Hipcamp host Ryan C.
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Owl Mountain is a sanctuary under Mt. Thorodon. We are fully exposed to the sun from when it rises over the hills which block the city lights to the East, until it sinks below the Continental Divide and puts on a wild display of color in the evening sky. We have Mountain Biking and Hiking very close to home in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Roosevelt and Arapaho’s National
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Owl Mountain is a sanctuary under Mt. Thorodon. We are fully exposed to the sun from when it rises over the hills which block the city lights to the East, until it sinks below the Continental Divide and puts on a wild display of color in the evening sky. We have Mountain Biking and Hiking very close to home in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Roosevelt and Arapaho’s National Forests, and the Indian and James Peak Wilderness Areas. Climbing in Golden Gate Canyon State Park is only a short drive away, as is Boulder Canyon, The Flat Irons, Eldorado Canyon, and Table Mountain. There are tons of hidden spots you can find just exploring the areas around Owl Mountain. On the property, You will find endless rock scrambling and hiking, some decent bouldering, a 19 hole out-and-back disc golf course, horse shoe pits, slack lines, fire pit, and a shooting range (for small long guns as well as hand guns .22-.40), as well as many hammock hooks already in trees to easily clip to and soak in the view. There is an old foundation for a structure that was likely mining related not far from the Yurt. It likely burned down in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s when a wildfire went through this area. Mornings are cool and crisp as you wait for the first touch of sunshine, but nothing beats watching the warm glow spread across the forest towards you with a nice warm mug of tea in your hammock. A solid stack of firewood is provided, if you need more than provided I would be surprised! Kindling is foraged from the yard. Bring your own pillows and sleeping bags, there are some blankets and pillows available in the Yurt, but they are not guaranteed to keep you cozy all night. An alpine breakfast of Austrian High-Altitude Crépes made from scratch is available for $30 per couple*. You will leave stuffed! Suzette (sweet) style: Nutella, banana, berries, and fresh made whipped cream with powdered sugar. Includes tea, but you might want to bring your own coffee. *Must be booked and communicated at least 24 hours ahead of time. (The good grocery store is far) If you would like to use our sleeping bags, the rental fee is $15/bag. We have 6 available. They are washed after each user and the fee helps pay for the good detergents and cleaning time. Two bags can be zipped together to make a giant, double wide, sleeping bag. It’s nice. 15 minutes from Nederland/Rollinsville 35 minutes from Boulder/Golden/Black Hawk/Central Ciry/I70 1:10 (or less) from Denver International Airport
Lodging provided
Yurt
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No showers
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Have a question? Send Ryan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Biking available in Golden agate Camyon State Park, West Magnolia, East Mag, Sugarloaf, .....

Boating

15 minutes from Gross Reservoir (it’s not gross), 1 hour from Mary’s Lake and Dillon Reservoir, 1.5 hours to Grand Lake

Fishing

Some of the best fishing in the West is available near here! The St. Vrain, Boulder creek, and more! I love fly fishing, but if...Read more

Hiking

So. Much. Hiking. I have too many suggestions to write down here and can give you a better suggestion if I understand your grou...Read more

Horseback riding

Extremely fun rides are available across the area, I suggest SK Stables in Rocky. The ride up Deer Mountain is great!

Wind sports

The Wind itself is a sport up here! Make sure your camp is wind-proof!

OHV

Tons of off road trails within 20 minutes, lots of fun backroad trails around the house too. There’s a few atv trails on the pr...Read more

Climbing

Boulder Canyon, Eldorado Canyon, Table Mountain, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, and so much more. I have most of the popular gu...Read more

Snow sports

Eldora :20 Loveland 1:00 A-Basin 1:20 Copper 1:30 Winter Park 1:30 Breckenridge 1:30 Keystone 1:45 Vail 2:00

Swimming

You can swim in the alpine near Rollins Pass, but bring some warm layers!!

Whitewater paddling

Off of I70 there are several rafting companies.

Wildlife watching

We regularly have hummingbirds, moose, elk, and bunnies. We infrequently have foxes, coyotes, and bobcats. Only if you are extr...Read more

Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Miners Candle- Yurt in Colorado.

Hot spring

Indian Hot Springs :40 minutes away, I’ve never been there, I imagine it’s too close to the highway to be peaceful. Hot sulph...Read more

Lake

Barker Reservoir in Nederland is only :20 minutes away. For a more remote feel, check out Gross Reservoir, a :30 minute drive a...Read more

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Driveway

The vibe at Miners Candle- Yurt

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Hipcamper Adam

5 stars, unique experience

Adam H.
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May 30th, 2019

Absolute 5 star experience. The Yurt is incredible, nestled in the top of the mountains with some of the best views of the rockies in Colorado. Sunsets are stunning, the property is buzzing with hummingbirds and Ryan provided everything we needed to have an awesome time. The wood oven in front of the yurt makes the experience really unique and Ryan provided more than enough dry wood to keep us going for 2-3 days. It's quiet, serene and you feel at one with nature, after sunset the stars come out and can be seen across the entire valley, its very special. The yurt is sturdy and keeps you warm at night. We cooked at night with a view of the surrounding National Park. The road to the property is dirt and can be narrow in parts and although not essential I would recommend a slightly off road vehicle. I have already recommended this to multiple friends so book before its booked out! Thank you Ryan

Ryan (the host) helped us start our first fire and showed us how to keep it going overnight. Amazing hostChilling in the Yurt after sunset is awesomeThe fire opens right into the Yurt, its cozy and uniqueThe stars at the campsite are incredible
Hipcamper Ryan
Response from Ryan, the Host, on May 30th, 2019

Thanks Adam! Glad you guys had a great time! Thanks again for the photos, they came out fantastic!

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Hipcamper Adam H.
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May 30th, 2019
Property
Hummingbird Mountain
State
Colorado
$80/night
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