08 Dec

Campground Review #58 Cheyenne State Park outside Colorado Springs, Colorado

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On Campground of the Week podcast episode #58, Scott Elias reviews Cheyenne State Park near Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is just over an hours drive from the Denver area, making it a great weekend getaway, or a good base camp if you are passing through the area. Listen to hear why Scott gives this campground a glowing review, and looks forward to returning soon with his family…

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Cheyenne¬†State Park campground is not very big, with just about 50 RV sites and 10 walk-in tent sites. That means Cheyenne State Park fills up fast, so if you want your choice of sites and dates, book six months in advance at ReserveAmerica.com. That’s not surprising considering the full-hook up sites are an affordable $28/night. You will have to purchase a daily Colorado State Park Pass however, so consider getting an annual pass if you will be doing a lot of Colorado state park camping over the course of the year.

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03 Nov

Campground Review #53 Mosca Campground in San Luis State Park, Colorado

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On this episode of Campground of the Week, we welcome guest correspondent Scott Elias to review Mosca Campground at San Luis State Park in the great state of Colorado. Scott Elias is a former educator who now works for Apple. He grew up camping, but his wife didn’t so it took some convincing to get her and the family on board with the RV dream. Scott must be convincing, though, because now they have a brand new Jayco Whitehawk and are spending as many weekends as possible exploring their beautiful home state.


Mosca Campground is located in the high mountain valley between the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges. It is only 15 miles west of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, so it makes a perfect base camp for exploring that NPS site.

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11 Aug

Campground #40 Jellystone Park of Estes near Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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On episode #40 of Campground of the Week, Brett Neilson reviews his base camp for exploring Rocky Mountain National Park–Jellystone Park of Estes. Rocky Mountain National Park is the 3rd most visited national park in the country, but surprisingly enough, people have some difficulty finding a great campground with reasonable access to the park.

Jellystone Park of Estes stands out for its combination of location and amenities. Listen to hear Brett’s review of his family’s first Jellystone Camp Resorts experience. We’ll give you a hint…we think another visit with Yogi might be in their future!

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04 Feb

Campground #13 Green River Campground, Dinosaur National Monument

Green River Campground Dinosaur National Monument

On Campground of the Week #13, our Western Correspondent Brett Neilson gives a complete review of Green River Campground in Dinosaur National Monument. Dinosaur National Monument straddles the border of Colorado and Utah, and the campground is located on the Utah side of the NPS site.

This is a completely dry campground with no hookups, no showers, and no place to fill your tanks. There are flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, and a few jug filling spigots. Despite the lack of activities and amenities,¬†this was one of Brett’s favorite places to camp in 2015, and you have to listen to the episode to find out why.

Brett highly recommends the following activities within Dinosaur National Monument:

  • A visit to the quarry
  • Hiking the River Trail to Split Mountain Campground, 3.2 miles
  • Tilted Rock Auto Tour
  • Extensive Junior Ranger program offering 3 badges
  • Star gazing

Outside the park, Brett recommends:

Listen to the whole episode for Brett’s Insider Tips and Nobody’s Perfect recommendation. You can also check out Brett’s blog post on his trip.

And we would love to hear from you! Have you been to this campground? Can’t wait to go? Tell us about it in the comments.

See you at the campground!

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