We've been to Prospectors several times now and it has quickly become our favorite place to camp. Most recently, we went right after the fire. We had booked the trip to go see the Canon City Water Festival but found so many more things to do (in all our trips to Canon City we have yet to see the Royal Gorge). The owners, Mike and Renee, went out of their way to make sure we had an awesome time. I, like many people, think the main attraction is the Royal Gorge. Boy was I wrong! In the 3 days we were there we went to Jump Rock (a great place for the kids to jump in and play in the Arkansas River), cliff jumping (seriously the most fun ever!), and white water rafting. We are in the process of planning another trip as there are so many more things to do that we didn't know about and couldn't fit in. Mike and Renee are a wealth of information for activities that are off the beaten path.
The campground itself is so much fun for the kids (and the adults). They have a pool, hot tub, splash area, jumping pillow, Frisbee golf, volleyball, club house and a game room. The kids were never lacking for something to do and, since its all right there, we never worried when they went on their own. The adults even had fun on the jumping pillow!
I seldom rate any place a 5 star but Prospectors deserves it. The facilities were always clean and well taken care of. Anything we needed we got. We literally were spoiled during our stay. Mike was telling us about Jump Rock and how he thought the kids would enjoy it. Instead of drawing us a map he actually took us there himself! Who does that anymore? The 5th star is for over the top service and care. It's hard to find that anymore.
I highly recommend Propsectors! We will be returning a couple more times this summer to fit in more of the activities we couldn't before. We'll save the Royal Gorge visit for next summer....
Just a note - for those worried about the fire, we had no effects whatsoever. In fact, now is the best time to go. It was not crowded at all!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prospectors RV Resort is a full service campground in the heart of the Royal Gorge Area. We offer 126 Tent/RV spots, 13 cabins, and are open year round. ... more less