Royal Gorge Camping
Trip Planning FAQs

Colorado Camping Trip Planning Help

Frequently Asked Questions

Echo Canyon Campground is the same management team which oversees Echo Canyon River Expeditions, Royal Gorge Cabins, and the 8 Mile Bar & Grill. We are a hard working team with one goal; exceed your expectations each and every time. You work hard so you can take your family on vacation, so you deserve a lodging staff that works tirelessly to provide you with a comfortable and clean cabin or campsite which will be a retreat after a long day on the Colorado vacation trail. We want to create relationships with our guests and hosting their camping trips time and time again. Allow us to show you the ‘Echo Difference’.
It’s EASY! Call toll free (866) 341-7875 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week during our summer season (April through August) and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the off season. Or, click on the RESERVATIONS button at the top of the page and reserve online.
All premium tent sites include a 12 foot by 12 foot level area for your tent. Some sites feature a tent pad area surfaced with pea gravel, while others feature a wood deck with tie down points for your tent. A picnic table and fire ring with a cooking grill are also at each tent site.

Glamping tent cabins include a picnic table, fire ring and outdoor patio furniture in addition to the amenities included within the tents themselves.

Luxury cabins include outdoor patio furniture, a hammock, and BBQ grill in addition to the amenities mentioned on the luxury cabin pages.

Yes. When you check in we will give you the current code necessary to receive complimentary wireless internet.

Tent sites are based on a 4 person occupancy and have a maximum capacity of 4 guests. Groups of 5 or more must rent additional sites, and guest numbers will be confirmed upon check-in. In the event a guest checks in with more guests than declared at the time of reservation, we reserve the right to require the rental of an additional site, or to add an additional fee(s) based on the total number of guests. Refunds will not be issued if a guest arrives with more guests than declared on their reservation and we are unable to accommodate the increased numbers.

Glamping Tents are able to accommodate up to 2 guests. Luxury cabins are based on a 2 person occupancy with a maximum capacity of 4 to 6 guests depending on which unit is rented.

Yes. Colorado State Sales Tax and Fremont County Lodging Tax totalling 7.4% will be added to your reservation.

Luxury Cabins and Glamping Tents offer an optional 7.5% Cancellation Guarantee fee.

Water is scarce in this desert environment. All water is hauled to our cistern tank so please make an effort to conserve this precious resource! Guests renting our tent sites and glamping tents have access to the shower house and bathrooms. The showers have a timer to remind guests water conservation is important to us. You are welcome to reset the timer if a longer shower is preferred, we simply ask you to be considerate of others who may be waiting.
Check in is 3 PM. Check out time is 11 AM.
Echo Canyon Campground accepts cash, travelers’ checks, money orders, Visa, Master Card and Discover. We can accept personal checks ONLY if it is received in our office no less than 21 days before your reservation date. Personal checks will not be accepted less that 21 days before your reservation date.
The optional Cancellation Guarantee fee of 7.5% is automatically added to your reservation. With this added, anytime up to 48 hours in advance of check-in time (3:00 PM) you may change the reservation date based on availability, or cancel your reservation and receive a refund, less the 7.5% fee. If you cancel within 48 hours of check-in time, you will forfeit the amount of the first night rate plus taxes and fees; the remaining lodging balance less cancellation guarantee fee will be refunded to your credit card. Guests who no-call or no-show are not entitled to receive refunds or to reschedule their stay. Guests opting out of the Cancellation Guarantee are subject to our Standard Cancellation Policy.
Guests opting out of the optional Cancellation Guarantee must agree to the following Standard Cancellation Policy. Guests who cancel a reservation up to 14 days prior to check-in time (3:00 PM) will forfeit the amount of the first night rate plus tax. Guests who cancel a reservation within 14 days of the first night check-in time forfeit two night’s rate plus taxes. Guests who no-call or no-show are not entitled to receive refunds or to reschedule their stay.
Well behaved pets are allowed for tent campers. Pets must be kept on a leash if they are outside of your tent. Please clean up after your pets!
We do not allow pets in any of our cabins or glamping tents. There is a pet boarding facility about a mile from the cabins. Eight Mile Ranch pet boarding can be reached at 719-275-2035.
We do not allow smoking in any of our rentals. This includes tobacco, vapor, or any other form of smoking. Smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of the cabins to prevent smoke from entering cabins through doors / windows. Violation of this policy will incur a $250 fee.

Be aware that during fire bans the only location where smoking is allowed is inside your vehicle. Please dispose of extinguished cigarette butts in the provided containers located at designated smoking areas.

We’re sorry, but no. Camping is an outdoor experience; therefore, we will not offer refunds due to weather conditions.
You need to be aware that this area of Colorado is native habitat for bears, mountain lions, skunks, snakes and other critters. It is rare to see these animals in the campground due to the many noises that keep them at a distance. However, it is important to deposit trash ONLY in dumpsters; and use good common sense so as not to attract curious critters. Also, NEVER attempt to touch, pet or feed wildlife that you come across in the campground.
Not at this time. We do offer free wireless internet to all campers. Cell phone carriers that get reception at the campground include AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
The nearest dining is just across the road at our 8 Mile Bar & Grill which operates seasonally beginning in May and closing in September. It’s a full-service restaurant with excellent freshly prepared meals, as well as a bar serving cocktails, wine and 16 draft beers (with an emphasis on Colorado micro-brews). A number of other restaurants are available in Cañon City located 8 miles east of the cabins.
Cañon City is located just 8 miles east of the cabins on Highway 50. You’ll find several options to stock up on food and drinks.

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Campsites fill up fast, so make sure to book your spot today. Call our office at 1-866-341-7875 and we’ll help you plan your trip to Colorado!

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