Alpen Rose RV Park

     


Durango, Colorado
Phone: (970) 247-5540

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $42 5/2015


Latitude: 37.3504838840484
Longitude: -107.853823900223

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

184 Reviews

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Creativepart

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Airstream 25

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

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: 5

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: 36
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: 4

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: - $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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irvirv

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $34.00
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Alpen Rose is just north of town a few miles. Stayed there 4 weeks over the summer and had a spot under mature oak and maple trees. Was a really nice park and very nice people. Verizon and ATT 4G were both very strong (I work online and had no problems with RDP - remote desktop). Facilities were really nice and the morning breakfasts were awesome. Only thing to watch out for is site under maples which leak sap in summer. Great place! We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Tubing on Animas river!

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MeetTheGriswolds

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $55.00
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Horrible place with horribly rude office staff. You must sign an agreement that you understand the wifi may not work (it doesn't exist) and state you shouldn't be using the internet on vacation anyway. Seriously. Red dirt everywhere and they complained about putting a small rug to keep it from tracking in. Do yourself a favor and camp somewhere else. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bois D'Arc

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

Date of Stay: - $53.00
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This is a beautiful park. Large pull-through spaces and plenty of room to maneuver. The older area has smaller spaces but is absolutely gorgeous with huge shade trees. The restrooms and showers were immaculate. The all you can eat breakfast was great. The location is perfect for enjoying Durango as it is far enough out of town to avoid the traffic and close enough to be very convenient. This is the most customer service oriented RV park we have stayed at. Every contact with the employees was very pleasant and they were very helpful. There is a huge fenced off-lease dog park. They even have an on site RV repairman. We look forward to our next stay. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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RV-luvin

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
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Rate includes Good Sam's discount + tax. Although only rated an 8, this may very well be the nicest park in the Durango Area. The park is located on the north end of town, 3 miles out. The views from the park are beautiful. There are 2 halves to this park which may be the reasons for conflicting reviews. Entire park is gravel other than the grass areas. Half of the park has large level sites with grass in between sites, a picnic table, and most have a tree. (not a whole lot of shade on this half). The other half of the park has lots of trees (almost all shade) that provide a atmosphere of being in the woods, (which block the view of the mountains), much smaller unlevel sites, with little to no grass. Many sites on this half share a picnic table. All the amenities were very clean, the pool is a small above the ground pool with wood decking and surprisingly warm water, good enough to take a dip to cool off, or for the kids to splash in. There's also swings for the kids, and a large grassy area for dogs to run in. Internet worked fine, and over all a nice place to stay. My only complaint would be, staff came off a little rude when laying down the rules, and I felt they should provide a trash pickup service at the site if there only going to provide one trash dumpster. This would be our choice next visit. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

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jbennett

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $38.00
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5th time and will be back next year. Everything worked great: hookups, fast Wi-Fi. Restrooms,showers were spotless. Breakfast $7.00 is all you can eat and the French toast is a must. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

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