We have stayed here every time we have come to Durango and are never disappointed. The Big Rig sites in the front are satellite friendly, level, good power. I noticed earlier reviews talking about the flooding and I think that they are being unfair. Flooding was everywhere in Colorado and Durango was not spared. The park was not responsible for rains that never seemed to stop. This is a clean, well run park and we have never had any issues with it. It is the nicest park in Durango and the closet park to Silverton (we will not take our 45' rig up that road). Personnel is friendly & helpful every time we are here. I cannot comment on restrooms & laundry as I do not use them. Of course, we will return again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
With a courteous staff and excellent location to town, Alpen Rose RV Park offers many options for quality RV camping. All sites are on gravel and somewhat close together. Clean laundry, pool area, and grass recreation volleyball courts help you feel at home. The fully fenced, off leash pet area is nearly one acre large!. The park offers a pet walking service in case you are wanting to take the Steam Train into Silverton for the day. We camped in the 30 amp section in a 37 ft rig, and although the site was very, very tight, two helpful staff employees offered eyes on the ground assistance. A beautiful park that we would happily camp at again when in the Durango area! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here during the heavy flooding, and we had water all around our coach. But you can't blame the park; they did their best to get us comfortable. All utilities worked fine, no problems. Our smart phone (Verizon) worked fine, but our Verizon Modem couldn't get a data access. Park Wi-Fi was poor and according to my security software dangerous and a known identity theft access point. Note that this a internet provider issue, not a park issue. We mostly went in town and used a coffee shop internet. Relatively expensive, but that is what you get in this area. We'll stay here again if we're in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a very nice park with a very courteous and helpful staff. We were here during the monsoons and with plenty of rain, the park did not drain well so there was a lot of standing water around the rigs. They did their best to pump it out, but fell behind. Otherwise, it is a very nice mom and pop's park with level gravel sites, but close head to head hookups. Easy access in and out and just outside Durango. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We like this park the best in Durango. The awesome staff accidentally forgot to read the note that we were traveling with our friends and accidentally put us in sites that were far apart, but they worked hard and were able to put us next to each other. Love the sites, love the dog park, love the location. Wi-Fi worked like Wi-Fi is supposed to work; not for streaming movies but great for checking email - that's all it should be used for. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice RV park in the Animas valley north of Durango. The part of the park closest to the road is big rig friendly. The part of the park to the rear has a lot of trees and shade but would present big rig problems. All of the sites have a grassy area with picnic tables. We were escorted to our site and offered assistance in backing in. Site was gravel and close to level. The area has been getting some real heavy rain storms that have impacted the park to an extent. Some real pot holes in road into park probably from rain. Wi-Fi not working well except at office. They had called for repair to come but weather had impacted the Wi-Fi company as well. Trees in the rear of the park would present real satellite reception problems, Cable TV worked well part of the time and not at all other times. The staff was very friendly. We did not use the laundry or the bathrooms. Very quiet at night. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
In fairness to the campground, this season has been rainy. That being said we called before we came to find out if they were still open and dry. The answer was although they had had rain, they were open and doing fine. Not so; our site was soggy, and one afternoon storm later, we were swimming in water and most likely sewage as well. Everything was under water. They refused to move us because most all sites were extremely water logged at that point. One day of total sunshine, and our site is still under water, and walking our dogs is an ordeal of trying to find dry ground, and mud is everywhere. All hoses are a disaster. Do not come here for the remainder of the 2013 season. They need to dry out and add gravel to most of the sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a terrific park in a beautiful setting in a valley on the outskirts of Durango. There are an equal number of shady and open gravel sites, but some seemed to be not very level. The area was hit with unusual rainstorms the week we were there and some of the open sites were flooded. Staff brought in pumps to get the water out, but it must have been messy for those camped at those sites. Friendly and helpful staff, Wi-Fi was iffy at our site, but seemed to work well at the office. In September an all you can eat breakfast is offered at a reasonable price. I believe that's a daily feature during the main season. Restrooms and showers are modern and clean. We would definitely stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped in a very rainy four days. I don't give our 10's very often. The staff was terrific, and was very helpful at all times. Beautiful scenery across from a hang glider airport. Easy access with grassy and shaded spots all over. Wi-Fi worked well, Limited cable channels. Chuckwagon breakfast available on the weekends we were there. We would camp there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Alpen RV Park website states the following: "We will try to accommodate your requests. However, we do not guarantee a specific site or adjoining site. All sites are assigned based on availability on your arrival date." We made reservations 3 weeks in advance for 9 nights, and based on their policy above did not request a particular site. Our stay was during the Colorado heavy rains and was flooded. We could not get to our front door without wading in water 3 to 4 inches deep. We put little stepping blocks out but that was a balancing act because they were under water. Our hookup connections were under water. Basically we were parked in a pond. We requested a different spot the first day and was told they had a caravan coming in and everything was reserved. After the caravan left, we again requested higher ground where the sites were not flooded. We received answers such as: they are leaving tonight and you can move to it tomorrow for 2 nights, then you would have to move again. It was the same way with all the dry spots, they would have someone coming in and they were reserved. We will not be back to this park ever again. Our money does not seem to be as good as those in a caravan or those who were lucky enough to reserve a spot. We have a nice motor coach and do not like tracking in mud and water. Every time we took our dog out she had to be given a bath. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a clean campground with full-service sties which provide comfortable outdoor space between each RV, although the roads can be a bit tight in spots when tow/towing vehicles are not fully parked in front of or behind RVs. Staff friendly and very accommodating. Some of the sewer outlets are almost too high to permit easy, gravity flows. This campground is in a great location to access downtown Durango and the surrounding attractions, including the Durango-Silverton NGR. We would definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The boot on the sewer connections leaks sewer gas and liquids. Some lots really stink. The lots are stone covered and they are not level. The spaces were flooded while we were here. All pull vehicles must be detached because the lots are so small. The staff will "bark" at you if any wheels touch their grass. The Wi-Fi reception was poor. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Third time here and it only gets better. A very pet friendly park. This should be the standard of all parks. They had Karaoke night and over 70 people attended we sang and danced until quite time. The Breakfast for $6.99 all you can eat is awesome and the pancakes are a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely location--beautifully set next to the red cliff walls. Enormous dog area; although this could be made better by having it split into large dog/small dog areas and fencing off the swampy water-filled ditches. We appreciated greatly (but didn't use) the dog walking service they provide.(If you want to take the narrow gauge railway or do a rafting trip or whatever, the campground folks will walk your dog a few times per day for an extra fee. We didn't use the pool which all the kids seemed to love, or the chuck-wagon breakfast. But we found restrooms, laundry, and propane services to be good. We had three major complaints that really impacted our stay. We were situated in the back, among the shaded, and very small sites, not out in the newer, front area where the big rigs were. We had a very unlevel site as did most of our neighbors. We all were amazed at how eager the work campers were to give folks extra boards. Even then we were all off level by a lot. These unlevel sites were also vert close together, as in cheek to jowl, which was not what they appeared to be in the website photos. In the back area there was no WiFi, nor could we get any AT&T or Verizon service (phone or internet) back there. The web site promises "WiFi at your site." This required walking to the office area and sitting out with the many mosquitoes to use a telephone or go online. Very inconvenient. Overall, it's a nice park. It's just that for $40/night, I'd like to have a little more elbow room in a level site (bare bones for a commercial park) and for sure the promised WiFi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, the staff was super friendly and guided us to our site. Offered to help us set up as my wife had a broken leg. The site was level plently of room for our two slideouts. All the hookups worked fine. Our little dog loved the grass. We wished we could have stayed longer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Although a little expensive, this is a very nice RV park. I got one of the long 50 amp pull through sites. I had lots of room. There was a picnic table and a large grass area. The dog park was amazing - a huge fenced in grass field. The area I was in did not have shade, but there are a lot of shaded spots. The people were very friendly and helpful. There is a pool and a breakfast in the AM for a charge. Everything is clean and well cared for. Really good wi-fi. I would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is great. Super friendly hosts/staff, and they make it very inviting. The sites have more room than many parks, and loads of mature shade trees. We have been here before, and from our view, and others we talked to, it is the best park in the Durango area. The train passes by 2 or 3 times in the morning and afternoon, and that adds to the joy of staying here. The free popcorn is addictive! