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Old 11-11-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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Cheyenne or Ft. Collins campgrounds

We are going to Cheyenne Frontier Days next year and are looking for a nice campground in the Cheyenne area or Ft. Collins/mountain area. Have a 25ft TT and want at least water and electric. The wife would prefer some nice scenery.

Any suggestions would be great!
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:39 PM   #2
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In August 2013 we stayed in Loveland, just south of Ft. Collins, at Boyd Lake State Park. We were in a 29' TT. They have water, electric and dump station. Nice lake, great paved walking and bike trails, Rocky Mountains to the west. No bugs! All for under $30.
Be sure you make reservations. It is a busy area.
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Lakeside KOA is one of those KOAs that is rural and off the main highway. Not too far from Fort Collins. Has FHU. /ken
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:14 PM   #4
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After living in Cheyenne for the last 3 years I would say avoid campgrounds in the cheyenne area during frontier days. If you wanted to stay in Cheyenne and can get access to F.E. Warren Airforce base, we have nice fam camp. If you can get access to the base make your reservations now cause it fills up fast, like all the campgrounds in the cheynne area. You can go west to Curt Gowdy state park I believe they have a few spots with water and electricity. The scenery is pretty nice out there and it is about 40 mins west of cheyenne off of Happy Jack road. If you don't mind a little drive look at the campgrounds on CO14 west of Ft Collins. The scenry is awesome and there are a few resorts that have full hook ups. There is nice looking KOA a couple miles east of the canyon on CO14, that may be the one Bumps mentioned above. Hopefully this helps if you find a area you are interested in let me know I can try to take a look at it for you.
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The trouble is that Cheyenne is near but not close to scenery. If you go down to Fort Collins/Curt Gowdy/etc you will end up spending close to 45 minutes driving each way. If you are in town for Frontier days, that makes it tough to run "home" for lunch/nap/whatnot.

So contrary to Bryan, I'd say, stay in Cheyenne for the time you are doing Frontier Days and then do a day trip to places you want (or spend less time in Cheyenne and then go off to other areas and spend time there).

All the campgrounds in Cheyenne have some element of semi-permanent residents because of all the energy work happening these days (I was shocked how many people are set up even this late in the year -- definitely more than 2 or 3 years ago) but they aren't run down rigs -- most of them are worth more than my rig!

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Steve is right, I didn't really think about taking a break during the day and head back to the home just to relax for a few hours between events. And like I said before if you decide to stay in Cheyenne make reservations sooner then later as they will fill up quick.

Last weekend when I went by the Terry Bison RV park at the boarder I would say it is still about 80% full, and here on base we have about 10-15 rigs setup down at the fam camp. Most are 5th wheels and trailers only few class a and c rigs. There will be a few that will stay till the spring and make all that oil money. They will pick up and leave in the spring and come back in the fall do it all over again. I would be nervous to be setup during this time of year around here, our high for tomorrow is -2 and the windchill I think is -15.
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Thank you all. We were interested in some of the parks along CO14 but they only book 180 days in advance and it didn't look like there were a lot of improved sites. Fortunately we are meeting my parents in Cheyenne and they already have a hotel room so we will have a place to stay during the day. I checked out the KOA on trip advisor and the reviews were iffy. Up to this point we have only stayed in state parks and we are new to using a TT.
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There are a lot of people that don't like KOAs, that's for sure, but I can tell you the Cheyenne one is quite nice, although there's no protection from the wind (although Frontier Days generally (remember, this is Cheyenne, so be prepared!) is not an ultra-windy time ) it's a nice park. We stayed there for three months while looking for a house when we first moved to the area.

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If you didn't need electricity and water, then the Vedauwoo area has great dispersed camping. It is absolutely gorgeous in July. We have thoroughly enjoyed our times there. Gowdy is cramped.
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