This campsite is all ABOUT social distancing! Enjoy exclusive use of this six-acre spread which features trees, rock outcroppings, absurd mountain views, stargazing, and QUIET. Remote yet accessible by county road, the property is a few miles from Hartsel, where you'll find a general store and saloon, and the other historic railroad settlements of Park County. (Learn about t
This campsite is all ABOUT social distancing! Enjoy exclusive use of this six-acre spread which features trees, rock outcroppings, absurd mountain views, stargazing, and QUIET. Remote yet accessible by county road, the property is a few miles from Hartsel, where you'll find a general store and saloon, and the other historic railroad settlements of Park County. (Learn about the South Park National Heritage Area at southparkheritage.org.)
The property has flat areas for easy tent setup, and also gently sloping and wooded areas for exploring. All supplies (including water) must be packed in, and all waste packed out. I stashed a collapsible picnic table behind the big rock and you're welcome to use that, please just fold it and stash it again. There is a fire ring, please just check if the county is in a burn ban. There are no structures at all on the property. PLEASE NOTE: Per Hipcamp and local zoning, you must have a vehicle with a toilet in it.
If you see some expensively outfitted motorcyclists cruise by, they're from the Rawhyde Training Camp up the road so give them a wave!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Bike on well-maintained county roads, or on select Forest Service trails.
At Spinney Mountain State Park.
At Spinney Mountain State Park, Antero Reservoir, and nearby State Trust lands.
Tons of Forest Service access nearby!
Tons of Forest Service trails in the general area. Right around our property can seem like off-roading depending on when it rai...Read more
Lots of snowshoeing and x-country skiing opportunities on Forest Service trails. The Colorado Trail at Kenosha Pass is a good p...Read more
Antelope hop by sometimes. Cows and buffalo graze nearby and poop suggests they sometimes wander through. We can hear coyotes a...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Social Distance and Awesome Views! in Colorado.
This is high desert, with good tree cover but not like a dense eastern forest.
Cottonwood Hot Springs is a short drive away. Salida also has a municipal hot spring.
This is subdivision was created out of a major ranch that arose after the railroads came through, and there still is active gra...Read more
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This unspoiled land was the perfect camping spot to watch the Perseid meteor shower. The sky was so clear and dark that we could actually see the Milky Way! There was no noise except the sound of coyotes, and the ocasional owl. Eric was a fantastic host. He kept in touch with me before and after our trip, and was a trove of information about local activities and towns. I highly recommend visiting this campsite to anyone who will respect the beauty and peace that is to be found here.
Wow, what a beautiful area and piece of property! My friend and I (and two pups) had a fantastic stay. The views are absolutely amazing and we felt totally secluded. The last bit of the road is a little rough but we had no problem even with one lower clearance vehicle. We setup camp not too far off of the road so you could walk in if needed. There are several fire rings setup and ready for use! Communication with Eric was also a breeze. Would highly recommend this slice of heaven to anyone looking to get away from it all!
This is a beautiful piece of property! We drove our Highlander and pop up camper and didn't have any issues with the roads at all. We camped on Labor Day weekend and had no neighbors. We do a lot of dispersed camping and are used to packing in and out. This land is immaculate. There is no trash, broken glass, previous camper's toilet paper, etc that you would find in the BLM land. The views of the Collegiate Peaks and the sunsets are amazing! We had a lot of fun exploring the aspen grove and climbing the rocks. This is a great place to camp and we will definitely be back!
This campsite is beautiful and very well secluded. Only one car passed our campsite all day/night. The directions are very clear and it is easy to get too. Some people might disagree but this seemed easy in comparison to other remote locations in Colorado I have tried to find. The land is wide open with beautiful views. The fire pits are not far off the road. We went for a night in November and it got down to about 18 degrees. We woke up to a layer of frost covering everything but the sun came out quickly and warmed us up. This seems like a good spot for the later fall or earlier in the spring camping seasons because it is at a bit lower of an elevation than many places in Colorado but also affords sweeping mountain views. I would highly recommend this site. I hope that people who visit will take care of it properly and keep it clean so that the host continues allowing people to stay here. We will absolutely be back.
The place was amazing!! Plenty of room to explore and have fun. It was a tad bit windy mid afternoon but didn’t last too long perfect time to take a nap! Sunsets was breathtaking. Thanks for a great escape.
This was one of the most beautiful campsites that we have stayed at!! The sunsets are spectacular and the star viewing is amazing. Thank you, Eric! We had a great time :) I highly recommend this property.