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Absolutely awesome place. We stayed in one of the front left sites that had a little more room than the sites in the rear. Beautiful location, nice people and a great location for exploring the Durango area. The showers and restrooms were great. This is now on our all time favorite places to stay. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent place to stay near Durango. Rate is based on weekly rate. Close to town, but far enough away to feel like country. The only downside is that most sites share utilities and grassy areas; but we had an end site and only had to share utilities. Lots of grass and trees, HUGE fenced dog meadow, very pet friendly here. Pool was a comfortable 85 degrees. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has been our stop since 2003. The staff is friendly and the park has always been in very good shape. This year the park was quiet. We stayed in the premium site area and found the gravel site level. The satellite signal was good, but the Wi-Fi signal was off and on. The store at the office has new items and they serve meals every day. We will return next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean and quiet campground. We were a little concerned at first because we were adjacent to the boundary fence, and there was a dog hanging out at the fence. We've camped in places where dog barking has been an issue. But, this dog just liked watching the campers and wasn't a problem. The showers and rest rooms were very clean. This campground has a breakfast outdoors each morning, for about $7 per person. We saved that for the last morning, and it was very good with a substantial selection. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This park is good. We parked our 40 foot motorhome in a pull through. The sites are a bit close to your neighbor. They are gravel with spotty grass between the sites. You share the grassy area with your neighbor. There is a LARGE pet area for your pet to roam. The camp hosts were friendly and guide you to your site. The area behind the office is shaded but for small rigs. Appears to be the best camp in the area. We would stay here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park surrounded by gorgeous mountains. The staff were super friendly and helpful in every way. The sites were large and had both 30 and 50 amp full hookup areas. We were in a 33ft fifth wheel with 3 slides. The park had a pet sitting service for $10.00 a day which we used when we took the Durango/Silverton train trip. They had a 2 acre dog park which was wonderful where you could let your dog off leash to run. The park was located very close to town for easy access to all of the sights. We highly recommend this park while visiting the Durango area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our stay here was most enjoyable, great staff and wonderful site in the upper area among the trees. Beautiful location with mountain views. Great dog run, 2 acre enclosed area next to horse pastures. Restrooms and laundry well maintained and very clean. Water pressure a bit low in the showers is my only criticism. All hook ups worked well, decent Wi-Fi speed. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really nice park just north of Durango. Lots of shaded sites. Restroom/showers/laundry were clean and in top condition. Great park if you have dogs as they have a wide open area for your dogs to play. Location is just across the street from the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge rail line. It is about 30 minutes train time if you want to see the trains go by (8:30am departure comes by about 9am, around 5:00 pm for the returns in the evening). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great park. About 5 miles outside of town. We had one of their deluxe sites. It was huge and gave us room to put out our portable invisible fence for our dogs. They also have a huge - 2 acre - dog run. The people are friendly, the place is clean and the sites are level. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice shady park sites. Office staff helpful and friendly. The park is located a couple of miles north of town, so you'll either need a a vehicle to get there or you can ride a bike to the nearest city trolley stop (which we did). The trolley will transport your bikes and take you downtown and it's free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Since we were here at the end of September the rates were off season and discounted. I have no complaints with this RV park. This place was perfect a location and had great amenities. Very clean place with lots of washers and dryers. Since it was off season the pool was closed but we expected that. The huge 2 acre fenced dog park was a blessing to our 2 dogs. They have never enjoyed more free running space. They had a great time. It had been mentioned by another reviewer that the WiFi was problematic but we had no problems with it at all. It was quite fast. We were in the back, in the trees area, and had plenty of shade as well as space. I'd surely stay here again on our next trip that way. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly check-in and maintenance staff. The gravel sites were not totally level, so had to use jacks. Strong Wi-Fi. Located about 5 miles north of Durango. Busy highway, but noise not a problem. Rate is too high for park's overall quality. It's an okay spot for a one or two night stay. Did not take advantage of $6.99 pancakes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for one night. Very nice park! Nice pet area with plenty of room to let them run. Sites were nice and wide and had a picnic table and a grass area. Close to downtown Durango but far enough away to feel like you are not right in town. We would stay here again, very pretty surroundings and clean resort. The complaint I have is with the WI-Fi. I feel that when a park offers WI-Fi it should work fairly well. Not so with this park. It was very hard to do anything online. Very slow and I had to continually keep logging back on. I feel the owners of the park need to upgrade their system to better accommodate their guests. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Due to a cancellation, we were able to get a large pull-thru site at the front part of the park. Our site was level and gravel based. Other sites at the back of the park were much smaller, and looked to be fairly unlevel, but had many shade trees. The laundry area was dated, but very clean. There were ample machines. We did not use the bathrooms or showers, so we don't have an opinion on them. The park has a huge dog run. The folks that work there are out going and very friendly. Check in was a breeze, and they escorted us to our site. Watch out for bears. We didn't see any, but were told that they were in the area. The board fence at the back of the park was damaged from a spooked bear trying to escape the park. They had Karaoke one night while we were there, but shut it down at 10:00 PM, in observance of quiet time. This is a great location for visiting Durango, Silverton, and the Million Dollar Highway to Ouray was the most scenic we've experienced. The Durango to Silverton passenger train goes by at least twice a day. That's a great photo opt. If in the area, we'll stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When we arrived at 5:30PM there were 2 other RVs waiting for their site. The staff very quickly showed us to our site without us having to wait and go to the office to check in. They brought us all the park info to our door. They were very nice and accommodating. This was a very nice RV park. Sites were a good size with gravel and a grassy area with picnic table. The CG sits back well off the road so there is no road noise. The WiFi worked very well. Not a lot of cable channels however. We would stay here again for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are multiple areas in this park, some in the trees, some in the open. We were in the trees area and liked it; it's further back from the highway, shaded, but the sites are narrower, some are short. But we parked our 27' RV without major issues. Our neighbors had a 34' 5th wheel and we both were able to park our trucks behind our rigs. The utility hook-ups (side by side) were a bit awkward and that was a minor issue with setting up. A longer water hose would have helped. The workers there are very friendly and helpful. Super nice facilities, ultra clean and pleasant; laundry on site. It's a nice places to gather, sit and talk with tables and chairs in a courtyard. Didn't try their breakfast. I enjoyed the pool which was very clean and even warm. Too bad they don't have a hot tub. They are a bit pricey but a better deal than other parks nearby. Paid $39 and change with tax and discount. Would be happy to stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very narrow and short sites. Some big rig sites but only about 8 or so. Mostly side by side hookups with about 2 feet between RVs. Door side has a grassy spot with picnic table. Quiet at night. Large dog park. Very expensive for what you get but it's Durango. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just a heads up. I attempted to make a reservaion, but was informed our 37 foot 5th wheel was too big - that they could only take up to 35 foot. Just warning folks that the BIG RIG notation is incorrect. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
In the past we had to pay extra to park our motorcycle trailer, but this year they were very accommodating and we were told there wouldn't be a charge. We like this park because the trees haven't overgrown the campsites. We have a large motorhome and it's difficult to get into some of the other campgrounds. The Wi-Fi was in and out, they were constantly having it serviced, so if you need to rely on it, you'll have a problem. The park is kept very clean and the dog park is a large, fenced area. They are definitely pet friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived on July 6th and were blessed to get the very last open site in the park. It is located on HWY 550 about 45 miles south of Silverton. Lots of land around. Very peaceful setting. The staff are exceptionally helpful and courteous, and serve an all you can eat pancake, biscuits and gravy, bacon and scrambled eggs breakfast for $6.95. I must admit I wasn't overly impressed with the breakfast, but, if you don't feel like cooking, take them up on theirs. The park is extremely family oriented with playground, pool, and walking areas. The staff will even walk your dog for you! Two outings per day for $10.00/day. I enjoyed my visit here, and would come back in a heartbeat! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park itself was very pleasant and handily placed for Durango. The general facilities were clean, tidy and of a good standard. Our site was well shaded. The people who handled our arrival were friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately, on our second evening we fell foul of a manager who was running a karaoke session twenty yards from our site and reacted badly when at 10.30pm I politely asked if they'd like to quit. He was extremely abusive towards us and used lots of foul language. So, no matter how good the site was, we would never think of returning, nor would we recommend it to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was clean but sites are very close together. There was very little/no shade up front but in the back where the smaller spaces are there were plenty of trees. There's a small above ground swimming pool, we didn't use it but the kids seemed to like it. The scenery is great, and was nice to be away from the noise of Durango, yet wasn't too far away, only a short drive. The only complaint I have is that the mosquito's were so bad probably due to standing water. Walking the dogs was miserable if you forgot to spray. