Poncha Springs, Colorado

Heart Of The Rockies Campground

Poncha Springs, Colorado



Poncha Springs, Colorado
Phone: (719) 539-4051

Sites: 70
Recent Rate: $30 7/2014

Latitude: 38.5366522455784
Longitude: -106.175361871719

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • 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

Ratings overview

14 Reviews

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snowave

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a lot of choices in the area for hookups,but this one was the least "parking lot" like... which is what we prefer. $34 was a little steep for electric and water only, but they have showers and laundry, so we took it. We didn't get full hookups, since they have a dump station and the FHU sites were packed in pretty tight. The good.. sits on the hillside with nice views and open feel. The sites are terraced, and relatively close together, but if it's not full it's not too bad. Our site was level, which was a nice surprise. Decent tent area behind campground to walk dogs, etc. Verizon 3G/4G 2-3 bars. Long, hot showers... although restrooms were a little run down with some mold on ceiling, etc. The bad: No picnic table at many sites, water pressure poor, water tastes like chlorine, electrical surges off and on at night (I wear a cpap and that was tough), restrooms have locks.. for the men.. but not for women. No exterior lights outside restroom/laundry building. Highway noise during daytime,but pretty quite at night. Pool closed (although, not advertised) This campground was the reason I finally joined here to write reviews. It really irked me at all the things wrong here, some easy fixes too. We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a Motorhome.

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Brian & Corky

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Older but nice friendy park. Nice large sites with lots of room. Beautiful views from sites. Nice laundry and meeting room. Really enjoyed our stay here. Would stay here again without question. We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a Motorhome.

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gypsycamper

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed at Heart of The Rockies in Poncha Springs, co for a month in winter 2014. They didn't shovel the snow, electric bill was outrageous, and the staff were very rude. The view was spectacular but if you need wifi, don't stay here. We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a Motorhome.

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cmcwbl

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 6 weeks. The setting in the Rockies is beautiful. Few trees, but we prefer sun and views. There is good fishing 10 minutes drive away. There is a nearby county road that provides good, lightly trafficked walking or biking. Sites are reasonably spaced. Management is friendly and helpful. There is a pleasant community room. The park is 12 minutes drive to WalMart and 16 minutes from downtown Salida. We plan to return in a month for another few weeks. We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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JaredWPhillips

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed one night without a reservation, but it was a weekday. Seemed to be a popular place to stop, and reservations are recommended normally. It really is in the heart of the rockies, with beautiful scenery all directions. Good showers, and Wi-Fi would work at the closer full-hookup sites, but we stayed further back in a W/E only site, so Wi-Fi did not reach. However, they have a lounge room with couches, TV, books, games, etc where we used the free W-iFi. Would come back again! We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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normav

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The website definitely oversold this park. There were no prices listed online and the pictures indicated an A++ park. What we found was basically graveled sites situated on the side of a hill in a park that has seen better days. But we were tired of looking for a park, so we took it. The manager was nice enough, nothing special, as was the park. We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Arizona Traveler

Review Count: 121
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here without a reservation on a holiday week. We got the next to the last pull through site and were happy to pay the price. This is a rustic campground with gravel roads and parking spaces. It was hot and everyone was running their a/c's. With only 30amps, it was necessary to watch your voltage meter carefully. We would stay here again if we were passing through. We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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lpyand

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Not sure what some reviewers saw. This campground needs lots of TLC. Sites are hard to get in and out of if you are very long. Roads are rough and the campground it terraced so there are humps to go over. Staff was friendly. Several full time residents here. Price was out of line for this park. There is a laundry and showers, but we did not use. Just okay for an overnight stay. We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a Motorhome.

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Retiredandlovinit

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

I would consider this a stop over park. The water pressure in almost nonexistent. WI-FI might work if you are close to the office, but we had trouble and were about 3 rows from the office. The staff was very friendly. Campground policy is to make a copy of your Drivers License, which I don't like. Nice views and a stream runs between RV sites & tent sites. Would stay here again as a stop over only. We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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rikkitikkitambo

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

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great pull through sites. This is a nice place to stop when driving from Denver. Friendly folks in the office. We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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skiers

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Great people, easy access! Water pressure very low though. Office staff stated that water is gravity fed. They said owner was aware of the problem. We've stayed here before and the pressure was never that low but there were many more RV'ers this time. Power tripped when we first hooked up. Really nice gentleman came and helped us find the correct power box and, once reset, no problems for two days thereafter. Water hookup also leaked upon hookup, didn't notice it but another gentleman noticed and came by with tools to fix it. Corrected in 5 minutes and all was good. Stream was dry this time. First time we've seen that. The park doesn't have much in trees but makes up for it in space. So many of the full-hookup campgrounds around that area pack RV's in like sardines. This one doesn't. We would stay there again just for the great people! However, they really need to do something about the water pressure. We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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number one

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice manager, Deanna, gave us a private site in back. Gravel pull thru was perfectly level and hookups were good. Small trees offered no shade but was cook and rainy so didn't matter. Baths are old, but clean. Was a very quiet night's sleep and we will return. We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7264
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 49

Overall Rating:      

Park was in much need of repair. Outdoor heated pool was a joke. There was a miniature golf course that hadn't had any maintenence in a long time, and it still cost to play it. Office staff only there a few hours in the afternoon. Absolutely love the area, but many other campgrounds in the area rate much higher than this one. We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a camper.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7264
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 49

Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground in the heart of "fourteener" country -- incredible views of the mountains and the Upper Arkansas Valley. Terraced sites with some shade, there's a small stream running thru that separates the tent area from the main area. Good, level sites, some a bit close together, though. Nice clean restrooms, very well maintained. They also have the only outdoor heated pool in the area. The campground is located about 10 miles west of Salida, and there is a hot springs pool in Salida, as well as up the valley at Mt Princeton Hot Springs. Heart of the Rockies is a very good base camp area for the sites of the Upper Arkansas Valley, the Monarch Pass/Ski area, and the upper San Luis Valley. There are incredible hiking and 4x4 trails in this area, probably the best in Colorado. And if you are in to river running, this is absolutely the place to be! We camped at Heart Of The Rockies Campground in a camper.

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