About OffroadGirl

I live in a suburb of Denver and spend a lot of time camping in Colorado and Utah. I started with a tent, and then had a small pop-up. Now I have a 31-foot gas Class A, and I tow either a MINI Cooper S Convertible on a dolly or flat tow an offroad-ready Jeep Wrangler JK.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Lakeview Campground USFS, Leadville, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

The best part about Lakeview is the location. It's right next to Twin Lakes and a short drive to Leadville and Independence Pass to Aspen. The sites are between trees with a decent amount of space between parking areas. My motor home has slides on both sides that barely fit between the trees in site A12, and there was no way my awning was going out. I stepped out of my door to a slope. My friends in smaller trailers seemed to fit better, and there were better, wider sites here and there. The camp host did not clean the sites, at least not ours. Campfire rings still had burned wood in them, and there was trash scattered here and there. One day I was walking my trash to the dumpster and was told the dumpster was full like it was my fault. They were pretty upset that I had a little bag of trash to add. Most of the tables are in pretty bad shape in A Loop, and some of the campfire pits are not level, making cooking difficult. It's hit and miss. However, even though campsites are not ideal it's still a great place to stay. The weather is cool and there is lots of shade, and you can't beat the location. Without electric hookups, prepare to listen to generators all day, but that's part of the experience. I'm glad I wasn't in a tent with all of the noise, though. Even after all that, I'd recommend it for smaller trailers. We camped at Lakeview Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A12
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Definitely go to the top of Independence Pass -- it's incredible!

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Hospitality House and RV Park, Cripple Creek, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

The town of Cripple Creek is pretty fun, with lots to do and see both in town and in the area. But the RV park surrounding the Hospitality House is only mediocre. None of the sites appeared to be level, and most motor homes had their front tires in the air. The space between my gravel site and my neighbor's gravel was only big enough for a picnic table, and my other neighbor spent each morning reading the paper next to my sewer hookup. I never saw them clean a site, though plenty of people were not picking up after their dogs. It wasn't too trashy, though it was a bit messy with vehicles and other gear around. But the worst part was the city water that smelled like a swimming pool -- lots of chlorine. Of course, that may not have been the park's fault, but it was undrinkable. You're in town, so the cell service is decent. There is a grocery store and gas station close by. If I was staying in the area again I would go up the road to Mueller State Park. We camped at Hospitality House and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B7
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to hit all of the touristy spots -- Cripple Creek's history is very cool!

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Mueller State Park, Divide, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Mueller State Park is a pretty special place. There are lots of sites to choose from, and they are all just far enough away from each other to keep things quiet. I was there on a nine-day stay with the 4th of July in the middle, and it was always peaceful and quiet. All I saw from my front door were trees. My site was level, and the pad with the picnic table and fire pit was pretty big. A tent would have fit there easily. I used the shower house (it takes quarters), and it was never busy. Plan on using a few quarters just to get the water temperature figured out. It was a nice place to take a shower and enjoy some plumbing. The best thing about Mueller is all of the hiking within walking distance. I did a lot of hiking in nine days and I still didn't see everything. Be sure to take the short walk to the Osborn Homestead. Know that you are on a ridge, so nearly all of the trails head downhill, with an uphill climb on the way back. Some areas had views of the mountains and some didn't (I couldn't see much of the mountains from my site). Some had cell service and some didn't. The visitor center was nice, and the people were helpful. Sites were clean. I can't wait for my next stay! We camped at Mueller State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Conifer Ridge 45
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The sites on the right side of Conifer Ridge as you come into the loop have the best views of the mountains. Be sure to pick up a hiking trail map on your way in -- there are lots of great trails.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Eleven Mile State Park - Lazy Boy Campground, Lake George, Colorado

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

The Lazy Boy Campground is a loop on the southern, less busy side of the reservoir. It's quiet, and a fantastic location if you want to do some fishing. There are no trees or much vegetation, so it has its own kind of beauty. The sites are primitive, though they are fairly level and clean. There is a lot of space between each site, so you won't hear generators running (there are no electric hookups). This is a great way to make a reservation and still feel like you're getting away from it all. The campground is fantastic, but getting there isn't. The road to the sites is long and full of deep washboards. Each of my camping buddies with trailers got some sort of damage from all of the bouncing, and my motor home had its share of hoses coming unclamped and screws falling out. It is for that reason that we wouldn't go to this side of Eleven Mile again. But if you're tent camping and your car can handle it, this is a great location to watch the pronghorns go by. There is no shade and it can get pretty windy, so come prepared. If you're camping here in the Spring, call ahead to see if the Mayflies are hatching. It's a great time for fishing but a terrible time to be camping. We camped at Eleven Mile State Park - Lazy Boy Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
512
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Golden Eagle Ranch RV Park & Campground, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

