10 Excellent

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, Ruby Mountain Campground

Nathrop, Colorado

County Road 301
Nathrop, Colorado 81236
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 22
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.75282
Longitude: -106.07007

Elevation: 7658' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access ?
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping ?
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly ?
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone ?
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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1 Review

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

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.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

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