Indian Springs Ranch, LLP and Campground


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Person Car Camping with Tent and Campfire at Indian Springs Ranch and Campground in the Royal Gorge area of Colorado
Tenting in Spring, Summer, and Fall in the Banana Belt of Colorado is Delightful -- Warm Days -- Cool Nights -- Step Into the Slow Life

Come Discover What Camping is Meant To Be!

INDIAN SPRINGS RANCH CAMPGROUND is a Registered National Natural Landmark for fossils! It is 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 on weekends.

TENT CAMPING OPEN: 4/1/2021 - 10/15/2021.


A unique family friendly, secluded (yet easily accessible) Destination Campground, situated on 2,100 quiet and peaceful acres.

ON-SITE: Swimming Pool. Hiking. Mountain Biking. Rock-Hounding. Showers. Restrooms.

Family having water-gun battle next to outdoor swimming pool at Indian Springs Ranch and Campground in the Royal Gorge area of Colorado
A Destination Campground -- 10 Miles From Cañon City with Outdoor Swimming Pool
Big RVs parked in shaded sites with picnic tables at Indian Springs Ranch and Campground in the Royal Gorge area of Colorado
Camp at a Registered National Natural Landmark -- Indian Springs Ranch

GROUPS TENT CAMPING: Vacationing with 10 or more folks, the rate is $12 per person, per day; the rate includes access to showers, restrooms and the POOL!

  • PET FRIENDLY! Bring your dogs.
  • WELCOME RVs that are 33 feet long or less.
  • SORRY, no 50 AMP service at any of our RV sites.
  • SORRY, we are unable to accommodate class A or diesel pushers.
  • TOY HAULERS WELCOME: Our sites can only handle a combined length of under 26 feet.
  • NO CREDIT CARDS PLEASE; bring cash.
  • FREE WiFi!

AREA ACTIVITIES: Golfing, rafting, fishing, hot springs pools, Indian Springs Trace Fossil Site, the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, and the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

Scenic Byway Tours: Phantom Canyon Road and Frontier Pathway

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.


LOCATION: The Ranch is in South Central Colorado known as the Royal Gorge Region and the Banana Belt as it has a milder climate then most of Colorado. The Campground is a 1 hour drive from Colorado Springs; 2 hours from Denver; 3 hours from Fort Collins; and 5 hours from Grand Junction.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: We are 10 miles east of Cañon City: Head north on US Highway 50 to County Road 67 (Phantom Canyon Road). Go 3-1/2 miles, then turn left at the Indian Springs Ranch sign; the office is 1-1/4 miles from the road.


YOUR HOSTS are the Thorson family.

PHONE: 719-372-3907 -- SPEAK SLOWLY and LOUDLY, For Current Rates and Availability; To Book Your Vacation: mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.



  • Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Groups.


  • Camping Open Dates: 4/1 to 10/15

Camping Rates

  • Tent Camping Rates: $30 a night for two people.
  • RV Camping Rates: $50 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: $350.00 for two people.
  • Monthly RV Site Rates (Electricity Included) On-Season: Range from $500.00 to $550.00 for two people.

Site Description

  • RV Sites: 50
  • Tent Sites: 30
  • Separate Tenting Area: Yes
  • Total Sites: 80
  • Full Hookups: 30 sites with water, electric and sewer.
  • 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.)

Pet Policies

  • 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.

Technology For Guests To Use In a Common Area

  • 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


    Primarily Year Round Activities

    • 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.

    Primarily Summer Activities

    • 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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