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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
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 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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160 ratings · 121 reviews
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.
Ann G.recommends
June 24, 2024
Prospector’s Rush #1
Camping with a View
I loved the view of the mountains and the beautiful forest around the area. I would recommend this spot if you have a 6 person tent or smaller. My tent fit, but due to the rocky area one stake couldn’t go all the way into the ground. The site itself was well kept and clean. I liked that I felt kind of secluded even when others were at their sites. There are 2 areas that have an open beautiful view of the mountains. The toilet is just a whole in the ground and I would recommend bringing your own to just in case. Also, you NEED 4 wheel drive as the drive is rocky and steep but worth it! Overall, I would highly recommend for a nice night of camping. 😊
Sophia B.recommends
June 24, 2024
Prospector‘s Rush #3
Beautiful spot with great views
We car camped here and it worked well. We ended up cooking dinner in the more covered “car” spot as it was windy, but then it cleared up to a beautiful rainbow view over the surrounding mountains. We really enjoyed our night here. Needing 4WD is no joke for navigating the road to the site comfortably.
Jessica C.recommends
June 23, 2024
Prospector‘s Rush #3
Lovely campsite. We stayed at #3 and it had amazing views! It wasn’t too hard to find as long as you read and follow the directions! Having 4WD was definitely needed as we almost got stuck backing up and out. I would definitely recommend and would come back!
Alexandria S.recommends
June 21, 2024
Prospector’s Rush #1
Beautiful quiet Campground great for a quick weekend getaway
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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