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Stay in south-central Colorado on the banks of the beautiful Arkansas River. Whether you’re looking for an RV site, cabin, motel room or tent site, we have them at our friendly and intimate campground.

Experience 31 acres on both sides of the river while enjoying vistas of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Partake of trout fishing on our Gold Medal water.

Whether on Sweetwater property or nearby, guests have easy access to world class rafting and kayaking, horseback riding, hot springs, ATVing, 4 wheeling and hiking. Visit a ghost town, go gambling in historic Cripple Creek, take a train ride though the Royal Gorge, pan for gold, experience wildlife viewing and much more.

We take pride in keeping our shower/toilet facilities clean.

Snacks, ice cream, cold drinks, shirts, sweatshirts and camper-related food and support items as well as ice and firewood are available in our office area.


Sweetwater River Ranch offers many ways to enjoy the activities, fun, and peace of the Arkansas River.

Looking for a romantic hideaway?

  • Cozy, intimate
  • Sleep until noon… or later!
  • No interruptions
  • Your own world
  • Meals in your cabin
  • Romantic strolls along the riverbank
  • Memories for a lifetime

Wanna be a cowboy?

  • Sleep in a rustic pioneer cabin next to the river
  • Horseback ride on nearby trails
  • Cook stew over a campfire
  • Whoop it up at the Westcliffe rodeo and dance
  • Gamble at a casino

Would you rather go “native”?

  • Set up a tent right next to the river
  • Drift to sleep to the sounds of rushing water
  • Wake to the sound of birds singing
  • Fish for your breakfast
  • Hike the mysterious Temple Canyon and search for the hidden Temple
  • Enjoy the wildlife everywhere.

Maybe you’re an urban cowboy…

  • Enjoy the amenities of a motel room or your own RV
  • Mountain bike, ATV or go 4-wheeling on nearby trails and roads
  • Rock climb
  • Enjoy the restaurants, shops and art galleries in nearby towns.
  • Spend a day at the Royal Gorge
  • Attend art and music festivals in the summer

Get in touch with us!

Give us a call or send us a message with the adjacent form. Tell us what interests you the most. Ask questions. We’d love to hear from you! If we don’t have exactly what you want here at Sweetwater, perhaps we can help you find your perfect vacation.


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