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Colorado Springs offers much to do and this campground is a great spot to unhook. “The Meadows” is one of the loops…all level spots here, full hook-up. Not much privacy or shade, but would still highly recommend. The park location is close to Garden of the Gods, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Pike’s Peak and more. The park offers many wonderful hiking trails…and a frisbee golf course. Convenient drive to grocery stores and restaurants.
We stayed in Sept 2020
We were in site 31. This was a good site. It was more private than some (like 29 which was right off the path), but it was connected to a hiking trail so the random person would stroll by on the rare occasion. This site offers no shade, and no trees for a hammock (site 29 had some trees for a hammock). The provided bear box was a bit smaller than expected based on a previous trip to another Colorado State park. My VERY ROUGH estimate is that the box was about 3ft wide by 4ft deep.
Parking was okay, with an option of stairs to get to the campsites, or a small gravel path leading down to the sites.
The restrooms were amazing; they are in a small building, meaning the doors dont directly lead to the outside which means they were very clean. They weren't just pit toilets, there were two or three stalls with running flush toilets with sinks with running water and soap provided.
I was skeptical of the closeness of the city but it turn out to be a very nice campground. Gobbler Grove sits on a flat area adjacent to Cheyenne Mountain with about 6 or 7 campground sites. All but one look at the city of Colorado Springs. I also located right below the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) a military installation dated from the Cold War which mission was to warn the Army of any ballistic missile or air attacks against North America and also very close to Peterson Air Force base. The proximity to these two areas makes this campground a bit noise since you can hear distant BOOMS and the military Reveille around 7 am. The closeness to the city makes this campground particularly interesting since there is a lot of areas to visit around. We recommend The Garden of the Gods, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, Pike’s Peak, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Cave of the Winds and Manitou Cliff Dwellings among many others. Cheyenne State Park also offers a many trials specially for mountain bikes and horses, bow target, and a camper service building with bathrooms, laundry machines and dryers, hot showers at $1 per four minutes and a vending machine. Overall the camp is nice and quiet. I don’t give it a 5 star due to the military noise which it was not bad, but it remind you how close were you from the air base and the NORAD.
This is a nice campground with a good view of the mountain. There are some nice trails from the campground and it’s close to Colorado Springs.
Very nice small stone tent pad that is about 10x10. Cement area next to the tent pad with a metal/plastic coating picnic table. Fire ring is very modern with a grill surface that covers the entire fire (not like the old school flip down that only goes over 1/3 of the fire ring). Bathrooms are clean. Shower is good only thing is it is a quarter operated system. They do have a quarter dispenser for bills. Tent spaces are pretty private. They do allow dogs but only in the camping area. Most trails they do not permit. Tents are a very short walk in (40 yards at most)
This is such an awesome drive. A solid 3 hours from Denver. No service as soon as you get to the dirt part of the road, so its best to have your whole crew riding behind you in a line. A little anxiety when it comes to finding a spot, everyone is right when they say, have someone get there thursday to get a choice spot. But few people know if you keep driving up the canyon, there are more public lands spots you can claim as your site.
Being there isnt a whole lot to choose from after the place fills up, we had some people literally show up Saturday on Memorial Day weekend, and camp right on top of our campsite, which was pretty annoying, but thats the price you pay at free public land dispersed camping.
Awesome drive up the canyon to the small mining town of "Victor" which is just an awesome time capsule town, i highly recomend swooping through.
Nice clean park, no water or activities in the park except for hiking. Of the campgrounds at this park we drove through we liked this one the best, great view of the city
Stayed here in the beginning of March and had an amazing time. The temperature was about 48F Degrees during the day and 20F at night. It was cold, but our 31ft Hybrid camper kept us plenty warm.
Created in 2000, this campsite is in great shape and has a ton of walking trails and community activities to stay fit. Trails are well maintained and manicured. There is a reason this site is always booked full. Each site is really well thought out with a spacious cement pad with water on each side and huge fire ring that has a cooking grate. Currently, there is major construction for cabins, but as of yet they were not finished.
While camping, when you look out you can see all of Colorado Springs and it is really breathtaking to have an "Up in the mountains" feel.
Bathrooms and showers were well maintained and super clean with large bear proof trash receptacles.
I took my 3 daughters for our first ever dispersed camping trip. I thought it would be a cool adventure as we had only ever camped at campgrounds. We ended up going about 16 miles from County Rd 123 up Phantom Canyon Rd.
We were in a Toyota Sienna which did perfectly well on the dirt road and as others have mentioned there are definitely some rough, wash boarded areas and lots of blind corners so taking your time is wise. Part of the reason we went as far in as we did was that there wasn't a spot to spare. This was on Friday/Saturday, May 1-2nd and every place that could be camped in was taken until we got to an area called, "Glenbrook" elevation 8,061 and we were able to find a place to set up camp opposite of the creek side.
We had a great time and made the most of it, and I say this only because our primary reason for "dispersed camping" was to get away from it all, the people, the noise, the congestion of campground camping. I can honestly say, it is more quiet when we have camped in my backyard in Colorado Springs than the 2 nights we spent here. On Friday night there was an entire group with loud music, hooping & hollering & partying down the road. On Saturday night there was a group down the road the other way with loud music & such. Both nights this lasted until almost midnight.
I realize the negatives weren't from the place just the people that happened to be there at the time we went. That was the problem just sooo many people everywhere! But the area is absolutely beautiful and a great place to hike and explore. We may have to try again possibly during the week it won't be so busy.