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Durango, Colorado

Alpen Rose RV Park

Durango, Colorado



27847 Hwy 550 N
Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: (970) 247-5540

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $42 9/2016

Latitude: 37.350483884048
Longitude: -107.85382390022

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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 no
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • 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) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • 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 no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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217 Reviews

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Alpen Rose for the 1st time & enjoyed our time. The workamper/helper folks were great. Durango is a happening town these days, especially with the legal weed trade. We had to move when we extended a couple of days from the 'meadow' to the trees, & both were fine. Big doggie park on property, & the train goes by twice a day. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
81 in the meadow
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Several decent restaurants in Durango, & Silverton & Pagosa Springs make good day trips. The Narrow Gage railroad is a favorite, shopping & brewpubs abound. Also enjoyed Handlebars pub in Silverton.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely campground very handy to Durango. We originally had reservations for 3 nights but wanted to add 1 more. They went out of their way to make this happen during a very busy time. There are two different types of sites. In the back area the sites are smaller but in the trees with lots of shade. Both back-in & pull-through. They are close together but the attractiveness makes up for that. Each site had a small grassy plot. Our site was at the end of the row so no room for our tow vehicle but they had a space reserved for our site for parking. The sites in the front of the park are large and open but great if you have a big rig. When we arrived we were greeted by the person in a golf cart who checked our reservation & took us directly to our site. Told us we could get set up & then take care of things at the office. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Rv47
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Durango is a fun tourist town with great restaurants. There is a lot of hiking in the area. Also plan an extra day to take a trip on the Duango-Silverton narrow gauge railway.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our third time (maybe fourth) to stay at Alpen Rose..WE LOVE this RV park. The sites we have stayed in are always nestled in lush trees, providing great shade and atmosphere. The whistle of the famous Durango-Silverton train off across the highway is an awesome sound. The staff is helpful and friendly AND we always catch a couple of trout for dinner! We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

The check in process is easy as described. The site we had was recently covered with new large stones and the road had large ruts in it. The site we had was so close to our neighbors we could have passed dinner to them. The sites face in the opposite direction so on our patio side our neighbor was right there. As a result there is little privacy. There were many large rigs, people with motorcycles and as a result crowded roads. The wifi rarely worked, the cable adequate, the road in got rough due to the rain as it is not paved. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
76
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The Animas river trail was a nice place to wWlk the James farm on 550 was nice to visit,the steaks great, the drive up the million mile hwy is a must do.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in one of their big rig sites. As others have stated, the sites are back-to-back, so your utility side faces someone else's utility side and your patio side faces someone else's patio side. Lots of space in the big rig sites, so not a problem. Don't know about other sites. Staff VERY friendly and helpful. All of the workampers we met seemed very happy to be there and enjoyed working there. Sites and utilities well-maintained. Didn't try the WiFi, but our ATT and Verizon worked well. Others have already mentioned the food on site: all-you-can-eat breakfast for about $8.50 each day and pizza and calzone's in the evening. They will even deliver the pizza or calzone's to your site! We tried both and they were excellent. We saw a pool (but did not use it). There is a huge (2 acre) dog park. Our only complaint was the folks who had out-of-control dogs, but it didn't stop them from taking them to the dog park and letting them off leash when other dogs were present. Our dog was attacked and we were bitten breaking up the fight (resulted in an ER visit). This is the biggest dog park we've ever seen and would be outstanding...if folks just used a little common sense.

Other reviewers have mentioned the steam train passing by and the whistles. Don't let it concern you. There are two trains that go north to Silverton in the morning and they come back late afternoon. That's it....not other train traffic or noise.

Big-rig sites have less shade, but good satellite access. Other sites are in the trees and probably don't have satellite access.

Highly recommend if you're in the Durango area. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The breakfast and pizza at Alpen Rose were excellent. We love Ken and Sue's Restaurant in Durango - it is one of our favorites for a nice night out.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice and clean park just on the North side of Durango. Staff was great. The site was pretty sloped making getting level difficult. Cable signal was strong - we received about 8 channels. WiFi was only available near the store. All you can eat chuck wagon breakfast was available every morning for $8.95. Large store and cook to order pizzas in the office. One load of laundry (expensive) will run you around $6 to wash and dry. It rained everyday while we were there and although we had really nice shade, the ground was red clay with some gravel. Sites are very cramped - Just barely enough room for our tow vehicle and we shared a picnic table with other campers. We would stay here again. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
RV27
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

