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 t
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 greenbelt with forest, hills, valleys and alpine meadows for hiking and exploring right across the road.
- 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
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
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
River, stream, or creek
Ojito creek is nearby.
The vibe at Mount Blanca View Camp
Places to see near Pablo’s Rancho Camp
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Not what we expected
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.
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!