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Prospector’s Rush

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· Central City, Clear Creek, Colorado
5 acres hosted by Nicki C.
8 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
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Amazing views
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Welcome to Prospector’s Rush campground located on a 5-acre old mining claim near Idaho Springs, Colorado. This unique rustic campground offers visitors a chance to reconnect with nature while experiencing the rich history of the area. 4WD is necessary to access our property!!! As you arrive, you'll be greeted by the untouched beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the sound of a nearby stream. The campground is surrounded by towering pine trees and a variety of wildlife (moose, deer, elk, turkeys and black bear), providing a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Prospector’s Rush campground offers tent sites and RV sites, each with plenty of space for campers to spread out and enjoy the natural surroundings. While we do not have running water on site, we do have a pit toilet. This is a true camping experience, allowing you to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in the simplicity of nature. As you explore the area, you'll discover remnants of the old mining operation, including abandoned mineshafts. You can also hike the nearby trails, or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the starry night sky. At Prospector’s Rush campground, we pride ourselves on offering a true wilderness experience, with limited amenities to ensure that you can fully appreciate the natural beauty of the area. Come visit Prospector’s Rush campground and discover a piece of Colorado's rich history while immersing yourself in the peace and tranquility of pure nature. 4WD is mandatory!!
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Mason W.recommends
June 5, 2024
Prospector‘s Rush #4
Beautiful views! Loved the location. My only note would be that (at least spot #4) is tight! I was in a Big Agnes Copper UL2, and there was really only a single way to pitch it within the spot that was relatively flat and not too close to the fire pit. Definitely great for a camper van or small tent, but be careful if you’re in a bigger tent. For the route, my AWD equinox with a 1.5L turbo got to the spot with no issues.
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Courtney P.recommends
June 2, 2024
Prospector‘s Rush #4
We loved camping here. The views were beautiful and the directions were spot on. I would highly recommend this site!
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Matt M.recommends
June 2, 2024
Prospector‘s Rush #11
A very solid camping experience. Getting there wasn’t too much trouble with an AWD SUV, but I would mention that you are going the right way when passing the sign that tells you not to trust your GPS. The nearby campsites were not on top of us and everyone there was a respectful steward of the shared space. Would certainly go back.
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Chelsea S.
June 2, 2024
Prospector’s Rush #7
Not worth the cost
The location of this camp site is nice, conveniently located near downtown Idaho Springs. The views were nice too, however site #7 was on a very steep incline, so it was difficult to navigate/park, difficult to set up the tent, and difficult to find a place to put chairs where they wouldn’t topple over. Be aware that the toilet does not have any walls or privacy at all, which was not ideal. Overall, this site is not worth the cost.
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Nick S.recommends
June 2, 2024
Prospector’s Rush #1
Camping here was great! We stayed in #1 and really lucked out, I think it’s has the most privacy, a great view, and plenty of sun and also shade.
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Raini L.recommends
June 2, 2024
Prospector’s Rush #5
We loved our stay here and the view was amazing! Thanks for the clear directions getting to the site, GPS only got us so far and the directions were perfect!
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Central City, Clear Creek, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Tséstho’e (Cheyenne) and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Nicki C.Joined in June 2023
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