13 Parks near Telluride, Colorado
Aug 2016 - $8.00
For those who want to "rough it" a bit. No electricity, water only from a spigot. Not a real lake; it's an irrigation reservoir but still kinda nice. The largest negative value of this campground (and the reason I didn't stay very long) are the hordes of evil, little spawn-of-Satan biting flies. They are way, way worse than mosquitoes and will keep you inside with window screens tightly closed most of the time. About half of the sites are level and large enough for a 30 footer; a few will acommodate big rigs. Nice views of nearby mountains. - Old Mountain Man
Oct 2012 - $14.00
Great remote location in the heart of the Rockies near Telluride and Wilson Mesa. This is a NSF site so not much in the way of amenities. I was there to shoot the fall colors but missed the window by a couple of weeks. Restrooms were closed, vault toilets, but they had portal potties at each of the restroom locations. Actually was able to connect via Verizon using a booster amp. But no over air TV. - Gary Camp-Inn
Jul 2016 - $21.00
The most popular campground in the San Juan National Forest, and for good reason: the view is spectacular. Most of the sites are level or nearly so. All are gravel. Some sites are nicely shaded, others are in the sun.
Fills up quickly, even on weekdays. If you didn't make a reservation, you will need to get there in the morning to snag one of the first-come-first-served sites as someone else moves out. Cellular signal is too weak for handheld phones, but with a so-called "booster" antenna on an LTE router you can actually have Internet. - Old Mountain Man
Jul 2016 - $48.00
The good is the people were friendly, the grounds were clean and the restrooms were very clean. Otherwise this campground was not spectacular. The sites were all gravel except for some patches of grass. All sites had a table and firepit. There are lots of trees, and scenery is beautiful. Internet was strong but so slow. There was no pool - unusual for a KOA. There was no cable TV - sad, but not unusual. They have breakfast everyday - worth avoiding. They have BBQ on weekends - just so-so. Pizza on Mon/Tue was decent. They have music on weekends - bring your cowboy hat and boots and expect to dance and have fun. I rate this place average. Many KOAs are better, but there is little competition any better in the area; and there are several, Their rates are pricey by about $15. I would try another campground if I visit again. - Scot671
Jun 2016 - $44.00
CG 5 miles north of Ouray actually. Typical KOA with lots of amenities - meals for purchase, recreation areas, etc. Large bathrooms with plenty of showers and stalls. Very nice staff. Lots of trees. Wonderful to hear the creek/river running near our site, although our site was a little tight. We would stay again. - Jolly Out There
Jun 2016 - $54.00
This is the best rv park in Ouray. The others are just parking spaces right on the highway. This park is beautifully situated among trees with mountain views, and is off the highway. It is fairly quiet, especially at night. Sites are a bit close, but we had a patch of grass next to our site. No pool and no cable tv. WiFi is hit or miss, but Verizon signal was consistent. In my opinion, it's just overpriced. - Arizona Nancy
Sep 2016 - $35.00
This is a funky campground with a strange layout. The main section has the usual line of RV spots but across the (public) street are a line of E&W and non-serviced back in sites. We were in one of them. Had a tough time finding one that was level, but worked it out with blocks. We actually liked the site because it was very wide and had trees for privacy. The "riverside" sites weren't very impressive to me since the river is more like a canal running along the park with condos right on the other side. I certainly didn't think it was worth paying extra for them. The restroom and laundry room were clean and modern and showers worked well. The washers/dryers were a bit expensive but ok otherwise. There's also a folding table and a couple chairs. The best part of this place, as all others have mentioned, is that it's just a couple blocks from the center of town so no need to move your rig or unhook your tow/towed to go out for dinner etc. Nice. Wifi was mostly useless but Verizon worked well. I'd stay again. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2016 - $45.00
We stayed in 4J for two nights. best place we stayed but mainly because of the location. We were able to walk into town, which was rare for most campgrounds.
The sites are very close together, have to juggle to put the awning up and have it over your picnic table, trying not to be too close to the sewage outlet! However the facilities were good and clean, showers free. WiFi very patchy and sometimes nonexistent.
Saying all that we would come back to the site, as it gave us everything we wanted. - Singaporeally
Aug 2016 - $40.00
The staff are very friendly and helpful. It's also nice that it's on the edge of town so everything is walking distance. (We are in our thirties to put it in perspective.) Parking in the small town can be a challenge. The town in nestled in a small valley surrounded by massive mountains! The views here are spectacular and every time you walk out of your RV your breath will be taken away.
The spots were nice, but a bit close for my comfort. A motor home pulled in beside us and their pop out prohibited us from placing the picnic table outside out door. We had to move it toward the front. The sites are very long however, so there is plenty of room in front/back. WiFi works pretty good in the middle of the night or very early morning. Most times I could not even log.
