PLEASE NOTE:US Forest Service Road #275 (Saints Johns Road) is a 3-mile, 4-wheel-drive (4WD) road that requires both 4WD and high clearance. A car with all-wheel-drive (AWD) will not make it up the road (i.e. a Subaru Outback). The USFS rates this road "moderate to more difficult." Please consider this when booking this site.

Pitch your tent next to the historic structure

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PLEASE NOTE: US Forest Service Road #275 (Saints Johns Road) is a 3-mile, 4-wheel-drive (4WD) road that requires both 4WD and high clearance.  A car with all-wheel-drive (AWD) will not make it up the road (i.e. a Subaru Outback).  The USFS rates this road "moderate to more difficult." Please consider this when booking this site.  

Pitch your tent next to the historic structure remains of the mining ghost town of Wild Irishman as you trace the old 1880's mail route between Montezuma and Breckenridge.

Situated between Glacier Mountain and Keystone Mountain, hiking and BC/XC skiing opportunities abound. This camp is located southwest of the town of Montezuma on the backside of Keystone Ski Area.

Accessible by 4WD during summer, winter requires a bit more effort as the Forest Service road is closed to cars (but not snowmobiles or skis) at the town of Montezuma until mid-June. 

Wild Irishman was a critical stop on the old mail ski route between Montezuma and Breckenridge in the 1880's, when the prospect of silver attracted hundreds to this scenic valley. Today, you can re-trace this route, or simply XC ski or snowmobile up the USFS road to the camp. 

Welcome!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water
No fires
Bring your own camping stove
No toilet
Pack it out
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
No showers
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Snow sports

Incredible cross-country skiing or snowshoeing opportunities, or backcountry skiing opportunities throughout the valley with pr...Read more

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Glacier Mountain Camp in Colorado.

Mountainous

This is a high alpine environment where weather can change rapidly.

Forest

Places to see near Glacier Mountain

Arapaho National Forest
Arapaho National Forest
23 miles way Explore
Pike National Forest
Pike National Forest
33 miles way Explore
Chatfield State Park
Chatfield State Park
44 miles way Explore
Sylvan Lake State Park
Sylvan Lake State Park
45 miles way Explore
Eleven Mile State Park
Eleven Mile State Park
46 miles way Explore
White River National Forest
White River National Forest
50 miles way Explore
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
54 miles way Explore
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
55 miles way Explore
Cherry Creek State Park
Cherry Creek State Park
56 miles way Explore
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
59 miles way Explore
San Isabel National Forest
San Isabel National Forest
61 miles way Explore
St. Vrain State Park
St. Vrain State Park
63 miles way Explore
State Forest State Park
State Forest State Park
68 miles way Explore
Stagecoach State Park
Stagecoach State Park
71 miles way Explore
Boyd Lake State Park
Boyd Lake State Park
74 miles way Explore
Roosevelt National Forest
Roosevelt National Forest
76 miles way Explore
Routt National Forest
Routt National Forest
81 miles way Explore
Gunnison National Forest
Gunnison National Forest
88 miles way Explore
Paonia State Park
Paonia State Park
88 miles way Explore
Yampa River State Park
Yampa River State Park
95 miles way Explore
Rifle Falls State Park
Rifle Falls State Park
96 miles way Explore

The vibe at Glacier Mountain Camp

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Hipcamper Maegen
Maegen L.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2017

Wow, what an amazing piece of property! We absolutely LOVED our adventure at Glacier Mountain Camp. Total seclusion and incredible views. The road was a bit technical so a higher clearance vehicle is definitely recommended! We got in just fine with an Xterra and Grand Cherokee. There are two fire pits on the property and plenty of space for tents. Would highly recommend this beautiful piece of land to anyone looking for a memorable Colorado experience. And bring the pups! Endless space for dogs to run wild. Will definitely be back!

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Hipcamper Max
Max Z.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 3rd, 2018

There are plenty of other sites around the area that you don't need to pay for.

Hipcamper Sara
Sara S.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2017

We absolutely LOVED our overnight trip at Glacier Mountain Camp. The vista views are breathtaking and the land is beautiful. There are a few wonderful little spots with fire rings that make for a perfect evening. Can't say enough good things about this place!

Hipcamper dylan
Dylan M.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2018

First: thank you for very much to host making for this site available! We appreciate such an amazing location - unlike any traditional campground. The campsite is a mini plateau with 360 views just above the timber line. Very peaceful: no lights or sounds from any humans. We hiked up the road for an extra special view too, but it was quite difficult for us at the altitude. The drive to the campsite was ok in our massive Jeep- but I’d be wary in anything with low clearance. Stars were brilliant at night. Enjoyed having no cell service. Awesome place!

This. Is. The. Amazing. View.
Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca B.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2018

The road up to the campsite is no joke!! We had a Toyota Tundra with just enough ground clearance (but cut it close with our side steps). The drive is definitely worth it! Amazing to have such spectacular views in such a private site (almost.) We shared our campsite by being woken up at 0300 by a family of mountain goats and enjoyed coffee with them walking around our site until 0930! We also saw much more wildlife just a few steps from our site, including moose, coyote, deer, marmots, birds and many more! Definitely recommend this site to anyone looking for a back country camping feel but more easily accessible and not far from town!

Ran into a moose on our way back up the road to our site!Our dog LOVED staying at the campsite!View to the SouthGlacier Mountain Camp
Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew B.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2018

The site at Glacier Mountain is incredible, views are amazing, site is remote with lots of wildlife, would highly recommend to anyone looking for an adventure. Need a 4x4 with plenty of ground clearance to reach the site. There are other campsites along the road, but none compare to the one on top.

Hipcamper Matt and Andrea
Matt And Andrea F.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2018

What an amazing piece of land. Snuggled in the mountains this site is beautiful, peaceful and perfect. We came into the site via Sts John Road from N. Fork Swan Road and left the next day via the rest of Sts. John Road into Montezuma. I only recommend the route from N Fork Swan Road if you are experienced in 4x4 driving. The campsite was private and shielded from the wind that generally comes with that elevation. We loved our stay at Glacier Mountain.

Mid-August camping.Coconut Curry Chicken with Udon Noodles at 11k feet on the skottle.Glacier Mountain CampThe view looking up from the campsite.  We watched a couple motorcycles struggle up this hill.
Hipcamper Kaitlin
Kaitlin B.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2018

My new favorite campsite! Spectacular views and wonderful property. Will definitely be returning again!

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Hipcamper Jorin
Jorin B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 22nd, 2017

Unfortunately the road to the campsite was closed and I was unable to access it, but Christopher was extremely helpful and responsible as a host and went above and beyond in communication.

Property
Glacier Mountain
State
Colorado
$40/night
1 Site