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When we arrived we were met by a staff member who was curt. He led us to a site behind the restaurant and laundry. There were very noisy vent fans, and we could not level our trailer even with 3 blocks. They moved us to another site under dripping sap trees and many birds. Notice other reviews are motorhomes. All good sites with sun and grass were given to class A spendy units. Trailers were sent to the back and not seen from the road. Pool was out of service. Not worth the price We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Here on a rally so no idea of cost. We at rally had many 45 foot rigs with cars, so it will fit big rigs. So not sure why other poster was told he would not fit, unless only small sites were left. OK park but not great. Not sure if I would return or look for other parks. It is old and the office a little disorganized. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park in a beautiful setting. The rate shown reflects a rally rate. The back side of the park appears to be older and is in a well-treed area. The trees provide shade, but many of the trees shed sap which could be a problem for some. We were in this area for about a week and rinsed our coach and car each day. Fortunately, the trees we were under produced sap which easily dissolved. Of course, the trees can also block satellite reception. Cable TV is available, but only has about 10 channels. Late in our two-week stay we moved to another location near the front of the park which has fewer and smaller trees. Satellite reception was also much better. The management at the park was very friendly and helpful. One unique feature of the park is a huge dog run… several acres in size. The park is a short drive from Durango. We enjoyed the Serious Texas BBQ and the Bar-D Chuckwagon (hilarious entertainment). We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is 6 miles north of Durango on west side of highway. Grounds well maintained. Easy entry. Gravel roads & sites with grass between. Front sites are level and mostly open for satellite TV, plenty of room for slide-outs and have great views of the mountains. Sites in back part are on slight hill, closer together, in trees. Good electric, water & sewer, cable TV. Small pool closed. Tent for group use. Nice bathrooms, laundry, office. Small outdoor restaurant serves limited breakfast for reasonable cost. Large off-leash grassy dog exercise area. Office staff was difficult to work with, inflexible, and did not make us feel welcome. No smiles. All sites appear to be pre-assigned and they would not change an unsatisfactory site even if better site was available. Reservation system is problematic, not allowing campsite changes and not recording all reservations. Management does not to reply to all phone reservation messages. Wi-Fi didn't work but park management no help and said it works OK. Our Verizon 3G data service kept us connected. Grounds staff friendly and accommodating. Park management condones cutting grass right next to parked RVs allowing several RVs to be damaged from stones thrown from lawn mower. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean. Level lots. Good location. Free trolley into town. Nice people. Kid friendly. Train to Silverton passes through at 8:30 and 10:30. Very fun. Clean pool. Well maintained facilities. Great stay. Would stay there again, definitely. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Delightfully pleasant park with lots of shade. Friendly staff who assist in parking rig and provide tasty pancake breakfasts. Gravel roads and sites so expect some dust. Some sites may provide some challenge in leveling. Most sites are paired in alternating directions. Pet friendly with a huge 2 acre pet playground. It is situated far enough from the highway so that noise is minimal. Good location to explore the area. We will return. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 5 nights while on a RV caravan. Friendly work camper staff. Long level sites. Everything worked well except the Wi-Fi which was the ISP not the park's fault. Nice all you can eat breakfast available in the morning for $6.95. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We failed to confirm the positive reviews previously written. The park is overpriced for the space and marginal amenities. They offer a 12 channel CATV, WiFi that comes and goes, no pool or hot tub as of May, and a dusty graveled surface. No AT&T wireless signal in the park--one needs to drive to town for that. The tall trees weep a clear sap all over the campsites, cars, and rigs. We had to wash off our windshields every day to drive. A big disappointment and we will try some other park when we drive through the area!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground in the valley just north of Durango. Sites were level and gravel. Plenty of room between sites, although most seem to be side by side. Excellent office staff; very helpful (work campers). Wi-Fi worked good as did utilities. Would come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful setting. Nice sites. Entire park is well kept and very well organized. Managers were great and friendly. Breakfast that is offered was fun. You get to meet other people in the park. Laundry, bathrooms, and showers are very nice. You can tell the owners and managers put a lot of time and effort into this place. Will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another season at the best campground in Durango!! Just got back from a short trip and had a blast as always. The only thing that was hurting this campground in the past was the spotty Wi-Fi, but they have a new vendor for it and it's great now! No problems at all. Of course everyone that works there is top notch and super friendly. The owners are great and constantly making improvements and additions. Looking forward to the pizza oven! We'll be back at the end of May for sure! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park with lots of shade. About 6 easy miles north of downtown Durango. The staff seemed very pleasant and helpful. The bathrooms were clean and the showers adequate however the water temp tended to vacillate between hot and somewhat cool. You have to keep adjusting the flow. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Great park and great location. We really wanted to be back in the trees instead of out in the open where most of the Class A's are. They were kind enough to accommodate us and it was great. The park is kid friendly, the pool is comfortable, everything was clean, the pancake breakfast was simple but good. They have a trout pond that was a bust but no big deal as there is plenty of fishing right up the road. They have a nice big grassy area that was perfect for throwing the ball around with the kids and a huge 2 acre area to really let the dogs run. We would stay here again for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Durango is a difficult place to find a reasonably priced RV spot. Spots at the Ignacio Casino are more reasonable but it is 30 minutes from Durango. We have stayed at Alpen Rose in the past and it hasn't changed. Nice but not worth what is being charged. Doesn't even have a 'work out' facility for the premium prices. The Wi-Fi has always been a problem and this trip was no different. They keep working on it but wasn't reliable. AT&T air card was EXTREMELY slow so if using a computer is important to you, then beware. I understand that Verizon is much better. The breakfast they serve is still a good value for the price. Older spots are under large trees so if you need satellite service request spots in the front of the park. Park is about 10 minutes from the north edge of town, not walkable distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The location and scenery are gorgeous. We love Durango but there aren't any great places to stay if you want a high end park. This park is the closest thing you will find. The problem,though, is with management. Don't make waves and don't cross Mr. manager or he will throw you out when he is finished yelling at you. We have stayed here a few times when we are in the area and usually have a good time, but we have witnessed Mr. manager go off on people -- very unprofessional. We agree with the other posts that the Wi-Fi is worthless. Maybe they will get it fixed by next summer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I think the problem with this park is the management. I was not told when I booked this space that the Wi-Fi is going to be replaced with a new system. (Sometime soon, possibly October depends on which uninterested staff member you talk to.) We are staying here 11 days, and need the internet, to book further stops on our trip, and to handle our personal business. Also to keep in touch with family and friends. The laundry room is clean and large and has a lot of machines; the problem is they don't all work. When I reported one dryer, one staff member ambled away and then came back with my money, but I walked through the laundry room a few hours later and there still was no "Out of Order" sign on the machine. At this park, you either bake in the sun in a pasture out in the front, or you have a view of other RV's and gravel. Sadly, it really is the best RV park in Durango, which is not saying much! We won't stay in Durango again, there are too many other camper friendly towns to go to in this beautiful state. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the best RV park choice in Durango. Only 5 minutes to town and in a beautiful pasture setting. Very nicely maintained park and we will only stay here when we are in Durango. The Wi-Fi did not work so ended up using our smart phone instead w/Verizon as our carrier & it worked just fine. Do not expect a speedy check-in as the staff is very slow & seem to be confused about how to complete the process on their computer system. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very scenic site and obviously very successful. However, Wi-Fi was totally inaccessible in some areas of the park. We moved to be closer to the office but it only worked about 25% of the time. Management got so tired of the many complaints that they were rude when you mentioned that Wi-Fi was down. There was no cell signal for AT&T or T-Mobile although Verizon people were able to make calls. Showers very clean. Good all you can eat breakfast served for $6.95. