General Park Information
Where are you located?
We’re 35 miles west of Denver near Idaho Springs and Empire.
Is there Wi-Fi at the park?
Yes, there is wi-fi in the park. However, cell phone reception can be very weak in the mountains.
Is there dining at the park?
Currently we do not serve food, but there are a variety of snack items to choose from at our Basecamp Bar. There are also dining options just a short distance in either direction from Empire, Idaho Springs, and Georgetown. (Ask us about local discounts available.)
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.
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.
Winter: The snow is flying. Lows can be single digits and highs in the 20s are the norm. Please keep updated on weather conditions and road conditions when traveling.
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, Lawson Co, 80436. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to serve you a cold beverage while you enjoy the scenery on our upstairs deck.
For lodging: Check-in is at 4pm, Check-out is at 10am.
How many cabins, yurts, and campsite are there?
There are 8 cabins, 5 yurts, and 9 campsites.
Are they tiny homes or cabins?
We 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, please see our Lodging Policy for deposits and cancellations. Pricing and minimum stays are subject to change.
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 heat inside the yurts, but there is no running water or electricity. We provide a bathhouse on property that has showers, toilets, and electrical plugs.
Do yurts have a bathroom?
No, but there is a bathhouse with restrooms and showers located near the yurts.
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. *There are No restrictions on dog size or breed. **Bierstadt cabin is hypoallergenic so no dogs are allowed in that cabin.
Are there quiet hours?
Yes, please be respectful of those around. We observe quiet hours from 10 p.m. till 7 a.m.
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 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 are separate, but we can add them to your bill if you like. You can gt $25 off lodging when you book with an activity package.
Do I need to make reservations for all the activities?
Yes, we prefer all activities to be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Please call (855) 372-7238 with any and all questions about booking an adventure.
What do I need to wear?
For the Challenge Course, 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 come with a guide so no previous experience is needed.
Do you have an activities for kids?
Many of our activities are great for kids, depending on age. To look at specific recommendations based on age and interests click here.
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 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.
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.