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Aspen Ridge RV Park is located in South Fork, Colorado. The area is mountainous and filled with wildlife, making it a convenient location for outdoor enthusiasts. Aspen Ridge draws large crowds from Texas and Oklahoma—mainly people hoping to escape the heat of the summer.
The Aspen Ridge RV Park has been part of the South Fork and Upper Rio Grande communities for years, the park having opened back in the 1960s. Aspen Ridge lies on the southwestern side of South Fork, Colorado, which sits between the Rio Grande and Mineral Counties. Within a short distance of the RV park, visitors can find both the Rio Grande and the Rio Grande National Park, providing outdoor experiences such as hiking, fishing, and ATVing. The central location of Aspen Ridge RV Park also allows for guests to find restaurants or stores within South Fork easily. In addition to those possibilities, Aspen Ridge has its own little souvenir shop directly on-site, offering items such as t-shirts and coffee mugs. There are 45 RV sites at Aspen Ridge, each with a handful of amenities. Such amenities include 50/30/20 electric amp potential, water hookups, sewage hookups, and extra gravel space around the cement plot where the RVs can be parked. Twenty of the sites are back-in sites, while 13 are pull-through sites. Ten of the sites include patios and picnic tables. At any of the 45 RV sites, guests can lay out tents and other camping materials for a more organic experience. On-site, guests can also find a handful of features available to the Aspen Ridge RV Park community. Men's and women's bathrooms, showers, a community fire pit, fish cleaning station, dog running area, laundromat, and a clubhouse with a TV, keyboard, games, books, complimentary coffee, and a full kitchen are all examples of the features offered at Aspen Ridge. Free WiFi is also available upon request. One of the most unique features of Aspen Ridge RV Park is the fact that guests can ride directly out of camp on their ATVs and 4x4s to the Silver Spur/County Road 15 trails. Aspen Ridge is not open year-round.
The majority of those who visit Aspen Ridge RV Park are in the demographic of being 55+ years of age. The RV park is equipped to handle guests for more extended periods of time, and they offer monthly rates for those hoping to pass the entire summer there. Due to the moderate climate of Colorado, many of these long-term guests come from hotter areas of the United States during the summer to escape some of the heat. In particular, Aspen Ridge seems to draw large crowds from Texas and Oklahoma. Many of the guests are seasonal regulars. The owner of Aspen Ridge RV Park is Cindi Brown, and she expresses the desire that her guests can have "a fun and relaxing time." Due to the unique fact that people can ride their ATVs directly out of the park, many of the visitors to Aspen Ridge are outdoorsy and are seeking for enjoyable experiences in the natural setting of Colorado's various mountains. Fishing, hiking, and ATVing are popular activities. Guest reviews of the property are generally positive. Guests have said such things as "We really enjoyed our stay here. Bathrooms are clean and well cared for, felt like home. They have a great community room with full kitchen." Due to the repeat guests over the years, the park has developed a bit of a community. One visitor commented, "Many of the long term campers came by to talk with us and gave us wonderful advice regarding things to see and do in the area. We enjoyed their stories of trail riding and fishing." Perhaps one of the more unique features of Aspen Ridge RV Park is the fact that they do community potlucks once a week, and they also do a communal Sunday breakfast or evening hot dog roast. The idea is to build fellowship among the guests of Aspen Ridge.
Aspen Ridge RV Park opened back in the 1960s. In 2018, the park was bought out by Cindi Brown, who is the current owner of the property. She and her husband had been going on RV trips for years, and she enjoyed it enough that she decided to enter the industry.