.Well managed park. They meet you on arrival and take you to site before you register. Big rig area very nice. Smaller rigs are placed in amongst heavy tree cover. Doubt Sat. service there. Internet surprisingly good. Very knowledgeable about local attractions. Very pleasant helpful staff. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
site H and site G
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park just on the North side of Durango. Took about 10 minutes to get into the heart of town. My site was pretty sloped and required me to use about 16 levelers as well as raising my tongue jack pretty high to just get the camper level. Cable signal was strong (about 8 channels), WiFi was strong (they give you password), and cell reception was good (we have AT&T). All you can eat chuck wagon breakfast was cooked every morning, it smelled great but we did not feel like paying the extra $8.95 per adult (I think children were $5-6). Self-service dog wash available for $10, trout pond available (looked pretty stocked) but you have to keep what you catch (no catch and release) and pay $4.80 per fish, and a pizza place is located in the office and open everyday until 8 PM. Washer and dryers were open until 10 PM and run you around $5 to wash and dry one load. They have a nice above ground pool (open until 8 PM) but the playground was limited to two swings and a tether ball. I would stay here again. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park in a great area! Very friendly hosts who show you directly to your site. Huge fenced in dog area. The only ding I would give is that they park rigs in alternate directions so you share your sitting area with your neighbor. We were there two weeks and so were our neighbors. Luckily, they were great neighbors (even went to a brewery with them one night) but it would be a little uncomfortable if your neighbors were not as nice. Good Verizon signal and ATT was strong (though not very fast). Park Wifi was inconsistent. We will definitely be back! We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Durango is a great town and Mesa Verde and hiking in the mountains are all within reach.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy to find about four miles north of Durango off 550. As we arrived a person came out in a golf cart and lead us to our site. He said get setup & then go and take care of the finish paying Our site was a pull thru 50 amp. No problem getting to any of their sites. Nice office with store. They had a pancake breakfast every morning for $8.50. Good Verizon service and their wi/fi was okay. Would stay there again. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Ride the train to Silverton.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We booked a big rig site and paid the 53.00 deposit for it 3 months in advance and when we got there we were told they were full and they don't guarantee sites? Anyway we ended up in a 50 amp pull through site #73 that was barely long enough for our 40' Motorhome.

This may have actually been a blessing because you have to drive down a gravel road into the park that goes right by the front of the big rig sites and the dust clouds created by people entering and leaving the park blows right into the Big Rig sites. There is a fence on the other side that helps keep the dust down on the north side of the park where we were.

The sites other than the big rig sites are very tight as they are double sites that alternate facing on the hook up side so you are just feet apart.

The WIFI was non-existent. The cable TV was good. The roads were tight but manageable as long as you drove slow.

If they would just pave the road coming into the park it would make a big difference. The dust was unbearable.

The staff other than giving away our site was very pleasant and helpful.

There is also a good percentage of full time residents.

That said this is the best park in Durango. We looked at all the others and they were just gravel lots with hook ups.

Alpin Rose did have nice grass between the awning sides of the double sites. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
73
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do in Durango. 4 wheel, shop, hike, raft. Take the train to Silverton.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Owners & manager are clueless about customer service. Lacking competition, they run the place like the "soup Nazi" on Seinfeld. Frequent complaints from fellow campers involved their reservations getting messed up and management's response "we never guarantee sites." A 'Take it or leave it' attitude!

The best sites are A-H. Some good RV sites exist in the meadow; however, get a north facing site to avoid the intense afternoon sun/heat. The interior roads are dusty and too narrow for large motor homes. Toilets have plungers for a reason; they often overflow. I saw raw sewage backup onto sites F-G while there in Oct. 2015, again in July 2016, because of pump failure. Beware of the dog park, which gets doses of critter pesticides and swamps when the irrigation ditch frequently overflows. Healthy?

Wi-Fi erratic; cable poor, cell phone service spotty. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
81 was poorest
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Durango's a great place to visit. The park is convenient to downtown area and local amenities. Consult local visitor guides for full information for visitors.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very good campgrounds. This is our first time staying here (Stayed just down the road and never there again) and found the very nice. Gravel roads, easy level, very friendly staff, picnic table at each site, lots of shade, clean laundry and fairly new. Many sites are set to where you share your or face you neighbor. Internet was not very fast but reliable, cable is about 12 stations, antenna channels are about 12 stations. Great place to see all the sites around Durango. Next time we come to this area, we will stay here. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent location to tour the Alpine Loop, Silverton, Mesa Verde, off road trails, etc., it will be hard to beat this. HUGE dog park (2 acres). Good wifi. The cable was fuzzy, but we used our satellite. Our end site had a nice big grassy area. It was great for Washer Toss! The laundry room is huge. The office features lots of local information, free popcorn, and small restaurant. The grounds are wonderful as they cut the grass continuously. We stayed for 3 weeks and would stay again. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
H
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Old Tymers Restaurant was our favorite there. The Honeyville Store up the road is quite interesting.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

Nice park. A mix of back-in and pull through sites. All interior roads and sites gravel. If you need a clear view of the skies for satellite dish make sure you ask for one at the time of reservation as a number of the sites have very limited sky view due to trees. Clean laundry room in the center of the park. They meet you near the park entrance and provide escort to sight and back in assistance if needed. WiFi reliability at our site mixed depending of time of day. Nice large dog park area. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Reasonable breakfast each morning in the center of the park.

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