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Review of KOA-Cripple Creek

KOA-Cripple Creek
Description: At 10,000 feet above sea level, the Cripple Creek KOA is the highest KOA in the world. It is always cool (normal mid-June to mid-August highs 70-80, normal lows 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit) and never humid. There are glorious sunsets with quiet, restful nights and fabulous star gazing . We have a Colorado high country setting, a peaceful mountain location bordering BLM forest land. The Cripple Creek/Victor area is full of things to do - Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, live entertainment at the Butte Theater, steam train ride between Cripple Creek and Victor, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, CC/Victor Gold Mining Company which is a huge commercial gold reclamation operation, Cripple Creek Museum, nearby horseback riding, hiking up Trachyte Knob adjacent to the campground, fishing at Skaguay or Eleven Mile reservoirs, as well as numerous casinos in Cripple Creek for your gambling pleasure. It is always fun to look for the donkeys that have roamed around Cripple Creek for years. The campground is located centrally to the Colorado Springs/Pike's Peak area attractions as well as the Royal Gorge Country attractions, each area being 45 minutes to one hour away. Guests use us as a base-camp for going to these other areas. We can keep you busy for days! Our staff is able to help with reservations for our guests at numerous Colorado Springs and Royal Gorge attractions, e.g. Colorado Springs/Manitou Springs Cog Railway, Flying W Ranch in Colorado Springs, Royal Gorge Route Train, Echo Canyon or other rafting companies in the Royal Gorge area. At the campground, our RV sites are spacious pull-thrus with open, spectacular views of the high mountain countryside. Tent campers may choose a wilderness site in the aspen trees or a deluxe tent site that has a ramada cover, electricity and water. We have ten camping cabins and two camping lodges. We offer pancake breakfast service on Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day for an additional charge. There is a camping kitchen for use by our guests. We have a game room, volleyball and a playground. All of our sites have fire pits for great campfires on cool evenings. Children 6 years and younger are free and pets are welcome. Leave the hot weather behind! Join us for COOL weather in our serene mountain setting!
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Description: At 10,000 feet above sea level, the Cripple Creek KOA is the highest KOA in the world. It is always cool (normal mid-June to mid-August highs 70-80, normal lows 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit) and never humid. There are glorious sunsets with quiet, restful nights and fabulous star gazing . We have a Colorado high country setting, a peaceful mountain location bordering BLM forest land. The Cripple Creek/Victor area is full of things to do - Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, live entertainment at the Butte Theater, steam train ride between Cripple Creek and Victor, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, CC/Victor Gold Mining Company which is a huge commercial gold reclamation operation, Cripple Creek Museum, nearby horseback riding, hiking up Trachyte Knob adjacent to the campground, fishing at Skaguay or Eleven Mile reservoirs, as well as numerous casinos in Cripple Creek for your gambling pleasure. It is always fun to look for the donkeys that have roamed around Cripple Creek for years. The campground is located centrally to the Colorado Springs/Pike's Peak area attractions as well as the Royal Gorge Country attractions, each area being 45 minutes to one hour away. Guests use us as a base-camp for going to these other areas. We can keep you busy for days! Our staff is able to help with reservations for our guests at numerous Colorado Springs and Royal Gorge attractions, e.g. Colorado Springs/Manitou Springs Cog Railway, Flying W Ranch in Colorado Springs, Royal Gorge Route Train, Echo Canyon or other rafting companies in the Royal Gorge area. At the campground, our RV sites are spacious pull-thrus with open, spectacular views of the high mountain countryside. Tent campers may choose a wilderness site in the aspen trees or a deluxe tent site that has a ramada cover, electricity and water. We have ten camping cabins and two camping lodges. We offer pancake breakfast service on Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day for an additional charge. There is a camping kitchen for use by our guests. We have a game room, volleyball and a playground. All of our sites have fire pits for great campfires on cool evenings. Children 6 years and younger are free and pets are welcome. Leave the hot weather behind! Join us for COOL weather in our serene mountain setting!
Estes Park
2 reviews
“Nice owners”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We are inexperienced campers in Colorado. We chose Cripple Creek KOA for the location. Everything was going great until wicked storm showed up. The owner came and rescued us from our tent site and gave us a cabin to use at no extra charge. We greatly appreciated the kindness. We will be back!

Visited May 2014
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“NOT FRIENDLY!!”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

NOT FRIENDLY!! We didn't use the KOA, but they have a dump fee for others who are dry camping nearby. There was a very small misunderstanding with what was included in the dump fee. We apologized and reminded the error only to be attacked by the owner. He yelled at us in front of our children and made quite the scene. Note to all dry campers, their dump also does not have water access either, so you will not be able to flush the system when you dump. We will never return to this KOA, to camp or otherwise.

  • Visited September 2013
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USA
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“A Wonderful KOA! An Unexpected Gem!”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We stayed at Cripple Creek KOA August 2012 during a cross country road trip - we were so happy to find this KOA to be so clean - the grounds, tent sites, and facilities. It's beautiful!

We enjoyed the cool mountain air, and the well kept nature of this campground was so relaxing that we extended our stay. At night, we were lulled to sleep by the haunting sounds of the wolves in the distance, which we enjoyed very much. We enjoyed them even more after being told they are safely enclosed at a sanctuary nearby... a little less romantic, but still lovely to hear! This was a very peaceful part of our trip and wish we could go back again someday.

This KOA is near the American Eagle mining tour which was a fantastic tour of the monster trucks and the mining operation itself, the American Eagle observation lookout point, the Butte Theater for musical comedy, Phantom Canyon Road, and Shelf Road. Check them out!

Going through the train cuts on Phantom Canyon Road will make you feel like you're in a Road Runner cartoon - it was great fun! But be warned - Shelf Road is not for the faint of heart! If you do these roads, be sure to get the audio CD tour in Victor, CO to listen to while driving the roads. Victor is also where you get the American Eagle mining tour. DO NOT miss that tour! Especially if you have kids with you - my 14 year old LOVED it! You get to climb a dump truck three stories tall, and stand in a tire many times as tall as a man!

This is a really nice KOA for a lot of reasons, located in a place with a lot of fun things to do close by. We really enjoyed our time here, it was a surprise highlight of our trip because Cripple Creek and Victor were not on our itinerary in particular. Glad we stopped in the area, and to this KOA in particular.

  • Visited August 2012
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“Friendly staff and unique atmosphere”
Reviewed 9 October 2012 via mobile

Arrivedi in the middle of an 8000 mile motorcycle trip. Very friendly staff who were accommodating to spot requests. This is a unique place being so high. Tree coverage is sparse in the main section but I got a wonderful semi secluded spot in tent camping. I had the wonderful experience of having the low howl of wolves as a morning alarm (in the distance) . A truly beautiful place. Facilities were clean and secure. I did not stay for breakfast but it smelled good. I highly recommend staying at the highest koa in the world.

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Level 2 Contributor
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“Great Mountain Retreat!”
Reviewed 14 July 2012 via mobile

We have camped here every summer for years. The view is spectacular and the cool mountain weather is wonderful. The campground is clean and very well maintained. The sites are large, level, and easy to get into. There is plenty of room for our slide outs. The owners are very nice and accommodating. We stayed in one of the premium sites high up on the mountain. We definitely will be back next year!

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Thank Suzanne H
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