Hipcamp host Rachel R.
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***Glamping coming summer 2021*** 

Pitch your tent right on the Gunnison River. This is a great destination for fishermen or anyone that enjoys falling asleep to the sounds of the river!

This campsite is home to many woodland critters such as geese, ducks, deer, raccoons, with the occasional fox sighting!

Right across the river, you will find Garlic Mike's


***Glamping coming summer 2021*** 

Pitch your tent right on the Gunnison River. This is a great destination for fishermen or anyone that enjoys falling asleep to the sounds of the river!

This campsite is home to many woodland critters such as geese, ducks, deer, raccoons, with the occasional fox sighting!

Right across the river, you will find Garlic Mike's River Bar; A wonderful spot for evening drinks and snacks.

The site is within biking distance to many attractions.

***Please Note: Although this site typically offers access to a camping toilet, we will not be able to offer this amenity during the 2020 season due to Covid-19. YOU will be responsible for packing it out!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Pets allowed
No campfires
No toilet
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Rachel a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Camp Eldorado | Gunnison River in Colorado.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Camp Eldorado | Gunnison River

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Hipcamper Thera

The pictures are very misleading.

Thera F.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 17th, 2020

This place is NOT AT ALL what it says it is.
The “campsites” are in a neighborhood. They are are literally undeveloped homesites.
There were dog feces everywhere and NO PRIVACY.
There was nowhere to camp where you wouldn’t be easily seen from a house window.
The “pond” was scummy and a breeding ground for mosquitos, which were everywhere.
Seriously, this place is a joke.

Hipcamper Rachel
Response from Rachel, the Host, on June 17th, 2020

This place is quite the same as what I claim it to be. This listing is on 7 acres of land. You can see rooftops and even a driveway in the distance in some of these photos. They are plenty far away. The campsites are beside a neighborhood, but not in a neighborhood. This is outside of city limits. with plenty of privacy. I apologized profusely about the dog feces and offered a 1/2 refund. When you maintained your presence at the campsite beyond your complaints, I was not able to offer a full refund since no one else was able to take the date. Your friend (who was actually my guest) was accepting of the 1/2 refund and very easy to communicate with on the issue. If you're surprised that a pond has algae, and you're surprised that mosquitos are attracted to the pond and the river, perhaps you need more practice camping. Please accept a 50% discount at any of my listings on your next trip.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Geoff

Must stay mountain river escape

Geoff D.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2020

This property was just the escape I needed. I had a restful night under the stars with the sounds of the river. During the day, I enjoyed fishing in the river and watching the local wildlife. I will definitely be returning to this property the next time I am in Gunnison-Crested Butte.

Hipcamper Scott
Scott R.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2019

This site was a great way to be next to Gunnison with some privacy. I spent my time rafting and fishing and loved being able to have this campsite

Hipcamper Hanna
Hanna M.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2019

Wonderful location! Rachel is incredibly helpful and a wonderful host. Thank you Rachel!

Hipcamper Vane

Great sleep to the sound of the riv

Vane O.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2019

Beautiful property. We loved sleeping to the sound of the river. Instructions were very helpful. The place is close to town.
Would def come back.

Hipcamper Kate

Great riverfront space

Kate G.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2019

We had a wonderful stay at Rachel's space! We were the only ones there, and only for one night, but we had an awesome time. They've thoughtfully included firepits for use, as well as what I believe is a brand new camping toilet (just keep in mind it's going back out with you). We felt pretty secluded, and the only real noise is the sound of the river. The River Bar on the opposite bank was a nice stop. Also an easy drive up the road to Crested Butte. I will say that there are tons of 🦟, so be sure to bring your bug spray.

Camp Eldorado | Gunnison River
Hipcamper Tina
Tina C.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2019

Highly recommend for beginning campers. The location is just wild enough to feel like a real camping trip but close enough to town for this city girl. We we even got to listen to live music from Garlic Mike's in the evening. Rachel was an excellent host and went above and beyond to make sure my family had a good time. I can't thank her enough and we really hope to come back.

Hipcamper Kellie

Great camp site - right on water

Kellie L.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2020

This is a great spot to camp! It's right on the water which we thoroughly enjoyed to ourselves. The sound of the river is calming and helped us sleep well. The land is flat which makes it easy to set up your tent and equipment. Driving to the site isn't too difficult either. It's right off the main road and only a 5-minute drive to the grocery and gas stations if you need supplies. We can't wait to come back and camp here again!

Hipcamper Julie

Calm, peaceful, relaxing retreat

Julie S.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

This was a perfectly peaceful and safe spot for a girl to solo camp with her dog. The sound of the river was so soothing, and I was able to put my tent close enough to enjoy the sites and sounds. I wasn't able to enjoy a campfire (it got cold the night I was there) because I didn't want to disturb the couple camping in the other site - there is just one metal fire pit to share between the two sites. It's so rare to even find a campsite that allows fires in Colorado - so that really wasn't a deal-breaker for me. Yes, there are houses nearby and a large campground across the street, but if you get close enough to the river, in the tall grass & near the trees, you will feel like it's your own little world.

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