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Royal Gorge / Canon City KOA

559 County Road 3a, Colorado 81212-9730 USA

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“the best in colorado camping!”

The Royal Gorge/Canon City KOA is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with panoramic views of spectacular scenery. We offer the best in Colorado camping! You'll love relaxing at our quiet campground, with no noise from planes, trains or automobiles. We are 6300 feet above sea level, so our night sky offers more stars than you have ever imagined! Our days are warm to hot, while evenings cool off for a wonderful night's sleep. With 90-foot pull-through sites and 50-amp service available, the Royal Gorge/Canon City KOA is Big-Rig friendly and ready to take care of your vacation needs. No RV? No problem! Enjoy one of our eleven cozy cabins or secluded tent sites among pinon pine trees. However you want to camp, we're ready to help you make the best of your experience! Our KOA is a vacation destination for families, groups or individuals. With a huge schedule of daily on-site activities, and everything from whitewater rafting to mountain biking and hiking located within walking distance, your family adventure awaits you at Royal Gorge KOA. Let us help develop the perfect itinerary during your stay, so we can ensure you have the greatest experience possible. There are many area attractions and activities - Royal Gorge Route Train, the Arkansas River for "gold medal" fishing, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience & world renowned digs, numerous whitewater rafting companies, horseback riding, numerous hiking trails, nationally recognized rock climbing area, Florence, CO for antiques, Texas Creek for ATVing, and much more. We've got opportunities for fun and relaxation that will keep you busy for days! In addition to all of this fun, the Royal Gorge/Canon City KOA offers a daily breakfast service from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Come and enjoy camping under the beautiful Colorado sky. We are excited to see you, and you'll be glad you came to camp with us!

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8 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.8 Access
5.0 Location
3.8 Cleanliness
3.8 Site Quality
4.6 Noise

Cell Coverage

Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 5 users | Last reported on April 11, 2024

AT&T 4G

Confirmed by 4 users | Last reported on April 11, 2024

T-Mobile 4G

Confirmed by 2 users | Last reported on May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by
Campendium

July 26, 2018
Rated

The kids loved all the activities (big slide, go karts, pool) and it was conveniently located for all the things to do in Canon City. WiFi worked great too.

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Nightly Rate: $55.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 18

5 Access
5 Location
3 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise

Reviewed by
Romabout

  • 468 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
May 28, 2019
Rated

Our site was ridiculously narrow, uneven and unclean. The park wasn’t even full and they put us right next to one other camper with the rest of the row empty. We arrived at 6pm on a Sunday (office was closed) and we were gone the next morning. Site had a huge red ant hill and dog poop. Trash bins were overflowing.

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Nightly Rate: $42.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 49

4 Access
5 Location
1 Cleanliness
1 Site Quality
4 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

September 23, 2019
Rated

Wifi: Verizon - 64 down, 38 up / ATT - 35 down, 12 up. We got a last minute reservation that we ended up extending. The Royal Gorge KOA is 3 miles from the Royal Gorge, as well as about 15 minutes from Cañon City. The sites themselves are spacious, and you don't feel crammed in by your neighbor. The people who work here are clearly proud to be at the KOA, and it shows in the immaculate bathrooms and clean grounds. Everything is dirt or gravel, so it was a little difficult on the bike on hills, but the KOA fit in with the area. There is also a really creepy, almost abandoned looking “family theme park” with a giant slide, mini golf, and go karting that is open on the weekend. If the KOA crew hadn’t mentioned multiple times that we should try it, I would have assumed Pennywise lived there. The office/store is renovated and looks amazing, but is a bit anemic in its selection. However, the cell reception here was insanely good. You can see a cell tower in the distance, but it feels like such a remote area that I figured we would get usable but slow speeds. This was like having wifi in a home. We would have stayed longer had we not already booked a reservation for our next stop. Will be back next year.

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Nightly Rate: $50.00

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: 22

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

AT&T 4G

Reviewed by
marcuswickes1

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  • 0 Helpful
November 23, 2019
Rated

Paid $53 for a single night stay. Full hookups (50amp, water, sewer). We didn't have a reservation ahead of time but they still had a few spots available for us when we pulled in at sunset in early October. Stayed in site I2.

The entry road is a bit bump with some water damage but nothing too bad. Once we drove around the campground roads everything was smooth and maintained even though it was all packed dirt. The site was reasonably level but took a leveling block to make it better. The sites all have nice trees and some retaining walls since the campground slopes down the hill.

