About Peak-to-peak pit stop
Pitch your tent in a secluded forest next to a stream with a small waterfall.
The camping site is secluded and well shaded. There is a lovely stream with a small waterfall that flows past the camp site. Nearby, there are a couple of abandoned cabins and a mine left over from Rollinsville's past. The nearby town of Nederland offers plenty of tourist activities and grocery store. A little further north is Rocky Mountain National Park. All around are numerous hiking opportunities, including here at the camp since we border the Roosevelt National Forest. The Peak-to-Peak highway which passes b, wanders its way through the Rocky Mountain front range and is a beautiful drive.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Walk
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Weeknight discount: 10% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
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This was such a beautiful little spot to camp. Its a short little hike from where you park along a little stream that leads to a little opening between the trees, where you will find plenty of spots to pitch your tent. There is also a little trail that leads off into the woods where you will find some old remains of cabins. They are worth checking out!
Beautiful, private campsite and friendly host. The only thing I would change is to create a flat tent spot - there isn't a great one. We got to meet a family from the Netherlands who was renting out another area on the property. Fun! If you stay here, I'd definitely recommend going to Brainard Lake Recreational Area (45 min drive from campsite) for amazing mountain views and hikes. Exploring Nederland, the nearby town was also fun.
A great secluded campsite! Take a dirt road to Soloman's house, and then hike over a bridge, into the woods (about 300 ft or so) to a cleared camping area with a stream running next to it with a small waterfall. There's also a short hiking trail behind the campsite, where you will see an abandoned old cabin and more small waterfalls. If you drive past the house, there is an off-roading trail for 4 wheeled vehicles. (Some clearance is recommended on the car, it's a strenuous looking off-roading trail.) It's only a short drive to Golden Gate Canyon State Park, where there's lots of hiking trails. No bathrooms at this site--so you either go in the woods (or you can also take a short drive to the state park!) As stated in another review, there is only enough flat space for about one tent, but you can setup more as long as you don't mind sliding down the hill a little bit!) :-) Soloman provided us with a bucket to put out any campfires, and I believe there was a pile of firewood for our use as well (but we didn't make any campfires this time around.) Our stay was in July, and it did get cold at night, so be sure to bring a warm sleeping bag and blankets. We didn't see much wildlife, but I would recommend being careful with your food and trash, as the state park mentioned bears & other wildlife were in the area.
Beautiful, private little campsite that is just far enough in to the woods to feel remote but close enough that it isn't a hassle to walk your gear in! Great pre-made fire ring that we enjoyed as the nights get much cooler, and even has a babbling brook running along side it for some lovely white noise to fall asleep to. The grounds have wonderful shade from tall trees, a little path to explore that leads to a blocked mine and cabin ruins, and we even saw some foxes! We really enjoyed heading up to Ned for breakfast and hiking around lake Brainard for the day. Love this camp, would def come back.
A remote spot...just what I had hoped for.
I'm reasonably certain it was just kids playing, from the home cabin, but it was close enough that I could hear it from the camping spot...it sounded eirie...didn't last long though.
A deer stopped to get a drink in the peaceful small creek, no more than ten yards away.
This was definitely a unique, secluded site for camping! It's very pretty and the creek running alongside the camp adds some pleasant white noise. A couple things you should know ahead of time:
There is a little bit of a hike to get to the campsite. It's not long enough that you need to consider backpacking supplies, but just keep it in mind when packing - try to bring items that are easy to carry or at least some bins/large bags to carry it all in. We didn't think ahead and brought an air mattress, which was possible to carry from the car, where we filled it, to the campsite, but we had to maneuver a little. I definitely wish we would have brought a couple bins for carrying misc. items as well.
You are camping nearby Soloman's house. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of somebody's house being a few hundred feet from your site and/or walking through their backyard to get to your car, this might not be the spot for you. The site itself is very secluded - it doesn't feel like you're too close to anyone - but it's just something to keep in mind. There were also a couple camper trailers with people camping outside their house when we were there. Again, when you're back in the site, you wouldn't even know it, but you will encounter other people while making trips to your car.
Overall, we're very glad we got to stay at Soloman's spot. We had a change in plans, so we didn't get to enjoy it as long as we hoped to, but we loved it while we were there! Definitely more enjoyable than typical campgrounds, where there might be a family reunion 20 feet away from your tent.
We had a great stay! We visited early September and the weather was perfect, hardly any bugs. We wanted to go camping before the season ended but didn't have a reservation anywhere or want to deal with the walk up option. The location is good, secluded and quiet but close enough to drive into town to access restaurants and grocery store easily. Lots of hiking in the area and had a fun time exploring Nederland as well.
There is something to be said for getting out of the city and not speaking to a soul for over 24 hours.
Give me a weekend in a tent and I will come back a more centered person, that is what Peak-to-peak will give you. A quiet reprieve with only yourself, a moose and a fox to keep you company.
The fox is very friendly, sweet and not scary.
The moose, he is noisy and even from far away will make a city girl go wide eyed.
It rained, it hailed, there was snow on the ground, I was blissfully happy.
This spot is perfect, use the stream as a natural fridge (kept my drinks cold), lots of firewood and the hiking is amazing. Even with the cold weather, it was great.
The family is lovely, they wander through to walk their dog about once a day, if that.
There are people who hike around the camp area, but only once or twice a day and they avoid the camp if they see a tent. Very respectful.
If you are looking for a quiet, safe and comfortable place to camp, this is it!
The location is great for a base camp while you explore/day hike the surrounding mountains. Denver is less than 50 miles away, and there are many great pull-offs for hiking within 15 mins of driving. The campsite itself was excellent, parking was easy, and the hike from the car to the site was a perfect distance to provide seclusion to the campsite. Firewood was available, Solomon was an excellent and friendly host, and all our expectations about the location/campsite were exceeded.