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Denver West/Central City KOA

Denver West/Central City KOA
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Campground Overview

The Denver West/Central City KOA @ Central City, Colorado is a great place to escape and relax. Just under an hour away from Denver, Colorado, this campground is situated high above the historic mountain town of Central City, where it provides amazing views of the mountains and the valley below. The sunsets are breathtaking and the enormity of stars at night is simply amazing.

Views Denver West/Central City KOA
Breathtaking Views

Each RV site is paved, well maintained, and level, with a full or partial hookup. They also have a large picnic table and fire pit. Some of the premium sites have picnic tables with umbrellas and colorful lawn chairs, large wooden swings, and grills.

Easy RV Spots - Denver West/Central City KOA
Easy RV Spots

The Denver West/Central City KOA also has four deluxe camping cabins equipped with everything from pots and dishes to shampoo and towels. Each cabin has a flat screen TV, queen bed, sofa bed, and bunk beds. Outside each cabin is a wrought iron picnic table with an umbrella and a grill. All you need to bring is food and family/friends!

Camping Cabin - Denver West/Central City KOA
Inside of the Camping Cabin
Camping Cabin - Denver West/Central City KOA
Cute Camping Cabin

For those who are tenting, the tent spaces at the Denver West/Central City KOA are extremely clean and all have fire pits and some have picnic tables. A few of the tent sites are nestled in the aspens and pines, while others are in the open and perfect for large groups.

Tent Sites - Denver West/Central City KOA
Peaceful Tent Sites

Campground Amenities

In case you don’t come prepared by stocking up on items from this great camping gear list. The KOA general store is well stocked with camping items, groceries, and carries a few of the necessary RV supplies that you might need. They also have any trinket, doo-dad, thing-a-ma-bob and souvenir you would want!!

KOA General Store - Denver West/Central City KOA
KOA General Store

Some of the extra perks they offer is pizza that you can order and have delivered directly to your campsite and an “All You Can Eat Pancake” breakfast each morning from 8:15am to 10:00am. Prices are very reasonable and, believe me, you will not go away hungry!

Pancake - Denver West/Central City KOA
How Many Can YOU Eat?
Dining Hall Denver West/Central City KOA
Dining Hall

At Denver West/Central City KOA, the facilities (bathroom, shower, laundry) are in great shape, and should you have any problem or need anything, they friendly staff will take care of you. The bathroom and laundry are open 24 hours for convenience and are easily accessible.

Bathrooms Denver West/Central City KOA
Clean Bathrooms
Laundry Denver West/Central City KOA
Large Laundry Room

There is a fenced in park for your dogs to have fun, as well as, a large playground for kids to burn out some extra energy.

Playground Denver West/Central City KOA
Kid Approved Playground

Due to the higher altitude and cooler temperatures, there is not a pool, but there are two large hot tubs for relaxing after hiking, biking, skiing, etc.

hot tubs - Denver West/Central City KOA
Hot Tubs

Nearby Activities

If you weren’t aware, the town of Central City and the adjacent town of Blackhawk are #1 in Colorado for casinos, both large and small; should you decide to venture into town for an evening, the Denver West/Central City KOA has a shuttle. Be sure and check with the office to confirm the pickup place and time, because the walk back to the KOA is not only long, but it is all uphill!

Denver West/Central City KOA is ideally located for day trips around Colorado. The Peak to Peak Highway goes to Estes Park and is a scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains. If you like “adventures in driving”, then you must take the Virginia Canyon Road into Idaho Springs. It is lovingly called the “Oh My God Road” and is well deserving of its name! I’m not sure if it is because of the “oh my god, look at those views” or the “oh my god, we may die”, but whatever your theory is, it is worth the drive (and if I can survive it, so can you). The area also has mines to explore and historic places to see.

Escape for a weekend, a week, or longer… but make reservations, because they fill up fast!

Check out this great camping gear over at my friend’s blog – Hiking in my Flip-Flops!

For a campground that feels miles away from Denver, but close to fun things, check out this KOA!

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11 Comments

  1. KOA’s are really nice. We have one in our town and they hold a lot of community events there, which I think is nice of them.

  2. This looks like so much fun! The sky is so blue and clean. I guess I’m not used to that living in Central California, lol. I’d love to visit someday!

  3. I have never been to Colorado before but this place looks really nice. Probably on my next USA trip I will have the chance to visit this campsite.

  4. This looks like such a nice campground. I love visiting Colorado, and I would love to try camping there, especially in one of the cabins. The little shop looks cute, and I would love to eat some of those pancakes. This post kind of makes me want to go back to Colorado immediately! I’d love to go in the winter, but I’m a little afraid I’d get snowed in! Maybe someday, like when I could go for a long time and not worry about getting back for school!

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