Opening Day 2017! Welcome spring with us! Water is not turned on in all sites till mid-April (dependent on weather) but there will be water available at the main restrooms and A-Frame/Store. The Deluxe River Sites do have water on year round. SEE OUR HOT DEAL!
Come and join us to celebrate our 18th year owning the Cotopaxi KOA and Loma Linda Motel. This weekend we will rollback rates to the year we bought the campground...1999! - Have some cake WITH US and C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E!
NEW this year we will also honor this offer on May 2nd and 3rd for those unable to make weekend stays! SEE OUR HOT DEALS!
Our campground is located in a great area to view the night sky. Westcliffe is a dark skies community! In fact the highest in North America! "Westcliffe and adjoining town Silver Cliff are the crown jewels in the United States of a movement called Dark Sky. The international crusade seeks to make sure that future generations can see the Milky Way the way our ancestors did, before the advent of the light bulb. The valley west of Westcliffe/Silver Cliff is the best place to see stars for two reasons – the altitude, which at 8,000 feet, puts you closer to the stars than any other Dark Sky community in North America..."-The Colorado Independent. So come and join us for a magnificent view of the skies if mother nature cooperates!
This weekend is for celebrating Mom!!! For the seventh year in a row, the first 20 moms to reserve will receive a free gift handmade by Amy and Co. Pottery!
This is also KOA's Care Camps Big Weekend, so look for the logo on our reservation page and choose it to get one night for $10. One hundred percent of the $10 dollars collected will go to Care Camps Across the nation!
Kick Off the summer at the Arkansas River KOA and Loma Linda Motel! We will Celebrate the official start to the summer with the pool opening, the always popular Hay ride, Saturday's Ice Cream Social, Crafts and Relaxation! We hope you'll join us!
During the summer months our heated pool is open from 10am to 9pm everyday. We have a free Hayride Friday and Saturday evenings as well as an Ice Cream Social on Saturday after the hayride. Year round activities include horseshoe pits, playground, hiking, fishing, mini-golf, game room, shuffleboard, ping pong, gold panning, bird and wildlife watching and guided crafts in the ArT ShED Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm. Make your online reservation now to plan your FUN- time and don't forget to add the value card during your reservation for 10% off any stay (except the Loma Linda Motel) at any KOA!
This weekend we celebrate the kids completing another year of school! Each child will receive a "Cotopaxi Reward Card"..thats right, not a report card, a REWARD card!- Kids stay free (subject to people/site limits)!
AND each student enjoys-
*-free round of mini-golf
*-bargain ping pong
*-free ice cream social sundae (Saturday)
*-free snack each day
*-bargain popcorn/hot chocolate
*-free ice pops/popsicle
*-bargain ceramic decorating
Come Join Us! SEE OUR HOT DEAL!
Join us in a good old fashioned celebration of our nation's birthday. We will have a parade (join us with your bikes, kids, fun unusual vehicles!), red-white and blue tie-dye, ceramic crafts and fireworks! The pool will be open and the hayride running all weekend with a special Americana Ice Cream Social on Saturday and a Watermelon Social on Sunday! We have lots of crafting this weekend with a red, white and blue theme, including domino art, tie-dye and ceramics.
Join us for a weekend of western fun. Bring your western duds and ten gallon hats! This weekend we will have the BB Gun Target Shoot, Bow-n-Arrow demonstration, Spitoon spitt'n contest, Cow Chip Bullseye Toss and the ever popular Hold ‘Em Up Hayride, Western crafts and Western Prizes! In the evening after the hayride we will have our Ice Cream Social. This weekend is also a great weekend to view the Persiod Meteor shower which this year, weather permitting may show up to 44 meteors per hour!
Celebrate Labor Day, the first Monday in September, which is a holiday created to honor the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.. This weekend surround yourself and family with the beauty of the Arkansas River and the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Hay ride, Ice cream social, tie-dye and other crafts! Leave your trailer/motorhome and come back next weekend for our Annual Pig Roast by Karl and Laura Johnson!
