Colorado Springs, Colorado

Mountaindale RV ResortOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

April, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating = 8 out of 10 stars

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An overview of the park from the hiking trail near our site

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The entryway to the office

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That’s Betsy in one of the “pull-over” sites, #86. Very little traffic on this street so it’s a great spot

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
This park is fairly well spread out, and traffic through it during the day
was minimal.  We were perched up on a quiet hillside in site #86, and it
was even quieter up there.  We heard no noise from the road fronting
the park.  The office staff was very helpful, and they guided us to our
site upon arrival.  They also didn’t mind receiving packages for us that
we had sent to the park.

Road and site access/type?
Interior roads and sites were a fine red rock and not too dusty.  Many
sites were pull-throughs or “pull-overs” like ours, but there were some
back-ins as well.

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
The section of the park we stayed in had several sites where rigs were
pulled off the side of the road with full hookups nearby.  There was
good spacing between front and back of each RV, and the sites were
fairly wide on the “curb side” with plenty of room for the car.  This
would not be a good layout in a busy park with lots of traffic, but it
worked fine here during our stay.  Our site and many others we saw
seemed to be fairly level.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
This was the biggest issue for us – we could not get a Verizon signal to
our phones or hotspot, even with our booster.  The campground
provided several access points for WiFi connectivity, but throughput
was very slow.  The 50A power was strong, and water pressure was
good.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
A small sturdy picnic table and rock fire pit were included.

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
There were several individual bathrooms with showers.  They seemed
clean, but there was a distinct “sewage odor” in every one of the ones
I checked.  The laundry room was quite nice with several washers and
dryers.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
Pet friendly for on-leash walks.  There may have been areas where dogs
could be let off leash, as quite a bit of property surrounded the park.
Not particularly kid-friendly (no pool or other equipment).

Bike/walking trails nearby?
There were some short but steep walking trails on a hill near our site.
Bikes could be ridden around on the park’s interior roads, but it wasn’t
much.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
Although this place has a Colorado Springs address, it’s actually about
20 miles from the city.  We liked that, because it was nice and quiet.  It
also put us right between two of the excursions we enjoyed – the Cog
Railway at Manitou Springs and the Royal Gorge Bridge at Canon City.

Comments:
This was a nice quiet home base for our one-week stay.  We loved all
the trees in the park, and we enjoyed the daily appearance of several
deer as they grazed in the area.  Everything we wanted to do was within
20-45 minutes.  Traffic in Colorado Springs was pretty bad, but we
quickly learned to schedule things during the weekdays and between
commutes to minimize the hassle.  We recommend this park to folks
coming into this area.

If you want to spend a lot of time in the city of Colorado Springs, you
may want to find a park closer than this one, like Cheyenne Mountain
State Park.  We checked it out, and it’s an excellent park near Colorado
Springs.  Unfortunately, we weren’t to book it for our stop, so if you
want to stay there be sure to reserve early or use their “walk-in” option.