Durango, Colorado

Alpen Rose RV ParkOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

October, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the
money, quality amenities and utilities, site suitability
and what we think other RV’ers in our situation would
be looking for) = 6 out of 10 stars

Alpen Rose RV Park

There isn’t much room left between rigs once you get your slides (and maybe awnings) out

Alpen Rose RV Park

There’s enough space here to satisfy even the most energetic furry friend!

Alpen Rose RV Park

I don’t take many laundry room photos, but this one rocks! There’s another identical setup right through that doorway

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
The office staff and others assisting on the golf carts were very
friendly and helpful.  A cart met me as I drove up to the office
and guided me to my site before I even checked in.  There are
a lot of shade trees here – although I did not get much shade in
my particular site (#RVG), many others did.  I was out driving
most days, but during the times I was around it was quiet.
Road noise from busy highway 550 out front was surprisingly
quiet as well, perhaps because there was very little large
vehicle traffic on that road.

Road and site access/type?
Gravel interior roads and gravel sites.  After unhooking the
car, my pull-through site was easy to access, and the office
personnel assisted me in parking.

Sites spacious and/or level?  Comments?
I don’t like the arrangement where two back-to-back RV’s
have to share a single utility post, but that’s what I got here.
Although the “curb-side” area was a nice grassy space, the
“utility” side was only a few feet away from my neighbor.
While close to level, I did have to use my jacks to bring one
side of the coach up.  Length was adequate – long enough for
a large rig with the car parked behind at an angle.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The full hookup 50-amp power was strong, as was the water
pressure.  The Verizon signal was marginal, but I was able to
use my cell phone and the boosted hotspot gave me adequate
service to do my work.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
A good-quality picnic table and grill stand were provided, no
fire pit.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
Big plus here!  The laundry room was huge, with eight
washers and eight dryers of high quality, plus lots of counter
space for folding.  The bathrooms and showers were also
large and modern, and very clean.  Nice!

Pet and/or kid friendly?
There was a 2-acre dog exercise area at the front of the park,
and it was popular.  There was a small pool, but it had already
been closed for the winter.  Except for the pool I didn’t see
other features that make this place kid friendly.  Most folks
and families were here to drive the beautiful aspen-covered
byways, as I was.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
I did not see any paths or trails directly out of the park, or in
the immediate vicinity.

Groceries & other services nearby?
The city of Durango is of medium size and seemed to have
most services one would need – several grocery stores and
restaurants, but I didn’t see businesses that offered RV
services.  Could be some in the area, but I didn’t run across
them.

Comments:
This place was pricey, and I was probably spoiled by the
wonderful state parks that I had stayed in previous to this
stop.  However, I would have rated it higher and not
protested the rate so much if there had been better spacing
between sites.  the park is fairly convenient to Mesa Verde
National Park, and about 90 miles from Four Corners.  It’s
also an easy drive up highway 550 to the Million Dollar
Highway right from the entrance.