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.
Is there dining at the park?
Our Adventure Basecamp Bar & Grille House serves food including breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8am to 5pm. Alcoholic beverages are served until 9pm.
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.
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.
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 4 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, 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. Portable A/C units are available to rent per stay at our main lodge for $20.
Is there electricity or heat in the yurts?
Yes, there is permanent propane 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?
No, 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 coffee maker (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 are separate, but we can add them to your bill if you like. You can get up to $25 off per night of lodging when you book with an activity package.
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 come with a guide so no previous experience is needed.
Do you have any activities for kids?
Most of our activities are suited for children 12+ in general. Here’s a breakdown of ages to activities:
- For children 4+ we do have Colorado Rafting Floats which is a full day, leisurely trips in a raft through scenic mountain area with lunch/drinks included. Our 4-seater UTV tours can also have children 4+ riding along in a passenger seat. We also have guided kayak tours!
- Children 8+ we have Beginner Whitewater Rafting.
- For children 10+ we have the Beginner Zipline Solo Activity
- For kids 12+ we have Via Ferrata-Zipline, Intermediate Rafting (depending on water level), and our All Terrain (Via-Zip-Raft) Package! They can also ride as passengers on ATV tours! Spin & Fly guided fishing trips are also available.
- For Kids 14+ we have Advanced Rafting (also based on experience) and our “Big Horn” Advanced Via-ATV Package!
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.
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.