Hipcamp host Amanda M.
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A short distance outside of Idaho Springs, 1 mile 2 flat campsite available or you can camp anywhere on the mountain. Campsite 2 is slightly smaller, not as private but is easier to access than campsite. Property is located close to rafting, zip lines, hiking, horseback riding, atv tours, and ski resorts. Casinos in Black Hawk/Central City just up the road. To access the pro
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A short distance outside of Idaho Springs, 1 mile 2 flat campsite available or you can camp anywhere on the mountain. Campsite 2 is slightly smaller, not as private but is easier to access than campsite. Property is located close to rafting, zip lines, hiking, horseback riding, atv tours, and ski resorts. Casinos in Black Hawk/Central City just up the road. To access the property campers will be crossing a small creek bed amd then hiking up a short rough trail with makeshift stairs and then a another trail about 150 feet to the actual campsite.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Moderate walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Pets allowed
No campfires
No toilet
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Amanda a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Queen Elizabeth Mine in Colorado.

Cave
Forest
Mountainous

The vibe at The Queen Elizabeth Mine

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Hipcamper Kari
Kari K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 5th, 2018

This campsite was awesome! Very private and great views. Our dog loved the chipmunks and squirrels. John was a great host! Very knowledgeable of the area and very hospitable. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to get away and have a private experience.

Hipcamper Chad
Chad M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 23rd, 2018

Had a great trip to the top of the Queen Elizabeth Mine Mountain. We took 2 small tents with cots and fit them under the canopy. We got 2 nights of rain and really appreciated that canopy. Know from a flat lander that you have to huff up your gear about 150 feet of mountain stairs. This site is for sure for folks wanting a real mountain camping experience close to town. We were able to deive right down to town to have some Pick Ax Pizza. Highly recommend.

It takes you about 45 minutes to get to Winter Park, 1 hour 30 to Grand Lake and 1 hour 45 to get to the Westside entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park from your camp site.

John was a great host and enjoyed meeting him and his daughter.

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Hipcamper Jerry
Jerry D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 2nd, 2018

My son and I had a great time tent-camping at the Queen Elizabeth Mine. We were there for two nights. We hiked to the top of the ridge for a beautiful view and hiked the ridge top.
It’s a steep hike from the car to the site. I would recommend bringing a two person tent for the ease/lightness of carrying it. We ended up leaving the cooler in the car and made well planned trips to the car for food and misc. It’s not car camping.
The campsite is well set up with a propane stove that saved our weekend when our stove died. There’s a nice picnic table, camp chairs, a hammock and a big half-shell made out of steel and tarps that we set our tent up inside of. It’s a good second layer against the elements and came in handy a few times. John was a great host and he has set up a wonderful camping spot.
When the camping opportunity presents itself I may camp here again.

Hauling water up the hill to the site. Everything stayed dry when it rained and it was great shade from the sun.
Hipcamper Justin
Justin S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 21st, 2018

Great getaway from the rustle and bustle of the city! Loved the area and the location of the sight. The hosts were super friendly and had a very warm welcome when we arrived. The hike up to the camp wasn't bad at all and totally worth the view! Its also secluded, which makes the experience much more peaceful. Small trails all around the camp site were great to go out and explore and see old mines. Would definitely go back and get away for a day or two! To embrace the mountain air and sounds of nature..

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Hipcamper Bethany
Bethany N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 26th, 2018

Private site, safe, and easy to spot from the road. Be prepared to hike with your gear!

Hipcamper Leann
Leann G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 15th, 2018

Awesome unique place to stay, the host was very accommodating and polite, I look forward to staying there again!

Hipcamper Jon
Jon J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 13th, 2018

Had a great time, very friendly, will go again.

Hipcamper RACHEL
Rachel H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 23rd, 2018

John was very accommodating when we arrived. And we felt very safe especially with the dogs. The walk up was very steep but once your at the top it’s very private.

Hipcamper Jessica

Incredible!!!

Jessica G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 28th, 2019

This site is so private and beautiful! The grounds keeper was wonderful. We absolutely loved our time at this site and definitely plan to revisit!! Spectacular.

The Queen Elizabeth Mine
Property
The Queen Elizabeth Mine
State
Colorado
$35/night
2 Sites