RV Park Rating – Glenwood Canyon RV Resort (No Name, CO)

This was the RV site we stayed at close to Glenwood Springs. Unfortunately I think we were duped by a pretty website. You’ll see below… 

Link to Park here: Glenwood Canyon RV Resort 

  1. Site quality = 1/5
    We were very disappointed with the site quality here, especially considering this is a pricier RV park. The sites were small, unkept,without shade and rocky. 50 Amp hook-up and water, but sewer was oddly located at the very front of the site forcing several RV’ers to stick out or move forward to dump unless they had extensions. Each site was separated by a rocky slice with a bench which was uncomfortable and not really usable as sitting space. Most sites did not have space for a car either, so people parked in front of their RV’s. There are small, shaded sites down by the Colorado river, but these are not accessible by big-rigs and are mostly for tent-campers only.
  2. Facilities = 2/5
    Once again a disappointment here. The main RV showers/bathrooms were basic concrete and not well-kept (bugs in the lights and mould on several of the shower curtains). Water pressure was also poor. There is a newer bathroom up the hill (for the cabins), but not really useful for the RV sites.
  3. Amenities = 2/5
    Once again, a poor selection of amenities especially considering the park price. No pool and no cable. Laundry, albeit an expensive one. The main positive was free WiFi. There is a zip-line, but it costs $32 to ride it across the Colorado. There is also a river-rafting group (Rock Gardens) on-site.
  4. Location = 4/5
    Location is really the one and only attraction of this park. It’s located right in the middle of Glenwood Canyon and alongside the Colorado river, so an absolutely gorgeous spot. There’s access to hiking trails directly from the park including the 16-mile Glenwood Canyon Recreation trail. It’s also only a few miles away from Glenwood Springs.
  5. Pet friendliness = 4/5
    They do accept pets and do not have breed restrictions, plus they do offer poo-bags on-site. Easy access to hiking trails for doggie.

 Overall rating = 2.6 

Summary: Well, this was a case of duped by the website for us, I think and we booked it before we discovered National Forests and other such gems. This is a pricy RV park ($50/night) and we expected quite the fancy get-up, but were sorely disappointed by the site quality, amenities and facilities. It’s not a bad park, but just way overpriced for what they offer.  The main thing this place has going for it is location, and I guess the Colorado River-side spot allows them to charge the big bucks and still get visitors. We weren’t the only ones duped, however, and talked to several other RV’ers who were disappointed on arrival. In the end we ended up loving the surrounding area despite the park, so the experience worked out, but I wouldn’t stay here again. 

Basic RV site with rocky slice on the side
Open view of area where the big-rigs are parked
View of RV sites across from ours. Most people parked their cars in front.
Cabins in upper location of park
Lower sites by the Colorado river. These are mostly tent-sites and would be too small for big-rigs.
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