Hipcamp host Pablo A.
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Pitch your tent underneath Ponderosas or among century old Piñon pines. Great view of Snow capped Mount Blanca to the Northeast all at 8,750 above sea level. There’s a peaceful, quiet, private sense of being on the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. 

The San Luis Valley is also visible below and beyond to the West. Amazing night sky views, you'll feel


Pitch your tent underneath Ponderosas or among century old Piñon pines. Great view of Snow capped Mount Blanca to the Northeast all at 8,750 above sea level. There’s a peaceful, quiet, private sense of being on the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. 

The San Luis Valley is also visible below and beyond to the West. Amazing night sky views, you'll feel like you are the only humans enjoying the setting. There are approximately 5000 acres of nearby greenbelt with forest, hills, valleys and alpine meadows for hiking and exploring up the road. I can send you coordinates and maps, or you can easily view on the "On X Offroad" GPS app.

The area is secluded and primitive as current status. You will need to park your vehicle as close as you can alongside the road and hike some yards to your choice of campsite. We will provide GPS coordinates. We recommend using "On X Offroad" GPS app, it works better than Google Maps. There is ample distance between each campsite and plenty of trees to hang hammocks or suspended tree tents.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
6 sites
Up to 9 guests per site
No ADA access
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Pablo a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


You can mountain bike up to the higher elevations in the green belt zone. You can also mountain bike along the elaborate dirt r...Read more


There’s mountain Home Lake where you could use your own small row boat, kayak or canoe. It’s 26 miles away from camp site.


Mountain Home Lake has some Rainbow Trout. Ojito creek is nearby and depending on melting snow in the Spring or Rains in the su...Read more


There are 7000 acres of available green belt that offers forrested, valley, undeveloped higher elevation topography for the hik...Read more

Horseback riding

Allowed if contained in trailer or tied to a tree. Please be careful when travelling the packed dirt roads and when encounterin...Read more


Mountain Home Lake

Wildlife watching

There is a large herd of Elk in this region. There are also black bears, Mountain Lions, smaller mammals and migrating birds.


Natural features you'll find at Mount Blanca View Camp in Colorado.


There is a percentage of forest on our parcel with a few stands of Ponderosa, Pinyon and Spruce trees, but just crossing the ro...Read more


You will be camping on a mountainous area, the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo range that extends from New Mexico to Colorado...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Ojito creek is nearby.

The vibe at Mount Blanca View Camp

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Hipcamper Nathaniel
Nathaniel W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 27th, 2020

Beautiful raw land with a nice view of the mountains in a gorgeous setting. Very basic, in fact, completely raw land with no cleared sites or parking. Parking is just pulling off the road as best you can. The host was a very good communicator and responded to all of my questions. I'd recommend this for someone who just wants a pretty and basic place to stay in a beautiful area.

Hipcamper Rene
Rene B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 25th, 2020

Had a good experience place is easy to find and remote.

Hipcamper Dan
Dan F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 30th, 2020

The San Luis Valley and specifically the area surrounding Fort Garland, Co. is a pretty special place for me - as my family has been visiting/living there for a very long time. That being said, it can be rough too.
It is at high altitude in a relatively dry area. Definitely bring water and be prepared for cooler weather at night. It's also far from noise, traffic, light pollution and all the other wonders I usually camp to get away from.
I can recommend it to anyone, but be prepared for a very primitive situation. Also, pay attention to the written directions, as gps can be a little funny on the ranch.

Blanca view not far from the property.I love that the trees have eyes!You're almost there!Sunset view from a little up the hill.
Hipcamper Brendan

Primitive site with solid views

Brendan D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 21st, 2020

Solid piece of raw land just 20 minutes from Fort Garland. It was hard to find the campsite even with GPS but we liked the site we ended up at.

Hipcamper Randy
Randy L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
June 23rd, 2020

This spot is great, the host Pablo is great he was super helpful in finding the place and specific! Got there no problem. It was also felt very remote, and distant. I would totally check this spot out again in the future!!

Hipcamper Andrew

Misleading description

Andrew B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 5)
June 28th, 2020

So the site itself was Shaded and hidden from the other campsites. My only complaint with the site is that the description said I could drive up to it if I had a 4x4 vehicle.... which is 100% impossible even with the most capable off-road vehicle. You’d need a chainsaw, Atv, and a shovel to get to the site. Had I known this ahead of time I would have packed differently. The site and the host were great, just change the description so that it isn’t misleading.

Hipcamper Malorie

Not what we expected

Malorie W.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
June 29th, 2020

Sadly this site was not what we expected. We could not figure out where campsite #1 was. Parking our car on the road would have been fine if we could see it from the site and it was a safe walk, but we trekked down the hill and through thick bushes and trees and could not find a flat spot that looked good for a tent anywhere. This would’ve been a nice spot had the sites been clearly marked and we knew they were flat, and not too far from the road where our car needed to be parked.

Hipcamper Joanna
Joanna W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 4)
July 4th, 2020

Pretty, very basic place to stay for a night. Unless there was another way to enter the site, there didn't seem to be any way to drive in even with 4x4 - and the sites where not marked in anyway nor was the entrance to walk in. Helpful to know this in advance!

Hipcamper George
George B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 5)
July 6th, 2020

Inexpensive easy remote. An old radio on the site, no clear sign for our site. Good price, good enough location.

Pablo’s Rancho Camp
United States
6 Sites

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