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice views, but this park is very crowded with narrow sites. Although mgmt says they can handle 40' 5th wheel and truck, the sites are too short. Mgmt asked me to park our truck in a separate parking area rather than have 2 wheels on the grass. Wi-Fi was unusable, even after repairs were said to have been completed. Cable TV had a very weak, snowy picture even though it was fine that morning at another park, and our TV antenna brought in a clear picture (not a problem with the amplifier switch). They checked and couldn't find a problem. When the reservation was made, they agreed to give me a specific site with good mountain views. On arrival, the had a sign that said they can't guarantee site assignments in advance. I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our second year to camp here. The Wi-Fi has been weak or none existent both times. This year we were placed in a "patio to patio" site, with only one picnic table to share. There appears to be too many of these type of sites. The pool is a small one, above ground. We will try to find better accommodations next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This CG should be a 10, but for reasons discussed, 8 is a fair rating. The sites are spacious and laid out in such a fashion that you get more privacy than normal. Nice thick grass between sites. Now for the minuses. The Wi-Fi is very, very slow. Often it takes 5 minutes to load a page. No explanation. Cable TV. For a supposed first class resort to have "free" cable TV that only has about 8 channels is a joke. For the price they charge you should get a reasonable # of channels. This is important since many of the sites have so many trees your dish won't work. Now for a bit about Durango. Great town. Lots of great restaurants and things to do. One caveat. They sell the train to and from Silverton as a must do. Probably so, but keep this in mind. The trip is about 3.5 to 4 hours each way. So if you make round trip in one day, you will spend up to 8 hours on a bumpy, noisy train and have only 2 hours to spend in Silverton. Our suggestion would be to take the bus up (or back, a trip of less than one hour) and take the train only one way. Silverton is a neat town, but half a day is enough to "tour" Silverton. There are several good restaurants. Handlebar's is our favorite. If you take the train up, sit on the right. Reverse if you are coming back. The views are far better on that side. But don't miss Durango. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the second time we spent at Alpen and is one of the best RV park's we have stayed in. Only minutes outside of Durango. Easy in/out and very level spacious sites. All the staff is very friendly. A reasonably priced all you can eat breakfast is offered everyday. If you have a dog it will enjoy the large enclosed dog run area. The Silverton/Durango coal fired steam train runs just outside the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are small, but the park is clean, neat, and well-run. There was some mix up about the site we reserved; we were told after we got there that they don't guarantee sites. The staff did a great job on getting us a site like we had reserved. There are some shaded sites, and gravel pads are level. It is a few miles from the center of town, good scenery. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is set some distance from the highway, so noise is minimal. There is a nice, fenced, very large pet area. A full breakfast served in the morning for a reasonable price. The sites are small, but the park is clean, neat and well-run. There are still many shaded sites, gravel pads are level. It is a few miles from the center of town, good scenery. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Alpen Rose is a very pleasant RV park 3 miles north of town. It has a very large dog park and both shaded and open sites. We experienced very little vehicle noise from Hwy 550 and only occassional whistle noise from the Durango-Silverton Train. There is a back gate providing pedestrian access to a low volume county road for walking and biking. There is a lot to do in Durango and surrounding area. We will return to Alpen Rose. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park! Friendly, caring staff, quiet location. An all around super park! We are sure others in the area are just as nice: but we didn't stay at them. We will be going back to this park many times! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
You could not ask for a more beautiful setting for a park. The sites were fine, nothing fancy, with good grass. The staff was very friendly. It's nice that they have pet sitters on site. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Main issue is the sides are side-by-side, and are very close if both rigs have slides. The 5'ver next us had slides that we could almost touch from our window. The park placed rigs next to us even when there were many open sites in other rows. We probably will not visit this rather expensive park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I gave this park an 8 because of the high price, no paved driveways or pads and no trash pick up. Our site included a picnic table and BBQ grill in this 70 foot pull through "big rig" site. Daily rate prime season is $54.47 per day. This includes $46 per day big rig site minus $4.60 per day 10% discount plus $3.47 per day 6.8% hotel tax. There are $35 per day plus tax 30 amp sites in the back under the trees. Access to the park is right off Hwy 550 north of Durango. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad runs parallel to Hwy 550 and you can hear the train and whistle if you listen. Driveways are gravel and there are large grassy common areas including a dog park area. Our site was level gravel with a grassy area between us and our neighbor. The Park sprayed for cockle-burrs, mowed and watered daily. WiFi was fairly reliable. I lost signal completely once. Verizon coverage was 5 bars. Our site had a clear view to the south, so the satellite reception was excellent; some sites are tree covered and satellite reception could be a problem. Cable TV was good and had 11 channels. We rented a car for $37.28 per day which included $33 per day base rate plus $2 per day Colorado Road Safety Fee plus $2.28 per day sales tax. It may have been the time of year, because there were no flies or mosquitoes, but there was the occasional honey bee. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the "letter sites" at the front of the park. Nice, level sites; however, you can have a closely situated neighbor on your driver's side if your neighbor decides to shift to the center of a very wide site. The park is located just north of Durango (6 miles north) in a quiet setting. One of the very few locations that we have run across that allows you to wash your rig and tow (fee applies) which was sorely needed after crossing the pass in a snow storm! Nice people. Nice place. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Even with the Escapees discount, this was an expensive (but nice) CG. Utilities were good and the people were very nice and helpful; hosts helped me pick out a good site and one of them walked my dog while we rode the Durango-Silverton train. Great fenced dog run - really big and no prickers/thorns. Verizon air card worked here. Our site was not level. The biggest problem for us was that they have changed the CG so the 50 amp sites are all in the front meadow, with a view of the mountains, and the 30 amp sites are all in the back surrounded by trees. I really wanted a view of the mountains but we were stuck in the back. If a meadow site were available, we would have stayed for a week. They had karyoke on Saturday night which was a little loud - but other people seemed to be having a fun time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you have a dog (we do), this is a great place. They have a two acre fenced dog park. They will also walk your dog twice during the day for $10. That is a bargain and lets you take the train trip without worries about your pet. Very clean, well maintained park with beautiful views. Durango would be a place where we could easily spend the summer and this park would be a wonderful home base. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow! What a find! This is a delightful RV site with large space, spectacular views, and friendly staff. Located just outside of town so there is no road noise, it is perfectly situated to enjoy the countryside. Large enclosed park for the dogs, well lite but dark enough to see the stars. Just down the street from a great hot springs bath. You will love it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here from 9/13 to 9/21 2010. Pool was closed for the season, daily pancake breakfast was closed for the season. No reduction in rates. Great park. Great views. We stayed in a "big rig" area with two other couples. One couple had a problem with reservations, they had to move once, they never were placed next to us (which they had requested). Camp hosts were very nice, helpful. They will walk your dog (small fee) if you are going to be away for several hours. We saw no other place in Durango we thought was as good. Very handy to Durango or to Silverton. We would very likely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Arrived late due to plans going wrong causing a long drive to skip another overnight spot. Self check in settled next morning and signed up for several more days in another site. Staff was most helpful in arrangements and local information. Bought tickets for Silverton Train at the park office. Very nice facility for our old Holiday Rambler and tired travelers. Short drive into north side of Durango and good food. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A really nice park. Surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and mountains. The sites are side by side and a little close. The only drawback I saw was sharing a grassy area but it beats having someone's sewer hose by your picnic table. The park is clean and restrooms spotless. We were close to Mesa Verde and the Durango Train ride. This park had a Durango address and it is only about 2 miles to the nearest store. I would definitely come back, I felt very comfortable here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park in a beautiful part of the country, highly recommended. Convenient to Durango and just 50 mile drive to Silverton. Quiet, oh, bring some carrots, there are 4 pretty horses right next to the campground who love campers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The RV park itself is really pretty with lovely shaded spots in the back and nice open spots in the front. We chose a shaded spot as we were here in August and went to get out of the heat! Facilities were clean and the breakfast was a nice treat. Our children enjoyed the pool several times. However, the staff was generally not friendly and seemed to not really welcome children. Funny, because there were tons of dogs here that barked continually and nothing was said. So dogs can disrupt all day and night, but kids have to be accompanied by adults at all times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for most of the summer. The park is split into 2 different parts. "The Meadow" area is open with large grassy areas for each camper. "The back area" is shaded with huge trees (if you want satellite don't stay back here). They have a 5 acre dog area where you can take your dog off leash, so if you have a dog its a great place to stay. Friendly staff. We will always stay here whenever in Durango. