Opening Day 2019! 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.
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! Last year the skies did not allowing viewing so I am hoping the odds are in our favor this year! We will have free Hot Chocolate for the hearty individuals joining us to view the night sky! Bring your most comfortable chair and blankets...
Come and join us to celebrate our 20th year owning the Cotopaxi KOA and Loma Linda Motel! As a special "Thank You" to our loyal guests 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!
For a Second year, we will also honor this offer on May 1st and 2nd for those unable to make weekend stays!
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 and the attitude of the people on the Bluff, beholding the view...."-The Colorado Independent. So come and join us for a magnificent view of the skies if mother nature cooperates!
Cinco De Mayo commemorates Mexico's underdog victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It's roots were centered around civil rights and social justice. A well known figure from Mexico who championed these issues in her time was Frida Kahlo. This weekend we will learn about Frida Kahlo, her art and life and apply it to a personnel art piece.
This weekend is for celebrating Mom!!! For the eighth year in a row, the first 20 moms to reserve will receive a free gift handmade by Amy and Co.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 $20. One hundred percent of the $20 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!
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 on the 4th (join us with your bikes, kids, fun unusual vehicles!), red-white and blue tie-dye and ceramic crafts! The pool will be open and the hayride running weekends with a special Americana Ice Cream Social on Saturday and a Watermelon Social on Friday! We have lots of crafting this weekend with a red, white and blue theme, including domino art, tie-dye and ceramics.
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!
This weekend we will learn how to make a sugar skull, then we will decorate it! We will also read about the history of sugar skulls and Dia de los Muertos.
This weekend the Draconids 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.
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!