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Alpen Rose RV Park

Durango, Colorado


27847 Highway 550
Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.35048
Longitude: -107.85382

Elevation: 6559' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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251 Reviews

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Review Count: 175
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 67

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

This park is about 5 miles north of central Durango. The front section of the park has the "premier" sites which are pull-through for larger RV's. The back section has lots of trees with mostly pull-in and back-in sites at all kinds of angles, generally smaller and tighter spaces. We were given a site in the back section for our motorhome. It was a pull-in with 30 amp electric service. It was badly unlevel, particularly side to side. I keep telling myself to avoid parking under trees because of the bad things that can fall on you such as sap, bird poop, etc. In this case we ended up with what looked like a fine spray of some sap. There is WiFi but it just barely reached our site and was rarely usable. We had to go to the office to get any use from it. The bathrooms are OK, decent condition and reasonably clean. All things considered, it's not a bad park but we did not like our site, #27. Pay attention to your receipt. We were initially charged $4.50 per day for an extra vehicle. Their website specifies that the rates include two people and one tow, which is what we had. We went to the office and they refunded this erroneous charge. We paid $48.15 per night. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
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: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

We had an issue just trying to make a reservation. We tried online, our credit card was charged the $100 deposit, but we received no confirmation. After leaving several messages and emails, we finally heard from them weeks later that the reservation was made. When we arrived they had "lost" our reservation. (Even though I had the confirmation email). We are a 43 foot class A motor home and had reserved a "premium RV site". They first put us in a too small spot (no room for our tow vehicle). They advertise cable and pool...that means open air antenna and an above ground pool. Because of the trees we couldn't use our satellite and got no channels with the antenna. We were so close to the RV next to us that I could see in their windows. When I asked to move to a different spot, they were rude and unhelpful. After threatening to leave, they reluctantly agreed to move us to another site. Will not return here and recommend you look elsewhere. The location is nice and they could do a lot better with adequate management. Not sure who to blame. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

Park is clean, grounds are well maintained. We were in a motorhome in the big rig area, which is set up with one service site per pair of rigs. Thus your rig is nearly touching window awnings with your neighbor. Decent space however on the exit/picnic table side. Nice grass and shade there. Park does not offer a monthly rate, thus is way overpriced for a month stay. Talked with the owner about that, she explained that they had problems with monthlies in the past trashing the place and the rate structure gave them problems in getting rid of problem tenants. Maybe a few good steak dinners for the Sheriff would solved that problem. Owners and staff were very pleasant. Park has a great dog park area, where the dogs can truly romp, play, and swim in the muddy ditch around the park. Great feature! I downgrade my rating of Alpen Rose because: WiFi is a zero; ATT cellular service is nearly as bad; cellphone connection is marginal. Wifi is no better at the office. That can be fixed! We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Big Rig
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Durango is famous for the Railroad, that is a must do. This destination is a big hit with offroad drivers, and outdoors enthusiasts. Elevation of the park is 7000 feet, with beautiful vertical scenery all around. Durango itself is crowded, lots of traffic.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

It is located north of Durango and far enough away from Highway 550 you can't hear the traffic. Although we did hear the helicopters traveling back and forth to the fire and landing on a private ranch across Highway 550 from the park. The sound was not annoying and was interesting to watch this fire-fighting technique from our camp. The park is pet friendly with a large dog park. It has great showers and toilets and a large laundry room with modern and extra-large washers and dryers. They are pricey at $2.75 per load. There is a small above ground pool, entertainment pavilion with a corn hole game and an adequate on-site store with necessities if you need something. The staff was short-handed because the fire had caused a few of their workers to depart, but they were friendly and covered essential services, even though they typically provide a breakfast service and evening entertainment. The owners are on-site most days and very friendly. A plus in this park for both of us is it has an on-site trout pond with some very nice stocked Rainbow trout. We like to fish and eat fish! The fishing is embarrassingly easy and they will bite anything your throw at them. The fee to fish is $5.00 per fish, but they are of such good size that a single fish is more that you need for a single meal. The park provides pull-through gravel sites with full hook-ups (30 and 50 amp) with sewer connections. Most sites are shaded and all have picnic tables.

Just a few miles north of Durango and great access to everything. NICE place! We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We shared a buddy site with a work camper. Worst experience ever. Took up entire shared area, parked semi to block our view and even flooded shared area and our picnic table. Worse yet - the owners refused to do anything about it. Also heard complaints about promised sites being arbitrarily changed. Too bad. Nice campground with good views. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

Areas under trees can leave sap on MH and toad. Washed off windows easily so we assumed it was water soluble. Newer sunny areas have wonderful grass and thick rock. The older area where we stayed was in dire need of more rock. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure to eat at Serious Texas BBQ. There are two, eat at the one East of town, it has a lovely patio overlooking the Animas river. The food is awesome!

