General Park Information
Where are you located?
We’re 35 miles west of Denver between Idaho Springs and Georgetown in Dumont, CO. Our address is 3440 Alvarado Rd., Dumont, CO 80436
Is there Wi-Fi at the park?
Yes, there’s free wi-fi in the park! However, cell phone reception and wifi connectivity can vary near the yurts.
What is the weather like?
Colorado truly has all four seasons and mountain weather can change suddenly, so please dress accordingly.
Spring: Snow is still flying and temperatures can dip into the teens and rise up to the 50s.
Summer: Cool nights and highs can sometimes reach into the low 90s. Thunderstorms come and go quickly and rarely last all day. Sunscreen is highly recommended.
Fall: Highs in the 50s are common and expect lows in the 30s. Snow is not uncommon leading up to winter. Perfect time to take a short drive and see the changing of the leaves in mid-September.
Winter: Snow usually comes beginning of November to the end of May. Lows can be single digits and highs in the 20s are the norm. Please keep updated on weather conditions and road conditions when traveling.
Travel: We request that all lodging and activity guests follow local, county, and state guidelines for safety and maintain social distancing standards while on property.
We are fully open year-round, however due to the unpredictable nature travel we highly encourage guests to obtain Travel Insurance from a trusted carrier for the beginning of your trip to your return for any unforeseen circumstances. If you have questions or would like more information you can reach out to us at 720-779-2595.
Is there dining at the park?
Our Adventure Basecamp Bar & Grille House is open seasonally. During the summer there is coffee & bar service, breakfast, lunch, and dinner available daily.
Can we use the fire pits?
This is dependent on the county and whether there is a fire ban in effect at the time of your booking. We do have a fire pit located near the yurts -front desk must be notified when a fire is started and all fires must be put out by 8pm.
Are there wild animals in the area?
Because we’re in the Rocky Mountains there are always some animals around -we occasionally see chipmunks and sometimes even spot Big Horned Sheep across the road on the mountain. Black bears can also be spotted near property and we encourage guests to leave their trash inside or in the dumpster and not to leave food out.
Directions to Lawson Adventure Park & Resort
Here’s our Directions to Lawson Adventure Park. It includes a Google map, map of the cabins and yurts, and directions on getting to the park from Denver.
Where do we check in for lodging?
Check in will be at our park located at 3440 Alvarado, Dumont, CO 80436. We send a confirmation text and the self-checkin instructions the day of your reservation.
For lodging: Check-in is at 4pm, Check-out is at 10am.
How many cabins, yurts, and campsite are there?
There are 8 fully-furnished cabins and 5 camping yurts. There are no campsites available.
Are they tiny homes or cabins?
They are a combination of both. Each cabin interior is decorated in its own theme. All cabins are fully-furnished and have a bedroom, bathroom, sleeper sofa, and a kitchen.
Can I rent more than one cabin?
Yes, when booking you can reserve up to 2 or 3 cabins under one reservation. Larger group bookings that involve cabin or yurt buyouts are required to be booked through our Group Specialist and pricing rates can vary.
Is there air conditioning in the cabins?
No, but our cool nights and breezes leave the summer cabins feeling nice and cool. We also have ceiling fans, desk fans, and plenty of windows to keep you cool.
Is there electricity or heat in the yurts?
Yes, there is permanent electric heating inside the yurts, but there is no running water. There is an electrical outlet and a light. We provide a bathhouse on property that has showers and restrooms.
Do yurts have a bathroom?
Not inside the yurt, but there is a heated bathhouse near them with restrooms and showers located near the yurts. Towels and toiletries and included.
What do cabins have?
Cabins include a fully-stocked kitchen with a fridge, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, and (pots, pans, dishes, silverware, and cooking utensils) are included. Salt, pepper, seasoning, and oils are not included. The bedroom has a queen bed and there is a pullout sofa that sleeps 2 in the living room. Flat screen T.V.s are in the living room and bedroom. There is a bathroom that includes toiletries and towels and has a standing shower. Cabins also have heating.
Are you pet friendly?
Yes, we love dogs! We allow for up to 2 dogs in a cabin or yurt. But there is a one time dog fee per dog, and no cats or other animals are allowed. It’s $50 for the first dog and $25 for any additional dog in cabins. It’s $25 for the first dog and $25 for any additional dog for yurts. *There are No restrictions on dog size or breed.
Are there quiet hours?
Yes, please be respectful of those around. We observe quiet hours from 10 p.m. till 7 a.m.
What do I do if there are issues that arise while lodging?
Our main lodge is open 8am-4pm and housekeeping is on property from 9am -3pm for any needs that arise during the day. For after-hours you can reach us via text or call at the cell phone number you received self-checkin information from. Please only call for serious after hour concerns. For emergencies, please call 911.
Where do we check in for park activities?
Check in will be at our park located at 3440 Alvarado, Lawson Co, 80436. Try to arrive 30 minutes early so you can be setup with activity gear (helmets and harnesses) and the guide can go over safety instructions.
Are the park activities included with lodging?
No, activities have to be booked separately, but we do have Play & Stay packages that give discounts on lodging when activities are booked!
What do I need to wear?
For the Via Ferrata and Zipline we require closed toe shoes (no Chacos, no Crocs, no sandals). In general the park has a lot of elements that don’t do well with flip-flops. For rafting, we provide wetsuit and booties so wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet.
The weather changes daily, so please check the weather for your planned day at the park.
Do I tip my guides?
Guiding in Colorado is part of the service industry. Although it is not required our guides greatly appreciate tips.
Do I need previous experience?
All activities are led by a guide, so no previous experience is needed. The only exception is Advanced Whitewater Rafting.
Do you have any activities for kids?
Most of our activities are suited for children 12+ years old. Here’s a breakdown of age limits for activities:
- 4+ Years Old: Upper Colorado Rafting Floats are a full day, leisurely trip in a raft through scenic mountain area with lunch/drinks included. Our 4-seater RZR tours can also have children 4+ years riding along in a passenger seat -as long as they can sit upright in the seat and their feet touch the ground.
- 5+ Years Old: We have guided Beginner Spin & Fly Cast Fishing as well as Ice Fishing trips in the winter!
- 5-8+ Years Old: Beginner Whitewater Rafting (depending on water level). They must also be at least 40 lbs to fit into the life vest. In winter there’s also guided Snowshoeing trips!
- 10+ Years Old: We have the Beginner Zipline
- 12+ Years Old: Via Ferrata-Zipline, Intermediate Rafting (depending on water level), and our All Terrain (Via-Zip-Raft) Package!
- 14+ Years Old: Advanced Whitewater Rafting (also based on experience and water level) and our “Big Horn” Advanced Via Ferrata Climb & Hike!
Do you have any Water Activities?
Our main water-related activity is Rafting! We also offer rentable Kayaks!
Do you have Winter Activities?
We have several outdoor winter activities available during that season. We are also partnered with Loveland Ski Area and can offer special discounts.
Do you have accommodate large groups and special occassions?
We love groups! We can accommodate groups of many sizes, both with lodging and activities.
For special occasions we’re also partnered with local businesses that can provide event spaces and customized menus.
Do you have corporate retreats?
We can customize packages for corporate outings and team building exercises. Many of our activities are great for encouraging people to face challenges.
We also host family reunions, wedding parties, sports teams, and fun group outings!
Do you have a lost and found?
Yes, all items found in the park will be returned to the check-in center at the main lodge. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items in our park or check-in center.
If you have any other questions you can call us or email us HERE.