Cripple Creek KOA

Cripple Creek KOA

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4.5
#1 of 2 campgrounds in Cripple Creek
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5.0
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5.0
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4.5
Value
4.4
At 10,000 feet above sea level, the Cripple Creek KOA is the highest KOA in the world. Perched on the side of a hill in an alpine meadow, we offer panoramic views of the high mountain countryside around us, glorious sunsets, and quiet, restful nights with fabulous star gazing. We feature all pullthru RV sites, deluxe and primitive camping cabins, wilderness tent sites in the trees, or electric/water deluxe tent sites closer to our central amenities. Located within an hour of many Pike's Peak and Royal Gorge area attractions, and only a few miles from the historic towns of Cripple Creek and Victor which boast gold mining history, museums, tours, and gambling, there is a lot to do nearby. Numerous outdoor adventures are also within a few miles including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, geocaching, and abundant wildlife.
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Outdoor fireplace
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SongBird1278 wrote a review Jul 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay here. We tent camped and thought it was great. The only downside was the constant noise from cars driving past on the two lane highway, otherwise it's a wonderful location. The staff was very friendly and super helpful. They went above and beyond. The bathrooms and showers were always clean. My husband even commented that the showers had better water pressure than at his parents' house. The rest of the guests were respectful and not loud or annoying like at other places we have camped. I would recommend this campsite!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Sectortech12b wrote a review Jul 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a 60ft pull through RV site with Electric and Water, no sewage at our site which was ok for a few days, outstanding location, beautiful views surrounded by mountains. Well kept clean site with customer focused staff and only a few miles from Cripple Creek Casinos, very popular location, lots of out of state RVs , Bear, Deer etc. in area
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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CoMaddMax wrote a review Sep 2020
United States
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The campground sits on a hill side so the camper next to you is lower than yours so you're not looking into the side of the camper next to you. This creates an issue if you are unloading a toy hauler because the site is level but the road behind is sloped and I dropped my bike down the hill side when I unloaded it, plus the ramp door isn't supported on the lower side of the road. There is a pull out right after you turn off the main highway and I recommend you unload and load your toys there. The internet here is better than most RV parks.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Deric Gunter, Owner at Cripple Creek KOA
Responded Oct 8, 2021
Being on the side of a hill, level ground is hard to come by. We recommend any unloading or unhitching be done in the parking lot below the office or at the top of the main RV loop road. Our campground was built in the early 90s so roads are narrow. Just have to take your time getting in and out. Glad our internet worked well for you... I've spent several years bringing it up to par! Most importantly, glad you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for the review!
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Brian G wrote a review Aug 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were so disappointed with our 2 night stay at the Cripple Creek KOA. We (2 couples – one I n an RV and one with a tent) arrived around 3:15 pm on Friday, August 7. We set up the RV and our tent so that each couple had their own space. About 5 hours later, after the sun had set, as we were winding down the night, Terri (the owner) came by and told us that we were not allowed to tent camp on same site as the RV. We were shocked. Why she and her staff waited 5 hours to tell us after it was already dark that we could not tent camp was unbelievable to us. Further, Terri showed us no empathy, no flexibility, and no customer service. She simply kept saying that this was our fault. We asked her to help us find a solution. She was unwilling. She did not offer to allow us to stay in another part of the KOA campground where it was grassy or help us find another location where we could camp for the next night. There was a complete lack of flexibility or desire to help. Terri never expressed regret or apologized that this happened. She simply kept repeating that this was our fault. At 8:45-9 p.m., we were forced to take down our tent.
We were not alone in this assessment of this facility and Terri. This was confirmed the next day when our neighbors parked their 5th Wheel and expressed frustration about Terri and her inflexibility on where they parked their truck.
After returning home, we reviewed all the emails we received concerning our KOA reservation. No where does it say that we may not have a tent set up on our RV site. Only after going on the KOA Cripple Creek website and searching extensively under the Policies, Terms and Conditions did it say anything about this restriction.