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed here many times, and with both grandsons. This year the bugs ate us alive. When we complained we got no real attention. We stay 9 nights and this is my biggest complaint. Since we were staying so long, they did not give us the sites they promised. Marked it up to operator error. Nice park but unless they change their policy on sites, I am not going back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park, especially great if you have dogs! We made reservations and arrived late. Our packet was on the bulletin board and everything was correct and easy to understand. Restrooms were very clean, lots of shade in our location, and the dog park was huge. Dogs have 2 plus acres to run. We also used the dog walking service since we were going to be gone for about 12 hours. The lady that took care of that came to our camper to meet the dogs, talked to them and petted them, and when were were gone she came twice, took them out and played with them and then took them back. Left a very sweet note in the camper about how much she enjoyed them. Two minor criticisms: The pool closes too early (we had grand kids with us) and the Wi-Fi was pretty weak, maybe too many people on and it never would let me upload pictures from my camera so that I could email them, worked fine at our next campground with a better system. Employees were courteous, one gentleman spent an hour with me helping me troubleshoot the Wi-Fi. Highly recommend! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Located enough out of town to be away from the noise. Nice location, with both shady and open spots. We liked it because it was quiet and the staff was friendly. Showers were spotless. Never did go to the breakfast, but others seemed to like it. It was an older crowd, so the kid noise was minimal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely park. We were out on the rock pads, there are several spots really tucked up under trees that we made mental note of for our next stay. Swimming pool was great for the kiddos to play in. Laundry and Bathrooms were spotless. Staff was very helpful and there was a great breakfast served every morning all you can eat kids under 10 $4.99 and adults $6.99. Very close to Durango for the hops into town. You can see the Durango Train going to and coming back from Silverton daily is a treat to see across the way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
1. WiFi was fairly good when it worked. Crashed several times during out visit and staff wasn't trained to reboot. Had to wait on the owner to reset. 2. The water pressure was low in the mornings. Staff said it was due to demand on city system. 3. Was a high extra charge if you have more than one vehicle: almost $5 per day. There was plenty of extra space but they stuck with the additional charge. So if you are staying longer then it will be costly. ANYTHING: a cycle, cycle trailer, etc. is counted as 'extra' . They charge if you also have a toad. 4. There is no monthly rate, but they did give a discount on a week's stay. All Durango RV rates are high, except for the Southern Ute facility at the casino in Ignacio. 5. $6.99 for the all you can eat breakfast each day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here over the 4th of July. What a great campground! We even changed reservations from another place in town in Sept. to come back here. The staff is the friendliest I've encountered. We blew our fresh water hose one night and they gave me a loaner to get me through the night. They also meet you with the golf cart to escort you in before you put the break on! Everything is clean and very well maintained. We are looking forward to coming back soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice park. We were camped in the newer section of the park in a back in space, lots of nice green grass outside our door. The park is set back from the road so it is very quiet. The older section of the park further back, has larger trees, less grass and smaller spaces. I would not recommend a big rig for most of the spaces here. They are very pet friendly with a fenced, three acre dog park which was very nice. It did need to be mowed as there were sections with huge weeds sticking up, but overall a nice safe place to play with your pet. My only advice is that they provide doggie poo pick-up bags at the dog park. Seems that many people feel that they didn't have to pick up after their pets, which is too bad. This park is expensive for a non RV resort but it is well kept, has a friendly and helpful staff and has a great location for visiting Durango. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Facility is fine. The sites are clean and there is a large pet area. When we made the reservation on July 1, we were told that we would have a 65' premium site to accommodate our 36' home and 18' trailer. We we arrived that night we were given a 45' site. When we complained the next day, we were told that they do not promise anything other than the amperage of a site. They made no effort to rectify the situation and told us if we did not like their park we could leave. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Good Sam discount and the weekly rate. This is a beautiful park that is kept very clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restroom and laundry are clean. The dog park is great: a large meadow. Our site #70, was one of the best in the park. It was the last site in the row, had a shady, grassy area, and a dramatic view of the mountains. Other nice sites are the "letter" sites but they have very little shade. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park has two main sections; the open unshaded area out front (with nice mountain views), and the well shaded rear (with limited or no mountain views). It's a matter of personal preference. Being here in late June, we preferred the shady sites. The park is very well kept, and the staff are super friendly and helpful. We were initially assigned a site in "Hell's Kitchen". The guys who led us to our site took it on themselves to try to get us a shady site. Despite being nearly fully booked up, they were able to accommodate us in a really pretty shade location for the week. Washrooms, showers, and laundry were top notch, and kept really clean. There were only a few things that caused us to rate this at an 8, rather than a 9 or 10. Hookups are shared between sites, and each post has only one 30 amp and one 50 amp, each assigned to one site. So while there might be a site available which is large enough for your rig, it might only have 30 amp. Also, this arrangement means you share a grassy picnic area with your neighbor. There is no AT&T coverage (despite the commercials), though Verizon does reach here. There is also no pay or courtesy phone, so you have to drive to town to make even a local call. Finally, the WI-FI was OK, but the bandwidth was poor. We tried to use Skype as a solution to the phone issue, but couldn't get a decent connection. (The wireless signal was excellent, but the carrying capacity was poor.) On balance, I would still recommend this park to anyone planning a stay in the area. Just be sure to book ahead to get the type of site you want, and be prepared for some communications challenges. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice site about 3 miles north of Durango. We had a site in the line nearest to US550 north but we could barely hear the road. We had great views of the mountains and the Durango & Silverton Railway train as it passed (daytime only)! Staff are very helpful and friendly. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is in a beautiful location. We had an interior site which was nice and shady, but kind of close to your neighbor and had no view of the mountains. Next time I would opt for one of the better sites near the entrance which had beautiful, large manicured grass. The fenced dog run was outstanding, huge, over and acre in size. We may stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was worth every dime. It was immaculate in every respect, including the laundry and bathrooms/showers. WiFi was flawless. Staff was friendly and helpful. Park is in a very convenient location. I had a spot in the shade in the back: was very convenient to the laundry room and bathrooms, both of which I used. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here approx 10 years ago, it has been greatly enlarged since then. Lots of pull-through sites, with grass at every site. The newer areas have side by side hookups and you share the green space with the next door site. It's good to be friendly. Seems like many come here for the summer. Verizon air/cell signal is very good. Have an all you can eat breakfast (eggs, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy for $7). Grandson used the pool and showers, mama used the laundry, all very good. Stayed at the KOA a few miles south of town last year, which is a nice park, but not as nice as here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful RV park. The scenery is phenomenal, and they do an excellent job keeping the grounds in great shape. Great laundry facilities and well-stocked store. It is the perfect distance from the heart of Durango. Very dog friendly - they have fenced off-leash area for dogs that is several acres. Sites are wooded and well shaded. I would stay here again in a heart beat. Just be prepared to work very hard at leveling your rig. The park is on a bit of a hill, and sites towards the top are not very level. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice park and easy to maneuver. Has many shaded spaces and a small pond to fish. We chose a space out in the open so our satellite would work. We had a wonderful view of the mountains and the horses grazing. Has nice laundry and showers. Very pricey for our budget, as is everything in the area. Has the best dog run area we have encountered. Was comfortable walking in the park. Lots of things to do in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is located in a colorful valley on the road up to Silverton just a few miles north of Durango. The narrow gauge train passes nearby but you can only hear the toot. Office folks are are friendly and helpful and camper-workers fill out the staff. I especially liked the simple, peaceful environment that they have created here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is probably the best park in Durango. It is set back at least 250 meters from busy road US 550. The pull-through sites are gravel, level and well maintained. The nightly rate is steep but not uncommon for the Durango area. We frequently visit the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado and prefer to stay in equally nice parks for much less cost near Montrose, Dolores and Cortez. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this park! It's well-staffed with friendly, helpful people. Whatever you need, you only need ask and they will help you find it. Loved the dog "pasture" a very nice amenity to have such a large off-leash area for the dogs. The park is very well-maintained and it's a great location. We hope to be back next year! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Generally speaking okay park if you are of the "older" generation. Washing of motorhome/vehicle allowed with charge of $10.00. They do not like you to leave ANYTHING out even if you are outside using it. You will be told to put it away. Campsites are tight. If you have slide outs, you will be in your neighbors slide out room. Rates are extremely high for what you get. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We got here this afternoon and were greeted at the stop sign and immediately led to the site - can check in later. Wow. Site was fine but no shade. Roads can be tight as are some spaces - like ours. Pool looks to be more hot tub size. We like Wi-Fi - we don't live on the computer; too busy doing other things, but when a place says it has Wi-Fi one expects it to work in a reasonable fashion. I kept having issues and called the office. Oh yeah, there are a dozen people on right now so you will have a problem. Best you try very early in the morning or very late at night, I am told. Kind of like - yeah, we know it is bad, but take it or leave it. Attitude issue to be sure. Will have some time tomorrow and will check out another park down the road; we are only here a couple of days but would not come back again or recommend it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
