Cotopaxi / Arkansas River KOA

Open April 1 - October 30

Reserve: 800-562-2686

Info: 719-275-9308


21435 US Highway 50

Cotopaxi, CO 81223

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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews


Campground Events

Welcome Spring!

Apr 1 - 30, 2017

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!

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Tax Free Weekend

Apr 14 - 18, 2017

Cheat the Taxman!  Join us this weekend and we will pick up the tax! SEE OUR HOT DEAL!

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Celebrate Our Earth! and the Lyrids Meteor Shower.

Apr 21 - 22, 2017

We will celebrate Earth Day this Weekend with Earth Day Crafts, Bingo and Earth Facts. After a decade of focusing on "Dark sky's" compliant lighting the view of the evening sky from our campground is more magnificent than ever. So Saturday evening, if weather permits, we will view the night sky and see the Lyrids Meteor Shower...predicted to be 6 to 10 meteors per hour (although occasionally there have been years were there are "bursts" of up to 100 per hour,,,and hopefully get a glimpse of the milky way! We will have free Hot Chocolate for the hearty individuals joining us to view the night sky! Bring your most comfortable chair and blankets...

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Our Anniversary Weekend Celebration!

Apr 28 - May 3, 2017

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!

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Eta Aquarius Meteor Shower.

May 5 - 6, 2017

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!

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Mothers Day Weekend! Care Camps Big Weekend!

May 12 - 14, 2017

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!

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Colorado Whitewater Spring Training Camp

May 19 - 21, 2017

Training will happen this weekend for  the Colorado Whitewater Association.

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Memorial Day Weekend

May 26 - 29, 2017

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!

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Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend:

May 26 - Sep 9, 2017

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!

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Schools Out Celebration!

Jun 9 - 10, 2017

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


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Independence Day Celebration

Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017

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.

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Wild West Weekend & Persiod Meteor Shower

Aug 11 - 12, 2017

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!

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Labor Day Weekend

Sep 1 - 4, 2017

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!

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Annual Pig Roast Weekend

Sep 8 - 9, 2017

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!

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Sep 22 - 23, 2017

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.

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Cotopaxi KOA & Loma Linda Motel Customer Appreciation

Sep 29 - 30, 2017

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!

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Cotopaxi KOA and Loma Linda Motel Weekday Appreciation!

Oct 3 - 4, 2017

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!

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40 Shades of Fall & Draconid Meteor Shower.

Oct 6 - 7, 2017

Join us on a walk around the campground to identify more than 40 different types of trees and shrubs we have planted over the last two decades that we have owned the campground.  We will then have "tree related"  crafts and treats in the afternoon.  Fun for all ages!

This weekend is also the height of the Draconid Meteor Shower.  This year we will have a rare early viewing opportunity!

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Haunted Halloween Weekend

Oct 27 - 28, 2017

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!

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