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Mountain View RV Resort

Mountain View RV Resort is about seven miles west of Cañon City, Colorado, in the Royal Gorge region. The area is known for Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and the surrounding mountains. The six-acre property features 41 full-hookup RV sites and two cabins. Almost all RV units have a picnic table and a fire pit. Furthermore, RV units are divided by price into standard, deluxe, and premium categories. Aside from the reservable sites, visitors can also access a community building and several outdoor features, such as two dog areas, a community fire pit, game courts, and places where people can observe the stars at night. Local attractions include hiking, biking, white water rafting down the Arkansas River, ATV trails, Jeep or helicopter tours, visiting the Royal Gorge Railroad, and ziplining, among other activities. Pikes Peak and Cripple Creek are two additional natural formations that—although further away than the rest—are also common area attractions.


Mountain View RV Resort is a few miles west of Cañon City, Colorado. It is surrounded by flat desert land until the ground rises into hills and mountains. The RV resort is immediately off U.S. Route 50, which also passes by Cañon City and near Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, the area's main draw.

Mountain View RV Resort is equipped with 41 RV sites and two cabins. Of the RV sites, 19 are pull-through units and the remainder are back-ins that provide full hookups. Additionally, all RV sites, except three, offer 30/50 amp service, while the other three provide 30 amp service. Most of them have a fire pit and a picnic table. Paul, the resort owner, notes that the premium RV units are provided an "outdoor furniture setup" with lounge chairs and other lawn decorations. With the exception of three sites, all RV spots have concrete patios. The rest of the units and park roads are made of gravel. Finally, the RV sites are divided by price into standard, deluxe, and premium categories.

The two cabins at Mountain View RV Resort are furnished with tables, chairs, microwaves, refrigerators, and bunkbeds with two full-size beds each. They also contain heating and air conditioning, outside picnic tables, and fire pits. Both cabins are about 50 to 75 feet away from the showers.

Additional facilities throughout Mountain View RV Resort include an office for check-ins and a private community building which is occasionally utilized for potlucks hosted by guests. Paul says that the RV resort has a camp store that sells firewood, ice, candy, soda, and "Colorado memorabilia." Visitors may use the laundry facility with coin-operated machines and the bathhouse with showers. Outside games are available as well, such as the horseshoe ring, corn hole pit, bocce ball zone, and shuffleboard. Other common areas are featured as well, including a community fire pit near the office, an outdoor community kitchen, and two designated dog areas. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Paul mentions the views of the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the stars at night as additional features of the RV park.

Paul describes Mountain View RV Resort as a "good base camp" for visitors; they generally do not spend much time at the campground. Instead, they visit the many local attractions near Cañon City and the surrounding area. According to Paul, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is the most popular attraction in the vicinity. Guests can participate in other outdoor activities such as white water rafting, ATV trails, hiking, biking, Jeep tours, fly fishing, ziplining, and helicopter tours. Those interested in locomotives may enjoy the Royal Gorge Railroad, which offers rides on a vintage train through the Royal Gorge itself. Pikes Peak is another common attraction for visitors. Cañon City also has its own draws; Paul explains that the town has a winery that was once an abbey, a dinosaur museum, and a prison museum. He further notes that Cripple Creek, a former gold mining town with a casino, is a popular site. Paul says there are many places to dine in Cañon City. He personally recommends guests visit Pizza Madness, Los Campos, and Cañon City Brews and Bikes.


One noteworthy aspect of Mountain View RV Resort is its escorting service. Visitors are escorted to their sites for their safety upon arrival. Ice and firewood are also delivered to their sites if needed. It should also be noted that guests are allowed to forward mail or Amazon products to the campground. Paul, the park owner, wants his patrons to feel relaxed and that they are able to "escape city life." He tries to create this atmosphere by providing the aforementioned services and allowing people to have privacy. Paul also offers contests and prizes. For example, people who share their guest reservations with friends on Facebook receive a gift upon arrival. Similarly, visitors who submit photos to the campground's website can be entered into a contest to win up to three free nights at Mountain View RV Resort.

When asked about customer reviews, Paul says most guest comments compliment the staff, the property's cleanliness, the views, the "spacious" and private RV sites, and the lack of weeds. He also mentions that his visitors "love the showers." One such review said, "Management was very supportive and made sure we had shade since the outside temperatures were hot. The bathrooms were extremely clean. Great access to the Elkhorn Mountains, [and] Anthony Lakes Rec area."

Among Mountain View RV Resort's most important policies, guests must keep their dogs on leashes and refrain from smoking indoors. Visitors are also asked to arrive at the RV resort before dark, as water storage facilities can be knocked over and damaged at night due to limited visibility. The escorting service is in place to help mitigate this risk as well.

Mountain View RV Resort is open from April 1st to October 31st. Paul states that the park's best operating season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Furthermore, most visitors find out about the RV resort through ads on Google and Facebook. According to Paul, Mountain View RV Resort has many repeat guests yearly.


Mountain View RV Resort began as a gas station and diner in the 1950s. The property was converted into an RV park in the 1990s, although the dining room presently remains. Paul Beauchemin, the current owner, has operated the property since 2020.

Since acquiring Mountain View RV Resort, Paul has made a few landscaping changes and upgraded some of the premium RV site camping tables. Currently, several glamping domes are being constructed and installed with electronic gates. Paul also plans to expand the store and anticipates its completion after the summer of 2023.

Paul was drawn into the lodging industry when he retired in 2017 and bought an RV. He and his wife traveled throughout the United States for four years and visited 49 of the 50 states, excluding Hawaii. Eventually, his wife expressed her desire to buy a house and plant gardens, but Paul explains that he did not want to settle down. However, they found an RV park near several mountain biking trails and decided to stay there. Paul's wife was able to plant her gardens at Mountain View RV Resort.

Paul says he enjoys RVing as he explains that it allows him to experience freedom and find enjoyment in watching other people experience the park. One of his favorite parts about his job is walking through his RV park at night and absorbing the smells and sounds. He mentions that he loves the smell of campfires and steaks as they are cooked. Overall, Paul says he is happiest when he sees other people enjoying their visit to his property.

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45606 U.S. 50
Cañon City, Colorado 81212
United States




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