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
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!
- 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%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
The RAT trails are very popular.
I you have your own boat, you can hit the reservoir in Ridgway for some fun in the sun.
Fly fishing and line and hook available in our area!
Tons of trails in Ouray county!
Guided trail rides available in our area.
Stand Up Paddle Boards and Kayaks available to rent locally.
Bring your own or rent from the local companies in Ouray.
Lots of climbing options, even one a half mile from camp. Ouray is getting a via ferrata as well.
Telluride is within an hour, back country downhill is minutes away and snow shoe/cross country rentals and tracks are also nearby.
Head to the reservoir or the many local hot springs.
Abundance of wildlife in our area.
Natural features you'll find at BASECAMP 550 Gravel Campsites in Colorado.
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.
Major mountain views from our location and you can be immersed in them within minutes.
Basecamp 550 backs up to the Weber Ranch where there's friendly cow neighbors during certain times of the year.
We have a gravel driveway and campsites are on gravel.
The vibe at BASECAMP 550 Gravel Campsites
Places to see near Basecamp 550
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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!
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.