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Decent place. Had to change sites because of levelness issue. Tree sap a problem but it washed off OK. Close to Ouray, CO and only a few minutes from Durango. Little traffic noise. Plenty of shade. Laundry very good. Reasonably roomy sites. Be sure to double-check GPS directions to Alpen Rose. CG is off Rt 550, NOT off CR 203 We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Close to Durango which is easy to navigate. Walmart in town. Ouray, CO is an hour north-very scenic drive. Maggie's is a good restaurant there (burgers). Box Canyon is well worth it. Animas River goes through Durango. Easy to get to, makes for a nice walk along the river. Durango-Silverton RR is great.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great park to use as a base when visiting all the attractions in the area. They are big rig friendly and easily accommodated our 44' MH and toad. The sites are gravel and maintained with various parts of the park having lots of shade or none, depending on your preference. There is a dog park and a dog wash. We did not use the laundry facilities but they appeared to be nice. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The office is stocked with tourist pamphlets and basic supplies and also offers free popcorn. They make their own pizza on site which is delicious and a nice option if you want to eat in and not cook. The only negatives are the poor wifi and the pool / no hot tub. Be prepared to use your own wifi or do without. The pool is tiny and they really should add a hot tub. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site K
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

It's a lovely park in a quiet, lovely location but I think a bit overpriced for early May. We were greeted warmly, our packet ready upon arrival and the Camp Host guided us expertly into a site that just barely fit our 45' plus our dolly. The Durango & Silverton Steam locomotive passes by the campground each day with a cheerful whistle as they steam by. They offer a discount for their breakfast but we didn't partake. 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, Grass
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss taking the train from Durango to Silverton. If you can afford it, do the observation car if you go in the summer. We were lucky that we had a warm early spring day. It climbs from 6500' to 9500' so there's a significant elevation/temperature difference....be prepared!

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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

This is really a nice park. It is much better than we expected based on the reviews. As nice as the park is, I have never been treated as poorly in 18 years of RVing. Based on information from RVparkReviews, when I phoned the reservation, I asked for a newer full size space up front rather than the older, cramped, out-of-level spaces in back. No go. We have a small rig so we were assigned a small space. We went to Alpen Rose any way because the location suited our needs and no other parks in the area had better reviews. We arrive, and sure enough, we are assigned a dumpy little space under the trees out back. I informed the lady that I had an astronomy telescope and I would like an open space in front that is not under the trees. So, she assigned us to a new spot which is also in back under the trees. What? The golf cart guy and I went back in the office and requested a front spot for the third time. The office person states that those are 50 Amp sites, and "we are sold out of 30 to 50 adapters". I went out to my motor home and returned with my 30 to 50 adapter in hand. She relented and assigned us the worst front site immediately across from the maintenance shed where the lawn mowers were coming and going. I counted spaces that evening. 20 of 34 front spaces were empty, a 60 percent vacancy rate. Also, they had a whole pile to 30 to 50 adapters in the store. The park is an 8 or 9. The customer service is a 1 or zero. We scored them a 4. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful views, clean, dog friendly, quiet - loved it! We stayed for 4 nights and was assigned near the dog park. a 2 acre fenced in dog run. Surrounded by mountains and we could see the Durango - Silverton train go by each morning and afternoon. It was wonderful. It was a great base to explore Durango and Silverton. They have a dog wash that was terrific - wish more parks had this. Would definitely 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
90
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Convenient to Durango and dog friendly. Sites are nice, most with trees. The down side is that it's pretty expensive and there's really no hiking nearby without driving to it. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my truck camper
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

First the positives: The park is located in a beautiful area of the Animas valley north of Durango. It is convenient to both Durango and Silverton. Sites are gravel and level. Now the negatives: most if not all of the pull through sites are a nose to tail arrangement. You face one way your neighbor faces the other and the hookups for both rigs are in the middle. This places both units very close to each other. So close that when inside my rig, I could hear a person inside the next rig coughing and their TV playing. Camper's dogs barked all day. People wandered around the park talking and laughing well past "quiet" hour. I did not find this to be a quiet park at all. The wifi is very sporatic, the park's solution was to hand you a handout upon check in stating not to count on the wifi. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Pull through area
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Nice pull thru with good cable tv and fair WIFI (worked pretty well except in periods of high demand). The office people were friendly and the pizza made to your order was perfect after the train ride. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Silverton train was outstanding. We had an excellent dinner at Eolus Bar and Dining upstairs with a view of the mountains. The seafood stew was especially good.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We've stayed in the park 3 years in a row. Love the "big rig" sites, even though they're a little more expensive. Nice sized grassy site. Only problem is that the rigs are parked in opposite directions, which makes the utilities side quite close. We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

This is the best RV Park in the Durango, Colorado area, by far.

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