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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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171 ratings · 130 reviews
James A.
July 8, 2024
Prospector‘s Rush #4
Beautiful area, needs maintenance
Beautiful land/area. Area could use some maintenance. Could see directly into the toilet from where I parked (looks like the toilet wall had blown over). Trash littered everywhere around toilet area (again looks like it was windy and trash blew over).
Shelley M.recommends
July 8, 2024
Prospector‘s Rush #4
Great views! Sites are a little closer together than I thought but it’s well worth it for the lovely spot. Highly recommend.
Kendra S.recommends
July 8, 2024
Prospector’s Rush #9
Breathtaking view- absolutely loved it here. Not too far from town, perfect getaway!
Graceanne M.recommends
July 8, 2024
Prospector‘s Rush #3
I enjoyed this campsite! Other reviews say the road is bad going up, it was a little difficult but I managed to make it in my ford fusion going very slowly. The view is beautiful and you can see a lot of stars at night. We walked up the road to enjoy the surrounding nature. Interestingly near site #3 there is like ruins of a foundation of an old house which was kind of cool to see.
Mitchell G.recommends
July 7, 2024
Prospector`s Rush C
Great property to camp on ! Great views from lot C. Definitely need clearance and 4wd and check the description on how to get there. It's better than Google maps. Lovely stay!
Dan E.doesn't recommend
July 5, 2024
Prospector’s Rush #9
After driving an hour to get to the campsite (and a fairly rugged off-road trail) we arrived to an already occupied campsite and ended up having to leave and find other accommodations. The host did call and offer to let us stay at another site, but this was 20 minutes after we had left and it was getting dark. Even without this bad experience, the campsites are fairly stacked on top of each other with little privacy. Honestly, id recommend any number of other campgrounds in the area over this.
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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