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Prospector’s Rush

· Central City, Clear Creek, Colorado
5 acres hosted by Nicki C.
8 RV/tent sites · 2 tent sites
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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 or AWD is necessary to access our property!!! Accessing the campsite is an off-road adventure. Please only book if you are comfortable with off-road driving. 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 / AWD is mandatory!!
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165 ratings · 125 reviews
Kendra S.recommends
July 8, 2024
Prospector’s Rush #9
Breathtaking view- absolutely loved it here. Not too far from town, perfect getaway!
Kristen M.recommends
July 3, 2024
Prospector’s Rush #1
Go for it!
Honestly I don’t know why everyone is complaining. They warn you about the bumpy road! We had no issues with trash and so many beautiful views. We did not use the toilet as we had our own system. No bears seen. It was very peaceful and everyone was respectful. If you have the car to get you there, it’s a really wonderful escape and great communication with the owners. My AWD Subaru Forester made it no issues.
Jeri W.doesn't recommend
July 2, 2024
Prospector`s Rush #B
Rocky Campsite with Steep Drop Off
The site looks like it was newly created. The ground is really rocky and not great for tent camping. The road to get down to the campsite is a little scary and, grown up in the center. We where in a 4x4 drive Ford Ranger and found it pretty tough to turn around. I booked it last min. due to the campsite we had originally wanted to stay at being full. I tried reaching out to the host to let them know we didn't plan on staying the night and never heard anything back.
Alyssa C.recommends
June 30, 2024
Prospector’s Rush #1
Cozy Campsite
The pictures were slightly misleading since we thought we would be camping at the site with the full mountain view. Instead, it was a more enclosed camp space with some trees surrounding. It turned out to be great for shade though and you can walk over to see the view if needed! The campsite was clean and didn't have any issues driving in or navigating. The instructions to locate the site were spot on and it was neat driving past a mining ghost town on the way in. I would definitely recommend this spot! Just be wary that some of the photos are for campsite 3 and not this one
Esther C.recommends
June 30, 2024
Prospector‘s Rush #4
Loved the site and the slight off-roading we got to do! Wished the parking spot was a little easier to get to from the campsite (dirt/rocks were loose and on an incline) but otherwise, everything else was great :)
Trevor H.doesn't recommend
June 25, 2024
Prospector‘s Rush #4
Great Location, Poor Communication
The location of this campsite was stunning, and the directions provided for arrival were clear and accurate. However, my attempts to reach the host regarding specific details about my reserved campsite (site #4) were unsuccessful, as I received no response on either of my inquiries before arrival. The description for site #4 left a lot to be desired. The designated tent area was significantly smaller than anticipated, with uneven and unlevel ground. Our 6 person Coleman tent did NOT fit and we had to make do the best we could. The site offered minimal privacy due to its close proximity to the road. Accessibility was a major concern, as the site was littered with rocks, fallen branches, roots, and other obstacles that posed a constant tripping hazard. Additionally, the narrow one-lane road leading in and out of the campsite made maneuvering a vehicle quite challenging. While we are experienced campers who were able to adjust to these unforeseen circumstances, the lack of communication from the host and the shortcomings of the campsite itself have unfortunately deterred us from booking this particular site again in the future. $50/night is too much for what this site #4 has to offer.
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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