Hipcamp host Ryan O.
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We have land spanning both sides of the La Plata River, and a good amount of biodiversity that comes with a riparian and historically rich location.  There are a few different options as to where you might like to put up a tent, I will be happy to discuss them with you.  Fishing and wading are available on sight.  Patio table and chairs and Camp fire ring w/ grill is availab

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We have land spanning both sides of the La Plata River, and a good amount of biodiversity that comes with a riparian and historically rich location.  There are a few different options as to where you might like to put up a tent, I will be happy to discuss them with you.  Fishing and wading are available on sight.  Patio table and chairs and Camp fire ring w/ grill is available pending no county-wide restrictions.  Numerous activities abound in the vicinity. Host can provide info and tours, and meals that can be arranged at meet and greet.  

The land here encompasses a small family permaculture farm, wildlife preserve and arts production facility.  We have a lot of interest in sustainable agriculture and up cycle utilitarian artisanship.  We love the outdoors and we love company if you feel like hanging out.  Otherwise we welcome you to enjoy all the solitude of birdsong and flowing water that your heart may desire!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Ryan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at A Life Outdoors - Tent Sight in Colorado.

Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Mesa or canyon
Mountainous
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Driveway

The vibe at A Life Outdoors - Tent Sight

8,060ftListing's elevation
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Hipcamper Michael

Nice spot next to the river

Michael S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
May 12th, 2019

The camp is really close to Mesa Verde but it needs a spring cleaning in the camping area. The river gives an awesome atmosphere but the clutter made it hard to feel at peace. Would stay here if the camp was cleaned and organized!

Hipcamper Abby
Abby B.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2019

This was a great campsite for two of us and our dog. Very accessible from the main road yet has a private feel, awesome rushing river, and we were able to make a fire with the help of some supplies from a kind neighbor.

Hipcamper Chester
Chester C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 17th, 2019

He was friendly and helpful. The scenery was beautiful, if you overlooked his collection of stuff. It was more primative than I expected. The outhouse door had a window without a curtain, which was a little uncomfortable with 3 teenagers. It was not a KOA, however it was more private than a KOA. I paid for 2 nights, but we spent the second night at the KOA. My wife was just not comfortable with the idea of going into someone else's house for a shower.

Hipcamper Danielle

Ryan is awesome!

Danielle R.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2019

We stayed here for four days and it was a pretty convenient location for an event we were attending in Durango. We were not at the campsite for much of the day each day. As far as amenities go, this place is super basic and minimalistic. If you're cool with that, then you'll do well here.

Cons:
-Lots of road noise even through the night
-Not super private; this tent site is in the host's yard
-No "real" restroom (composting bucket) or sink or "real" shower (solar shower via hose--not enclosed; I showered on a day it had been raining all day so the water was ice cold)

Pros:
-Close to town's amenities but outside of the hustle and bustle of Durango
-That there even is any form of a toilet and shower is still a bonus
-Fire pit available (we made a nice fire one night)
-Camping on a budget; this is an inexpensive way to camp
-The biggest and BEST pro is that the host, Ryan, is SOOO nice, chill, inviting, friendly and super accommodating; he made it worth our while and we appreciate his awesomeness!

Thanks, Ryan, for your kindness and for letting us share your space for a few days! You were wonderful and we couldn't have asked for a nicer host. :)

Property
A Life Outdoors
State
Colorado
$18/night
1 Site
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