Join us for our annual pig roast on Saturday by Laura and Karl Johnson. We will have many activities planned and big store discounts for the whole weekend. Weather permitting, the pool will still be open! SEE OUR HOT DEAL!
Welcome the fall with us! We will have Fall crafts in the art shed! For dinner we will serve a German feast of Brats, German potato salad, red cabbage and German chocolate cake with dark root beer.
This weekend is a "Thank You!" to all our great customers and friends for the past year. We will have various sales and giveaways to end the year. If you can not make it this weekend we have added another Hot Deal for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 3 and 4, to thank our customers that can't make it on the weekend! SEE OUR HOT DEALS!
For all our customers that can't make a weekend event we have added a midweek Appreciation Hot Deal! Stay Tuesday October 3rd and get Wednesday October 4th FREE! Our way of saying "Thank You!" for your business and support this year! SEE OUR HOT DEAL!
This weekend the Draconid Meteor Shower will be at its peak! "The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower almost coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the Dragon in the northern sky. That's why the Draconids are best viewed from the Northern Hemisphere. The Draconid shower is a real oddity, in that the radiant point stands highest in the sky as darkness falls. That means that, unlike many meteor showers, more Draconids are likely to fly in the evening hours than in the morning hours after midnight. This shower is usually a sleeper, producing only a handful of languid meteors per hour in most years. But watch out if the Dragon awakes! In rare instances, fiery Draco has been known to spew forth many hundreds of meteors in a single hour. In 2017, watch the Draconid meteors at nightfall and early evening On October 7 and 8, before the bright waning gibbous moon rises into the sky at early-to-mid evening.-Earthsky website
This will be a great weekend to stroll around the campground and view the fall color while identifying more than 40 different types of trees and shrubs that have been planted over the last two decades! Bring your "tree questions" to ask ...we have tried almost everything related to trees! We will then have a "tree related" craft and fall themed treats (think spiced apples and cinnamon!) in the afternoon. Fun for all ages!
Get in the Halloween spirit with our haunted hayride, scary campfire stories, Halloween-themed crafts, games and prizes, and costume party as well as a very haunted "house" in our pavilion. We will have a Halloween/Fall themed potluck at 5 pm Saturday, so bring your favorite gruesome dish to share. This is usually also a great weekend to see some beautiful fall color on the Arkansas River! SEE OUR HOT DEALS!
Free concert most Sundays, 2:00-5:00pm @ Westcliffe Feed Store Amphitheater & Park, Refreshments available, www.westcliffefeedstore.com
5/26 Jimmy Stadler
6/4James Lee Stanley
6/11 Sangre de Cristo Community Band
7/2 Byrd & Street
7/16 The Rifters
7/23 The Crestone Trio
7/30 Bruce Hays
8/6 Junct 5-12
8/13 Smythe & Taylor
8/20 Tom Munch
8/27 Blue Canyon Boys
9/3 Lliama Christy
Every Tuesday night at Veterans ParkJune 6 >Southern Colorado CommunityJune 13 >CoopersonicsJune 20 > Northern Wind DancersJune 27 >Geezers Beer GardenJuly 4 >Indigo Way Beer GardenJuly 11 >Deja BluzJuly 18 >Old Dogs BandJuly 25 > Adam Ashley and the All Cash Band Beer GardenAugust 1 >Lobo Loggins and FriendsAugust 8 > Foggiest NotionAugust 15 >Tom Simms & the Blue Pepper BandAugust 22 >River City Blues BandAugust 29 >Atomic Fireballs Band Beer Garden
New to the Valley for 2017, Wet Mountain Broadcasting Corp. and KLZR 91.7 FM present a 1-day, musical excursion to the past. With the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains as a backdrop, four diverse regional bands perform great music from the 60s, 70s and 80s – the Valley's own RimFire – ‘Straight Shootin' Rock n Roll'; the PA Rockers – ‘Full-Throttle 60s and 70s Rock'; Boogie Machine (a perennial top 5 pick of Denver's Best Bands) – ‘Disco/Dance Music of the 70s'; and, Biff Gore (The Voice Season 6 Contestant) – ‘A Powerful Soul and Motown Sound'. Outdoors at A Painted View Ranch. ‘Sing Along' and ‘Get Up and Dance'.
