General Campground Information

Altitude Considerations

Our campground is at 10,000 feet elevation; please do not underestimate the effects of altitude! Altitude sickness can be a serious health concern and at a minimum one can expect shortness of breath and to be easily tired if not acclimated. To minimize the effects, drink plenty of water, limit alcoholic beverage intake, and limit strenuous physical activity until acclimated.  If possible, camp at gradually increasing elevations on your way to our KOA (i.e. spend a night in Colorado Springs, spend a night in Woodland Park before coming up).  We do sell small oxygen bottles and herbal remedies in the store for those that need help adjusting.

Rustic Camping in a Natural Setting

We are remotely located, 5 miles from the nearest town of Cripple Creek. We offer natural outdoor beauty and peaceful nights with few organized activities. Do not expect to find asphalt, concrete, city lights, or typical city conveniences like fast food and grocers on every corner. While our gravel RV parking pads are quite level and most sites are about 30x60 feet overall, we are situated on the side of a hill and sites are terraced down the hill. You will be navigating gravel roads, up and down a hill, whenever you leave your site and while each site does include a grassy yard, many are sloped. You will not find manicured lawns. You will not find sidewalks. Just natural beauty, mountain views, and wildlife all around.

Bear Country

We are in Black Bear territory and there are several bears known to live in our general vicinity. All food and trash must be locked inside your camper or car at night. Trash should never be left outside (dumpsters are across from the main lodge building to the South). If tent camping, we suggest you also keep any perfumed or scented personal items locked in your car and refrain from using them while camping. Please see our posted flyer regarding what to do if you encounter a bear in the wilderness.


Wi-Fi is available at no cost and service is quite good; however, due to our remote location, our external internet service is wireless and available bandwidth is limited. When the campground is full, service will be slower. Media streaming is prohibited. Outlying campsites and cabins will experience slower service and the most primitive tent sites are out of range. If you have problems connecting, please ask staff for assistance.

Cell Service

AT&T subscribers will have NO cell service on our campground.  We have no influence over where providers locate their towers, and have no control over this gap.  Service for other providers ranges from excellent (Verizon) to adequate.

Electric Vehicle Charging

Community EV chargers are available (for a fee) near the camp kitchen. The electrical infrastructure at our campsites will not support the constant electricity demand required to charge electric vehicles, therefore plugging EV chargers into any electrical connection at the campground is strictly prohibited. Doing so could permanently damage your vehicle as well as the campground's electrical system. You will be responsible for any damage inflicted on your vehicle or our electrical system and will be responsible for all costs of repairs. Plugging personal EV chargers into any electrical connection at the campground will result in ejection from the premises without a refund.

Campsite Info

All sites have a maximum occupant limit and only one unit (tent, RV, cabin) is permitted per site. Please check with office for second tent options on tent sites. Tents are not permitted on RV or Cabin sites.
Please do not park on the grass. Vehicles that do not fit entirely on your gravel site pad without blocking the road must be parked in designated parking areas.

Pet Policy

No aggressive animals allowed.  Even-tempered pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash whenever outdoors.  Campers are responsible for their pet's behavior, any damage caused by their pets to our property, and for cleaning up after their pets (we provide poop bags throughout the campground).  There is a small one-time fee for pets camping with us.

Campfire Policy

Teller County burn restrictions are enforced.  When the county allows wood fires, they must remain contained in campsite fire rings.  Firewood is available for sale in the store and propane fire bowls are also available for rent.  Cutting down of trees and burning large fallen tree trunks is prohibited.

Check-in and Check-out times

Check-out time is 11 AM, and check-in time is 2 PM for cabins and 1 PM for all other sites. We cannot accommodate early check-ins.

Store Hours

The store is open from 8 AM to 8 PM Memorial Day thru Labor Day Weekend. The store, bathrooms and showers are closed between Noon and 2PM Daily for cleaning and maintenance.

Visitors Policy

Visitors are always welcome, but need to check in at the office. Visitors spending the night will be charged. This is for the safety of all our guests. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Visitors must park in front of the main building.

Visitor parking and additional vehicle and trailer parking

Visitors are asked to park their vehicles in the parking area in front of the store. Guest with additional vehicles or a trailer also need to park these vehicles in front of the store. Please Do Not park on or in the grass areas.

Quiet Hours

Quiet Hours are from 10PM to 8AM Daily. Complaints about noise should be directed to the store or any campground personnel during business hours, after hours the on-site telephone number should be used which is located on the store door.

Pedal Carts

Pedal carts are available on a first come, first serve basis. Helmets must be worn by those younger than 18 years of age, and are available in the store. There is a 30 minute time limit per user when others are waiting. There is 250 pound weight limit on the pedal carts. Pedal carts should be used on the roadways only and are not permitted on the grass. Pedal carts cannot be kept at campsites for personal use.

Emergency Phone for 911 calls

In the event of an medical, police or fire emergency there is a telephone located in the laundry room for 911 calls.

Camping Involves Inherent Risks

Camping is an outdoor activity and comes with inherent risks. Dangers can arise from encountering uneven terrain, wildlife, features of nature, such as tree stumps or roots or other elements of the natural world. At the Cripple Creek KOA, we continuously work to minimize dangers to our campers, however, accidents can and will occur. By entering our campground, you acknowledge and accept these risks and take full responsibility for any accident or incident that may occur.

Release of Liability

By entering this campground, registered campers and their guests voluntarily assume all risks of injuries or damages inherent in camping and hereby release Cripple Creek KOA Holiday, its officers, family members, volunteers, fellow campers and employees of all liability for the loss or damages to property and injury to his/her person arising out of his/her use of its camping facilities and agrees to indemnify the campground, its officers, family members, volunteers, fellow campers, and employees against claims resulting from loss or damage to property or injury to the person(s) or visitor(s) of any member of the family of the campers arising out of the use of its camping facilities and any activities, games or events sponsored by Cripple Creek KOA Holiday.

Financial Responsibility

You are liable for the actions of yourself, your pets, children, and guests and are financially responsible for any damage done to park facilities. By registering at the Cripple Creek KOA, YOU AGREE to allow Cripple Creek KOA to charge your credit card to cover the cost of repairs for damage caused by you and/or cleaning of excessive waste left on your campsite.

Meet Your Hosts

Terri and Deric Gunter

We are dedicated to providing a memorable family camping experience in a clean, safe, and fun environment.

Bring your family to meet ours at the site of the last great Colorado gold rush! Located in the central front range at the base of Pike's Peak, we feature a serene camping experience with breathtaking mountain views and rich area history. This is our home and we strive to treat all our campers as guests in our home.

Terri and Deric Gunter