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A Rocky Mountain Glamping Experience!

Enjoy our new mountain getaway in a luxury 10' x 12' Frontier canvas wall tent, at your secluded, private campsite. Experience Colorado like the first settlers, gold miners and explorers but with comfort of modern conveniences. Step into National Geographic Experiences.

Towering rock outcroppings surround you in our private B


A Rocky Mountain Glamping Experience!

Enjoy our new mountain getaway in a luxury 10' x 12' Frontier canvas wall tent, at your secluded, private campsite. Experience Colorado like the first settlers, gold miners and explorers but with comfort of modern conveniences. Step into National Geographic Experiences.

Towering rock outcroppings surround you in our private Bliss Canyon, the stream lulls you to sleep, the birds serenade you in the morning. Bliss Pond or the Heart Pool will tempt you with a bracing dip in crystal clear waters. Explore the surrounding national forest or kick back and try some fishing or simply relaxing in camp. (See separate listings to reserve Bliss Camp in Sapphira or Shimza Gypsy Wagon.)

The Frontier tent is equipped with a queen-size bed for 2, complete bedding provided, and plenty of floor space for your calm dog. Extra campers can be accommodated on full-size folding mattress with bedding when requested. The site is snuggled next to picturesque Lichen Rock, with picnic table, and private old west style, open air kitchen, solar lights to add to the cozy ambiance, and your very own private porta-potty.

Relax in your private canyon overlooking the valley or head up challenging Moose Track trail to Balancing Rock. After your day of adventure or kicking back enjoy a hot shower (not available after we have freezing night temperatures). Share your revelations of the day around the campfire, roast marshmallows, or relish your favorite beverage or 4:20 treat (outside only please).

Kitchen has sink, fresh, potable water, kitchenware—pots, pans, dishes, utensils, etc, BBQ with side burner, critter-resistant food safe, bear-proof trash can, and picnic table outside. We provide a convenient propane campfire for safety since our climate is dry and often windy. No candles please.

There are easy trails on property along the lush stream (the original riverbed of the Middle Saint Vrain Stream), fishing or swimming in the pond (no lifeguard on duty), or challenging trails into Roosevelt National Forest from the property. (Ask Hiker Dot for guidance.) Several National Forest access points, where you can enjoy peaceful walks away from crowds, are a short drive.

Bliss Canyon is a spur off of breathtaking South Saint Vrain Canyon. Stroll on over to the South or Middle for renowned fly fishing. For climbers, there are over 50 climbs in South Saint Vrain Canyon!

Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the five Crown Jewels of the National Park Service, is nearby. The closest trailhead in RMNP is 10 miles, the next trailhead at Wild Basin National Park is 13 miles, and the Beaver Meadows entrance (main entrance) is 36 miles.Rocky Mountain National Park has breathtaking drives, easy strolls with interpretive signs, and 360 miles of trails. (Advance reservation required for entry 9:00 am to 3:00 pm or 5:00 am to 6:00 pm for Bear Lake corridor.)

Indian Peaks Wilderness also has several nearby access points and trailheads. Ask for details.

Let the world melt away; there is no wifi or cell service. In the event of urgent need, come to our home up the hill and ring the bell.

The charming town of Lyons is 20 minutes away with coffee shops, restaurants, bars, library with free wifi, and quaint shops*.

Dot and Byron look forward to hosting you in our spectacular Rocky Mountain Paradise.

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Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Olympian bicyclist train on our road and some of the best off road mountain biking is at Hall Ranch, eight miles down canyon.


Fly fishing on property, catch and release only. Fishing on adjacent river. Respect property rights! Must have current Colora...Read more


Trails in Bliss Canyon. Endless high country trails 15 - 30 minutes from Frontier Glamping Tent. Rocky Mountain National park t...Read more

Horseback riding

Two Riding Stables 15 minutes from Bliss Camp.


The Middle Saint Vrain and South Saint Vrain are fantastic for expert kayakers only, some areas can be paddled by novices with ...Read more

Wind sports

Wind Surfing on lakes 20 & 35 minutes away.

Off-roading (OHV)

OHV trails 7 minutes away.


There are over 50 mapped climbings routes within 8 miles of Bliss Camp in the South Saint Vrain Canyon.

Snow sports

Nordic is everywhere, downhill is 45 minutes Eldora and 2-2.5 hours to Breckenridge, Copper, Arapahoe Basin 7 Winter Park.


No surfing in Bliss Canyon but we are only a 4 hour flight to California beaches and another 5 hours to the best Hawaiian surfi...Read more


Refreshing swimming in Bliss Pond and wading in the Heart pool. An enticing year-round stream rushes through Bliss Canyon.

Whitewater paddling

The Middle Saint Vrain and South Saint Vrain are fantastic for expert kayakers only, some areas can be paddled by novices with ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Moose frequent Bliss Canyon and Fox are often spotted. Deer are seen occasionally as well as Bear, Beaver, Marmots, Big Horn Sh...Read more



Natural features you'll find at Frontier Tent Glamping, Bliss Camp in Colorado.


