Our 2016 Season is over!  

Thank you all so much for a great first season.  We have learned a lot, made new friends, hit a few bumps and figured out new procedures in the process, but all in all, it has helped us get a handle on our campground, and the direction we want to go. We look forward to serving you in 2017 and beyond!  We have a new pricing structure for 2017, and are taking reservations now. A new website is coming also, so be on the look-out for that.

We anticipate being able to accommodate you in the cabins by mid April 2017, and in the RV park when the weather cooperates, but no later than May 1, 2017.  Have a great winter, and we look forward to welcoming old and new friends back in 2017!  Gina & Larry


We are proud members of CCLOA!  http://www.campcolorado.com/



Click here for current webcam look at Blue Mesa Reservoir/Lake Fork

Here is current view at east end of Blue Mesa Reservoir - Elk Creek

View of Gunnison Point - Black Canyon of the Gunnison (NPS)

View of Grizzly Ridge - Black Canyon of the Gunnison (NPS)



Blue Mesa Escape

Cabin Rentals and RV sites on Blue Mesa Reservoir.

(Be sure to visit our photo gallery!)


Located near scenic US Highway 50, just west of Gunnison, between mile marker #132 & #131.  Our resort sits atop a bluff that overlooks Colorado's largest body of water, the Blue Mesa Reservoir. 

Blue Mesa Escape is the perfect recreational destination.

Boating Access?



We offer modern, comfortable, fully equiped cabins with beautiful views overlooking Blue Mesa Reservoir.

  • 4 Person Cabin - Queen size bed in the bedroom and full sleeper sofa in living area.
  • 6 Person Cabin - Full bed and bunk beds in the bed room and full sleeper sofa in living area.
    • Fully furnished: full kitchen with dishes, full bath/shower, a dining and living room with sleeper sofa, and a separate bedroom. 
    • Bed and bath Linens are provided for all of the cabins.  
    • All occupants of the resort have access to the laundry facilities.
    • Parking for 1 vehicle only, ask if you need additional vehicles accommodated.   No parking in front of the cabins; the roadway must be kept clear.  No tents in the cabin area please.

Our cabins are your home away from home.   We take pride in keeping them clean for you.  We appreciate if you leave them them tidy and clean on your departure.


RV Sites?

We have RV sites with beautiful views overlooking Blue Mesa Reservoir. All full hookup sites (water, electric, septic) 30 or 50 amp.

All sites on the main campground are pull-throughs for easy setup, picnic tables & fire pits at each site  Only RV and 1 additional vehicle allowed per spot. No tents in the RV sites.   Please advise us of your needs and we will try and accommodate you!


Primitive Tent Sites located throughout the park, with access to the laundry and bath house.  (tenting in designated areas only, first come first served basis) 


Free WiFi network is available in the cabins and at the RV sites.  You should be able to check email, look at Facebook, and surf the net, but the speed is such that you cannot download movies, stream music, watch YouTube, or sporting events.  The whole campground shares the available data; the more you use, the slower it gets. Sometimes it stops for no reason.  Thanks for sharing nicely with your fellow campers.  Unplug, unwind, relax and enjoy your stay!  If you cannot live without internet, we might not be the place to hang out!  Most cell phones work up here, but we cannot guarantee reception.  


Office Hours: 8 - 11a.m. and 3 - 8 p.m. Feel free to leave us a message and we will call you back as soon as we are able.  

Open May 1 - Oct 31

Check In after 3:07 p.m. 

Checkout before 11:07 a.m.

(early check-in, late check-out may be arranged for an additional charge, ask in advance. If you are going to arrive after 8p, please advise us prior to arrival.  The office closes at 8p and we will need to make arrangements for you)

No more than 2 pets per cabin, RV site, or tent.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  (Pet Charges apply in the cabins) Pets may NEVER be left inside or outside the cabins alone, or outside your tent or RV without supervision!

Parents are responsible for monitoring their own children.  We ask they not be allowed to run about the property unattended.  No one under 16 in the game room unless with an adult.  EVERYONE HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE SEASON!  

Blue Mesa Sunrise at Blue Mesa Escape

Blue Mesa Sunset at Burnin Daylight Ranch Resort 

Sunset at Blue Mesa Escape


      Blue Mesa Reservoir - Fall scene from our property

Colorado's largest body of water

Colorado's Scenic Highway 50 Bridge near Sapinero, CO


 Local links:

Gunnison Chamber of Commerce,

Scenic River Tours, Sportfish Colorado, Ice Fishing on Blue Mesa Reservoir, Blue Mesa Reservoir - Information,


Black Canyon of the Gunnison,

Boat Tours Down the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River, Hiking Along the Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison


Curecanti National Recreation Area,

 Hiking in the Cureacanti National Recreation Area, Curecanti Scenic Drives,