Granite Corner is a small park run by a gentleman who works for the county. The park is basic and simple and the reason to visit is to meet him, his small community, and to experience the multitude of things worth doing in the county. Ghost towns - hiking trials in nearby State Forest State Park - Fishing in lakes no more than 15 minutes away - Back country forest roads and Calamity Pass - Arapahoe Nat'l Wildlife Refuge are all nearby. Walden is the ONLY town with services in this 1600 sq. mile county with less than 1400 residents (about 1/3rd live in Walden itself)...but, there are still several restaurants in the town, two gas stations, and a local food market. Good for 1 night? Heck, I stayed 3 and probably could have made a full week out of it!
Rate based upon a weeks stay. The owner is very friendly; easy to work with; a nice small park on the west side of town. This is the place to stay in town! There are 2 other parks. Again: this is the place stay! (nuf said). Be sure to visit Josephs for meals and Bozos for the Rt 66 experience. A natural outdoor recreation site: Blue Hole and the town lake (Lake Park). Both swimmable through September (and possibly later in the season). Rate posted is for a 1 week stay.
Owner is very nice and helpful - family run business. On the east side of town. Town has a great coffee shop near Walmart; otherwise, town does not have much to offer. Campground is mostly contract workers, long term stays; very quiet, safe, easy access in and out. Wi-Fi is fairly reliable; no other amenities to speak of. Office has some very eclectic cats!
Great location! Unique, on the side of a mountain. The front desk tries her best to do a good job, but can not run the place alone. The owner breaks his own no smoking policy on the front deck. A great place to congregate otherwise. The sites are not level - really not level. Weeding still needs to be done in many areas.
7500 ft up and 15 miles into the forest from US 160, Lake Vallecito RV Resort lives up to its name. While the owner is keeping it open for October, most facilities closed 10/1 for the season. Very wide open sites; comfortable atmosphere; reminds me of New England! I will be back! Rate posted reflects the passport America rate: good for 4 nights. Hot tubs on site were closed 9/27, but outdoors and looked great! Also cabins available. This is a summer resort and many retirees live here for the whole season; but the pull throughs for travelers are fine and the location is great. The lake is just up the road 2 miles further and true wilderness about 10 miles up. Be sure to visit Pura Vida restaurant when he reopens in April. It's a great spot: lakefront.
A nice little park on the eastern edge of town nine miles from Mesa Verde National Park entrance. Owner is very friendly and helpful. Knows the area and shares what is worth visiting and doing. The town has a couple of really good (and affordable) eateries. The park itself is basic. Water pressure in the showers is great. Restrooms are spotless. Sites are plenty wide enough and WiFi was generally responsive. Had trouble with TV reception, but I know others had no problems. Overall a good, clean, safe place to stay for a few days. Pull through sites fine for 38 ft RV.
This park is about the only game in town, and it is in a good location relative to Canyon, but beware. It is increasingly run down: dog waste scattered about; some kind of weird odor in the dryers; and the manager. Well, I know he has some challenges at the moment, but he is a piece of work.
There is a GREAT Rt 66 museum. It has a few great lakes for swimming (free admission!), and several excellent restaurants (plan to spend at least 3-4 days if you can). Ramblin Rose is THE place to stay in this town! The owner of this park is very friendly and accommodating. In short: she makes you feel welcome. She is also quite knowledgeable about Santa Rosa. I stayed for a week: her rate is great! ($75. for the week.) The park is flat, easy to navigate through, you will not have to worry about leveling your rig! There is a new laundromat/bathroom facility. Showers are available, but at an extra fee. The owner also offers a pet grooming service! Ask her about it. She and her husband again are very accommodating. I need to emphasize this: Ramblin Rose is THE park to stay in while visiting Santa Rosa. Located in a quiet part of town on the west side. I want visitors to know several things about Santa Rosa. There is a GREAT Rt 66 museum; a few GREAT lakes for swimming (free admission!!), and several EXCELLENT restaurants. Plan to spend at least 3-4 days if you can. Again: Ramblin Rose is THE place to stay in this town if you're traveling by RV!
The owner is a great person. Frankly, the park is in a semi-shutdown condition and she only accepts self-contained rigs for 1 week or more. That said, her rates are VERY fair. Her park is in an excellent location: off the main road but not too far off the main road. I enjoyed my stay and getting to know Green River and all the things to do around the region. Look into the "Mini Grand Canyon" and Goblin Valley State Park, and Wild Horse Canyon. A very wild and remote region! If you visit, encourage the owner to stick with it and keep her park open!