Bliss Canyon is heavily forested and surrounded by hundreds of acres of National Forest.


We are located in our own private Bliss Canyon which is a side canyon of the colorful, scenic South Saint Vrain Canyon.


Located in the spectacular northern Front Range of the Rockies. Bliss Camp is in our own canyon, Bliss Canyon which is surround...Read more

River, stream, or creek

The old Middle Saint Vrain Creek flows through Bliss Canyon providing wonderful stream access and two ponds for dipping all in ...Read more


Bliss Canyon has many seasonal, small, cascading waterfalls in the Spring and early summer. Bliss falls is always falling over ...Read more

Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Parker

10/10 great stay

Parker C.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2022

We were greeted by Dot upon arrival who gave us a great tour of the place and what to expect. The stay itself was amazing, everything from the location, the campsite itself, and the St. Vrain trickling down the road.

Hipcamper Alegria

Great dog friendly camping!

Alegria B.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2022

We loved our long weekend at Dot Byron’s. And so did our dogs! The river/swimming hole is a highlight. If you like to hike, ask Dot for her favorite spots. If you like to camp but don’t want to do all the set up and break down of pitching a tent and setting up for cooking, this is definitely the place

Hipcamper Jake

Perfect home base for rmnp!

Jake W.
recommends this listing.
September 1st, 2022

This could not have been a more perfect place to stay during our time in and around RMNP. Dot & Byron we’re very sweet, and Dot went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The property was gorgeous, the tent was cozy, the bed was very comfortable, the kitchen had it all, and the shower was hot! I HIGHLY recommend this place!

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Hipcamper Jan
Jan P.
recommends this listing.
September 1st, 2022

Our family had a great time camping at Dot & Bryan’s. The campsite is adorable and tent is very cozy and comfortable . Our kids had a good time riding their balance bikes in the terrain and playing in the creek on property.
The location is also great - close to Lyons so good restaurant options . If you don’t want to eat out , their outdoor kitchen was amazing to cook in .
Dot and Bryan were communicative and good hosts.
Overall, this was a great spot for our weekend getaway .

Hipcamper Tess
Tess M.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2022

Wonderful spot! We stayed for 3 nights. Bed was super comfy with lots of blankets, camp was very clean, shower was warm, and everything you could possibly want was provided. Easy drive to RMNP with first entrance about 20min drive away. And not to mention - very kind hosts!

Hipcamper Haley

Peaceful forest getaway

Haley S.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2022

Perfect weekend getaway! Couldn't have been more happy with how the site was set up. The location was perfect, loved the privacy and quiet. Very peaceful with beautiful veiws (trees, flowers, and easy access to take a dip in the stream on a hot afternoon). Dot and Byron were such kind people and had everything we needed (including chairs, dish/hand soap, grill, drinking water, all kitchen supplies, and even a french press!!) Upon arrival Dot greeted us and gave us great hiking recommendations for our time at Rocky mountain national Park. Definitely going to recommend this place to all my friends and hope to return again!!

Hipcamper Cheryl

Perfect rest after rmnp hikes

Cheryl S.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2022

Our family had a wonderful time at the Frontier Tent! We spent 3 nights here while hiking in RMNP and this spot was the perfect place to come back and rest and relax. Everything was spotless and easy to find. Would definitely come back here again if we can! Thanks Dot and Byron!

Hipcamper Dot & Byron
Response from Dot & Byron, the Host, on August 9th, 2022

Dot. and I are pleased your time in the Bliss Camp's Frontier Tent was rewarding and relaxing, hopefully you took a swim in Bliss Pond as a days end reward! We look forward to hosting again in the future.

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Hipcamper Kim
Kim S.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

We had such a lovely visit! It was the perfect spot for my teen daughter and me to spend a few days relaxing in nature and exploring the surrounding areas. Every detail was so thoughtful - from the outdoor kitchen, the warm shower, and the solar-powered lights. The tent was very homey and cozy, and we enjoyed evenings reading by the fire pit. I would definitely come back!

Frontier Tent Glamping, Bliss Camp
Hipcamper Dot & Byron
Response from Dot & Byron, the Host, on August 4th, 2022

Thank you Kim. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Frontier Tent. We do our best to make our campers comfortable and to help them have a wonderful stay. We hope to share the beauty of Bliss Canyon with you again soon!

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Hipcamper Elizabeth

Perfect glamping

Elizabeth O.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

Dot and Bryon were very gracious hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed and checked on us after a major rain storm. The site has everything you need. Staying in the tent is like being a room in a house. Very well appointed. The kitchen had everything we needed including hot water. The shower was so nice. We will definitely be back. My daughter has made me promise we can stay again.

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