I stayed in this campground in mid July for 3 nights. The campground is pretty rustic but clean. It does have electrical hook ups which made it nice for our dog to enjoy a air conditioned trailer when it got hot during the day. The sites are a little close together and positioned so it you have a trailer where your awning comes out is in direct view of the other campers. Also we brought our kayaks to enjoy the Lake. The only kicker is you are not allowed to park where the ramp is to walk your kayaks down to the lake unless you rent them from them. So you have to use the many flights of stairs that wind back n forth all the way down to the lake. They are lined with rail road ties sometimes stacked 5 high. So you have to lift your kayaks above the ties as you walk down. If you have a heavy kayak is almost dangerous of injury. I feel like if they have a ramp you can walk them to if you pay for the campground you should be allowed to park your vehicle there to do so.
Guanella pass was my families favorite place to camp for years. We finally had to stop going due to the road through the campground was rotted out due to water and drainage. You almost needed a four wheel drive just to drive through the campground. We stayed in our trailer in site 17 and then in tent sites 11 and 12 which were down by the river. If they ever fix the road we will be back.
This is one of our favorite places to go. The campground is maintained very well and has beautiful scenery with the lake just walking distance from the campground. Bathrooms always clean. Love this place.
We stayed here in July 2017. It is a heavily aspen wooded are outside Buena Vista. The sites are very rustic and not well maintained. They are beautiful if you like a dense forest. The bathrooms were not maintained and did smell. The other problem is that there is only dumpsters at the front of the campground and none close to the campsites. Makes it difficult to load trash up at night and drive it all the way to the front of the campground. This is a big campground. By the way it is Bear country. we did have some visitors at night roaming around our trailer.
My family have stayed at Golden Gate several times. We love the showers and the electrical hookups. The sites are maintained very well but at least in Loop B the sites are way too close together. You feel like you are invading on your campers privacy all the time. We have a Dog that had a hard time settling down due to the close proximity of the other campers and there dogs. If you can get a site on the outer edge of the loop it might be better than in the inner loop.
This is one of the gems in Colorado. Great well taken care of campground with electrical hook ups and gorgeous grounds. All sites looked well taken care of. Had a great time.