Cutty’s Resort on Hayden Creek, Colorado
We booked a ton of camping for our first summer in Colorado. Our dear friends raved about camping at Cutty’s Resort as being a fun weekend getaway with no planning required. An easy 2-hour drive from Colorado Springs, this sounded like a perfect summer weekend.
Cutty’s is a very large and popular campground and RV park, so you need to book ahead. (We booked in the winter for July reservations.) It’s best to call to figure out the best location for your group. We were in two campsites tucked back by the river. We were far from the bathrooms, but pretty close to everything else on the resort.
Micheala and I drove up to Cutty’s early with the kids to check in and get things all set up. The husbands, plus our French foreign exchange cadet drove up later in the day. We set up the tents with thunder in the distance. Our first night it poured rain – it’s by far the hardest rain I’ve ever camped in. We could hear the river roaring behind us and the tent lit up with all the lightning.
Cutty’s Resort has a cute little old western playground the kids loved. They also have mini golf, basketball, tether-ball, shuffle board, tennis, pool and a game room. There is sporting equipment for you to borrow so that you can partake in all the events. There are random old school playground equipment items and camping equipment all over the property.
We did everything.
There is an indoor and outdoor pool. Our issue was that the pools got very crowded because it was a weekend in July. We were particularly nervous because of COVID, so we tried to throttle our swim times based on the crowds. We had no trouble with crowds anywhere else on the resort.
If camping isn’t your thing you can also rent a cabin at Cutty’s and they have added some Covered Wagons. We will absolutely be making reservations for this upcoming summer. It is so nice to have an outdoor weekend that requires so little planning but is still packed with adventure.