Basecamp 550 is an eclectic campground for the modern gypsy, weekend jetsetter or outdoor adventure seeker looking for a comfortable and convenient place to enjoy the San Juan Mountains and its surrounding area. We offer comfortable lodging options that vary from tiny homes, glamping tents, and RV sites. We have amenities such as the Club House, Outdoor Kitchen and Bath Hous

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Basecamp 550 is an eclectic campground for the modern gypsy, weekend jetsetter or outdoor adventure seeker looking for a comfortable and convenient place to enjoy the San Juan Mountains and its surrounding area. We offer comfortable lodging options that vary from tiny homes, glamping tents, and RV sites. We have amenities such as the Club House, Outdoor Kitchen and Bath House with Quarter Operated Showers. 

Some of our RV sites are listed here on HipCamp. We welcome tent camping, car camping, and RV/Trailer camping but please recognize you will be assigned an RV site. Basecamp 550 is situated between Highway 550 and the Weber Ranch. You will notice highway noise, especially in the summer, due to our proximity to the road. If the wind is just right, you'll even get a whiff of the cows. We're 2 miles south of Ridgway and 8 miles north of Ouray. Lots to do and see - please visit their tourism and chamber of commerce pages for more information on things to do.

For more lodging options - feel free to check out our website!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 25ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 60%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The RAT trails are very popular.

Boating

I you have your own boat, you can hit the reservoir in Ridgway for some fun in the sun.

Fishing

Fly fishing and line and hook available in our area!

Hiking

Tons of trails in Ouray county!

Horseback riding

Guided trail rides available in our area.

Paddling

Stand Up Paddle Boards and Kayaks available to rent locally.

Off-roading (OHV)

Bring your own or rent from the local companies in Ouray.

Climbing

Lots of climbing options, even one a half mile from camp. Ouray is getting a via ferrata as well.

Snow sports

Telluride is within an hour, back country downhill is minutes away and snow shoe/cross country rentals and tracks are also nearby.

Swimming

Head to the reservoir or the many local hot springs.

Wildlife watching

Abundance of wildlife in our area.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at BASECAMP 550 Gravel Campsites in Colorado.

Lake

Ridgway Réservoir at the Ridgway State Park is about 5-10 minutes up the road.

Mesa or canyon

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is less than an hour away from here.

Mountainous

Major mountain views from our location and you can be immersed in them within minutes.

Ranch

Basecamp 550 backs up to the Weber Ranch where there's friendly cow neighbors during certain times of the year.

Driveway

We have a gravel driveway and campsites are on gravel.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...

The vibe at BASECAMP 550 Gravel Campsites

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Hipcamper Amelia
Amelia B.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2020

Beautiful views and Heather was incredibly accommodating! The bathrooms were very clean and the campground was well maintained. I highly recommend!

View from campsite 19
Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle R.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2020

Great place! Convenient to hiking spots in the area.
The only problem was the tent sites were gravel, so there was no way to stake down the tents. When the winds and rains came, we had to hold everything down!

Hipcamper Cate
Cate G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 26th, 2020

We were surprised to find our ‘tent camping’ site to be on the gravel between RVs. There were not grassy camping sites, but the host allowed us to camp on a spot of grass that wasn’t actually a camp site. Despite the bit of surprise with the gravel campsite, once we relocated to the grass, we had a great view. The bathrooms and showers were spotless and Heather was extremely helpful. The only note to future tent campers, is the sites are gravel, but you might be able to snag a grassy location if you arrive early.

Hipcamper Conrad
Conrad Q.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

Great views and very close to Ouray and Telluride, convenient location and the campsite news very well maintained. Extremely clean with lots of amenities.

Hipcamper Alyse G.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2020
Property
Basecamp 550
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site
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