We stayed in site # 43 and had electric and filled with water there it was a nice site. It was a pull thru site Conifer ridge loop. I had 2 bars with Verizon, nice restrooms, showers & a laundry room.
The BEST sites in our loop were #40 & 41 big pull thru sites facing Pikes Peak. Site # 36 is great to it's a back in site. Nice hikes though out the park it's well maintained. Pets are not allowed on the trails & they do have rangers hiking looking for rule breakers.
Went to Mike's barbecue had a great meal & ask for the candied bacon he doesn't advertise it, sells out quickly. Also went to McGinty's slow service but a good dinner.
Pikes Peak is close & what a beautiful Mountain. We saw lots of wildlife, wildflowers, very winding road with switchbacks going up and the summit at the top. It was cold up there had a cloud come in & it covered the peak. They sell a shirt Got Oxygen we bought one it's true. Elevation is 14,115 Crystal reservoir was beautiful. Had some snow patches up higher. They hit a limit & part way up you may have to stop & take a bus the rest of the way (it's free) but we lucked out and got to drive the entire way up. Coming down they will stop you at a 1/2 way check point & check your breaks are not overheated. If they are you have to wait a 1/2 hour I believe to go back down. Drive in Manual and you will be fine.
Garden of the Gods isn't far that's beautiful too & the drive there is nice. Manitou Springs is a nice little town and Cripple Creek the other direction is really a cool town. springs
As a family from Texas, we don’t get a lot of snow in our neck of the woods, so this was a real treat. We hit up the Peak View day use trail head and had an absolute blast. The snow was perfect, the hill was fast and the views were amazing!!! Kinda wish we had made the trip to camp up here instead of just a day trip!! There’s also less oxygen at 9000’ than there is in Denton, Texas. Haha
We love this CG! It is in a beautiful part of Colorado, centrally located to many attractions. The CG itself is large, but spread out well. All sites are paved and fairly level, all have electricity and there are even a few cabins for rental. What makes this park great is the huge trail system, trails are all around and all at various levels of difficulties and lengths. Wildlife is abundant and the sites themself are well maintained. Each site has a fire ring, electrical hook up and picnic table. Water spigots are nearby, RV dump is included with stay (and you can fill up with fresh water too). They have a laundromat and shower house as well as several bathrooms located throughout the campground with flush toilets. They have nightly educational programs and the rangers have always been polite to us. Firewood is available for sale at the CG entrance.
Really great views. Clean, level campsites. We stayed in conifer 25. Close to comfort station and playground. Coin showers but are super clean.
Very pretty campground. Deer came through our campsite.
Great hikes, fishing, cabins and views.
By far my favorite campground in Colorado. Sites all have great views and are paved. The park is clean and rangers are always around checking in. Close to town and great hikes. Can’t wait to go back!
No dogs allowed on trails. They are allowed in the campsite, and on the roads, but that’s it. The campsites have shade and space, and there are beautiful trails for hiking and mountain biking, but the no dogs is a line for us.
We don't have little ones anymore, but there was a huge playground that would be a bonus for those who do.
A lot of miles of hiking/ biking trails. Rv camp sites are close together, but well maintained. I'll be back.
Our family of 5.5 (I’m 20 wks pregnant) tent camped at site 065 at Prospectors Ridge . It is the furthest walk in site but the view IS AMAZING. About 350 yds to walk so keep that in mind when hauling in stuff. The vault toilets are at the parking lot and clean and there is water there too. A short walk from the parking lot, there is a nice playground, washing machines, showers, bathrooms, water jug filling stations, vending machines. There is a change machine there too Bc you need quarters for showers and using the washer and dryers. The days are hot at this time and the nights are cool. There are large bear boxes for use. There was a nice man driving a gator around offering firewood every night but we had some. Camp sites are a little close but still private . Several short (1 mile ish) hikes at this park and a nice visitor center! We would go again! I’m not sure we’d chose the last site but the view was unbeatable.