32 Parks near Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Aug 2014 - $20.00
Campground is about 4 miles west of Estes Park and is smaller than Moraine CG. I find this CG to be much cooler and less dusty than Moraine. Standard NP non-electric campsites. - DennisA
Sep 2016 - $13.00
We were looking for any campground within RMNP that could serve as a base for exploring the park and hiking. We're self contained and don't use the facilities. We stayed on weeknights in early September.
This is a beautiful campground! The campsites are a bit funky, aligned differently where parking spaces are separated from tables, fire rings and pads, sometimes by trails/steps. However, the sites are arranged so that most maximize the view. We think the best views are from Loop C, although there are no bad views in this park. There's a wide variety of sites - full sun, shady, back-in, pull-over, large, small, etc. The sites have no hookups, water and dump are available near the entrance. There's no wifi. Some sites have usable Verizon and ATT coverage. - dsvt
Jul 2016 - $12.00
Trailer sites are small. We had a 40 ft site which our 32 ft fifth wheel barely fit. Our site was a pull along which meant our slideouts were at the edge of the road. Weird generator hours. For us just too many folks to close together. We could not use our fire ring as it was downhill and our chairs wouldn't stay up. - TEXASBOY
Sep 2015 - $11.00
The park services were all closed, water, dump, entrance, however self service registration worked just fine. Crowds are gone this time of year, it's a little windy, so we selected a site that did not look over the moraine. The sites that do look over the moraine are beautiful, however can be very, very windy. Elk were bugling in the moraine during the day, and we relaxed overlooking the moraine at a friends site. The sites were all still kept clean, but only about 2/3 of the campsites were available. One loop was closed. No reservations were needed. Our daily rate is senior discount rate @ 50%. We used our solar panel for charging during the day, so we selected a site that was in the sun, plenty of shaded locations were available at this time of year as well. - DocColorado
Jul 2016 - $13.00
We definitely miss the trees but this is a natural process and an example of how a forest regrows from a meadow. Elk frequent the campground in the mornings and evenings. Moose and bear can be seen nearby. The standard rate of $26 seems high for dry camping. There is a posted 30' RV length limit. Most sites are designed for tents or small camper vehicles. All sites are 1st come 1st serve and the campground fills often by mid-afternoon. 8900' elevation in Kauwanechee Valley often sees 40 degree overnight temps in July. Interior roads and parking are all asphalt. Tent pads at each site. - Trailbuddy
Sep 2015 - $20.00
No trees -- beetles killed them all. Not pretty, and there was little privacy between sites. But views of surrounding mountains were very good as a result, and stars at night were great for the same reason. - Prof Dan
Aug 2013 - $20.00
Still a nice campground even without the trees. The mountain pine beetles that have killed so many of the majestic tall straight pines trees in Colorado, have sadly struck here too. Over a couple years the various loops have been closed and the dead trees removed. The tallest trees left in the parking areas are at most 10-12 foot tall - but growing and healthy. During tree removal, it appears that the campground layout was changed to have fewer sites with more room between sites. I don't remember if the sites were asphalt before, but they are level. Most sites are back-in and available for tents or RVs, some sites are tent only set up for small groups, and some RV only sites are pull through. I enjoy ranger talks, but lightening cancelled the evening's program. On the nice night, a ranger gave a very informed and specific talk about geology of the tundra to the lower treed areas - very nice! Fortunately, the rainy night happened after the herd of at least a dozen female elk meandered through the campground with the lone male, and two babies. We watched for about an hour and one-half as the fire-rings provided an ash snack for the females. We will return. - AluminumCloud
Aug 2016 - $13.00
We were fortunate and obtained a pull through site on loop A, site 001 at Glacier Basin Campground on short notice. Reservations are strongly suggested. Site was wooded, level and adequate for our RV. I did not like the large boulders that bordered either side of the pull through site.
Many sites in this loop were pull-over type and the pull-in sites were angled the wrong way. Sites do not have hook-ups. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring with grate and tent pad. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
Restrooms have flush toilets and there is drinking water available. Bear proof trash containers are centrally located. This is bear country and there are lockers for food stuffs located between sites, if not stored inside camper. Though there is no fire ban, campers are required to attend their fire at all times. Fire wood is available from a vendor who comes to the campground and sells a bundle of wood for $5.00.
