Hipcamp host Matthew
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Your own camping plot minutes from the Sand Dunes National Park Gates, at the base of Mt. Blanca (a 14’er)! Wake up to unobstructed million dollar views. Lovely area with lots of wildlife. Pulls campers from all walks of life and everyone seems to have a huge smile on their face. A little town with sundries is close enough for goods but far enough to forget you’re near Continue reading...

Your own camping plot minutes from the Sand Dunes National Park Gates, at the base of Mt. Blanca (a 14’er)! Wake up to unobstructed million dollar views. Lovely area with lots of wildlife. Pulls campers from all walks of life and everyone seems to have a huge smile on their face. A little town with sundries is close enough for goods but far enough to forget you’re near civilization. The nights sky has an unobstructed view of the sky (no light pollution). Easy to get to and close to the sand dunes.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water
No fires
Bring your own camping stove
No toilet
Dig a cathole, pack it out
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Matthew a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Cave
Desert
Mesa or canyon
Mountainous
Waterfall
Beach
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Sand Dunes Base Camp

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan
recommends this listing.
April 20th, 2018

This property has amazing 360 degree views, and impressive mountains just to the north. A plot of prairie with sage, cactus, and peaceful silence, this is a perfect place for the self sufficient tent camper or for anyone with an RV or camper too. Pet friendly and just minutes away from the national forest, zapata falls hiking trails, and Great Sand Dunes National Park. A must stay!

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Hipcamper Matthew
Response from Matthew, the Host, on April 21st, 2018

Thanks for the awesome review Megan! Come back anytime!

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Hipcamper Morgan
Morgan
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2018

My friends and I loved staying here! It was super easy to find and very close to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. We were hit with a slight amount of inclement weather but the views were worth it! It was very peaceful and felt secluded as there weren't any other campers around. Will stay here when we visit the Sand Dunes again!

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Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua
recommends this listing.
May 8th, 2018

The Great Sand Dunes Base Camp was amazing with stunning views in all directions. The campsite was easy to find with Matthews help (FaceTime) just to make sure I was in the right spot. Great Sand Dunes NP and Zapata Falls were only a short drive away.

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Hipcamper Skye
Skye
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2018

Matthew was very helpful when we had questions, quick to respond. Perfect low key campsite with a beautiful view. Will definitely book again sometime!

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2018

Only recommendation would be, let future campers know how high the winds can get. Our tent snapped three poles on the second day. So we left a day early.

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Hipcamper Matthew
Response from Matthew, the Host, on August 15th, 2018

I’m sorry to hear that. Generally winds are not an issue in that area. Come back next time for a free stay!

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Hipcamper Diana
Diana
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2018

This was a great camp for our purposes - there is a great view of the mountain and the visibility is fantastic so we were able to watch a meteor shower at night. It is a lovely place but if you want total seclusion this isn’t for you - you can see see cars passing on the road in the distance and a trailer relatively close by had a generator (we think) that we could hear through the night.

Hipcamper Matthew
Response from Matthew, the Host, on August 21st, 2018

Thanks Diana! As far as a generator is concerned I believe that was only a temporary well repair noise and is no longer an issue. We value the quiet landscape.

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Property
Southern Colorado Dream Camp
State
Colorado
$15/night
1 Site