Denver West / Central City KOA

605 Lake Gulch Rd Co Rd 6

Central City, CO 80427-0771

Reserve: 800-562-8613

Info: 303-582-3043

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Campground Reviews

Aug 02, 2014
The drive to get to the campground from I 70 is steep, curving and long. Once you finally get to Central City, you have to climb back up to the KOA. Our F350 struggled pulling our 38 ft. fifth wheel up the mountain again and thru the hairpin curves. The mountain view from the sites is pretty, but obscured by apartment buildings right in front of you.
Aug 01, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
The tent sites in the wooded areas are really not camper friendly. You have to walk up a hill to transport camping gear. The female hostess was rude and snotty and definitely not hospitable. It rained the two nights that we were there and we checked out three days early. When I walked by some of the other staff they did not even smile or acknowledge that I was a GUEST there. NEVER AGAIN!!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry about the rain.
Jul 31, 2014
Mama bear and two cubs visited the camp. Free lift to Central City. Supper friendly staff. Great campground.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you, please pass on the word about us, it was wonderful having you.
Jul 31, 2014
It was a wonderful campground with wonderful workers!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your support and your kind comments.
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
This KOA was not a good choice for us. It is miles away and UP (almost +4,000 ft!)from Golden, CO. It is inconvenient to go anywhere from the site. Also tent site was up a hill from car parking and so we were hauling stuff up and down the entire time. Finally, there is no dog run. It looks like one is planned though. On a good note, Mike is a happy talkative and astute camp manager.
Jul 30, 2014
Loved our quick stay. Just watch out for google maps taking you on dirt roads.
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Inconvenient to get to. Once checked in, staff did not interact with guests unless the guests went into the office. The view is great once in campground!
Jul 29, 2014
If we had been in an RV I may have ranked this campground higher but this is not a place for tent campers. It seems to be more of a pitstop than an actual camping ground. Our tent site was right next to the bathhouse and at all hours of the night people would drive up and go to the bathroom. Great spot for passing through in an RV, not camping in a tent.
Jul 29, 2014
They did not have bear proof trash cans and did not warn visitors that there were a mother and her cubs in the campground regularly. They are putting pets and families at risk! When asked they admitted that the bears raided the trash cans but were in the park for only minutes. There are tents with children next to the trashcans. My dog was tied up only a few feet from where the bears were see

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do have it posted that bears have been seen in the area. Our tent sites are not next to the trash cans. We also would never recommend leaving your loving pet tied up outside unattended.
Jul 28, 2014
We had a wonderful time, the sites were clean, fairly level and the staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend this KOA to my friends. Thank you.
Jul 28, 2014
Nice campground but not a lot to do there with families
Jul 28, 2014
Everything was great and neat! Glad they allowed children in the hot tub and internet was good! Just unexpected the driving from highway to KOA was much further than I expected.
Jul 28, 2014
Always enjoy the hospitality and ammenities at this KOA
Jul 28, 2014
Center spaces by the office are very stark. Lots of traffic, early morning noise. owners/managers very friendly and camp is very neat and clean. Good store, laundry, hot tub and shuttle avail to Blackhawk.
Jul 28, 2014
I'm hesitant to give this place the rating it deserves. It is already hard to get into during prime season. I don't really want to recommend because that will only make it harder to get a place! Scenic, clean & well-maintained. The staff was helpful and caring. The only quirky thing about this camp is the akward route you have to take up to central city and then back down the mt. to the camp.
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
Nice KOA with many amenities and great views but there are a couple of reasons I did not rate it higher. Although the park is very pet friendly be advised the entire park is rock or gravel except for the RV pads which are very nice concrete. My labs like to run and retrieve and there's no grassy area to do that for your pets. A fenced in play area would be nice. Steep grades, take hwy 119 to KOA.
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
A beautiful place to stay! Very well maintained.
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
We had a great stay at Denver West. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The view from our campsite was nothing short of beautiful. The amenities at the park made our stay comfortable. We will definetely stay there again.
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
Gorgeous views and great camp sites! Love the hot tubs also.
Jul 26, 2014
You could collect outgoing mail and take iit to post office when you pick your mail up like all other parks do as many do not have tow cars!
Jul 26, 2014
Nice clean camp sites, friendly people.
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
Interesting way of driving in and a little challenging. Loved the campsite. Was disappointed in the hot tub as there was a slight odor of mildew which reacted violently with my husbands allergies. Yes we would come back, and hopefully as we return back across country, the hot tub can be corrected

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

WE have dried the room out and it now smells terrific. Sorry.
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
Attactive resort in an interesting area. HOWEVER, the road in is very difficult for a big rig and I cannot recommend anyone of larger size attempt the hairpin turns
Jul 23, 2014
My wife was very impressed with the whole experience. Thought your kampground and staff was the best. We all had a great time there. thanks.
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
Awesome facilities, staff and a million dollar view.
Jul 22, 2014
I was tired and stressed, but when we got to our beautiful site, overlooking the town and the mountains, all the stress went away! So gorgeous and the owners and staff were GREAT!! There could not have been a happier place for me and my granddaughter!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you
Jul 21, 2014
We had the best time, at nearly 9,000 ft, that anyone could have at the Central City KOA. The spot was perfect with a view of the woods on one side and mountains on the other three. The staff were freindly, our son loved the pancake breakfast, clean laundry, clean restrooms and a well stocked store. Thanks for the memories.
Jul 21, 2014
Great place. Employee very good to us.
Jul 21, 2014
We love this campground. It is a great place to stay and the staff is there for every need you may have!
Jul 21, 2014
Kampgrounds were well kept. Staff very friendly and willing to help with special needs. Enjoyed our stay!
Jul 21, 2014
The spot we stayed in was fantastic. Thanks.
Jul 21, 2014
Smaller then use to and crammed in feeling great location and facility though. Everything was great and staff very pleasant and helpful
Jul 21, 2014
It was very clean and the host were so helpful.
Jul 21, 2014
Great service and a wonderful cabin!! We loved everything about our stay!! We will return and tell all our friends. Thank you!!
Jul 21, 2014
Every time we stay it just keeps getting better. Staff was very helpful. Thanks for a great stay.
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Very nice staff, especially when they had to deal with flooding. Dog walk area was just a wide spot in the road. Location is nice once you get there but it is awkward making sharp turn in Central City.

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