Hipcamp host Rachel H.
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High Prairie Camp backs up to a wildlife reserve. High altitude prairie, 360° view of the mountains. Open with wild grasses and flowers. Occasional bovine and wildlife visitors.

A small farm/homestead in progress. Rustic camping experience. Cell service spotty, but it's nice to disconnect sometimes!Please note that High Prairie Camp is at over 9k elevation, which mea

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High Prairie Camp backs up to a wildlife reserve. High altitude prairie, 360° view of the mountains. Open with wild grasses and flowers. Occasional bovine and wildlife visitors.

A small farm/homestead in progress. Rustic camping experience. Cell service spotty, but it's nice to disconnect sometimes!Please note that High Prairie Camp is at over 9k elevation, which means weather can be unpredictable so please check the weather ahead of time and prepare accordingly (especially by bringing warm clothes!) We do occasionally have mosquitoes so I would advise being prepared for that as well.

If there is not a fire ban in effect in my county, I allow campfires. We frequently have fire bans here. I would recommend a propane fire pit, they are always allowed. Also, GPS tends to take people on the "scenic route", it's approximately 20 miles of a washboard dirt road, beautiful but a little rough on car suspensions! I would recommend taking highway 285 through Fairplay, take highway 9 to Hartsel, get on hwy 24 go about 4 miles to CR 15/Elkhorn Rd. The camp is 4 miles down Elkhorn Rd. Take the 2nd entrance to Huerfano Dr on the left.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 40ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Rachel a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at High Prairie Camp in Colorado.

Field

The vibe at High Prairie Camp

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Hipcamper Krista

Big sky & beautiful views

Krista E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 12th, 2019

We loved our stay at High Prairie. The view was so beautiful and Rachel was a kind, friendly host. We had plenty of open land to enjoy the games we brought for family time (corn hole, soccer, kites, etc.) and an open sky for star-gazing (sadly the weather was not cooperative for us, but it was still fun). Rachel and her husband are building their homestead there and she mentioned that they also plan to build out their campsites with more amenities which will be fantastic when it's all done. Right now, it's pretty barebones with just a table and a rock-ring fire pit, but it worked great for what we were seeking: a quiet place to see the night sky.

We did have a couple disappointments that others might want to be aware of as they book. 1) In our emailing back and forth prior to booking, we were told that we'd have the site further from the driveway (there are two campsites on the property), but when we got there, that site had been taken by another group. We were told we could move once they left, but I wasn't about to take our whole set up down and set it up again. It wasn't a huge deal, it's not like the driveway is busy, but I think it would be more helpful to be very clear about what site is where and which one you're booking and hold people to that. 2) The owners have two dogs that are quite friendly. I suppose this would be fine for people who love dogs, but we're not dog people and this was a source of frustration for us. In fact, on the first morning, as I was standing up in our tent looking out at the view, the bigger dog came tearing around the corner and when she saw me she jumped/lunged on our tent wall/window and tore two holes in it with her front paws. I'm sure if you're a dog-friendly camper, having dogs running around wouldn't be a big deal, but I would have preferred to have the dogs tied up and kept away from us.

Lastly, a few more things campers might want to be aware of: - Rachel said we could feel free to take a peek at their chickens and ducks, which our son loved. We really appreciated Rachel's open, friendly outlook to renting out and sharing her space.
- There is no grate for cooking over the fire, so we just brought a small propane burner for cooking food and heating water.
- You'll need to bring in your own water and toilet.
- There is a rooster on the property who begins to crow around 4:30 a.m., so be sure you bring your earplugs if you're a light sleeper.
- There are no trees, so it's quite hot when the sun's out. If you need shade, be sure to bring a canopy.
- They run a generator in the evening until about 10:30/11:00 p.m. It's not super loud, but just keep that in mind if you're wanting complete silence.

We took a short hike up the dirt road. This is our site from the hill. Simple campsite--fire ring and a place for a tent. Perfect!Gorgeous skies at sunset.Seriously such a beautiful view.
Hipcamper Rachel
Response from Rachel, the Host, on June 8th, 2020

I just wanted you to know that we have made some upgrades this year and still improving all the time! Your input was helpful and I appreciate your constructive criticism. If you decide to come back this year maybe I can compensate you in some way for the damage to your tent?

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Hipcamper Jay
Jay P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 28th, 2019

Camp sight is great! Rachel was very hospitable and friendly. I would definitely stay here again!

Hipcamper Thea
Thea S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 7th, 2019

Rachel has a beautiful piece of property, and they were very welcoming hosts! We had a lovely, quiet camp spot in which stars were abundant at night. Great price. Recommend!!

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

The stars are amazing! I feel lucky to live here and have the opportunity to share with others!

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Hipcamper Matthew

Scenic, solitary, serene

Matthew M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 20th, 2019

Being that I had never left the east coast and I was an inexperienced camper, Rachel and her camp couldn’t have been more perfect! She was super nice and hospitable and the land is beautiful.

Hot air balloons in the distance Sunrise has the sun and the moon share the sky!
Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 27th, 2019

We had a great stay and especially enjoyed all of the sage and wildflowers. Our hosts were great :)

Hipcamper Shane
Shane T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 8th, 2019

The area is beautiful and fairly remote. Rachel and her family are great! They are respectful of giving you space but are also very friendly and kind. Would absolutely recommend.

Hipcamper Benjamin
Benjamin G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 9th, 2019

Remote,quiet,beautiful

Hipcamper Wendy

Fantastic spot!!!

Wendy M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 19th, 2019

Very happy we found this location. Great communication from the host, and site was more than what we expected. The views are beautiful! Our 1st trip not being in the woods and could not complain a bit. The night sky, and views all around were so relaxing. Not sure is if was just the weekend weather, but be prepared to stake everything down. Very windy!!! Easy to find, and will absolutely be returning.

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 6th, 2020

We had a great overnight at High Prairie Camp. Beautiful sunset after the rain...Rachel is a wonderful host...clean pit toilet!

Property
High Prairie Camp
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$16/night
3 Sites

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