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Purgatory Riverbottoms

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· Trinidad, Colorado
5 acres
8 sites
8 Tent
If camsites are full, contact me. There is tons of space. Upon arrival, come straight down Cottonwood Avenue past the private signs where the asphalt ends and straight to the Teepee. We are on a Peninsula with the river on one side and an irrigation creek down the other. We own 1/4 stretch along the river across from the riverwalk and downtown. The "Trinidad" lights shine down from atop Simpsons Rest which is a public area. It has an incredible view of Trinidad ans hidden caves and areas to explore as well. The area we own is Picketwire Valley. It was renamed Picketwire because the French couldn't pronounce Purgatory. The French retreated to Simpsons Rest are were surrounded by Indians and were starved etc. The large caves they hid in, have since covered over.
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Trinidad, Colorado, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Dusty M.Joined in May 2018
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
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187 ratings · 149 reviews
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Matthew P.recommends
October 18, 2022
Site 3 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Dusty had great communication and was very accommodating. The place was quiet and lovely.
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Ramon H.recommends
October 18, 2022
Site 7 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Serenity in Trinidad
I enjoyed my short stay at Dusty's place. A new hotel is going up next to this serene and beautiful spot sitting along the Purgatorie river. Dusty's love for his ever encroaching spot is gratifying to hear. I am happy to have the opportunity to enjoy my fleeting moment here!!
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Kris G.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 2 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Sounds of the River🍃
Dusty! My man, what a great place! Can’t wait to go back. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Pleasure meeting Penny and you mom Joyce. Met some great campers, Jean, Silvie and Sonnie. The cat that drove from Washington state non stops and his pal from Denver.
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David P.recommends
September 25, 2022
Site 4 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Nice and private site. Excellent location near downtown. Nice and courteous host.
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Mark P.recommends
September 23, 2022
Site 4 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Awesome place to relax!
My son and I loved our time at Dusty’s place! Excellent host and the campsites are super quaint. It felt like we were out in the middle of nowhere but a few minutes from the middle of town. If you’re passing through Trinidad, get a spot and enjoy the sound of the River running right behind your tent! We will be back for sure!
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Jd T.recommends
September 23, 2022
Site 7 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Good for car camping
A great spot to carcamp (big parking lot)! Dusty was friendly and helpful, and it was a very short walk to the river! I’ll be stopping there again!
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Myriah G.recommends
September 13, 2022
Site 4 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Great camping spot tucked into the woods outside of the city... Great location to downtown.
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Lacy W.recommends
September 8, 2022
Site 7 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
The property was beautiful and the hosts were amazing! I would recommend this place to anyone!
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Hawley Y.recommends
September 7, 2022
Site 8 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
This is an excellent, well-maintained spot to camp. So close to town but it feels plenty remote! The river access is also very private. Dusty was very helpful and attentive and we will definitely be back soon. :)
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Kelsey B.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 8 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Peaceful riverfront site
Dusty’s property is beautiful! He was extremely helpful with directing us precisely to our amazing site, #8. It’s the furthest away, is right on the water, and has a great view of the “rapids” and cute painted bridge. There was a little road noise but the water was so loud and peaceful that it wasn’t bothersome at all. Depending on where you set up your tent you might have some lights from town shine through but they were easily avoidable. There is a port-a-potty on site that was extremely clean. Saw two deer on the other side of the river in the early morning. My only regret about our stay is that we couldn’t have spent more time here. We hope to be back soon!
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Raul A.recommends
August 29, 2022
Site 1 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
We could only make it for one day because of another commitment ,when my wife and I arrived we were both kind of shocked because we couldn't see our actual site after calling Dusty and getting directions to our site we were pleasantly surprised our #1 site is right on the riverside it was clean and grassy and big enough for 1medium sized tent and a 2 man tent the only thing we didn't get to enjoy as far camping was cooking riverside all in all 4 stars and that's because of people walking right by our site because they are connected but I believe every site it has its own trail to get to it, I would recommend it. Thanks Dusty, and by the way he is a great host.
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J H.recommends
August 28, 2022
Site 7 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Perfect for attending events in town!
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Megan B.recommends
August 19, 2022
Site 7 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Dusty was an excellent host. The land is very convenient to downtown Trinidad. It was very peaceful there. Highly recommend!
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Philip M.recommends
August 17, 2022
Site 1 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Great place, with some amazing spots along the river. Definitely a labor of love. Close to downtown Trinidad but also worlds apart.
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Lee B.recommends
August 16, 2022
Site 7 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Riverside Camping
Great area and good camping spots - river is real close so you get to hear that sweet music to put you to sleep. Enjoyed the area.