Facilities are nice. Laundry is about average, with about 5 of each machine (washer/dryer). One thing I could not understand is that the laundry facility is locked at 8 pm. This really made no sense to me considering the amount of people who come here to spend all day in the mountains hiking or offroading. These few downsides are minor however and I would certainly stay here again in the future. - Super58d
Aug 2016 - $48.00
This is a great park if you want to be very close to Ouray. The best thing going for the park is its location, just a mile from the main part of town. It's a quick drive to get there, or you can walk along the riverwalk trail which runs right along the RV Park. The park is also right along the Uncompahgre River. The views from the park are wonderful, though the tall mountains to the east mean that you won't see the sun until two hours later than official sunrise! The free WiFi worked quite well, Verizon worked well, but AT&T data was very slow. The park is on the expensive side (we paid $54/night after tax), and is mostly just a gravel lot with hookups with very little in the way of landscaping. It's also fairly noisy since it's right on Highway 550. We might stay again, but would try to find something a little less expensive nearby first. - LifeRebooted
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Overall very good, very crowded. But summer in Ouray is expected. Has large, wide, long spaces. Was gravel only, but easy access. - papa2
Jun 2016 - $55.00
One of our favorite parks ever. Friendly and super helpful owners and staff, and the greatest location. We chose a premium site which is right by the Uncompahgre River, and you can hear the rushing waters this time of year the moment you open your door. Great wifi, clean facilities, and within walking distance to town. We walked along the river several times a day as we made our way to the cute little town of Ouray. No bugs, AMAZING scenery, full hookups, close to town (about a 12 minute walk). Sites are gravel and fairly level. I can't say enough good things about this place, and we look forward to returning! - MikulasGoneAgain!
Sep 2015 - $11.00
There are some sites that are suitable for small trailers -- not big rigs. Campground is very well located, directly above (literally) Ouray. Great views. Shady and cool. If you are not sure you can fit in here, better to scout the sites without your trailer first. - Prof Dan
Jul 2016 - $40.00
The owners of Red Mountain RV are the best! There are many choices for an RV park in this beautiful area and Red Mountain is our home in Silverton. We stay in this park every Fourth of July and the Lockey's go out of their way to make us feel like family. - OutbackUSA
Jul 2014 - $43.00
This is a pretty average campground, but probably one of the best in the Silverton area. The campsites, reasonably level on a gravel bed, are fairly narrow and arranged in a double row, back to back. The utilities all work with no problem. The campground is fairly close to the railroad track, --- only this case it is a bonus --- as one can get a good view of the narrow gauge railroad trains driven by a coal-fired engine carrying sight-seeing passengers to and from Silverton two or three times a day. There are no trains at night! I am a little chafed at the high daily rate, as we were part of a large 4-wheeling rally. When we asked for Good Sam discount, we were told no discounts were given to rally participants --- not what we usually encounter when attending rallies. Still we would stay here again as the RV park is convenient to Silverton, and in a pleasant setting; but we would probably be a little more aggressive in trying to get a reasonable daily rate. - hoppytoad
Jul 2013 - $36.00
We stayed here for the 2nd time in the last 2 years. The pad sites are a little tight but very long. We had very good 50 amp and great water. The wife loves watching the trains come and go, and they love motorcycles Jeeps and 4 wheelers here. Will be back next year for the RMAR rally. Oh and the owners found a spare set of my motorhome keys and sent them to us, great caring folks. - notsofastdave
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This park is now owned by Silverton Lakes Campground so you have to register there. I called ahead to confirm my site so I could go to A & B, unhitch the toad, and drive it to Silverton Lakes Campground to register. There is no one manning the office at A & B but we didn't need help. The nine sites facing southeast (toward Kendall Mountain) are far superior to the eight facing southwest. In addition to the views, the campground was adequate except for the WiFi, which cannot be counted on (Verizon signal was good). Cement Creek (the site of the infamous EPA spill) flows along the edge of the campground, but didn't look any different than when we stayed there a year ago. After checking out all the RV parks in Silverton, this one was the least crowded, quietest, and very close to the restaurants. - Dr. John
Sep 2014 - $40.00
This park is within 2 blocks of the main street of Silverton. Easy walk to any of the stores and restaurants and the D&S depot. At 9000+ elevation, it gets cold at night in September but the days warmed up nicely. Like everything else in Silverton, this park is a little overpriced but is quiet except when the trains arrive and depart. We will stay here again. - Delbert
Sep 2013 - $32.00
Top reasons to stay at A&B: 1) location. Located in the center of town. Sure, Silverton is small, but just 1 - 2 blocks away are restaurants, Montagna's Distillery and shops. 2) friendly folks. I have stayed here before and always feel good with these folks. My stay was somewhat open-ended and I had only booked 3 days with them but ended up staying 8 days (and my rate was adjusted to the weekly rate) but no problems! The park is not fancy but the views are great! - Nrf
Oct 2015 - $38.00
We were two spaces west of office. Owners next door. It was just a week before they close for the season so park was almost totally empty. They are very nice, friendly and helpful. My wife called from Ouray as both it was raining and the road was closed during the day, opening at 5 PM. We wanted to know if they thought travel over the 550 was OK and was there snow at the top. Owner said road construction tight, but passable with our 40 footer towing. We would arrive after close and they were going to be out for the evening. Owner gave wife the Wi-Fi code, which space to park. We thought that was above what other parks have done.