There is free shuttle service, through out the park and worth using, instead of driving yourself. There is a bus stop located inside the campground. Scenery is spectacular with an abundance of wildlife (deer, elk and even an occasionally moose), did not see any bear. We have an America the Beautiful Senior Age Pass and paid $13.00 for our campsite and no entry fee to the park. We would return to Rocky Mountain NP. - Viarivoli
Sep 2015 - $10.00
Great National Park campground, no hookups or showers,but there is a dump station and water fill. Our site, A18, was a fairly level pull through, however to put your door & awning on the correct side, you will have to go in the wrong direction, which was no real problem, as everyone on the inside of the loop did the same. Site was a little close with the trees on both sides but we had enough room to extend the slides and awning. At least A&B loops still have trees, the trees in rest of the loops have been removed, due to beetle infestation. There is a picnic table & fire ring at each site.
Fire wood & Ice available at the campground. The wildlife in the park are awesome, including the elk in the campground, if you drive your car, be ready for delays of folks watching the animals.
There is a shuttle system that takes you to some parts of the park.
Our rate is with the Senior Pass, we would absolutely stay here again. - bukhrn
Jun 2015 - $10.00
This campground is located across the valley from the Transit Center on Bear Lake Road on the east side of the RMNP. This makes it very convenient to access all park sites and trail heads on the east side using the shuttle service, which stops every half-hour right in the campground. We choose loop C because it still has tree cover. The rangers were so helpful and the evening programs they put on were very well done. The restrooms were immaculate. - SideBySiders
Aug 2016 - $51.00
This campground is located close to downtown and Rocky Mountain National Park. The sites were very close together, and hard to get into. The staff was great, and someone helped get you in your site. - J and I Franklin
Jul 2016 - $55.00
Staff were helpful and friendly. We stayed in a back in site on the river. It was very nice. The interior sites looked to be a little cramped for motorhomes and large 5th wheels. - osuallen
Jun 2016 - $59.00
The folks running this park are very nice and cordial. I was escorted to my level site. Everything worked as well as the wi-fi. I thought them to be high priced. For that money I would expect my pad to be at least swept. I had to sign a form that said if I smoked legal pot on their property they would evict me. That sucks. I won't be back to this park again when I return to Estes Park for more great fly fishing. - maninthewoods
Aug 2016 - $55.00
No grass or rock, mostly fine dirt, which makes it impossible to keep it out of your rig. It is located at 7500 ft. so if altitude bothers you not the place to visit. The campground looks like a parking lot with no pull-throughs and units close together and very few trees. They guide you to your site and pick up trash twice a day which is nice. All of the hookups worked. The lake looks nice saw kids fishing but no fish. Estes Park and Rocky Mtn. N.P. where very busy and filled with tourists. If you can visit in the spring or fall it would be better. Would look for a different campground next time. - sjones
Jul 2016 - $56.00
Very nice staff, helpful to get you into each site easily, we had a back-in but the host moved a picnic table so we could pull through. Beautiful spot on the river, great mountain view. Not many shaded spots where we were, but the sounds of the stream were very peaceful. Trash pick up twice a day due to bear activity, close to downtown for attractions. - Jojo1977
Jun 2016 - $59.00
Very convenient to Rocky Mountain National Park. A park employee helps you back in your site, which is very much appreciated and necessary because the sites are not angled. We had to wait about 15 minutes to park because a travel trailer in our row was backing in and then had to unhook. Tight spaces between rows. - bspe
Jul 2016 - $54.00
Very nice location with great view of the mountains. Sites were a little close. All gravel and a bit dusty. - GlennS
Jul 2016 - $43.00
We camped with our two adult kids, their spouses, and 8 grandkids under 9 years of age. We stayed in our truck camper and they each had a tent site on either side of us. This campground is great for a big family get together as they have a wonderful play area for the little ones, a neat and free train ride every evening, a smore's fire on Friday nights, and Ice cream socials on other evenings. The breakfast the campground offered really helped with so many hungry kids every morning. The grandkids cried when they left to go home. The other things to do in Estes Park made everyone happy. We have already made a reservation for September, 2016. - ColoradoTerry
