Hipcamp host Patti C.
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CAMP ON 35 ACRES OF PRIVATE MOUNTAIN BIKE HEAVEN! Gecko Gulch is a single, private campsite near the popular North Fruita Desert 18 Road mountain bike area and the famous Kokopelli Trail. And if that’s not enough, after a day of shredding single track, you can return to your campsite and have 35 acres of desert hills all to yourself to continue the ride!

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CAMP ON 35 ACRES OF PRIVATE MOUNTAIN BIKE HEAVEN! Gecko Gulch is a single, private campsite near the popular North Fruita Desert 18 Road mountain bike area and the famous Kokopelli Trail. And if that’s not enough, after a day of shredding single track, you can return to your campsite and have 35 acres of desert hills all to yourself to continue the ride!

When you’ve had enough of the bike, you can relax in your 8’x12’ cabin with two comfy chairs and room to hang a hammock or stretch out two of your sleeping bags if you don’t want to pitch a tent. A covered porch is the perfect place to watch the sunset and enjoy a well-earned beer. There’s a picnic table with a shade sail. The open-air shower stall lets you hang a solar bag to rinse off the dust while you admire an unending desert view. Then start a campfire and roast some marshmallows while you wait for the stars to come out.

Gecko Gulch’s 35 acres are surrounded by public BLM land on two sides so the desert really is your playground. This is a dry campsite with no electricity or water, but there is a portable toilet and trash can. There’s enough flat area to set up a couple of tents. A small amount of firewood is provided.  Due to the narrowness of the BLM access road, Gecko Gulch is not suitable for large RVs--it's easily accessed by car but is best suited for tent camping or sleeping bags inside the cabin. The cabin has no heat/air conditioning, but two screened windows open to catch a breeze and mosquito netting is on the door.

If you’re tired of camping in a crowded, noisy campground with neighbors on all sides, if you want privacy and incredible views, then Gecko Gulch is waiting!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 30ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Patti a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Highline Lake is ready for you!

Fishing

The Colorado River is full of catfish!

Hiking

Nearby Colorado National Monument has miles of trails for all fitness levels.

Swimming

Nearby Highline Lake has a nice beach area with shade trees, picnic tables and changing rooms.

Biking
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at GECKO GULCH--MOUNTAIN BIKE HEAVEN in Colorado.

Desert

The vibe at GECKO GULCH--MOUNTAIN BIKE HEAVEN

9 Reviews

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Hipcamper Mary

Beautiful n. fruita desert hideaway

Mary H.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2020

Patti was amazing, everything was just as promised. She even had water and a snack for us when we arrived! We love the desert and know the weather can be unpredictable. We really wanted to have a back up place besides our tent in case of wind. We were so glad we did!! The space is very sturdy, comfortable and can withstand the crazy weather the desert can bring. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you so much Patti

Hipcamper Charlie

Amazing experience

Charlie K.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2020

Amazing place. Just the experience I was looking for. Great stop between Denver and Moab. Loved the little house and remote area. It was a nice change from camping for a night. The host was great on communicating and everything was as expected.

Rolled in right at sunset.
Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel S.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2020

Cute little place, very clean, very private, beautiful views.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael W.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

Remote and cozy!

Hipcamper L

Wonderful little spot

L S.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2020

Amazing little house, with a wonderful little shaded picnic table, fire pit and an amazing view.
Truly the best stop on our trip.

GECKO GULCH--MOUNTAIN BIKE HEAVEN
Hipcamper Derek

Great desert getaway

Derek F.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2020

This remote spot was just what my group needed. 2020 has been hard with the pandemic, loss of jobs, family tragedies, etc. Everyone had a chance to sit, reflect and recharge. It is a great spot and highly recommended.

Hipcamper Patti
Response from Patti, the Host, on September 30th, 2020

Glad you all could enjoy the privacy and open space. Best of luck to everyone in your group. Patti

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Hipcamper Duncan
Duncan J.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2020

Had a great stay. Place is just as described. Very convenient for our mounts bike adventures. Host communicated well and was responsive to question. Great time!

Hipcamper Liz
Liz C.
recommends this listing.
October 18th, 2020

Gecko Gulch was just what we needed - the perfect balance of accessible from I-70 and secluded - you really can see every single star. We stayed for just one night as a stop over on a cross country move, and couldn’t recommend it more to anyone who wants to minimize COVID risk and still get out.

Hipcamper Patti
Response from Patti, the Host, on October 18th, 2020

So glad you enjoyed your stay, Liz. Best of luck on your move. Patti

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Hipcamper M
M H.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2020

Really cool spot, and very close to the Road 18 trails. Would highly recommend!

Property
Patti C.’s Land
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$49/night
1 Site

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