As for the KOA campground, the spots were very close together. It was like a parking lot with very little separation between the RVs and not a lot of green area to enjoy nature. We have RV and tent camped all across the United States (in fact, we spent one year going around the country in our trailer), and given our experience, we will not return to the KOA in Cripple Creek.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Deric Gunter, Owner at Cripple Creek KOA
Responded Oct 8, 2021
We are so disappointed with campers who are so entitled that it prevents them from recognizing and taking responsibility for situations they get themselves into, and then whine and post fabrications on social media to try to make themselves feel better. So glad you chose this medium where I have plenty of space to reply with plenty of facts. First off, let's address your claim that there's no notification regarding a tent on your RV site. 1. First paragraph, home page of our website (where you booked your reservation) urges you to "please review our amenities and general information section to learn about services that may be limited onsite." If you click that bright yellow "general information" link, you get to read important info about our campground, including the section titled "Campsite Info" which includes, in bold, "Tents may not be erected on RV or Cabin sites and only one tent is permitted per primitive or deluxe tent site." 2. Your reservation confirmation email, which Terri brought you a hardcopy of when she came to try to talk to you: "NO TENTS are permitted on RV or cabin sites." 3. Your registration receipt, which under normal circumstances you would have signed but with curbside check-in may have been emailed when you checked in: "NO TENTS are permitted on RV or cabin sites." Apparently "nowhere" has a different meaning for you because clearly there are at least 3 places where you would/could/should have received that message. So, posting falsehoods immediately invalidates your credibility but I feel compelled to continue. Next, let's talk about the complete irrelevance of your commentary regarding how long it took to notify you about YOUR problem and how we were unable to help you resolve it. You broke the rules, you got away with it for several hours, then you were caught. That's it. While we always do our best to assist our campers in any way we can, fact is that you checked in on a fully-booked Friday and as Terri informed you, there were no available tent sites that night. You were far too irate and belligerent to accept that, nor were you in any mood to try to find a solution for the next night. I came by several times on Saturday but you were offsite all day. You did not come in the office to try to discuss it when you returned either. So there you go again, projecting your inability to discuss a potential resolution to YOUR problem on Terri. I will add that Teller County restricts campground occupancy to one unit per site. That means you were in violation of county occupancy code and could have been ticketed. We would likely also have received a ticket for your inability to follow the rules, which in this case are based on local law. Thanks for speaking up for your neighbor who had to unhook to fit on their site... although that is again irrelevant to your situation and you are in no position to represent them. You seem to be an admirable citizen. Sorry you couldn't enjoy nature in our remote mountain location. As anyone can see from the many, many pictures posted by our campers, there's plenty to enjoy... unless you need to throw stones to try to bolster your feeble argument. Again, helps invalidate your credibility. Finally, I have never heard Terri tell anyone directly that anything was their fault, particularly one of our guests. In this case, it clearly was your responsibility but you are unable to accept that. I think the hundreds of reviews on this forum and others are a pretty clear testament to who Terri is and how we both treat our guests. Unfortunately there are still a few like you who expect to be able to do whatever they want, even at the expense of our facilities and our many other guests. As you see, we will not tolerate that, which is the reason that many folks return again and again... they appreciate our consideration, warmth, and consistency. All you have to do is follow the rules. Given our experience, we are relieved that you are choosing not to return to the KOA in Cripple Creek.
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Cody wrote a review Aug 2020
Porter, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a week in Colorado at 3 differant KOA's This was by far the Cleanest and best kept up KOA we stayed at. The staff was great The Facilities were great. Quit little place. We really enjoyed our stay and we will definitly stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Deric Gunter, Owner at Cripple Creek KOA
Responded Oct 8, 2021
See you next time!
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Vickie T wrote a review Jun 2023
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Cabin was very clean. Needs someway to cook on inside other then microwave. It was too windy every day to cook outside on the gas grill. Staff was friendly. Needs a new mattress on queen bed. Good central location for the surrounding attractions.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Deric Gunter, Owner at Cripple Creek KOA
Responded Jun 30, 2023
Mattress is new as of last year, but I was made aware there was a problem with the bed frame after your departure. Would have appreciated the opportunity to fix it while you were here, just needed to know about it. No cooking in any of our cabins as we don't want to impose lingering scents on future campers. This is common across campgrounds and pretty well documented on our website and in all communications regarding your reservation. As such, not really sure why you would expect otherwise. Unfortunately our weather remote control was broken so we couldn't reduce the wind for you. Sorry about that. Thanks for recognizing our staff and glad you enjoyed some aspects of your stay!