It is in a beautiful area and it is very easy to get to, but that's about all it has going for it. It's an old park, and it needs some work. Some sites were level, but mine definitely wasn't. The interior roads are rutted dirt and so are the sites, so it makes it challenging to get around. My picnic table and fire pit weren't usable as they were severely slanted and in tall grass. We learned that the ponds that they usually stocked with fish are drained, so those were not available. The first part of the road is a hill and only one lane, so it was a gamble to be on it, hoping not to run into oncoming traffic. This place has a lot of potential but at this point I wouldn't recommend it. We camped at Golden Eagle Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
462
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Horsetooth Reservoir, South Bay Campground, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The sites by the water were party central on the weekends, but luckily we were up on the hill with hookups and it was quieter. The road goes around the sites, though, so you always hear road noise. So it isn't the quietest park, but we still had a good time. Definitely stop in the Visitor Center to chat with the people working there -- everyone was very friendly and knew a lot about how to fish the lake (though we didn't catch anything). The Larimer County day use fee on top of the site fee made it a bit expensive for what we got, but we stayed 9 nights and enjoyed ourselves. We camped at Horsetooth Reservoir, South Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
S12
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Curt Gowdy State Park, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the Tumbleweeds loop and really enjoyed our stay, though it was very, very windy. There are lots of areas to hike and bike, and lots of different types of campsites. Tumbleweeds is one of the few with electric and water, as most are for dry camping. This is a gorgeous park! We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Tumbleweeds T-30
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Flatiron Reservoir, Loveland, Colorado

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This was my first trip of the year and the weather was fantastic. The reservoir isn't large, but it's nice. We stayed on the far end of the park where there are good views of the water, but the sites were not level. In addition, my motor home was too tall and wide to fit in site F16. If I stay here again I would stay on the lower section where sites are flat and open. The road is very close by, so you hear traffic most of the time. The worst part of staying in Larimer County is the daily fee, though, that you must pay on top of the camping fee. It is more expensive than the state parks fee, and the annual pass only covers three parks. This is probably the only time I will get an annual pass for Larimer County. We camped at Flatiron Reservoir in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F16
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There are two places to get a single day use pass before you get to the reservoir, so you can skip the first one if it's busy. There is also a large building nearby where you can purchase an annual pass, get information about the area, or use a nice restroom.

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Boyd Lake State Park, Loveland, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

I stay here at least once a year, usually in the fall, and it's usually my last trip of the year before winterizing. I try to always stay in site 58 at the end of Loop B, what I feel is the best site. I always have a fantastic time and I hate to leave. The sites are pull-throughs with electric hookups only. There is a lot of room, and most sites have a tree or two. Because you don't need to worry about water or sewer, if you stay here with a friend you can both face each other if you're next to each other, making a common area that is really nice. There are some good views of the lake here and there, but you usually have to walk down to it to see the whole thing. There is a nice, cement path that goes along most of it, and you can use it to walk into town or to the swim beach. Be sure to walk out to the hunting areas to get out into nature a bit. The dump station can be busy on Sundays, so prepare for a wait. There are water spigots in a lot of places, so there is usually not a line for those. The picnic tables and fire rings are in good shape, but the pavement can be a bit rough. Sites are level, though. Bathrooms are in great shape, and the showers are nice. There is playground equipment, but note that the equipment at Loop C can be squeaky and loud if kids are on the swings. This is a great place for winterizing. If you run out of time to do it at your campsite, just go to the huge parking lots near the marina (if it is closed then the parking lots will be pretty empty). Everyone here is really nice, and no one seems to mind. The marina isn't big, and neither is the visitor center. There is no store or restaurant, but there is a gas station nearby outside the park. This place is awesome! We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Los Suenos de Santa Fe RV Park, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This park is pretty typical for a park in a city that allows full-time RVs. There is junk around, most everything needs to be fixed, and it's dirty. There is a lot of poop from little dogs all over the place. The picnic table had a lot of ants on it, and there was no fire ring. There is a pavilion that is pretty trashy, but it's nice to have. Other than this small area, there is nowhere to walk. It is on a pretty busy street, so don't plan on getting out for some exercise. I wouldn't stay here again, but thankfully I was there for an event so I received a discount for staying the whole week. Maybe I'm not an "RV park" person. If you have to stay in town and you don't plan on being here very much during the day, this will do. We camped at Los Suenos de Santa Fe RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Lathrop State Park, Walsenburg, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of my favorite places to camp. I like the Hogback Trail, so I like staying in Pinon D Loop where it is nearby. The walk around the lake is also fantastic, and the visitor center is nice. The sites are spacious and level. With that said, it's not a fancy park. You won't see many camp hosts, and we saw a couple people "squatting" by finding open sites and moving when people would show up. The views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are the best, and there are some great sunsets. This is a great place to get away, especially if you don't feel like dealing with driving an RV through the mountains. There isn't much shade, though, so mid-summer can be pretty hot. I've stayed here a couple of times and I've always had a nice time. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
96
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Golden, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We had our first annual camping trip with work friends here, and it was perfect. The sites are a bit crowded with trees if you have a big RV, but you can make it work if you're careful. We had pull-through sites in a row, all next to each other, and we had enough room to not be on top of each other but not too far away. The sites are paved and fairly level. Picnic tables were in good condition, and so were the fire rings. There are outlines around these areas with 4x4 boards, and the dirt around them is lower than the dirt and boards holding them in. That means people will be tripping up and down those areas. In addition, the boards are very close to the fire rings on one or more sides, not leaving enough room for camp chairs. It wasn't designed well, but we made it work. It's a campground very close to Denver, so it's popular. Even though it was busy and there were no sites available, it seemed peaceful because the sites were far from each other and the road. The dump station was clean and nice. The bath house has clean facilities, showers, and laundry. We camped at Golden Gate Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Rifle Falls State Park, Rifle, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

