Hipcamp host René F.
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Black Burro Ranch is a 5 acre property conveniently located between Montrose and Ridgway, Colorado. A perfect spot to stage your adventures from!  Your site is in a private area nestled in the pinons, junipers and sage towards the front of the property, so access in and out is easy.  There are limited views of the unassuming main house from some areas of the campsite, howeve


Black Burro Ranch is a 5 acre property conveniently located between Montrose and Ridgway, Colorado. A perfect spot to stage your adventures from!  Your site is in a private area nestled in the pinons, junipers and sage towards the front of the property, so access in and out is easy.  There are limited views of the unassuming main house from some areas of the campsite, however.  Home to two elderly horses who love treats and pats, and a very reserved rescued Border Collie.  An information packet with valuable information will be left on the picnic table for you!  We will be available for answering questions about the area, so don't hesitate to ask.  We ask that you follow the Leave No Trace outdoor ethics while visiting our beautiful state of Colorado.  Enjoy your time here!!!  Please follow directions detailed on the Hipcamp site carefully and call/text René for any doubts or further instructions. Please do not rely on your phone apps/maps!  Seriously!!!  Your site is yours only, as only one group is welcomed at a time. A super cute and clean outhouse is available, as well as a solar shower tent, 2 star-gazing chaise lounges, food prep table, small picnic table, solar lights, 2 five gallon water jugs, soap, and hand sanitizer.  The fire pit is available ONLY if it is safe to have fires (2020 was extremely dry and windy and dangerous. Permission to have a fire must be given by the Host).   Pets are Welcome!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
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: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send René a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Ridgway area trails (RAT) are extensive!


Ridgway State Park is 7 miles away.


Ridgway State Park, the Uncompaghre River, and The Gunnison River are all close by.


So many options!!! Mountains, deserts, and canyons are all close by! Please adhere to the Leave No Trace Ethics. We can pr...Read more


The towns of Montrose and Ridgway both have water parks and river access.

Off-roading (OHV)

OHV routes are extensive in this area! The Rimrocker Trail and the Alpine Loop accesses are close by. Please stay on designate...Read more


Ouray is known for it's incredible rock and ice climbing!

Snow sports

Telluride is approximately 1 hour drive from here and Powderhorn Ski Area approximately 2 hours.


A swim beach is located at Ridgway State Park.

Wildlife watching

This area is abundant with wildlife. Please respect all life from a distance.

Horseback riding


Natural features you'll find at Black Burro Ranch in Colorado.


The ranch is home to Junipers, Pinon Pines and lots of sagebrush, cactus and seasonal wildflowers.


Views of Buckhorn Peaks and the Cimarrons from the property.


Our peaceful 5 acres is home to 2 elder horses (who love a good face rub!), 1 dog, and lots of wild birds.


The vibe at Black Burro Ranch

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Hipcamper Brian
Brian J.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2020

I had a very enjoyable two night stay here. A very convenient location with friendly hosts. I would definitely stay here again if I'm visiting the area.

Hipcamper Theresa
Theresa M.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2020

René made sure we had everything we needed and gave us hiking recommendations which we took and enjoyed very much!

Hipcamper Emma
Emma H.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

Rene is wonderful, she is hospitable and creative. I truly enjoyed my stay at Black Burro Ranch, she is attentive to refills of provided 5 gallon water jugs and cleanliness of facilities. Her "wag-bag" system is convenient as well as efficient when camping! Her location could not be any more accessible to surrounding attractions and Montrose for any goods needed. Her dog Jolene is so cute, and her horses are beautiful. I camped with my 2.5 year old daughter and dog, we felt safe and it was peaceful. Thank you Rene!

Hipcamper Logan
Logan M.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2020

Driving through and needed a spot to camp, loved that there was shade. Super clean area and host was very nice and helpful.

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Hipcamper Zach

Great place

Zach M.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2020

Really beautiful place to camp! Rene was so kind and keeps the place very clean and nice. We were visiting Black Canyon of the Gunnison and the sites were full so we found this instead. Easy drive about 40 minutes away.

Hipcamper Vandnp01@gmail.com
[email protected] V.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

It was a beautiful place to camp!

Hipcamper Shelby
Shelby O.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2020

What a beautiful location! It was very quiet and secluded. The added amenities were greatly appreciated. René was very gracious and we had a lovely stay. I highly recommend this spot and would stay again.

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan W.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2020

This place was a great stay as we passed through Montrose and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. It’s just a little bit out of town, but it’s worth it for the seclusion and the stars! Would definitely come back.

Hipcamper Katie

Camping adventure

Katie A.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2020

Cute little spot to camp. Rene has made a special spot on her land for camping. It's a great spot with lots to do all around. She did a good job making it feel remote even though it is close to her home. It was super clean and had a place to use the restroom and a little solar shower that worked out great : ). I traveled with my daughter and her friend and we felt very safe, secure and comfy.


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