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Andrew S.recommends
August 11, 2022
Site 1 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Exceeds Expectations
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Laura D.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 2 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Definitely not for the feint of heart, out of shape, or heavy packers. Being part of the out of shape group we still had a great time.
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Brittney M.recommends
August 6, 2022
Site 1 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Such an awesome experience and beautiful piece of property on the river! The host Dusty is very friendly and there to greet you when you arrive! Look for to future camping here!
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Daniela A.recommends
August 6, 2022
Site 3 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Camping on the River
Beautiful spot to camp. It was very private and peaceful, yet close to town. Dusty was super friendly. We had a wonderful time.
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Travis B.recommends
August 1, 2022
Site 2 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
My partner and I enjoyed our stay on Dusty’s property. There weren’t many other folks around. The campsites were nicely separated by plenty of trees and bushes. When at the site, we were also able to watch a beaver float around in the river (pretty cool). The property, while secluded, is conveniently located within the town for some modern exploration but also close enough drive for some hiking or outdoor adventuring.
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David W.recommends
July 22, 2022
Site 1 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Best of both worlds
I would camp here again. Things I like: - lots of space to camp and wander - close to a river/creek - walking distance to downtown area - great mix of being close to town and giving a camping experience - Dusty is super friendly and helpful - port o potty with a lock Could use improvement - people wandering about property I like Trinidad and would totally camp here again. His property is big and gives a good camping experience. It is also close to a quaint downtown with restaurants and pubs to go get some food and a pint. In spite of people walking thru the property ( I counted 4), I still felt my tent and belongings were safe. In Dusty's defense, he is improving the property so it is becoming more known that it's private property. He also has a port o potty with a lock on it so I know that people aren't using it. Thanks, Dusty. Hopefully, I will see you again
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Jordan S.recommends
July 13, 2022
Unlisted
this place was one of a kind. the kids loved the teepee and creek. we had so much fun. will be back.
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Kammie P.recommends
July 11, 2022
Site 2 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Awesome time
Dusty was really informative and personable. He gave great info about the history of Trinidad and his property. We stayed in the teepee and it was so fun. Great experience!
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Michael P.recommends
July 7, 2022
Site 8 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Very cool spot. Dusty was great at communicating and flexible with my late arrival time. I camped close to the road in what I think was Site 6 or 7. The next morning I walked around and the sites by the river are far superior! There are rapids and some nice lounging spots on the river bank. Walking distance to restaurants and shopping.
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Katie C.recommends
July 5, 2022
Site 4 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Loved the surrounding woods and lovely river area. Lots of wildlife (bobcat, bear, deer, birds) and good vibes.
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Daniel J.recommends
July 2, 2022
Site 7 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
I have stayed on Dusty‘s property several times and he has always been accommodating and gracious. I’ve had to change dates and it’s been no problem. I regret the day this site gets too popular. A true gem right downtown. Thank you Dusty
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Margi N.doesn't recommend
June 28, 2022
Site 3 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Secure??
Dusty has done an amazing job fixing up his property right on the river. If you’re in a tent, the sites are right on the river and feel peaceful. In our little camper, we couldn’t be on the river but did enjoy sitting by it, a short walk away. However, at about 10 pm, a man with a huge gold chain (for fighting, not a necklace), pit bull, and multi-shooting cross bow came walking through explaining he was hired by Dusty for security. I asked if that security was needed and he replied “oh yes. It’s serious.” We were stunned and didn’t ask more. We locked ourselves in our camper. The next morning we talked to a woman with two small kids who was alone in her tent. She was freaked and sat up until her husband (playing in a band) returned home in the early hours. We all wondered about the need for such security and if the security guard was even legit. I wrote to Dusty to find out and suggested he tell campers a guard would be coming around so we wouldn’t be freaked out. He replied that it was legit and that the security of his campers was his top priority. Fair enough. You decide if this is where you’ll feel secure. We left early.
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Steve M.recommends
June 26, 2022
Site 7 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
My family and I had the opportunity to stay in Dusty’s teepee, and we loved it! He was a good host and we enjoyed both the river and the easy access to downtown Trinidad.
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Melissa W.recommends
June 26, 2022
Site 4 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Camping - family of 4
It was a beautiful, quite setting and right by town but it seemed like you were out in the middle of the woods. It was nice being right by the river. The campsites were clean and there was a great grassy space to set up the tent. We would definitely stay here again.
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Chloe D.recommends
June 26, 2022
Site 6 - Purgatoire Riverbottom
Dusty was amazing- a safe area and close to the town! The views were great and it was a perfect spot!
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