Jul 2016 - $60.00
Folks are very nice and accommodating. Sites are really tight. It is next to a riding stable with about 50 horses, so downwind is interesting. If dry, it is very dusty. The cable just change, so one had to ask for a "box" to view. No one told us that until the last day. - dwade
Sep 2016 - $68.00
The entire park is horribly dusty and no effort has been made to mitigate the problem. Our all-dirt site was level, but the space allocated for the splinter-filled picnic table was a 45 degree angle, same as many other spaces; we couldn't use our awning. The WiFi was pitifully slow, even when the park was almost empty. We expected so much more for the price we paid and we won't ever stay there again. We felt robbed. - NewmarTexans
Sep 2016 - $65.00
Sites are all dirt with continual clouds of dust with any wind or vehicles driving on the road. We had to keep windows closed and use A/C on a fall day. The only selling point is the proximity to RMNP. Price is high but that may be the Estes Park area. Would not stay here again. - Bunci
Aug 2016 - $59.00
The park has some nice sites. Ours was not one of them. The site was unlevel, left front tire off the ground. No level spot for picnic table. Close to neighbors. It is close and convenient to Rocky Mountain National Park. Would look for alternates next time, or specify site. - Keeponmoving
Jul 2015 - $59.00
The $59 daily rate includes tax for a week's stay. We were really looking forward to this campground. The website certainly indicates a lovely place to stay along the river. First of all, the entrance off Route 66 is a steep one-lane drive, so be prepared. The campground is not very large and it is very congested, so when you get to the bottom of the drive, stop before you go any further. The people who work here are very nice. We were put in site 1, which backs up to the river. We are a 36' motorhome and our back end hung over the river when our front end was in place. Our neighboring travel trailer had to bring in his awning in order for our slide to open. We were lined up in a row with barely any space on either side. We had a cabin on the other side of us. If you enjoy space to spread out, do not come here. There were not many ratings for this park, probably because most of the sites are used by seasonal people. We did get a strong Verizon signal at this campground. Estes Park is a cute town but very congested also in the summer. We would not recommend or come back to this campground, mostly due to the incredibly tight site spacing. - dbcordello
Aug 2014 - $53.00
We chose this park because of the reviews, which are accurate. It's small, crowded, and along a creek, which is only a plus is you are parked by it. The folks in the office are terrific and helpful. The place is pristine clean. Although the location, just outside the national park, is very convenient it is very difficult to get here. We came in from Loveland up 30 miles of winding steep two lane road. Traffic in Estes Park this Labor Day weekend was horrific. Finally, the directions to Paradise are difficult to follow and the street signs in town difficult to read. A tip - come all the way through Estes Park on route 36. Continue all the way out of town almost to the park entrance and go left on CO Route 66. Continue 1/4 mile and left into the driveway, where you will be met by a nice gentleman who will help you squeeze your RV into your space. - Doogiesmom
Jun 2014 - $48.00
Very well maintained campsites with deck and picnic table at each campsite. Very friendly staff and immaculately maintained bathroom, shower and the laundry room. Very reasonable to do laundry at $1.25 to wash and $1 to dry. Additional cost of $3.50 per day is charged for cable hook-up. Stream current is too fast to do any fishing but the sound is very soothing. Entry to and exit from the property was guided by the staff because of the extremely narrow road and the campsites. - gartail
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Nice park, clean warm pool. Near state park. - tdwms
Aug 2016 - $49.00
First off I missed the turn into the campground as it is poorly marked after you make the turn off the main road. Roads are dirt. The patio at my site was covered with mud that had run down from the site behind and above mine. Had to share the water faucet with a neighbor. However, some sites have new gravel.
As with most things: Estes Park in the summer the CG is expensive. - jnateg
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Now operated by Estes Park, with lots of improvements. Full hookup sites were level and well positioned. Staff very friendly and helpful. New restrooms near full hookups were great.
Rather windy location, but definitely less expensive than other RV campgrounds. - Hornman