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Elizabeth N wrote a review Jul 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
WARNING- do not come here if you plan to charge your EV vehicle overnight. Though most campgrounds allow you to charge on a 50 amp hook up this facility will not!!!! There are also no quick chargers nearby. The people seemed nice enough but there should be a warning about this. It caused a 2 hour detour in our day.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Deric Gunter, Owner at Cripple Creek KOA
Responded Jul 7, 2022
WARNING- Do not assume that whatever amenity you want is available anywhere and everywhere. We don't offer EV charging... yet. We don't advertise that we do so it is ludicrous to suggest we should "warn" the public. Your detour was not caused by our amenities. It was caused by your lack of planning. Your responsibility. EVs demand a constant current draw, which most RV pedestals and most RV park electrical wiring are not ready for. The result is serious damage to the pedestal and/or underground wiring. As an RV park, we are not going to risk our RV infrastructure for EV charging. However, EVs are here and we are in the process of installing 2 dedicated class 2 chargers onsite. Should be in by the end of summer.
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Darlene J wrote a review Sep 2023
Tampa, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome, friendly staff! We were here two nights in a camping cabin and had a great time. Everything seemed very clean including the restrooms. Lots of activities for kids. The pancake breakfast was delicious. The only things that would’ve made our stay better was to maybe have some more hooks in the bathrooms and extend the breakfast hours on the weekend. Minor inconveniences. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend the world’s highest KOA to anyone and everyone!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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tawny1956 wrote a review Oct 2021
Millsboro, Delaware
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very nice campground, perched atop the mountain at 10,000 feet above sea level. The ride up to get there was a bit exciting while pulling a trailer. The sites were set up nicely and, while we didn’t use it, the camp kitchen was a nice feature. Facilities are clean, including the laundry. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We could hear the coyotes at night.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Deric Gunter, Owner at Cripple Creek KOA
Responded Oct 8, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Heidi B wrote a review Jul 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I will start by saying this park is at 10,000 ft elevation. Did not know this when we booked. Highest KOA in the US. Drink lots of water! Most of did ok but a few of us had a hard time breathing and sleeping. Biggest draw back to this park for us. This park is on a hill so all the sites were somewhat unlevel. We were about 2-3 inches out of level but fixable. The picnic tables leaned too. Spaces are a bit tight but doable. Defiantly have to unhook your truck. BUT this park has great views, very quiet. We came in the back roads but I think that is the only way to get to the park. A beautiful drive. The map they give you at the park has some good site seeing suggestions . You are about 4-5 miles to Cripple Creek - a gold mining town, cute little town. About 50 minutes to Colorado Springs. Nice grassy dog Park.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Deric Gunter, Owner at Cripple Creek KOA
Responded Oct 8, 2021
Highest KOA in the UNIVERSE!!! :) You give excellent advice about the altitude. Some folks can get very sick, although most just tire easily, so best to respect it. Lotsa water is the best preventative measure! Glad you enjoyed our little mountain getaway and hope you can join us again next year!
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crittle36 asked a question Feb 2018
maine1 contribution1 helpful vote
how do you get there how many ways into cripple creek
Cyndi O wrote a tip Jul 2023
68 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Remember this is the highest KOA in the world. You will be driving a hilly turning road."
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Joh/lisa M wrote a tip Sep 2018
Chatham, United States14 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick a cabin away from campers fire pits so your room doesn't fill with smoke! Blinds available and necessary."
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Linda W wrote a tip May 2018
Westminster, Colorado89 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The "T" areas on the map are in the trees and more private- no power though"
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jonessegrc wrote a tip Mar 2018
Denver, Colorado14 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"tent sites further away from the road are more private."
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bbarrs wrote a tip Aug 2017
Arlington, Texas102 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is not a hotel."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cripple Creek KOA
Which popular attractions are close to Cripple Creek KOA?
Nearby attractions include Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (2.8 miles), Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum (4.0 miles), and The Butte Theater (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cripple Creek KOA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Cripple Creek KOA?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cripple Creek KOA?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gold Camp Bakery, Home Cafe, and The Fortune Club Restaurant and Lounge.
Are pets allowed at Cripple Creek KOA?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Cripple Creek KOA?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Homestead House Museum (3.7 miles).
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