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Prospector’s Rush

· Central City, Clear Creek, Colorado
5 acres hosted by Nicki C.
8 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
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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140 ratings · 109 reviews
Jess H.recommends
June 6, 2024
Prospector’s Rush #1
Nice spot. Easy access to Idaho Springs. Quiet. Great views. TONS of trash when arrived. Spent about a half hour cleaning it all up. No fault of the owner, but whoever stayed in our spot before us should be ashamed.
Mj H.
June 6, 2024
Prospector‘s Rush #3
Beautiful views, needs a bit upkeep
The good: pretty views, remote, quiet. Great sunset + sunrise. The firepits, tables, and available toilet are good adds. The notes: The last bit of road I took in (last 0.5mile to camp, coming down from Golden Gate park area) was in need of maintenance. Deep ruts and big rocks throughout - I have high clearance and 4WD but it was still more of an off-road type adventure than I expected. High clearance and a slow creep is a must. Using the GPS coordinates didn’t quite work (it said I had arrived well before I did). And the directions sent by host made it sound like you’d see the place to turn in shortly after getting onto the road it’s on, but that wasn’t the case, which made it confusing (maybe I was coming in from another direction?). Booked site #3 and the plot that the app directed me to was a bit small and too steep for SUV camping. There was some trash left on the ground here. Saw that there was also a #3 on the clearing across with the table and outcrop and from reviews it seemed like that’s where most folks camped. I backed in there and it was a much better grade for sleeping in back of SUV plus has amazing views. Looked like the hosts had rigged a fence for the camp toilet at some point but this was down and the toilet area wasn’t very private. I also caught the smell a lot from camp, but less bad from the outcrop because of the wind. In a bigger vehicle, expect to do 5 point turns to get turned out of spots - could do with clearing a few more trees.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Hosted by Nicki C.Joined in June 2023
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