This historic mountain town is the home of the first certified Creative District in Colorado, and once you visit you'll know why. This town lives and breathes creativity everyday, all year long.Salida Art Walk features the best local and regional artists exhibiting their dynamic works, musicians both on the streets and at participating venues, a variety of unique street performers, and artist demos in many locations throughout the event. See website for event schedule
One-day brewfest in beautiful Riverside Park in downtown Salida. Sample the different and unique beers by specialty craft brewers from around Colorado.
Located in McPhelemy Park, right at the heart of Buena Vista, CO. Gold Rush Days summer festival includes a variety a musical entertainment, over 100 arts and crafts booths, historic re-enactments, great food booths, beer garden, kid's games, duck race, kayak demonstrations, toilet seat races and our infamous “madams” of Colorado!Come and enjoy a weekend full of events, vendors, food, and music this August 12 & 13, 2017.
Featuring vendors focused on all aspects of textiles, the festival has grown in five short years from 38 to 70 vendors, and also includes fiber-related classes and demonstrations, a make-and-take activity tent, a silent auction tent featuring a variety of goods donated by vendors and Salida businesses, and a tree-shaded beer garden offering local beer, wine, and distilled drinks. Riverside PArk
Salida Bike Festival is a 4 day festival celebrating bicycles of all kinds!Various groups in Salida have teamed up to create and promote unique and fun bike events throughout the week. Free group rides, bike films, a chainless race, a bike parade, the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, the 18th Annual Monarch Crest Crank and free live music in Riverside Park – plus much more!
We'll kick things off with Thursday evening Hoedown on Main Street in Westcliffe, featuring the bluegrass and Americana sounds of Ron Thomason and Heidi Clare, historic character actor Don Moon (who portrayed Teddy Roosevelt during our first Pilgrimage) and a preview of Friday evening's music. That next night, Sept. 15, join us at the Willowvale Hall in Hillside – a dozen miles north of Westcliffe – where western troubador R.L. Hayden and local bards will serve up an evening of cowboy music and poetry in the historic, former gathering spot for the valley's local Grange..
Hosts from 2016's Pilgrimage — All Aboard Westcliffe, the Historic Beckwith Ranch, Bear Basin Ranch, Historic Jones Theater, Music Meadows Ranch, Silver Cliff Museum and the historic Willows School — will again present tours, lectures, demonstrations, music events and more, all within 20 minutes' drive of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
oin us in beautiful Florence, Colorado for the 90th Annual Pioneer Days Celebration! Events begin on Friday, September 15th with the Open Air Junktique Market and includes the Pioneer Day Parade on Saturday, Pioneers of the Past Coal Car Races, the Craft Fair in Pioneer Park, and the Arkansas Valley Flywheelers Tractor Pull at Pathfinder Park will finish off this exciting weekend on Sunday.
This off-road rally and mountain festival to visit the area's old mining sites and ghost towns on self-guided OHV tours. Ride to near the top of a 14,000 foot mountain, cross the Continental Divide, and take in the fall colors as the Aspen trees change to “gold”. Visit mining ghost towns, see some of the old buildings, travel in the foot steps of history as you ride over mountain passes that once carried gold and silver ore by mule wagons to the railroads below. The original “Otto Mears Toll Road” and the Bonanza mining district beyond are alive with a time when gold and sliver were part of every man's dream. The nearby mountain trails offer OHV rides for all skill levels, from easy forest roads to much more challenging…if you dare. Night time is get together time with BBQ's, entertainment and prizes.
Wine, artisans, food and entertainment come together at this year's annual Harvest Festival at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. This is a wonderful way to spend a beautiful fall day. Discover our award-winning wines including the limited release of Harvest Fest's Merlot and Riesling. Enjoy food selections from local produce and cheeses to salmon, crepes, roasted chilies and freshly baked breads. Something for everyone. Come join us this fall for a truly unique experience. . Free admission and parking.