Indian Springs Ranch Campground, LLP



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Indian Springs Ranch, Royal Gorge Area, Colorado
Camp at a Registered National Natural Landmark -- Indian Springs Ranch
Indian Springs Ranch, Royal Gorge Area, Colorado
A Destination Campground -- 5 Miles From Cañon City with Outdoor Swimming Pool

Come Discover What Camping is Meant To Be!

This is a Registered National Natural Landmark for fossils -- the only campground in Colorado to be honored! Tours of the fossil beds and the historical outlaw cabin of Wild Bill McKinney of the Quantrill Raiders are available by appointment.

A unique family friendly, secluded (yet easily accessible) Destination Campground. Situated on 2,100 quiet and peaceful acres. Swimming pool. Showers. Hiking, mountain biking, and rock-hounding. Tent Camping only $10 per person -- great for groups and reunions.

The area also offers golfing, rafting, fishing, and hot springs pools.

Goldbelt Scenic Byway Tour - Phantom Canyon Road

Phantom Canyon Road is part of the Goldbelt Scenic Byway Tour that connect Cañon City, Cripple Creek, and Florissant; take a day and enjoy a scenic drive along Colorado's richest gold mining circuits. The Frontier Pathway Scenic Byway is just south of here and is an amazing drive through the San Isabel National Forest with plenty of history and hiking in the mountains.

  • PET FRIENDLY! Bring your dogs.
  • NO CREDIT CARDS PLEASE; bring cash or check.


DRIVING DIRECTIONS: 5 miles east of Cañon City: Turn north off of US Highway 50 onto CR 67 (Phantom Canyon Road). Go 3-1/2 miles, then turn left at the Indian Springs Ranch sign and go another 1-1/4 miles to our office.

Your hosts are the Thorson family.


FOR CURRENT RATES AND AVAILABILITY: To Make Your Reservation Call: 719-372-3907, mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.



  • Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Groups.


  • Camping Open Dates: 4/1 to 10/15


  • Tent Camping Rates: $30 a night for two people.
  • RV Camping Rates: Range from $35 to $48 a night for two people.
  • Additional Person Rate: Adult: $10. Kids free under the age of 5. Kids: $5.
  • Weekly RV Camping Rates On-Season: Range from $210.00 to $288.00 for two people.
  • Monthly RV Site Rates (Electricity Included) On-Season: Range from $450.00 to $500.00 for two people.


  • RV Sites: 30
  • Tent Sites: 50
  • Separate Tenting Area: Yes
  • Total Sites: 80
  • Full Hookups: 30 sites with water, electric and sewer.
  • Long RV Sites 45+ Feet: 8 RV sites are 45 feet or longer.
  • Pull-Thru Sites: 6
  • RV Sites Wide Enough for Slideout(s): 15
  • Separate Group Camping Area: Yes
  • Winterized Sites: 30


  • Elevation: 5800 feet above sea level.
  • Region: Royal Gorge Area - South Central, Colorado
  • Location: Away from Town, but close to a community convenience store and restaurant.
  • Setting: Mountain views. Adjoins public lands. Country feel. Forested. Ranch setting.
  • On-Property in Central Area for Guests to Use: Outdoor swimming pool. Central Area for OPEN Campfires. (If no local fire bans are active.)


  • Pets at Campground & RV Park: Pets are allowed at campsites for no additional cost. Well-behaved dogs or cats are allowed on a leash outdoors while their owners are on-site.
  • Kennel (sitting service for your pet) Available: 15 minutes drive.
  • Vet Services: 15 minutes drive.


  • Phone: In common area.
  • WI-FI Wireless Internet: Available free.


  • Groups Welcome: Club. Reunion. Weddings. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
  • Group Meeting Area: Indoor room and outdoor area.
  • Central Area for OPEN Campfires: Yes. (If no local fire bans are active.)
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Indoor Meeting Room: 75
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 250
  • Maximum # of Camping Sites with a Group: 100



    • National Park OR Monument: On site.
    • National Forests & BLM Lands: Walking distance.
    • State Parks: 30 minutes drive.
    • Designated Historic District, Site or Plaza: 20 minutes drive.
    • Designated Scenic/Historic Byway: Along the scenic byway.
    • Museum: 20 minutes drive.
    • Dinosaur - Archeological Site: 30 minutes drive.
    • Hot Mineral Springs: 15 minutes drive.
    • Golf Course: 15 minutes drive.
    • Movie Theater: 20 minutes drive.
    • Art Gallery: 20 minutes drive.
    • Outlet/Mall Shopping: 30 minutes drive.
    • Restaurant(s): 15 minutes drive.
    • Wine Tours OR Tasting: 20 minutes drive.
    • Casino Gambling: 90 minutes drive.


    • Fishing in River, Stream or Creek: 15 minutes drive.
    • Fishing in Lake, Reservoir or Pond: 30 minutes drive.
    • Fly Shop: 30 minutes drive.
    • Whitewater Rafting Office/Pickup point: 20 minutes drive.
    • Kayaking Rentals: 20 minutes drive.
    • Horseback Trail Rides (Guided): 30 minutes drive.
    • Horse Riding Lessons: 30 minutes drive.
    • 4-Wheel Drive Sales & Services: 10 minutes drive. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • ATV Sales & Services: 10 minutes drive.
    • Tourist Train Rides: 20 minutes drive.
    • Historic/Cultural Tours: On site.
    • Mountain Bike Trails: Trails start on site.
    • Bike Path: 20 minutes drive.
    • Bicycle Shop: 20 minutes drive.
    • Mini Golf: 30 minutes drive.
    • Chairlift/Gondola/Tram Rides: 30 minutes drive.


    • Hunting in Area: 20 minutes drive.
    • Colorado Hunting Units/Areas: 58, 59, 69, 581, 691

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