Hipcamp host Anthony S.
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Flat rocky, high alpine grass tundra very exposed with some trees for cover! Incredible views! Top of the "top of the Rockies"! Most incredible view in Colorado! Hike, bike, 4 wheel, pictures, explore old mine workings!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
5 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Anthony a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cumberland High Alpine Campsite! in Colorado.

Mountainous

The vibe at Cumberland High Alpine Campsite!

16 Written reviews
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Hipcamper Karah

Very serene! i will be back!

Karah M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 16th, 2020

Very private mountaintop campsite! Anthony was very nice and called us prior to our arrival with detailed instructions. A little mixup with some folks on ATVs blocking the actual site roads (not their fault, they were gathering for pictures and probably didn’t realize we were attempting to camp there, and we didn’t notice the roads behind them!) had us lost for a bit, but we found it! Very secluded and quiet!

I would let people know that if you’re looking at the Cumberland Pass sign, two roads to the left of the sign are the roads to the site. It’s literally the top of Cumberland Pass! Also, we made it up the mountain, it’s not impossible, but definitely be prepared for a rocky, uneven terrain that’s pretty rough for a sedan. I have a Honda Civic, and we made it after an unfortunate loss of my skid plate, but that’s what they’re for! The roads coming up from Tin Cup are much easier on vehicles than coming up from Pitkin. There is a lot of ATV and Dirtbike traffic, so please be confident sharing the roads!

All in all, this is an amazing place! The views are unmatched and there is a lot to explore. It being the top of a mountain, bring heavier stakes for your tent and extra pads or sleeping bags if you don’t have cots or a camper.

You cannot beat the price for these views and the exploration of the areas around Cumberland Pass!

We used the car to block some of the wind, but not all the views! My car at our campsite! Just barely made it, but we made it. If traveling in a sedan, I recommend taking the route through Tin Cup and up. We had a really rough time from Pitkin to Cumberland pass in my car, but an easier time coming and going using Tin Cup. The top of Cumberland Pass! So you know we are real people reviewing his property! Seriously! You cannot beat these views!
Hipcamper Madeline
Madeline M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 17th, 2020

Tony and his grandkids were incredibly welcoming! The campsite was absolutely beautiful - we had the whole top of the mountain to ourselves and there were plenty of trails nearby. We'd love to come stay again!

Cumberland High Alpine Campsite!
Hipcamper Christina

Surreal

Christina B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 28th, 2020

**SURREAL** Loved this site!! Follow the Cumberland pass road, using GPS makes it easy. Top of the Mt. go right up the trail(you can drive). Blue ties are up to indicate sites. Friendly neighbors camping safe distance away. Had an evening walk After setting up camp. The side by sides go back to camp for evening And Then it’s so quiet and peaceful. The sunrise was everything I could have hoped for. On the way up to camp Being mindful of other vics on the road would be my advice. It was busy In daylight and road is narrow in some curves. I don’t know anywhere else you could have this type of experience -camping On a mountain, hikes in National Forest, plus historical sites.

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Hipcamper Maggie
Maggie F.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2020

Cumberland High Alpine campsite was absolutely not lacking in views. THIS. WAS. BEAUTIFUL.

Pros: view, remote, almost 0 mosquitos, cute towns on either side of the pass, Tony was a gracious host and pointed out a huge bull moose to us!!

Cons: high (took some time for our bodies and brains to adjust to 12,000 ft), could use a sign to help confirm we are in the right place, fairly rough road to get up to the top (check with Tony if you’re bringing a camper)

This is an ATV/ Jeeping haven. Loads of trials and lots of people enjoying being outside. Hiking and Mtn biking are a ways away and not quite as easily accessible.

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Hipcamper Gin

Breath taking campsite

Gin P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 30th, 2020

The area was gorgeous! Beautiful views and relatively quiet given the amount of OHV traffic in the area. Lots of old mining roads to explore. Tony was a gracious host, very friendly and helpful. He made sure we knew exactly where we were going and that we arrived there. He even told us about a bull moose hanging out in the area so our kids got see a wild moose!

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Hipcamper Pierce
Pierce L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 12th, 2020

Beautiful spot up near the pass. Private and scenic.
Do not trust google maps if it tells you to not go near the reservoir.

Hipcamper Wendy

Beautiful views and great star gazi

Wendy S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 31st, 2020

Beautiful views. It is at 12,000 feet, be prepared to be chilly at night. Great plave to view stars and planets. ots of cool ATV off road trails.

Hipcamper Mark

Yowza mtn views + 4x4

Mark H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
September 6th, 2020

From Tin Cup, a beautiful + leisurely 4x4 recommended drive (Forester), ~35 min via dirt/rocky Natl forest road,. (Pro-tip: Unless you have legit high-clearance 4x4, take the obviously-easier-looking, but longer/windy path to the right and not the more direct route up the pass that GPS suggests : ) Rocky switchbacks, pass some abandoned mines then Yowza 360 mountain views + sunset at 12,000+ ft Cumberland Pass. Anthony's campsites just around the corner from the sign at the top were nicely distanced, with some tree coverage and fire pits. Passed lots of ATVs on the way up, and there was some traffic in the distance before sundown around the site, but people respected the 'no trespassing' signs on Anthony's hipcamp property and it was pure silence after sundown... Milky Way by 10:30pm.

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Hipcamper Nick
Nick S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 7th, 2020

Great spot - make sure you set camp with the trees or it’s going to get gusty. Beautiful views

Property
Anthony S.’s Land
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$35/night
5 Sites

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