Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Glenwood Canyon ResortOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

September, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the
money, amenities and utilities, site suitability and
what we think other RV’ers in our situation would
enjoy) = 5 out of 10 stars

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Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
It seems like all Colorado campgrounds are busy late into
the fall season, and why not with all of the the beauty here
this time of year.  This park was no exception, with a lot of
RV’s moving in and out throughout the week.  But the place
was quiet at night, and most of the guests seemed to be
older folks stopping for 2-3 days to see the area sights.
There was no noise from I-70, which was close by but not
within hearing range.  However, there was some train traffic
that passed by just across the river, and although they didn’t
blow their horns, just the sound of the passing train was
fairly loud and woke me up a few times.

Road and site access/type?
Paved road into the campground, then a transition to gravel
in the “large RV” area, where the sites were gravel as well.
There was plenty of room in the gravel lot to back large rigs
into the sites.

Sites spacious and/or level?  Comments?
I wouldn’t say the sites were long, but long enough for our
40′ rig with room to park the car sideways in front.   Some
leveling had to be done in many of the sites due to the front
of them being sloped down.  Spacing between sights was
rather tight, with a decent-size gravel area separating them.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
Here’s the kicker – the sewer inlets were located impossibly
far in front of the site for almost every RV there – at least
40-50 feet away from the sewer outlet on our rig!  We’ve
never seen such a bad location for a utility, and we had to
start the coach and move it forward to dump.  Terrible
design on this one.  The water outlet was also a long way
toward the front of the site, but we were just able to reach
that one.  The 50-amp power was good, as was the water
pressure.  We got a good signal to our Verizon phones and
boosted hotspot.  The park’s WiFi was slow, even though
we were located very near the antenna at the restaurant.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Both.  The table was adequate, and the fire pit was a bunch
of stones in a ring.  We didn’t get a chance to use either.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The bathrooms were clean, and the showers had benches
for toiletries which was nice.  the laundry room had only
2 washers and 2 dryers, and a good folding table.
Unfortunately, this was the most expensive laundry room
we have every encountered – about $7.00 to wash and dry
a load – are you kidding me?  We recommend folks find a
laundromat in nearby Glenwood Springs to do their
laundry.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
Not really, no equipment for the kids and not a lot for
them to do.  Again, this park seems to be set up for folks
wanting to visit area attractions and it’s fine for that.
Dogs could be walked around on-leash, but there was
another trail and open area at the rest area next door
where dogs could probably have been let loose.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
There was one concrete trail easily accessible from the
park, and another nice trail just to the west outside the
front entrance.  These were suitable for walking or
biking.  In fact, the one outside the front entrance
could be used to ride all the way into the city of
Glenwood Springs, which made us wish we had our
bikes..

Groceries & other services nearby?
Everything was in the medium-sized city of Glenwood
Springs, about a 15-minute drive west via I-70.

Comments:
We liked the nice view we had of Glenwood Canyon
out the front windshield.  This was mostly because
we got one of the best sites in the park (#313).
However, it was very pricey and more than we’re used
to paying.  Unfortunately, we were not able to find
another park in the area for the four nights over a
weekend that we required.  There was a restaurant and
bar onsite which reportedly had good food, but it was
pricey too.  We didn’t try it, but it is nice to have
something like that so convenient if you want it.