He did come over and shut off our water at 5 AM, again at 10 AM, which the second time I saw him, opened the window to talk. He gave me a bit of a reprimand for a dripping hose connection. Says water is expensive in Silverton, one cent per gallon (maybe it is). I cost them about $3 for the 12 hours of drip. I apologized and the rest of our stay was great. We did arrive late and in a pretty good rain storm.
Wow what views there. The Durango/Silverton steam train is right behind the park so you see and here it every day. Park is walking distance to train station, and downtown Silverton. They have no fire rings but it's OK if you have your own.
Lots and lots of grass, a bit frosty in the morning which we were told is standard all summer. We will stay there again, but for more than the three nights as this time. - Bobcat1
Oct 2015 - $24.00
We had grass on 3 sides of us which was great for the dogs. Wifi was excellent and possibly the best I have ever had. I was unable to get the cable TV to work but that was not an issue because I prefer to use our satellite. This was our first trip to Silverton and hope to come back again. If we do we will definitely stay at Silver Summit. Parking site was on level gravel, electric was good and water was fine. This is not a resort nor does it pretend to be. Able to walk to anything in town. Excellent value with Passport America. - cubadoug
Jul 2012 - $30.00
This is our second year of staying here. The owners are so nice and always take the time to make your stay a pleasant one. There are a few trees scattered about and grass growing in most of the RV spaces. This park also offers Cabin rentals, Laundromat and showers. We loved the idea that this park is located on the far east of town but is still within walking (1/2 mile) distance of the downtown area. We chose this park because of the direct access to all off road riding. We have a 40' fifth wheel toy-hauler and needed somewhere we could unload the quads and ride directly from the park. This is the only RV Park in Silverton that allows that. The trail riding in this area is amazing and the summer weather temps are perfect. I would avoid this area during the holidays because the trails can get very congested. We will definitely come back to this park again. - shelliedoug
Jul 2015 - $37.00
We had the same problem as the other couple that stayed July 2015. Park was packed and very difficult to maneuver RV and truck in. Luckily, on the morning we were leaving, the nice gentlemen across from us moved their trucks so we could pull out and leave. We have already reserved a more accessible camp spot for next year where we will not have this problem.
Staff was VERY nice. Location was great. Just outside of the main street. Made for a nice walk in the mornings. The roads to and from town were OHV friendly, so we could drive our UTV to the car wash and to the grocery store. They rent fire pits to you for very inexpensive, which was nice. They have 3 or 4 cabins that people without RV's can stay in.
We will be back next year but super happy we already chose and reserved our space. - 2TEXOMA
Jul 2015 - $37.00
After checking in, we had to ask around to have both an ATV and car moved because it would not have been possible to maneuver in to our site. The whole park is a muddy mess when it rains, but then again so is most of Silverton. What seemed to be the owners and their friends were being rather loud outside the main building near our site until about 11 PM. Short-term sites are very close together with slideouts practically touching. Our site was sloped up at the truck end which made detaching and attaching our weight distribution bars almost impossible due to the angle. Wi-Fi crashed and disappeared during the one time I used it. I probably wouldn't stay here again. On the bright side, the staff was friendly and helpful. - Brad & Angela
Aug 2014 - $36.00
The good: The park is a short walk into town and conveniently located. Seems to be more popular with the ATVers and off-road motorcycle crowd, as you can ride right out of the park and up to the trails. Our site was fairly level, the 50 amp power worked well and water pressure was great. There was a small grass "pet area" directly across from us that was also very convenient. The laundry room was clean although we didn't need to use it for anything more than getting a Wi-Fi signal. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The Bad: The entire park is part gravel, patches of grass here and there and mud. When it rains it's a bit of a mess so you had better have a patio rug to put outside your door. Wi-Fi signal was unusable even though we were parked within about 60' of the office. Had to go sit in the laundry room to be able to do anything. Some sites have the power and sewer on the wrong side requiring you to either park opposite direction of your neighbor or run all your hookups under your rig. This is a no frills park and it worked for our needs but I do wish they would bring in a lot more gravel to help with the mud situation. I would likely try and get into the park on the other end of town or dry camp at one of the wonderful locations that are so available in the area on our next visit to Silverton. - NwJeeper