CO: Glenwood Springs KOA unveils improvements

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Campers are discovering there is a lot more to enjoy at the Glenwood Springs West/Colorado River KOA Holiday this summer.

The campground, that uniquely offers 2,800 of frontage along the iconic Colorado River, recently completed a $1.3 million expansion of the park, bringing the total investment in infrastructure and amenities at the Western Colorado campground to $3.8 million.

New facilities this year include 36 Deluxe Patio sites, 14 of which are right on the Colorado River, along with two new bath houses and a boat launch. Overall, the park now has 100 RV sites, four Deluxe Cabins, four Camping Cabins, three spacious teepees, and 14 tent sites.

“This is a KOA campground that was purpose-built to cater to the desires of the modern camper,” said owner Ray Nielsen. “We added a lot of beautiful features but were careful to ensure that we preserved the experience of camping in our Western environment.”

The open-all-year campground is conveniently located just off of Interstate 70 at Exit 97, only 17 miles west of Glenwood Springs. The picturesque town of Silt is nearby, and the KOA serves as a great basecamp to explore all that Western Colorado and nearby Utah have to offer. The campground is located at 629 River Frontage Road in Silt.

The KOA’s new Welcome Center has a convenience store, lounge, games, television, library, laundry, showers and pool changing rooms.

For those who don’t have a recreational vehicle and don’t fancy camping in a tent, there are four Deluxe Cabins, complete with kitchens and bathrooms, located along the park’s “Little River.” Four economical Camping Cabins (with electricity, but no bathrooms) are also available. A satellite bathroom is located near the cabins, complementing two other bath houses. Also new this year is a huge off-leash dog park, improved walking trails and a “bouldering areas” for kids.

If you can’t get a reservation during a busy weekend, be sure to try this KOA’s “sister campground,” the Carbondale/Crystal River KOA Holiday, less than 40 miles away. For more information or to make reservations, go to

SOURCE: Kampgrounds of America (KOA) press release

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at

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