Hipcamp host Jonathan S.,
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Gorgeous view of the La Plata Mountains. Aromatic sage and pinon ring the camp area, with easy access to the private camp site; pets and horses are ok. Close to Durango, or Lake Nighthorse, with Mesa Verde 40 minutes away.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Jonathan a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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15 minutes to Lake Nighthorse, or 20 minutes from the Animas River for great paddling options.

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Hipcamper Jolene

Comfortable spot

Jolene G.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2019

The site was more than we expected. Care was obviously taken to make the space comfortable.
In addition to a pull through area for our vehicles, a mulched area to get off of the dirt, picnic table, fire ring with stumps for sitting, roasting sticks and fire wood were included.
Perfect spot for a night on our road trip through the area.

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Hipcamper Raelene

Amazing views, great site!

Raelene F.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2020

We had such a great stay! The site was private with amazing views of the mountains. There was a great fire pit stocked with plenty of firewood and a picnic table. We would highly recommend and would 100% stay here again.

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Hipcamper Benji
Benji M.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

Very nice campground, great views, hiking and swimming activities close by. Highly reccommend bringing umbrellas, but other than that it was phenomenal!

Hipcamper John
John F.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

My wife and I camped here on our way from Santa Fe to Carbondale, and it was beautiful, relaxing, and just plain awesome. The site is private and well taken care of. Plenty of space, a mulched area, picnic table and a pretty epic fire pit with a substantial grill. Fantastic views. Thanks for a great experience HD Camp!

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Hipcamper Adrienne
Adrienne S.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

The space was more than beautiful! We were far away to ensure privacy which was nice! It was somewhat next to a cemetery, which surprised us but not enough to be spooked out! Over all it was amazing!!

Hipcamper Irina

Would recommend

Irina S.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

Great camping site for a night! It has a picnic table and a fire ring. Beautiful views of the mountain! The host even had some firewood for us.

Hipcamper Joel
Joel K.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2020

Very quite, beautiful night sky. Fire pit with a metal grill that goes over the fire. Fire wood is definitely worth the 5$. Felt very safe and had a great time!

Hipcamper Oakley
Oakley J.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2020

Beautiful place! Very well maintained and the host was responsive and welcoming. We really enjoyed our stay and especially having a fire

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Hipcamper Lizzie
Lizzie S.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2020

We stayed at this site as a halfway point on our way to Telluride. It was quite magical. There was a well-appointed picnic table and campfire. The host had put down mulch around the site, to make it quite comfortable. It feels very private, just a few horses in the field and a lovely sunset.

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