This campground is perfect in every way!
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Overall Rating: 4.8/5
Price per night / Discounts: $41 / Colorado charges a daily fee (usually $7.00) in addition to the nightly camping rate. If you are staying in the system more than a week, it is worthwhile to buy an annual pass which costs $70.
Campground website: Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Our Site #: 14
Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):
5/5: Sites are arranged around several loops built into the side of the mountain. There is ample space between each of the sites and most of the vegetation surrounding the sites has been left intact. The sites have large private patios and are either surrounded by trees or open out to views of the mountains and city. There is one loop where sites surround a very large open field. No matter where you land, you will have plenty of space and privacy.
Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):
5/5: The campground is located up on the mountain, so it is very peaceful, but it is right next to Colorado Springs and just a couple miles from I-25. It is truly the best of both worlds. You can find anything and everything in Colorado Springs, and you are within easy distance of some of the best hiking in the country, but you can also enjoy solitude up on the mountain and find plenty of hiking inside the park itself.
Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):
5/5: These are large, level, concrete, full hook up sites. Sites were either pull off or back in, with ample space to maneuver even the largest of rigs into the sites. Fantastic.
Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, and staff):
4.75/5: We booked our own site through Reserve America which was great. Customer service was friendly. We did notice the prior guests had left a ton of trash in our fire pit and they burned the top of the picnic table at our site. We pointed this out to a ranger because we didn't want to be blamed for the damaged table and he promised to have someone address the garbage, but no one ever did. I guess they don't have camp hosts cleaning the sites during their low season.
Internet Availability Rating (Verizon coverage or campground wifi):
4/5: No wifi, but AT&T was fine.
This is an absolutely stellar campground. It's rare to find state parks that offer full hook ups, and not only did this place have that, but the sites were enormous, level, private, and offered beautiful views. The location of the park is super convenient to the highway and Colorado Springs, but far enough away from town to be very quiet and peaceful. While the price is high when compared to other state parks, given what you get here, we had absolutely no problem with the cost. We simply adored this park.