Campground Review: Sky Ute Casino Resort, Ignacio, CO

095Campground Review Summary

  • Name: Sky Ute Casino Resort
  • Dates of stay: September 21-25, 2018
  • Location: 14324 Hwy 172 North, Ignacio, Colorado 81137
  • Type of campground: Private / Indian casino
  • Cost: $20.08/night (Passport America rate)
  • Additional fees: none
  • Stay limit: none
  • Accepts mail / packages: did not ask
  • Cell reception: ATT fair
  • Website:
  • Pros: inexpensive, great amenities and location
  • Cons: sloped site

Full Review

This was a last-minute add-on park, and it turned out just great! This is the first casino RV park that we’ve stayed in, and it has proven to be a wonderful choice.

The RV park is relatively new, with 24 tidy asphalt pull-through, full hook up spaces. The RV parking spot is narrow, but navigable, even for big rigs. It is long enough for our bus, and a paved parking space for our truck is provided. The site also includes a concrete patio equipped with charcoal grill, picnic table and our own private garbage can.

Cable TV is not provided, but our satellite TV has a clear view of the sky along and we can also pull in a number of over the air channels. Wifi is also included, but we haven’t tried it. Our ATT signal is adequate, but slow at times.

Check-in operates a little differently than most places. Upon arrival, the camp host shows you to your space. Once pulled in, you then need to go to the hotel desk to complete check in and payment. There you are also given card keys which grant access to the hotel’s pool area amenities. The campground does not have a separate bath house, all of the facilities are in the hotel building.

It’s a few minutes walk over to the pool area, but it is worth it! The indoor pool includes a small lazy-river feature as well as a large hot tub. The showers, bathroom, coin laundry, and a very nice exercise room are also accessed in this area. It is all beautiful, immaculately clean and the resort even provides towels!! I truly feel like I’m staying in a resort, not a campground.

The casino is just a short stroll away, with its gaming and restaurant amenities. Ignacio is about a 20 minute drive to Durango and an hour from the Mesa Verde National Park, making it a decent home base for touring the area. The best part is the price! Normally $39 per night, the resort accepts Passport America for up to 7 nights, making the RV park a real bargain at $20/night with tax. I think that’s the least expensive park we’ve stayed in so far. Considering the amenities – it’s quite a deal!

There is only one negative, and that is the slope of the site. Attempting to level the bus using our jacks lifted our front tires completely off the ground, so we abandoned the effort and are just living with the slight slope during our stay. We could have placed blocks under our wheels to help level the bus, and would do that if we came back. Otherwise, the place is fantastic.

Sky Ute Casino RV Resort is definitely on our list for a repeat visit! Casino RV parks are now firmly on our radar as we make future plans.

Bottom Line: Great amenities at a bargain price. Will be back!

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