, helpful with local restaurants, etc. Very clean, well maintained. Sites are a bit narrow, but it was OK, as we weren't there to be outside. The view of the mountains was great. Very quiet as it was far enough off the highway. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Airstream 25

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

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $45.00
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Stayed here in the summer despite the month listed . Great park with strong water and electric . Big dog park .BIG . Dusty , but you're in Colorado so everybody is dusty . Plenty to do back in Durango so plan to stay a few days to see it all . Easy entry and exit . We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Drive over to Pagosa Springs for a day trip .

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bobbodean

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $46.00
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Largest dog we ever seen in a RV park, staff was very helpful. The whole place is well taken of. The roads within the park are wide and easy to maneuver around. Individual campsites are so your sewer and your neighbors sewer are together, rather than in your front yard. Wide easy pull-throughs. Most definitely would stay her again. They also have propane. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to take the Durango-Silverton RR

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The Regans

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $39.00
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This beautiful RV park is located a few miles north of Durango. We stayed there the last week the park was open in October. The trees were an incredible bright gold and provided a gorgeous setting for our fall camping experience. The campground was extremely clean and had a variety of options for big rigs, tent campers, and campers like us in a 5th wheel. The only thing a bit odd about the section we stayed in (#52) is that our camper door faced the camper door adjacent to us. The picnic tables were also on the same side of the camper. Since we enjoy meeting other campers, this was not a problem for us. We would definitely stay here again. We camped in a 35 ft fifth wheel. Our rate included a "good will" 10% discount. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

The location is ideal for exploring Durango and the surrounding areas like Mesa Verde, Silverton and Ourey.

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SeaLandSkyPhoto

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $43.00
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A nice campground set back against bluffs with lots of mature trees. Reasonable gravel access roads, mostly level gravel sites with grassy areas. Most sites had a picnic table along with a fixed grill shared between a pair of sites. There are three different areas in the campground. The back area looks to be the oldest and is completely shaded. This area has the smaller sites although we did see some 45’ class A’s squeezed into some of the sites. The area north of the entrance road has larger sites in a more open area with some shading. These sites can handle 45’ class A’s, but the toads for these rigs tended to be parked in the road going between the rows of sites. This may make it interesting to maneuver. The area south of the entrance road has the largest sites - easily long enough for a 45’ class A plus toad. Seemed to be a bit more shaded that the north area, but much less than the back area. The south area does have a couple of curves on the access road that require a slight amount of extra caution. The pullthrus were alternating so two sites shared a common set of utilities. Also the back ins alternate with "pull ins” - again sharing a common set of utilities. A wonderful 2 acre off-leash dog area is in the front of the park. As noted in some other reviews, this park does have major issues with heavy rainfall. After a spell of dry weather (so the grounds were basically completely dry), we had heavy rain all night - at least several inches. The next morning most of the campground was flooded. They did have people out with portable pumps that morning to get rid of the worst of it, but 3 days of sunshine later there were still major issues with water - especially the area north of the entry road. This area had so much water that people were walking on the picnic table benches to get into their rigs. Some sites in the north area had as much as a foot of standing water (3 days after the rain). The back area seemed mostly dried out after 3 days. The area south of the entry road was sort of in between - grassy areas like a soaked sponge and a fair bit of mud. Puddles remained on many of the access roads. This park would probably be a 9 if they invested in enough gravel to mitigate the drainage issues. There was some highway noise in the front park of the park - mainly in the early evening. Power was ok, water was 58 psi, sewer ok. Did not use the cable. Satellite access was fine in the south area and probably in the north area; problematic in the back area. Wifi strength was good with mostly decent bandwidth except in the early evening with a full park at which time the bandwidth was zilch. Verizon signal was 3 bars with adequate, but not great bandwidth. We will stay here again when in the area (just hopefully avoiding any heavy rainfall). We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

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threehendersons

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $43.00
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Very good park for touring around Durango area. Our gravel back-in spot was level and utilities worked fine. Wi-Fi speed for the laptop was good some times but slow at others. We used an external antenna to help with getting a signal. Iphone never really connected. Friendly office staff. Many amenities such as popcorn in the office, optional breakfast ($8) and pizza made on-site. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Island Folk

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $40.00
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We were traveling with a caravan group so I am not certain of the rate. We arrived and were assigned a poor site on the south side. Unlevel and small for our 30' RV and tow car. Back in. The only spot I could level left us about 25' from the sewer and other connections out by the road. Contacted the park to get another site and they said no and the Camp Host swore at me multiple times and told me if I did not like the site I should leave. He also said the unlevel site was not his fault. Does that make it mine? WiFi was marginal at best. The last night we were there, a heavy rain came through and flooded all the premium sites closer to the highway. Stay away from this park. Poor customer support and facilities. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Groovin Along

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $35.00
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Great location for local attractions including the world famous Durango railroad. Verizon MI FI card had good reception. No Direct TV due to Mts. Park has cable TV plus 8 channel off the air. Rated park down due to poor maintenance of gravel roads which had holes that quickly filled up with rain water. Would stay here again. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Paniagua

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $50.00
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Pretty setting. Good Wi-Fi, short drive into Durango. Staff is helpful and always around. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Trek Across America

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $38.00
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This is our second visit and it is a beautiful park. If they aren't full you can choose a sunny site in the front or shaded in the trees. They have a two acre dog park so your dogs can get good exercise. All the buildings are in beautiful shape and spotless. We will certainly stay here whenever we pass through Durango. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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