My rating is based on services and amenities received for the price I paid. This is definitely not a $51 Resort. It's a $25 gravel campground with fairly level sites surrounded by obstructing boulders and unusual uneven river rock patio side landscaping which make the sites difficult to utilize. Class A's over 34' won't fit the water and electric river side sites on the lower level and 36-45 footers won't be able to reach the sewer connections which are located near the drivers side front wheels unless they pull forward into the parking area. It's just very obvious that the developer's of this campground (Resort? NOT!) didn't know what they were doing. It's a shame too because Glenwood Springs is a nice town with lots to do and this campground is located right in scenic Glenwwod Canyon next to the Colorado River and adjacent to the Hiking (?) Biking trail. You can watch the commercial rafters shooting Class 5 whitewater from the trail and even try rafting yourself. The campground has a commercial rafting operation right in the park. Hopefully they are better at rafting then running a Resort. Do spend the day at the Hot Springs Pool and catch a meal at the Underground Restaurant. Both are spend but worth the bucks. Unlike this campground!
I'm told this is the oldest motorized campground in the US and the campsites reflect this. With lots help from the friendly work-camper hosts we were backed into a rare site in this tree covered mountain top campground with a open view to southern sky and the satellites we need for Internet and TV. If you're a big rig make sure you call ahead and reserve the site that fit your needs. We choose the South sky but gave up 50 AMP and sewer. Some have 50 Amp and a few have sewer but none have it all. The restrooms are brand new and the cleanest I've seen. We'll stay here again.
We had to rate this a eight based on location right outside the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, the mountain views, and the friendly work campers who checked us in with smiles and jokes and filled us in on useful local info. The campground itself shows neglect of a onetime very nice facility. The dinky pool was closed but looked liked it needed a lot of long deferred maintenance. Sites were eroded and uneven gravel with slope impacted weedy side yards. If you plan on spending most of the time away visiting Rocky Mountains National Park this is best choice from a very bad selection Estes commercial campgrounds.