Hipcamp host Jon H.
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Covid update: Since we value the health and safety of our guests, we have raised the price for this campsite to be able to hire my neighbor to spray down with disinfectant the equipment after each camping grouo. We hope you understand. This is a private tent camping experience at a clearing in the middle of the aspen grove or a pull through trailer space at the bottom of


Covid update: Since we value the health and safety of our guests, we have raised the price for this campsite to be able to hire my neighbor to spray down with disinfectant the equipment after each camping grouo. We hope you understand. This is a private tent camping experience at a clearing in the middle of the aspen grove or a pull through trailer space at the bottom of the hill. The snow covered Continental Divide peeks through the trees. Up the hill it are three great tent sites reachable with a car and backing against bristlecone pine trees hundreds of years old. The best tent sites are marked with solar lamps. One is the flat area leveled with a machine. The other two are up against the pine trees as natural flat areas.   This is also the best site for large campers. Campers and RV's park at the bottom of the hill on a perpendicular pull through trail. With a large RV or trailer go right of the dirt pile then curve left and park in the clearing near the edge of the aspen stand.  Anything over 22 ft. should use this site. This is an area with neighbors that like privacy and quiet time after dark. If you are planning a loud party, go to the BLM land. NO GUNS OR FIREWORKS!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Jon a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Spinney Mountain Res. is 12 miles away.


Spinney Mtn, Eleven Mile, and Taryall Reservoir are nearby. Also headwaters of the South Platte flyfishing.


Hiking our 40 acres includes meadows and forests with a mix of Aspen, Spruce and Pine. The Bristlecone Pine are over 800 years ...Read more


Browns Canyon is an hour away.

Off-roading (OHV)

There are many county and private roads in the area going to the National Forest roads. My neighbor goes riding every weekend.


Indian Mountain and Eagle Rock are 30 minutes away by gravel and dirt roads. Check Google Maps.

Whitewater paddling

We are about one hour by car from Browns Canyon National Monument rafting. Johnson Village rafting companies are 45 minutes by...Read more

Wildlife watching

Dear, Elk, Antelope cross through our property.

Horseback riding


Natural features you'll find at Clearing in the Aspen in Colorado.


Our edge forest is a mix of several forest zones. We have a mix of and Bristlecone Pine, Limber Pine that grow up to timberline...Read more


We are about 1/2 hour from Spinney Mtn. and Eleven Mile Reservoirs. We are about an hour from Tarryall Reservoir by back roads ...Read more


We are surrounded by mountains. There are several wilderness areas nearby. The mountain views are amazing along with a dark sky...Read more

Prairie, meadow, or plain

Our land is a mix of prairie and forest. We are in South Park, inspiration the TV show. If you visit the local bars, you would...Read more

River, stream, or creek

We are near many fly fishing creeks.


Our land is on open range so be prepared for livestock if they are coming through. Also protect your food from bears.


Our land is on open range so be prepared for livestock if they are coming through. Also protect your food from bears.

Hot spring

The vibe at Clearing in the Aspen

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Hipcamper Lindsay

Pretty & secluded spot, but dirty.

Lindsay F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 19th, 2019

This was a great site as far as privacy goes. We were at site #1, our friends stayed at site #2, and nobody was in site #3 for the first night, but they were there our second night. We were a little worried the people in the third site might keep us up at night since we could hear them during dinner, but it didn't end up being a problem. We drove between our friend's site and ours since we had little kids with us, but it could be walkable for adults.

The main downside we ran into was that previous campers didn't bury their excrement very deep, and disgustingly enough some of their poorly buried waste was not far from the fire pit. Our friend's dog ate some of it at their campsite during the first few hours of their stay and ended up getting really sick, so they took her to the vet in BV. The vet said they thought it was either from the dog eating human excrement that contained pot or that the dog ate wild mushrooms.

The only thing we could suggest to help fix this problem in the future is either to have VERY explicit directions on how/where/how deep to dig your holes, or for the owner to prove actual porta-potties or pit toilets. My husband found the nasty red bucket that was supposed to serve as a toilet for our site and warned me not to go near it because it was so disgusting. Thank goodness we had our own toilet in our camper and also know the rules of taking care of business outside. We cleaned up a lot of the paper towels (!) that previous campers had used as toilet paper, covered their holes as best we could, and moved stumps over those areas so none of our dogs would dig it up during the rest of our stay. For such a beautiful spot, it was a really big disappointment to have such an unsanitary situation to deal with, especially with our dog and two small children in tow. We are usually dispersed campers who do not pay for campsites, so to pay to camp in order to be with our friends and have it be dirtier than any place we would generally go was a real bummer.

Beautiful views and very secluded! Clearing in the AspenSunset from site #2. It was nice and quiet at night.
Hipcamper Jon
Response from Jon, the Host, on August 12th, 2020

Sorry you had that experience. I wish I could install some composting toilets. The County won't allow it. My suggestion would be for campers to bring their own toilet as you did. Some just don't understand that cat holes should be deep enough not to be dug up by a dog. And burn your paper or haul it out.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Ann

Lovely stay in the aspens

Ann M.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2019

Lovely site and so quiet. We have a 25' travel trailer and didn't have any problems getting to the site. Prepare for a few mosquitoes, but we also enjoyed the company of chipmunks and quite a few birds. It was windy, but the aspens blocked the wind pretty well. Nice shade/sun combination. Farther up the hill from the trailer site is a pretty nice tent site with a BBQ. If you have a trailer, prepare to do some leveling, but it wasn't too bad. We are planning on staying there again.

View from the side of the trailerView from the beginning of Aspen grove up to where we parked trailerClearing in the Aspen
Hipcamper Robert

Great campsite!

Robert W.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2019

great campsite! easy to find but remote and private. looking forward to returning!

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer S.
recommends this listing.
May 18th, 2020

Quiet, private and beautiful... just what we wanted.

Hipcamper Allison
Allison Z.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2020

Site was okay

Hipcamper Holly
Holly S.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2020

Nice site. Private and quiet.

Hipcamper Shantal

So nice, we stayed twice!

Shantal R.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2020

This site was so great we decided to extend our trip for another night! Our host was so accommodating and helpful. Suggesting many beautiful places around the area to fish, hike, canoe, and white water raft. The site is tucked away and private and just a short walk from open planes for your pup to run. A grill, propane fire pit, and table are all provided at the site along w some pots, pans, and chairs. I would definitely bring some bug spray, however most of the bugs aren’t the biting kind so it’s very manageable.

Fire pit area Brown canyonBrown canyon (close by)Sunset up the road from the campsite
Hipcamper Alicia
Alicia E.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2020

Great site! Super private and safe. Love that you have trees, plains, and Mountain View’s. We had a tear drop camper with us and while the road was a bit bumpy at times, we had no real problem getting it to the site.

Hipcamper Rickii

Double family camping trip

Rickii B.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

We brought two pull trailers and stayed at clearing in the aspen, site #3. Jon was super helpful and responded quickly to any questions we had. We had a total of 7 kids with us. The spot was perfect for a weekend get away! The kids had so much fun gathering all the grasshoppers and caterpillars! It was so wonderful to let the kids run around and not worry about other cars driving around! There was a propane fire pit that was provided, just bring your own propane, which was a nice alternative since there was a fire ban. We took a little trip to Tarryall reservoir for fishing. Overall great stay!

Clearing in the AspenClearing in the Aspen


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