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We would like to thank all of the guests who took the time to visit our ranch. Thank you for making 2020 a great year. We look forward to your return this year.

With a New Year and camping season we are pleased to announce that we have opened the South East side of the property for limited four wheel drive vehicle access and hike in camping with plenty of firewood. We

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We would like to thank all of the guests who took the time to visit our ranch. Thank you for making 2020 a great year. We look forward to your return this year.

With a New Year and camping season we are pleased to announce that we have opened the South East side of the property for limited four wheel drive vehicle access and hike in camping with plenty of firewood. We have also opend a vast trail system that is perfect for hiking and those adventurous mountain bikers.  On this side of the property you will have unobstructed veiws of the Mesa Verde, Sleeping Ute, and La Plata Mountain Range. This is truly the gem of the the property. If you really want that private and sucluded camp site, then this is the side of the property for you. This is where the wildlife enter and exit the property, so seeing the wildlife is greater on this side. This will also be an open camping area, if you like the spot set up your cot. Come celebrate the new spring life here at the ranch.

The largest Colorado ranch listed on Hipcamp in the Four Corners Colorado area, nestled in the Summit Ridge with views of New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and if you squint and lie just a little bit, you can see Arizona. Camp amid the wildlife, sunsets and mountain views. Enjoy the no light pollution sky. This is truly is a stargazer's playground. Many water sport activities--paddle boarding, kayaking, rod and fly fishing just a few minutes drive from this private ranch. Seclusion and privacy isn't an idea, it's a way of life here at the Second Chance. Plenty of hiking with likely encounters with elk, deer, and other Colorado wildlife. 360 degree views of Mesa Verde National Park, the La Plata mountains, and other majestic mountain ranges. Bring your binoculars, camera, and sense of adventure. Bring your own tent or use one of ours! Shuttle service to sites available. 

FISHING BUDDY FOR A DAY

 Although we are NOT a licensed guide service, we are very avid and knowledgeable fishermen, fly rod or rod and reel. Come be our fishing buddy  for a day. Use your gear or ours, we'll even bait your hook for ya.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
12 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Lino
Lino G.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2019

Amazing property with spectacular views of Mesa Verde. There's plenty of wildlife, we saw a fox and found fresh bear and elk tracks close to our campsite. Robbin & Don were extremely nice hosts and told us a lot of interesting things about their land. They are still developing it. The property is huge and can accommodate both tents and campervans. So if you're looking for a quiet, natural place with great views of the area and teeming with wildlife, look no further!

View of Mesa Verde from the hillCampsite with sunset view
Hipcamper Robbin and Don
Response from Robbin and Don, the Host, on September 11th, 2019

Thank you, Lino for your kind review! You and your wife were a pleasure to have on our ranch. We hope you take fond memories back to Switzerland. You and your family are always welcome at the Second Chance Ranch!

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Hipcamper Jacki

Great secluded spot close to town

Jacki O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 16th, 2020

Our stay was wonderful! This place is a true gem.
If you are tent camping, there is an amazing High Camp spot for the ultimate star gazing experience. Multiple other areas with great views for tents, vehicles, and RV’s that are secluded and quiet. There is AT&T cell phone service and you are just a quick, easy drive to either Mancos or Dolores. The hosts are incredibly nice and welcoming! We can’t wait to come back for another visit.

Hipcamper Robbin and Don
Response from Robbin and Don, the Host, on May 20th, 2020

Thank you, Jacki!! We look forward to having you visit again. Safe travels! Hope your trip is full of wonderful adventures!

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Hipcamper Riley
Riley H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 20th, 2020

Robin and Don proved to be better hosts than we could have imagined. They are very kind and incredibly proud of the little world they have created on this off-the-grid, inventive, ever growing ranch. We will be back and you’ll want to be too.

Hipcamper Robbin and Don
Response from Robbin and Don, the Host, on May 20th, 2020

We enjoyed the company of the Three Musketeers!! Looking forward to seeing y’all again! You’ll always have a campsite and hot meal ready at the Second Chance!

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark B.
recommends this listing.
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May 24th, 2020

The hosts are amazing. Private camping spots with views. Very impressive. Highly recommended. Safe.

Hipcamper Paula
Paula F.
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(Dispersed site)
May 24th, 2020

Robbin and her husband were awesome! Very hospitable and we hope to return someday.

Hipcamper Robbin and Don
Response from Robbin and Don, the Host, on June 14th, 2020

We look forward to having you again!!

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Hipcamper Mark

Overland experience

Mark B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2020

If you want privacy, this is the place. It is undeveloped and a natural experience.

Hipcamper Robbin and Don
Response from Robbin and Don, the Host, on June 14th, 2020

Thank you, Mark! You are welcome at our spread anytime!

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Hipcamper Kathleen
Kathleen C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 10th, 2020

Robbin and Don (and their pups!) were such wonderful, attentive hosts! We loved touring the property and hearing about all the blood, sweat, and tears they're putting into making the Second Chance Ranch their dream home. We hope to come back to see the finished product! In the meantime, we enjoyed a site at the edge of the property with mountain views.

Hipcamper Robbin and Don
Response from Robbin and Don, the Host, on June 14th, 2020

Thank you, Kathleen! We are glad you enjoyed our little corner of Colorado!

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 14th, 2020

Don and Robbin were exceptional hosts. We loved the tour and then we were happy to be left alone for our camp out. I would be stoked to bring folks their way.
Michelle

Hipcamper Chandra
Chandra M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2020

The hosts were incredibly kind and friendly. We loved the spot- very private when we arrived, and pretty views all around. Especially during a pandemic- nice to stay in such a spacious, private, clean spot. Highly recommend.

Property
Second Chance Ranch
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$35/night
12 Sites

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