An immaculate and well run park. We stayed for 5 days and the only downside were the seasonal mosquitoes. We will stay at this park again. FYI: Verizon 3G Internet data worked flawlessly here, but ATT wireless voice was dismal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nice RV park with a very nice staff. The surroundings of the park are very pretty and it was just an enjoyable place to be. The restrooms and laundry facility were a bit dated but they were very clean. The Wi-Fi worked very well, though I was very close to the office so I can't speak for the rest of the park. I did not see any concrete pads but the all of the spaces have gravel and they all seemed to be pretty level. The location of the RV park is perfect because you are close to Durango and Silverton. I would certainly stay here again the next time I'm out this way. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would have given this campground a higher rating except for the Wi-Fi and electricity problems. The Wi-Fi usually would not work at our site and was slow at the office. The first few days we were here the weather was hotter than normal and the power kept cutting off in the afternoon: maintenance people said was due to a weak breaker. The breaker was not changed but the weather did cool off so we made it through the week-end. The park has very good facilities and the best dog walk area we have seen. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When we stopped in here last month and made our reservations for this month we were told we'd be in one site and when we got there we were put in another and basically told to like it or lump it. We were unable to use our satellite because of this. Not that big a deal, but the bait and switch was at best, tacky. They do have cable, but it's very limited. The Wi-Fi is terrible. They must only have bandwidth for 2 people to be on at the same time. On the upside, this campground is very quiet and while there are lights in the park, they are fairly unobtrusive. There are many campgrounds in the Durango area and I think we'll make another choice next time around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here mainly because it was the only campground near Durango with cable. The cable was very limited with only about 10 channels. The campground is well maintained and the hosts are friendly and helpful for the most part. The Wi-Fi is slow at times. The campground is usually full. There are nice views of the surrounding mountains from some of the sites. Overall, we were fairly pleased with our stay except for some persistent barking dogs which annoyed my husband. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Don't make a reservation here under any circumstances! I had health problems and could not complete our trip therefore I canceled 72 hours prior. They still refused stating that if I had made a 5 day reservation I would have to cancel 5 days in advance. I plan to return to Durango next year but it will definitely not be here. Their attitude was uncompromising and non-negotiable. Don't deal with these folks. There are too many decent campgrounds in that area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great staff and friendly park! All facilities are nicely maintained and clean. Wi-fi is very weak. Parking is tight and tow vehicle had to park away from 5th wheel. Great fenced dog walk area. We would return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent 3 nights here, and wished we could have stayed longer. Staff: great! Sites: level, clean, spacious, many with shade. Pet area: best I have ever seen, a huge field, completely fenced in. 2 miles north of the town of Durango. Spectacular drive to the north to Black Canyon of the Gunnison outside of Montrose, 3 high passes to climb, so made it a day trip without the trailer. Wifi and cell can be spotty depending on location within the park. Loved it! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Terrific campground a few miles from Durango. Beautiful views of the mountians. Very well maintained place. We stayed a week and noticed many other big rigs doing the same. Good wifi. The only thing that bothered us is that when we made the reservation we were told we would be in a premium site with lots of grass and a good view. We ended up in a premium site with nothing but gravel. The campground was not flexible in changing sites. Not sure why as there were plenty of other sites open. Even with that we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nicely maintained park. Big-rig front sites are in open flat field; back sites climb a hill under big trees and are hard to get level. Good laundry. Karaokee some nights. Outside of town; need car. Stayed a week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Alpen Rose is a very nice park with an extremely friendly staff. The sites are roomy and accessible and the views are excellent. It's just far enough north of Durango that you're not in the crowds but can still be in town in five minutes. The dog run area is a few fenced acres (no kidding) so dogs of all sizes and energy can romp. The showers, bathrooms and laundry were very well maintained and worked well. Wi-Fi was easy and fast. Highway noise was negligible. Bonus! The narrow gauge train runs right across the road from the park. It was a beautiful spot and we will definitely stay here again when in the Durango area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place. Good views. Couple miles from Durango. Immaculate bathrooms, roomy showers, lots of hot water. Super nice management. Highly recommend. Will stay here again when in Durango. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice enough campground situated 2 miles north of town. Clean and well maintained. Seems to be somewhat overpriced for the setting since there is absolutely no shade in the front part of the park and the amenities are clean but just basic. Also, like so many other campgrounds that we have been to that advertise free wi-fi, they have it and you can connect to it, but because of low bandwidth, it is mostly unusable. So, if you are like us and need to have reliable internet access every few days, then stay away from this park, or just go the town library and hook up there. If you don't need internet access, then this is a nice place to stay in Durango, but there are others to choose from. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly (and in our case, helpful) management. Lots of room between adjacent sites. Very pleasant and quiet surroundings in a valley about 2 miles north of Durango. We'd definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful place to stay. The campground is situated about two miles North of Durango, so it is convenient if you want to ride the train or go to Mesa Verde. It is surrounded by red rock hills and is just beautiful and very well maintained. The bathrooms are spotless. The staff was very helpful. When we first arrived, the camper next door said we would not be able to have our dog outside because his wife was afraid of dogs. We went to the office and told them about it and they moved us immediately. They also have a nice system where they meet you at the gate when you first arrive, and if you have a reservation, they guide you to your site and ask you to register after you get settled. They have a five acre fenced area at the front where your dog can run. If I was going to say anything negative about the place, it would be that they have mostly side by side hookups. But they seemed to try to leave space wherever possible. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park just off of Hwy. 550. We came in from the North (we started out from Montrose, CO.) and let me tell you that was one hairy ride to the summit. Very narrow roads with no shoulders or guardrails. So, when we arrived at the Alpen Rose it was a welcoming sight!! Pretty park with lots of grass between the pull thru sites. Awesome views of the mountains and right next to the park is a pasture with horses. Some sites are shaded and others are out in the open. There are back-in sites towards the rear of the park with lots of shade trees. Site was level, plenty of room for all the slide outs and awning. Cell phone, Aircard and Satellite all had good reception. Wifi signal was low where we were located so I just used the Aircard. They have a game room, laundry, pool and they also have a group pavilion for get togethers. Propane is sold on site and the office/store had a few RV things and soda, ice cream, and other various goodies. Our price was for a pull thru, 30 amp site with a “goodwill” discount. I would have given the park a 10 if it wasn’t for the road noise. Ask for a site near the rear of the park if you don’t need a pull thru, it should be much quieter there. We would most definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park, super friendly and helpful staff. Super clean restrooms, large laundry facility. Plently of room for big rigs and satellite reception in front area only. Traffic noise is tolerable with very little later in evening. Close to town and other scenic areas. Highly recommend for your next stay! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is several miles north of Durango on US-550. Getting to the park from the south required a trip through Durango itself, but US-500 is a wide 4-lane road with no challenges for big rigs. Access to the park is relatively easy, as it is identified by a large sign at the road. From the south, there is no left turn lane and traffic can be heavy at times, so caution is needed. Check-in was efficient and staff is quite friendly and accommodating (most are work-campers). At all but the busiest of times, site escorts meet incoming traffic and bring rigs with reservations directly to their site without needing to go in the office first. This park was built in several sections. All interior roads are gravel and sites are gravel or rock, with varying sizes available. The area behind the office is all smaller, shaded sites with a mixture of angled pull-thrus and back-ins in the 20-35’ range. The area in the front/right is newer with better satellite access and larger spaces handling big rigs in a combination of angled pull-thrus and back-ins. The newest area, to the front/left, is large, well-spaced right-angle pull-thrus with a crushed rock base. Throughout the park, most sites share hook-ups with a neighbor, so patios rarely have to look at the neighbor’s connections. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the park. The park owners have recently fenced and mowed a large (1 acre+) field adjacent to the highway for use as an excellent dog run. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great views staff was great and the best breakfast in town. Golf was outstanding and the wildlife was beautiful and all over the place. They also have a 4 plus acre dog run fenced. Great place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After spending 4 nights in the N.F. outside of Silverton we stumbled upon Alpen Rose with no reservation and 2 tired boys. From the moment Gerald Connors greeted us in his golf cart we felt at home. They gave us a space in the shade and made us feel at ease. We had a tasty breakfast the next morning and did all of our laundry. My 4 year old son and I caught a fine rainbow trout from the trout pond (3.50) that fed us all for lunch. We decided to stay an extra night and were able to go out and enjoy Durango. I will stay here again and wish all the staff at Alpen Rose my best. We are a young family in an Airstream and sometimes feel out of place at RV parks,but we found the Alpen Rose friendly and warm. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We actually never got to camp there because we made our reservation several months in advance in order to secure a premium spot. I was told over the phone by their employee what our site number was, what the deposit amount was and that she would make a note in the computer not to move us. She promised me that we would not be moved especially because we were paying for a premium spot. I just happened to call them this week to change our arrival date by one day and they had moved us to a non-premium spot which is out in an open meadow. She denied ever having the conversation with me about the premium spot even though my credit card was charged for a premium amount and I had the spot number written down. I tried to talk to the manager about the situation and he would not even let me talk to him. He refused to listen to my problem and said he didn't believe me because they don't hold specific spots. This was after his employee told me twice that there was a box they could check in their computer that said "do not move." He refused to refund my whole deposit even though they made the error. They charged us a $10 cancellation fee when this was not our fault. He was very rude to me, raised his voice, wouldn't let me explain which is very poor customer service. I told him I would have my husband call and speak with him instead and he said "I don't care if you have Jesus himself call me!!" and he hung up on me. After this experience and speaking to others who have stayed there and had a horrible experience with the management we will never give them our business. Just thought others needed to know what they might be dealing with. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Cable tv was great, clean laundry facilities, really one of the nicest, friendliest places we've stayed. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is only 2 miles north of Durango. We had a pull through sight that allowed us to actually enter without unhooking. Very friendly staff in office. You can choose wide open or shaded sites. We will definitely return in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We use this park every year for a week and feel comfortable here. There's lots of room in most of the spaces and the view of the mountains can't be beat. On the negative side, we have noticed that the gravel in the rv pads are getting very thin, the pads are not level anymore and the upkeep around the premium spaces is bad. It rained during our stay and the leveler started to sink. We asked for more gravel and was told, "No". We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed in preium pads. Good view of train. Great view of country side. 5 miles out of town. We have stayed there several times, not great but real nice. Off of 550 so real close to mines and many off road trails, and great hikeing. River walk a must in spring. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place, just got stuck in a bad site. Don't let them put you right behind the bath house and it might be a great campground. Seemed really friendly, but would not even consider moving us, even though there were other spots available during our stay. We were there for a week and others that were there for one night got better spots. Will not stay there again. Hard to get TV reception with all the trees, but cable worked so it was all right in the end. Well maintained place and friendly staff, just not eager to help if you wanted a better spot. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent park. Gravel and level. Not sure what other posts are complaining about. Can listen to train toot on way to and from Silverton. WIFI is a little weak, but we were farthest site from office. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park in a resort area--the sites are gravel, but the campground is well maintained. It is about 5 miles outside of Durango and right off the highway; but road noise is not an issue. The Durango-Silverton Railroad runs parallel to the highway, so you can take pictures, if desired. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved the park and all it's amenities. The staff who worked here were very accommodating to us, especially when we wanted to extend our stay from a week to unknown. Did I also mention we arrived a day earlier. The park was full with 2 big groups coming in, they found a spot that was 30 amp vs. 50 amp. which was a back in, but it was great. Fortunately for us a workkamper had just left. We would stay here in the future and I definitely would refer Alpen Rose to others. We moved twice in order to stay here. There is also a little fishing pond with trout. The location of the park was perfect for all our excursions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Staff was very nice and friendly, but we were a little disappointed with the quality of the campground. The spaces were very close together and muddy. It took some time to level out the trailer. The scenery is great, but the park needs a little maintenance. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean and FRIENDLY, I even asked about the grumpy owner others have referred to. I applaud the owner for not putting up with horses patoot's! We will stay here again next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would like to echo all the nice things said about this park. One word descriptions to keep it brief: friendly, clean, quiet, good dog walk, good Wi-Fi, etc. I find it amazing that when I go to these nice parks, there is always someone who has a review that seems to say nothing but derogatory info. You just can't make everyone happy, I guess. I like this park and next time I am driving through Durango and Colorado, I will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great place to stay while touring the Durango/Silverton area. This is one of the prettiest areas of the country. The park was very clean and the owners are super friendly with a very friendly and helpful staff. We couldn't have been happier staying here and our dog loved the big grassy pasture lot adjacent to the camping area where he could get lots of exercise within a safe fenced area. We definitely plan to return to this RV park in the future. The Durango/Silverton steam trains blow their steam whistles in the morning (not too early) which really adds to the overall great experience at Alpen Rose. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
When we booked our reservation at Alpen Rose, we requested a “big rig site” because my coach is 40 feet long and I’m towing a car so my total length is 65 feet. We ended up in a site that was too small to accommodate our needs and one that was flooded and very muddy. The site was so tight that the slide topper awning on my driver’s side slide was overhanging the awning of my neighbor! We kindly requested help from the manager, but got thrown out for “being complainers”. Here are the details of our story… I'm a professional marketing support engineer with 40 years experience in dealing with the public. and a strong Christian who believes in treating everyone with kindness and respect. I tell you this so you’ll know how I’ve been trained in dealing with people over my past 40 year career. When we checked into Alpen Rose RV Park in Durango, I noticed that my campsite was flooded with several inches of water because of the recent heavy rains. I did NOT complain or even say a word of the mud or flooding at check-in. After a couple of days, I kindly mentioned in passing to the desk person that "If it might be possible to spread a couple of buckets of gravel around my electric and water hookups, I'd surely appreciate it because the mud there is really bad". The next night we had another very hard rain, and I asked the desk person if it was OK for me to park my car in the empty site next to mine because the place where I was parking was blocked by a new coach that pulled in next to me and the rest of my site was flooded under several inches of water. The lady at the desk was courteous and said "OK". The next morning, the campground manager drove to my site and told me that I'm not permitted to park in that site and that I must move. I told him that I had permission from the front desk because of the extreme flooding to park there and that since the site I was parked in was flooded it was unlikely anyone would be camping there anyway. Then I went up to the camp office to buy some postcards and rent a movie. I mentioned to the lady at the desk that "when I pay $250 a week for camping, I don't expect perfection, but I do expect a site with gravel and no mud". The campground manager then walked in the office and proceeded to "rake me over the coals". He said that I had been doing nothing but complaining since the day we arrived, and that he wanted me to leave immediately. I explained to him that actually it was the guy in the coach next to me that had been doing all the complaining and he was moved to a different site because of his "complaining". The manager then made several unfounded accusations against me and then when I attempted to explain, he called me a liar. He charged me for the 3 nights stay at the daily premium rate of $45 a day and forced me to take a refund for the rest of the week. I told him we just wanted to stay there and finish our week. He was extremely rude and demanded that I leave the property immediately. Then, to top it all off, after 90 minutes, he drives by my campsite in a golf cart (as we are packing up the coach) and yells to me in a loud voice so all the neighbors would hear that "If I'm not gone in 10 minutes, he was calling the police and filing charges of trespassing!" YIKES! Holy Moses! This guy was undoubtedly the most rude and crude campground manager I've ever met. I have never in all my 10 years of camping ever been treated in such a rude and unprofessional way. We left there and we will never be going back. I would never recommend that any of my friends ever stay there, and I strongly suggest that you don’t stay there either. Read the other “1” rated review and you’ll see that my experience is not an isolated one, but this manager has a long history of this kind of rude treatment of customers. As we drove to Cortez, my wife and I finally realized why all the employees there seemed to have such an obvious attitude problem. Now we know it is a reflection of this manager who has no idea of how to treat a customer and build repeat business through customer loyalty. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I will be returning to this park. The staff was very friendly, the sites clean and spacious with shade. Durango is a wonderful town and this is the park to stay at while visiting. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Family friendly, clean, quiet, and friendly neighbors and staff. Huge grassy dog walking area. Although there were no bags for pet clean up and no garbage by dog walking area. Just a few miles North of Durango and 30 minutes south of Purgatory Mountain. For 10$ a day they will walk your dog twice a day while you go into town. Nice general store. The sites in the back have more shade than those in front. Our only complaint was that we were asked not to flush our sewer tanks for the night as they were working on the main sewer system. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground convenient to Durango. It was raining when we arrived - someone met us in a golf cart and took us straight to our site. Since we had reservations, they told us not to worry about "checking in" until after the rain stopped (which was very nice). Some of the sites are very close to each other and the big rig sites have very little shade, but the upside is you can get a satellite signal. They have a a very small pool, small swing set, volleyball net, and basketball hoop for the kids; and a nice big area to walk the dog. They have a dog walking service if you would like to take an all day excursion (which the train is, by the way). For $10, they walked our dog twice. We will return to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed the park. Especially our premium site 70 which featured a private grass lawn and good satellite reception. Great breakfast offered. Wifi was a little funky and unreliable. Supposedly a new system. Great location overall. Only negative is all of the dust from campground traffic. Hope to stay again sometime. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Continues to be one of our favorite stop-overs, once in the Spring and again in the Fall going to & from the West Coast. Pricey but we requested one of the "big rig" sites and got exactly what we asked for, including WiFi. However, we always seem to return to the places that make us happy. In fact, we changed our original route back just for the privilege of enjoying two of the best restaurants in town: Ariano's and the Mahogany Grille. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this as a stop while visiting friends in the area. We were escorted to our site, which was gravel and level. It was a bit of a walk to get to the restrooms, showers, and laundry. This was the most expensive stay during our trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed this campground. We were surrounded by big, beautiful mountains and were able to see the Durango-Silverton Railroad from our rig. The campground was clean and well maintained. The staff was very friendly. Can't wait to go back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoy staying at this park. Staff is pleasant and helpful. The sites in the trees are closer together, cooler as they are shaded, can be a challenge to get your rig level and you may not be able to dial in satellite signal. The livestock odor from the north side can be a factor. The week we were there, they were working on the game room and had it closed- kids saw this as a negative. We will probably ask for a site in the open area next time as these sites are a little larger- not as cramped feeling. Still one of the nicest parks available in Durango. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After researching RV Parks and making reservations in April for a month stay beginning July 1, 2006 at the Alpen Rose RV Park in Durango, CO we were really looking forward to our first RV experience. Upon arriving our 35' motorhome was put in a spot that would not totally accommodate it. We could not open our awning and we had to retract our main slide in order to get in to the storage bins. We notified the staffers about this the next morning and asked if there was another site available. We were told that there wasn't any at the time, but to check back the next day as they were always getting cancellations. We did that, and were then told that while there might be other sites available it was very difficult to change their computer system and move people around. We asked if we could speak to a manager and they replied that the managers were busy getting preparations done for the 4th of July picnic and could we possibly come back on the 5th. We said okay and attended the picnic which was very nice. We also felt that the park overall was very nice, just not the space that we were put in. On the 5th, we asked if there was a manager available and they said not at the moment. We then asked for a manager to come to our site. When no one came that day, on the morning of the 6th we left a note on the front door of the camp store. Around 8:30am a man who identified himself as the manager came to our site. We explained our problems and he immediately called us complainers and told us to get out by 11am. We explained that we did not want to leave but simply wanted to work with them on getting a better site since we were going to be there a month. He finally replied that he was refunding our money and that "they didn't need people like us" at their park. This being our first experience we put our tail between our legs and left. It was impossible to find another campground in the Durango area so we had to go 60 miles to Pagaosa Springs, CO. We know that all of the reviews for Alpen Rose are extremely favorable, but please be careful when attempting to deal with an unfavorable situation. Most other campers that we have talked to were flabbergasted at what happened to us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this campground. Staff was all very helpful, friendly, and accommodating. We had a pull through site in the trees and it was so nice and idyllic. The site was big enough for our 37' motorhome and our Jeep tow vehicle. Cable at the site. There is a great store that is very well stocked. They have a wonderful pancake breakfast and on July 4th they had a cookout with everyone bringing something. We had not booked our site for the night of the 4th and we really wanted to stay a day longer. They worked very hard to find us another site for that night. It took some work, but they did it. I can think of no negatives for this campground. Location to Durango is great, views of the surrounding mountains are stellar. Very clean and well kept campground with reasonable rates. Will stay here again and again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground depending on your site. Some sites have shade trees and other larger pull thru sites are out in the "flat lands" closer to the hwy. We had a beautiful end spot but others were in close together sites with very uneven surfaces. WiFi was intermittent. Workkampers went from very friendly to rude. They definitely don't like having to move you around in the the park, just too difficult to deal with the computer. Not great customer service in the office. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Decent, friendly, well-managed park. Experienced Workampers keep returning season after season so must like the owners/mgrs. Asked for & got ned site of Big Rig row but WiFi (free) signal seemed to be weaker when more RVs were in spaces between our site and the Office. Sudden wind gusts kept awnings in most times. Winds from a certain direction reminded us of the pastoral setting with horses in the fields surrounding us. Still, we stayed 2 wks and enjoyed the park's hospitality and complimentary popcorn! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is by far the best park we have visited. While the area around Durango is know for its majestic mountains and narrow gauge railroad. The park is situated in Animas River valley pasture land, off-set by red rock clifts. The picture used on the web site does not do this park justice. Staff is outstanding, and the morning all you can breakfast is the best deal around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place. We also stumbled on this place without a reservation, and then spent 3 nights here. We appreciated the dog walking service. For a fee one of the park ladies came to our trailer twice during the day and walked our two dogs while we took the train to Silverton. I'd stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made reservations by calling just a few days in advance and were fortunate enough to get a site (beginning July 4). We wound up staying 9 nights -- while we waited for parts and had warranty service work done on our fiver. The people in the office were extremely friendly and helpful. We ended up playing "musical sites" because we kept going back to the office to add a couple of more nights each time we'd talk to the service manager about the status of our axles. Each time, the park staff found an empty site that was suitable. We were so glad we had a comfortable place to stay! The office personnell frequently asked us how things were going. One evening, when walking back to our site from the pool, a staffer picked my son up and gave him a ride because he was carrying his shoes. He was thrilled! The pool was wonderful -- very warm! The biggest negative I can think of is the wifi, while free, is spotty. Not all parts of the park get a decent connection. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great staff. Very helpful and friendly. They helped us a lot with planning and reservations for activities during our stay. All lots were nice and level, some shaded and some in the open. The pool area was clean and well kept. Store was well stocked. We just stumbled on this campground without reservations, but plan to visit again on our next trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great for the off season. We were told that rigs can be stacked up 4 or 5 deep waiting for cancellations during the summer, so reservations a must. Huge dog walking area, great for our 3 dogs. Very clean and friendly. Perhaps a little pricey, but worth it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are many side by side sites that are not shaded ( good for Sat reception). The park
is well maintained and the view is nice. The sites are O.K. Some side by side sites share a grill. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall a very nice park with many amenities and a very friendly and helpful staff. The only negatives we found were that the cable was horrible and we couldn't get a Sat. signal due to being under many trees and the advertised fishing pond was a very nasty mosquito infested puddle that was closed off anyway. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites run a full range: some shady, some sunny, some cramped, some not cramped. Location of the campground very convenient and easy to find. Separate room for computers and internet use. Breakfast available; very nice laundry and bathrooms. The best point of the campground is the staff--the friendliest and most helpful I've come across in all my years of camping. We camped here in a camper.
Sites are long pull thrus. Most have decent size front area with grass. One draw back is that your neighbors RV back is about 2 ft from your RV back.If you have dogs don't let the wordage on the brochure scare you. It states absolutely no barking will be tolerated. We were afraid one bark might have us kicked out of the place and since we knew we were going into town, we went into the office to figure out what we could do. The lady was very nice and stated that the brochure was a little strong and not to worry. Place was well kept. We camped here in a camper.