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Sweetwater River Ranch

· Cotopaxi, Fremont, Colorado
31 acres hosted by Sweetwater R.
10 lodging sites · 16 RV sites · 9 tent sites
Big rig-friendly
Spacious, level camping well-suited for travel trailers over 40 ft long.
Full RV hookups
Electrical, water, and sewage hookups are available at select sites.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Sweetwater River Resort is located on the Arkansas river, 30 minutes from Canyon City and 30 minutes from Salida where Hwy 50 follows the river through Bighorn Canyon. Skiers, we are only 40 miles from Monarch Ski Resort. You’ll enter a different world–a sanctuary away from the fast pace and pressures of ordinary life. Sweetwater River Resort is a nature-lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and fly fishing fanatic’s dream nestled on the banks of the beautiful juniper-lined Arkansas River. You’ll find uncrowded sites to unwind with plenty of rivers to explore outside the confines of city life. At night you’ll find the clearest skies around, perfect for stargazing. Experience a range of accommodations at Sweetwater River Resort, from budget-friendly cabins to glamping tents and even RV sites. Choose from Rustic Cabins, Pioneer Cabins, Deluxe Cabins, or Glamping Tents to call Sweetwater your home away from home. For larger groups, we offer a spacious house overlooking the Arkansas River, all just a short distance from the river itself. At Sweetwater River Resort, there's something for everyone. Fish along our private half-mile of river frontage, go whitewater rafting or kayaking, soak in nearby hot springs, hike or mountain bike through the mountains, pan for gold, stargaze at night, and spot eagles, osprey, and other birds. Keep an eye out for Big Horn sheep, pronghorn, and elk, and marvel at the beauty of Colorado's aspen trees in the fall. Explore a nearby ghost town or simply relax by the water. Located near numerous attractions, Sweetwater River Resort is a short drive from 45 miles of 4x4 and ATV trails at Texas Creek, the Arkansas Headwaters Hiking Area, Vallie Bridge Loma Linda, Lone Pine, Hayden Creek, Royal Gorge, and The Bluff Trail Hiking in Westcliffe. It's the perfect base for river rafting trips throughout the season. Come stay with us and experience all that Sweetwater River Resort has to offer!
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2 ratings · 2 reviews
David A R.recommends
March 18, 2024
Even though we stayed for a short night, the host was so eager to make us feel welcomed and even accommodated things for our arrival time. Once we got there we were helped by the camping manager helping us finding wood on the camping area even though it was night so my girlfriend and I would get the full bonfire experience on a chilly night. Also, the area has an amazing bridge where you can just lay down at night and stargazing while hearing the river in the most nature connecting way. Bathrooms were also an amazing plus with hot water showers. We were able to connect our RV with no issues. I would 1000% recommend this place to whoever love a good adventure and nature!
Bri R.recommends
March 1, 2024
Very quiet and secluded, which was exactly what I was looking for! I felt very safe, especially traveling alone. Would definitely recommend and come back. Beautiful views. i met who I thought was the owner or manager of the campground. He introduced himself and offered free firewood, along with free bottled water. Very nice and welcoming. Absolutely loved!
Cotopaxi, Fremont, 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 Sweetwater R.Joined in February 2021
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