Cotopaxi / Arkansas River KOA

21435 US Highway 50

Cotopaxi, CO 81223

Reserve: 800-562-2686

Info: 719-275-9308

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Camp for $10 on May 9!

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 75' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Pool (5/23 - 9/20)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion

Unique Amenities

  • Motel and Kitchenettes
  • Planned Activities Available

Campground Activities

White Water Rafting Photo

White Water Rafting

The Arkansas River is number one in river rafting. More than 300,000 boaters took trips down the river in 1996, more than any other river in the U.S. or the world, for that matter. What makes the Arkansas River so popular are the: Number, size and technical nature of its rapids, length of season, length of river available for rafting, and unsurpassed beauty. Outfitters say the Arkansas offers more excitement per mile than any other river in the west. From family adventure to extreme adventure there is a trip waiting for you.

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Fishing Photo


The Arkansas River is a noted brown trout fishery. Dozens of creeks, streams and lakes and literally hundreds of smaller beaver ponds offer quality rainbow, cutthroat and brook fishing. Colorados Division of Wildlife stocks many streams and high mountain lakes with rainbow, cutthroat and other species of trout.

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Gold Panning

Bring your pan and on a hot summer afternoon walk to the river, put your feet in the water and maybe you will find some gold. If you dont know how, just borrow our "how to video" and you will be ready in 30 minutes.

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Biking and Hiking Photo

Biking and Hiking

Mountain biking and hiking enthusiasts find: great trail variety, some of the top biking/hiking trails in the nation, mild climate and scenic beauty.

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Art Shed Photo

Art Shed

Each Saturday from 2-5 the art shed is open for ceramics. Watch the calendar or visit the front desk for other activities that may be planned!

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Campground Events

Listing Calendar
Welcome spring and Easter Photo

Welcome spring and Easter

Apr 3 - 5, 2015

Welcome spring with us with an Easter celebrations.  We will do an Easter craft for adults and kids alike as well as an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday morning!

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Tax Free Weekend Photo

Tax Free Weekend

Apr 10 - 11, 2015

Cheat the Taxman!  Join us this weekend and we will pick up the tax!

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Celebrate Our Earth

Apr 17 - 18, 2015

We will celebrate Earth Day this Weekend with Earth Day Crafts. After a decade of focusing on "Dark sky's" compliant lighting the view of the evening sky is more magnificent than ever. So Saturday evening, if weather permits, we will view the night sky and hopefully get a glimpse of the milky way!

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Our 16th  Anniversary Weekend! Photo

Our 16th Anniversary Weekend!

May 1 - 2, 2015

Come and join us to celebrate our 16th 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!

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Mothers Day Weekend and Care Camp Weekend Photo

Mothers Day Weekend and Care Camp Weekend

May 8 - 9, 2015

Stay Friday night get Saturday night for $10! We will have various activities to raise money to help kids with cancer attend specialized summer camps. This is KOA's primary charity.

This weekend is also Mothers Day weekend. For the sixth year in a row, the first 20 moms to reserve will receive a free gift handmade by Amy and Co. CO. Pottery!

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Meet Your Hosts

The Burnham Family

"Lots of our campers have known us for years. When the same customers come back, something is being done right."

In May of 1999, James and Amy Burnham made the decision to have a child. This decision became a catalyst for them to purchase a KOA campground and work from their home. At the time, Jim was an attorney, and Amy was a landscape architect - stressful careers in a fast-paced corporate world. With this particular job change, both of them could now raise a family and build relationships at the same time.

The campground is located on the river, surrounded by vast mountains, and an ideal place for a weekend away from home. Each and every customer is important to James and Amy, and their KOA is often host to reunions, parties, and other large gatherings. "A lot of our customers have known us for years," said Amy. "When the same customers keep coming back, something is being done right." As a family-oriented campground, James and Amy focus on showing their campers a fun, safe experience while treating each of them like their own family.

In her free time, Amy likes to do crafts; she enjoys working on a pottery wheel and with ceramics. James is a hunter and owner of a new Harley Davidson Fat-boy Low. They spend their winters catching up on family time with their son Thunder, and they all love to ski.

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