If you camp in Colorado you expect there to be little to no shade and desert-like conditions. Rifle Falls State Park is the exception. The campground is small, just a few sites on the road on the way to the Falls, and it's a lush heaven. There are a few sites that are next to the river, and these have the most shade. Site 4 is right next to the shared water spigot, making it easy to fill up your fresh-water tank or put out campfires. There are big trees on this side, and a slope down to the water. The sites on the other side of the access road have fewer trees and they are closer to the county road, making them a bit noisier. The best part is the proximity to Rifle Falls, a set of gorgeous waterfalls you can walk to. There are caves behind it, and a nice hiking trail that takes you there in a loop around the falls. There is a lot to explore. You can use the dump station at Rifle Gap State Park just down the road. In contrast to Rifle Falls, that campground is huge and open in desert conditions. There is a lot to do in the area, with 4x4 trails starting at the northern end of the county road at the fish hatchery. This is a great location that is central to a lot of fun, very near the towns of Rifle and New Castle. We camped at Rifle Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, Ruby Mountain Campground, Nathrop, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of my favorite dry-camping campgrounds in Colorado. Most of the sites are good, though site 7 is my favorite. You really have to see this place to believe it. The location is perfect, right next to where they drop the rafters off. Most sites are close enough to the river to hear and see the water. Tent sites are much closer to the water. There are 4x4 trails nearby, lots of hiking, and the fun town of Buena Vista is not too far away. There is a one-lane portion of the road just before you get to the campground that is a bit stressful because you can't see the other side when you start in, but it seems to work out. The RV sites are really perfect, too. There are huge boulders lining the roads and sites, with fine gravel where you drive and park. Everything is spotless. Most sites have an area separated from the parking area where the picnic table and fire ring are, and everything is brand new. If you have a friend with a tent, there are usually separate areas for tents at the RV sites, too. Share the cost, and this place is dirt cheap. Site 7 is my favorite because you back in and your rear end faces Mount Princeton, the river, and open fields. You can't see any other campsites. The river is right outside your door, on the other side of the road. It is one of my favorite places to stay.

The loop where the RV sites are is tight and on a hill, making disconnecting a towed vehicle difficult. Pull into the big parking lot instead, disconnect your towed vehicle there, and leave it there while you park your RV. Then walk the short distance back to get your towed vehicle. We camped at Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, Ruby Mountain Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Chatfield State Park, Littleton, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

I stayed here for a week in site 11, thinking that the site closest to the marina would provide some nice walks and scenery, with views of the lake. However, this is not a good site. You can't see the mountains, and only a little bit of the water. But the worst part is that the road coming from the boat area points directly at this site, illuminating you with headlights well into the night. The park is under construction as they make improvements. One of the days there was a truck not too far from my site that was sucking water and gravel out of the ground for most of the day. The next day, there were people doing surveying and yelling to each other. Then, someone mowed around my site with a riding mower and threw rocks and grass all over the site of my motorhome. Every morning, birds were all over everyone's RVs and that was pretty noisy. I was about over it by the time the week was over. I had a friend on a loop next to mine who was facing west and it was much better. I just chose poorly. I'm not sure I'd stay here again until construction is over. Stay on the west side of the campground with your door facing the mountains. We camped at Chatfield State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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