Hipcamp host Sarah M.
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360 degree mountains views. The Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range is our back yard. Offering trails systems for all outdoor enthusiast. from hiking to jeeping, atv or dirt biking and equestrians. We are surrounded by ranch land and state land with Wildlife Refuge just two miles away.  We also offer accommodation for those with livestock. Close to BLM, and National Forest as we


360 degree mountains views. The Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range is our back yard. Offering trails systems for all outdoor enthusiast. from hiking to jeeping, atv or dirt biking and equestrians. We are surrounded by ranch land and state land with Wildlife Refuge just two miles away.  We also offer accommodation for those with livestock. Close to BLM, and National Forest as well as several hot springs and the Great Sand Dunes. We are still under construction and making changes often so bare with us while we continue to add and change things for the better! We have a couple of electric sites available and more to come!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
16 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Have a question? Send Sarah a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

Bring your horses and enjoy trails close by or rent horses at Granite Mountain Outfitters for a great guided ride.

Off-roading (OHV)

Bring the OHVs and ride just a few miles down the road to National Forest Access

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at The High Desert Ranch in Colorado.

River, stream, or...

The vibe at The High Desert Ranch

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Hipcamper Joe

Quiet get-away with amazing views!

Joe H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 11th, 2019

Our stay at The High Desert Ranch was amazing. The site was quiet and private. The camp hosts were very friendly did all they could to help us feel welcome. The sites had power and water hook ups and a great fire pit. Our kids could play nearby without any concern. The views are breathtaking. The mountains are beautiful during day and nighttime views of the stars are unequalled.

Mountains to the east! My daughter found this little guy
Hipcamper Brandon

360 mountain views, sunsets 2 die 4

Brandon G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 21st, 2019

This site was exactly what we were looking for. We were in day trip distance of several amazing places in CO and not piled on top of other campers in a over commercialized campground. The views and sunsets were breathtaking. And the host is extremely friendly and helpful when looking for info on things to do in the area. Very kid friendly! Great place to relax and enjoy some amazing Colorado beauty. If you want sunsets and mountain views that will take your breath away and enjoy seeing the milky way with 0 light pollution then this is the place for you.

Hipcamper Kyle

Good times to be had here!

Kyle D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 3rd, 2019

Sarah was a great host! Our site definitely felt private but we still were able to ask questions and ask for help when we needed it. The view of the mountains was amazing, and at night you were able to see all of the stars. We were even able to see the Milky Way! I would definitely stay at this site again. There are fire pits at the different sites too so that makes it easy to enjoy a campfire and some marshmallows. There are lots of things to do in the area; we went hiking and visited the hot springs. There is also lots of great spots for dirt biking/ATVs. Sarah is working really hard to make this a comfortable place to stay. I would totally recommend this site for anyone looking to have a fun camping trip!

Another panoramic of the mountain view with colorful skyThis is where we posted our tent - we could still keep the car close tooPanoramic of the mountain view
Hipcamper Jacob


Jacob S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 15th, 2019

This is a great place to get away for the weekend.

Hipcamper Todd

Amazing time next to the sangres

Todd F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
September 26th, 2019

Sarah and Josh were the best hosts we could ask for! They met us at the gate to let us in, late into the evening, showed us around the area, gave us some history on their land and were wonderfully welcoming. I highly recommend a visit to camp with them.

Hipcamper Karen

Fall beauty in the sanluis valley

Karen O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 1st, 2019

Our stay at High Desert Ranch was everything that I had hoped for and more. Sarah, our host, reached out to me with the confirmation . She graciously answered my request about things to do nearby. Directions were clear and easy. The site was private and beautiful. We were late getting in and the hosts built a campfire to welcome us!!. The sky is magical at High Desert. I am already planning my next getaway.

View from our campsite. The mountains in the morning from our campsite.
Hipcamper Derek
Derek P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
May 25th, 2020

The High Desert Ranch gives you 360 degrees sunrise and sunset views you can’t find anywhere else. Sarah was a great host. Unforgettable weekend stay.

Hipcamper Michael

Blown away

Michael M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
June 8th, 2020

Flying over CO I saw the valley and mountain range and made a commitment to see it from ground level. Was not disappointed. Josh & Sarah make this place magical. The night sky is astounding in the valley, the camp sites were clean and the "facilities" were well maintained and easy to access. Josh was kind enough to show the local area which was far more than we could ask for. Staying here was the best decision we have made in a long time, talk to the owners to see what opportunities await.

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Hipcamper scott
Scott W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 12th, 2020

Sarah was super responsive to inquiries and helpful with activity suggestions in the area. Would recommend this great spot with amazing views and plenty of space to distance!


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