Monarch Spur: Cabins, RV Park, Campground

719-530-0341 or 719-539-4296


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The South Arkansas River flowing near Monarch Spur Cabins, RV Park, and Campground in San Isabel National Forest near Salida, Colorado
Cabins, Tent and RV sites -- Near Salida and Continental Divide
An adobe style convenience store near Monarch Spur Cabins RV park and campground in San Isabel National Forest, near Salida, Colorado
In San Isabel National Forest -- Love when God's Creatures Visit

An RV Park with an Altitude! 8,620 Feet Elevation in the Sawatch Range!

Stay in the Heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains surrounded by San Isabel National Forest. Nestled in a small valley, 200 feet to our trout stream and fishing pond.

MOUNTAIN CABINS: One bedroom with a sleeping loft featuring kitchens and full bathrooms. Relax on the deck, sitting on the porch swing, viewing the Continental Divide. Cabins are nestled in pine trees near the river. Sleeps up to 6 guest. We also have a 2 bedroom Vacation Home for those vacationers looking to spread out a little.

RV SITES: Our sites are all full hookup 20/30/50 amp, 60 feet long, and pull-thru. Sewer Adapter required to dump in our septic!

TENT SITES: Camp Riverside and separated from our RV sites. Tenters, please build fires only in firepits. Dish washing sinks are in the laundry room.

SERVICES AND AMENITIES: Picnic area, pavilion, horseshoe pits, showers, laundry, LP gas, store, souvenirs and local products, snacks and ice cream, VHS and DVD rentals, Free WiFi, and off park trip information.

AREA ACTIVITIES: ATV rentals and trails, hiking, gold panning, off-roading backcountry trails, ghost towns and Salida. In Winter Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area is 7 miles away, snowmobile tours are 4 miles, and snowshoe trails start here.

LOCATION: 11.7 miles west of Salida. 9.2 miles east of Monarch Pass. On the south side of US Highway 50 between milepost markers 208 and 209.

ADDRESS: 18989 W US Highway 50, Poncha Springs 81242

MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 457, Poncha Springs CO 81242

We are here to accept your reservation for 2019, just give us a call: 719-530-0341 -- Mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.



  • Lodging Open Dates: 5/1 to 12/1

Lodging Rates

  • Nightly Lodging Rates On-Season: Range from $90 to $150

Accommodation Description

  • About Smoking: All non-smoking units.
  • Cabins/Cottages with Cooking Facilities: 2
  • Vacation Homes or Guest Houses: 1


  • Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Seniors. Groups.


  • Camping Open Dates: 5/1 to 12/1
  • Along a Highway: Easy access for quick and convenient RVing along Interstate or State Highways.

Camping Rates

  • Tent Camping Rates: $23 a night for two people.
  • RV Camping Rates: $35 a night for two people.
  • Additional Person Rate: Adult: $3. Kids: $3.
  • Weekly RV Camping Rates On-Season: Range from $210.00 to $300.00 for two people.
  • Monthly RV Site Rates (Metered Electricity) On-Season: Range from $500.00 to $800.00 for two people.

Site Description

  • RV Sites: 29
  • Tent Sites: 12
  • Separate Tenting Area: Yes
  • Total Sites: 41
  • Full Hookups: 29 sites with water, electric and sewer.
  • 50 Amp Hookups: 29 sites with 50 amp electrical service.
  • Long RV Sites 45+ Feet: 29 RV sites are 45 feet or longer.
  • Pull-Thru Sites: 29
  • RV Sites Wide Enough for Slideout(s): 29
  • Separate Group Camping Area: Yes


  • Elevation: 8620 feet above sea level.
  • Region: Salida - South Central, Colorado
  • Location: Close to Town.
  • Setting: Mountain views. Waterfront setting along a river, stream or creek. Waterfront setting beside a lake, reservoir or pond. Adjoins public lands. Country feel. Forested.
  • OPEN Campfires (individual use): Yes. (If no local fire bans are active.)
  • On-Property in Central Area for Guests to Use: Gas OR Electric-Log Fireplace. Central Area for OPEN Campfires. (If no local fire bans are active.)
  • Kid's Play Structure: On site.
  • Credit Cards: Visa Card. MasterCard. Discover Card. American Express.

Pet Policies

  • Pets in Lodging: Sorry, NO pets are allowed in private rental units.
  • Pets at Campground & RV Park: There are pet restrictions, please call and make prior arrangements.

Horse Facilities

  • Guest's Horses Welcome (call for availability): You may bring your horse.
  • Individual Horse Indoor Stall/Shed: On site.
  • Horse Trailer Parking: On site.
  • Horse Trails: Trails start on site.

Technology For Guests To Use In a Common Area

  • Television: Available.
  • Reception: Satellite.
  • VCR: Available.
  • VCR Movie Library: 200
  • DVD Player: Available.
  • DVD Movie Library: 20
  • Fax Machine: Available.
  • Internet Cafe: 20 minutes drive.
  • PC with Internet Access: Available.
  • Printer Connected to Computer: Available.


  • Groups Welcome: Club. Reunion. Weddings. Youth group with adult leaders.
  • 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: 10
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in COVERED Outdoor Picnic Area: 24
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 100
  • Maximum # of Lodging Guests with a Group: 20
  • Maximum # of Camping Sites with a Group: 41


    Primarily Year Round Activities

    • National Park OR Monument: 75 minutes drive.
    • National Forests & BLM Lands: Walking distance.
    • State Parks: 25 minutes drive.
    • Designated Historic District, Site or Plaza: 20 minutes drive.
    • Ghost Town: 30 minutes drive.
    • Designated Scenic/Historic Byway: 10 minutes drive to the scenic byway.
    • Designated Hiking Trails: Walking distance to trailhead.
    • Museum: 20 minutes drive.
    • Hot Mineral Springs: 20 minutes drive.
    • Golf Course: 15 minutes drive.
    • Movie Theater: 20 minutes drive.
    • Art Gallery: 20 minutes drive.
    • Restaurant(s): 10 minutes drive.
    • Internet Cafe: 20 minutes drive.
    • Wine Tours OR Tasting: 5 minutes drive.

    Primarily Summer Activities

    • Fishing in River, Stream or Creek: On site.
    • Fishing in Lake, Reservoir or Pond: On site.
    • Fishing Tackle Sold: On site.
    • Paddle Shop: 20 minutes drive.
    • Whitewater Rafting Office/Pickup point: 20 minutes drive.
    • Kayaking Rentals: 20 minutes drive.
    • Horseback Trail Rides (Guided): 5 minutes drive.
    • Jeep Trails: Trails start on site. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • Jeep Rentals: 20 minutes drive. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • Jeep Tours: 20 minute drive (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • 4-Wheel Drive Sales & Services: 20 minutes drive. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Trails: Trails start on site.
    • ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Rentals: 20 minute drive.
    • ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Tours: 20 minute drive.
    • ATV Sales & Services: 20 minutes drive.
    • Tourist Train Rides: 60 minutes drive.
    • Mine Tours: 25 minutes drive.
    • Mountain Bike Trails: Trails start on site.
    • Bike Path: 20 minutes drive.
    • Bicycle Shop: 20 minutes drive.
    • Waterfall Trails: 3 minutes drive to trailhead.
    • Performing Arts Theatre: 20 minutes drive.
    • Cowboy Supper & Show: 20 minutes drive.
    • Amusement Rides: 10 minutes drive.
    • Mini Golf: 10 minutes drive.
    • Chairlift/Gondola/Tram Rides: 10 minutes drive.


    • Hunting in Area: 1 minutes drive.
    • Colorado Hunting Units/Areas: 56, 561,

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