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Thousand Trails Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch

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Inspire Your Passion for Adventure in Colorado

Address:27601 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO
Open/Close: 05/01/2024 — 09/30/2024
Number of Sites: 380
No Membership Needed to Book Your Perfect Stay!
Membership Option: Thousand Trails Camping Pass - Southwest Region

Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch is surrounded by some the most spectacular Rocky Mountain beauty to be found anywhere. While we tend to be dominated by the lake there is so much more to see and do! No matter what direction you go in from Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch you will find plenty of incredible mountain country to explore. Whether you are hiking, on horseback, 4-wheeling and ATV you will not be disappointed!

​Black Canyon National Park is to the west, the West Elk Mountains to the north, the San Juan's to the south, and so much more everywhere in between! Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch makes the perfect base camp to go out and and fall in love with our mountains and valleys.

Resort News

Detour near Blue Mesa

Please be aware that the bridge that crosses the Blue Mesa Reservoir at Dillon Pinnacles between
Montrose and Gunnison is closed for structural repairs.

Due to this closure, guests coming to the property East Bound from Montrose via East US 50 will need to
find an alternative route to get to the campground. We recommend consulting your GPS or COtrip.org
for accurate estimates of travel times and best available routes.

CDOT has also put a barricade blocking US 50 at Lake City Bridge that will affect guests coming to the
property West Bound from Gunnison via West US 50. Rest assured that guests will be able to pass
through the barricade by informing the CDOT workers that they are headed to Blue Mesa Recreational
Ranch.

Find your Home Away from Home with a Seasonal or Annual Site!

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a seasonal or annual site! Begin relaxing as soon as you arrive without having to set up and break down each time you want to vacation. Your site and a community of friends will be ready to welcome you back time and again. Some benefits of having your own seasonal or annual RV site or vacation home include:

  • A guaranteed spot of your choice at our resort
  • A way to spend even more time being active and social outdoors
  • A discounted yearly rate compared to daily or seasonal rates
  • A sense of community with other annual site guests

Don’t miss the opportunity to secure your spot, make lifelong friends, and make our campground your true escape from the everyday.

Amenities

  • Clubhouse
  • Swimming Pool
  • Whirlpool/Spa/Hot Tub
  • Fishing
  • WiFi
  • Pets Welcome
  • Mini Golf
  • Restroom/Shower Facilities
  • Picnic/BBQ Area
  • Playground
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoes
  • Billiards/Game Room
  • Pickleball

Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Thousand Trails Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

  • Card Bingo
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Women's Poker Pool
  • Craft Nights
  • Kids Craft Day
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Mini Golf

Location

27601 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 | GPS: 38.5425, -106.9387 | Get Directions
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General Policies & Information

General Policies & Information

  • Policies subject to change without notice.

Check-in/Check-out & Hours

  • Check-in: 12 noon
  • Check-out: 11 a.m.
  • Minimum check-in age is 18 years.
  • Guests aged 12 years and under at the time of check-in are considered children.
  • Two-hour early check-in for your reservation may be available for $30. Please contact the management office, in advance of your arrival, to inquire about availability.
  • Two-hour late check-out for your reservation may be available for $30. Please contact the management office, in advance of your arrival, to inquire about availability.

After Hours Arrival

  • For late arrival arrangements, please contact our Reservation Department at (866) 357-7990.

Reservations & Payments

  • Your credit card will be charged Itinerary Total prior to arrival, up to a maximum deposit of one night rack rate. Any remaining balance is due prior to arrival.
  • Prices and site type are subject to availability.
  • The rates displayed do not include any applicable service fees or charges for optional incidentals.
  • RV sites and lodging typically accommodate four guests. A guest fee is added per day to the reservation rate for each additional guest over four.
  • By using a credit card for a deposit, guarantee or payment, you agree to the following: if I used a credit card for a deposit, guarantee or payment, I authorize MHC Property Management L.P. to charge any expenses incurred during my stay to that credit card or apply funds you have on deposit with MHC Property Management L.P. against what I owe.
  • There is a $5 fee for upgraded sites (subject to site availability upon arrival).

Cancellations & Refunds

  • RV campsites: We allow full refunds for cancellations up to 2 days prior to your arrival date for daily and weekly reservations.
  • Rental accommodations: We allow full refunds for cancellations 7 days prior to your arrival date for daily and weekly reservations.
  • Daily and weekly reservations: For cancellations received less than the required notice period prior to arrival, your deposit will be forfeited up to one night rack rate.
  • Extended stays: For long-term reservations (28 days or longer), we allow full refunds for cancellations up to 60 days prior to your arrival date. For cancellations received less than the required notice period prior to arrival, the deposit amount will be held on account for a future stay.

Pet Policy

  • Leashed pets are always welcome on the campground. They are permitted on RV sites, but may not be allowed in specific rentals. Please clean up after pets and do not leave unattended on site.
  • Pet policy for rental accommodations: Pets are welcome. For those who camp with pets, there is a pet fee of $10 per pet per night for our pet-friendly rental units. The fee may vary at select properties. Service animals are not pets. The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state/local laws regarding service animals. Service animals may accompany a disabled person without any proof of disability or certification for the service animal. Guests traveling with a service animal will not be charged a pet fee. Charges may be incurred, however, should a service animal damage the rental unit.

 

Gunnison, CO
81°F
Sat light rain 89
Sun light rain 88
Mon light rain 89
Tue light rain 82
Wed sky is clear 89

Enjoy year-round camping in the great outdoors at Thousand Trails’ network of campgrounds, with spacious campsites, hiking trails, fishing, and family fun.

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