We used the playground facilities and they were very dated but still fun. The swings and general playground area had a few slides and swings and toys that reminded me of my school playground as a kid. We got some mini golf clubs from the office and walked across the bridge to the mini golf course. The turf was torn up and the walls were crumbling on most of the holes, but that just added to the challenge! The large slide and gokarts were closed, but neither really looked all that safe anyway so we were ok with skipping.

We drove our 42ft 5th wheel with us down to the Royal Gorge since they have plenty of RV parking. The road there is a little windy, steep and narrow but we weren't there in peak season so there wasn't a lot of traffic.

We also stopped by the Tunnel Drive Trail on the way out of town with our trailer in tow. There was a dirt parking lot near the trailhead that we parked at and ran up the trail through the tunnels. Fun trail if you're staying at the KOA.

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marcuswickes1 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $53.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: I2

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

AT&T 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

July 08, 2020
Rated

Pros: good location. Close to royal gorge and not far out of Cañon city. From our site we had great views.
Cons: The entire camp smelled of sewage. There is a pool, but it was not well kept and the sewage smell seemed to be the worst by the pool. They had some neat looking attractions (mini golf, giant slide, go carts), but no set hours they were open. We always missed the random hours.

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Nightly Rate: $63.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: J4

5 Access
5 Location
2 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
3 Noise

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T-Mobile 4G

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 29, 2021
Rated

Loved it we stayed here and during the week days is very quiet and our site was leveled, had 50 amp. The views are very nice and found out that had access to several locations that had hot springs in the area. Will come back with the kids later this year.

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roadtripper1203061 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $63.00

Days Stayed: 7

Site Number: 24

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

May 02, 2021
Rated

The views from our campsite were beautiful. The sites at the back of the park are nicely spaced. Very convenient to Royal Gorge. Friendly staff and we appreciated that they did not charge extra for mini golf like many KOAs do. The website advertised go karts and a giant slide. Our kids were disappointed when we checked in to find out the slide was closed and go karts are gone. They should update their website about that. We work remotely so cell coverage is important for us. Verizon and AT&T worked great.

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Nightly Rate: $68.00

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: H4

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

AT&T 4G

T-Mobile 4G

  • 172 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 11, 2024
Rated

Stayed here beginning of April 2024.
Pull-through FHU 50 amp. Dirt/gravel pad. Pavers, landscaping, and very fine gravel/sand mix fire pit area. Site #B12

General:
1) Very quiet and not many other campers this time of year.
2) 5-7 min for Royal Gorge Bridge Park and overlook picnic areas.
3) Spacious sites and not too close to neighbors and their hookups (many are a touch short but still work well)

Campground WiFi:
Worked pretty well. Conducted Zoom meetings and able to work on vpn. BUT that is mainly b/c the park was fairly empty.
Cell/hotspot using booster:
AT&T (3 of 4 bars—4G). Able to work on VPN, Zoom meetings, and stream.
Verizon (4 of 4 bars—4G). Able to work on VPN, Zoom meetings, and stream.

Details:
Check-in: Site assignments posted on board. Office hours limited this time of year.
Sites: Dirt/ gravel pad. Fairly spacious sites.
Site 19: Was not our site but we noticed that the patio side connects directly to laundry and restrooms, so folks seem to forget their manners and cut through that site's patio spot.
Campground Road: Dirt road but too not bumpy.
Grounds: Clean.
Bathrooms/Showers: Clean and well-maintained.
Laundry: Worked well.
Location: Gas, groceries and restaurants are in town 10 min
Near highway: The KOA is slightly off of a main road so there is a touch noise during the day.
Near train: No

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roadtripper886695 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $70.00

Days Stayed: 13

Site Number: B12

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

AT&T 4G

Reviewed by
JGil

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 08, 2020
Rated 3.0

Pros: good location. Close to royal gorge and not far out of Cañon city. From our site we had great views.
Cons: The entire camp smelled of sewage. There is a pool, but it was not well kept and the sewage smell seemed to be the worst by the pool. They had some neat looking attractions (mini golf, giant slide, go carts), but no set hours they were open. We always missed the random hours.

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Royal Gorge / Canon City KOA

559 County Road 3a
Colorado
81212-9730 USA
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Sites Count
77
Season Start
Year Round
Last Nightly Rate
70.0
Lowest Nightly Rate
42.0
Standard Tent Sites Count
25
Pull Through RV Sites Count
66
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
42.0
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