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 there is in a burn ban in place. There are no structures at all on the property. 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: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- 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
Places to see near A Special Place in South Park
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
We really loved this spot for camping! This piece of land has the feel of hike in camping with how secluded and remote it is - BUT, you still have the convenience of having your vehicle at the site with you. Beautiful views, great location for day trips, and quick communication by the host. We will be coming back.
Camping with beautiful views
Our group had such a lovely time camping at this spot. Incredible views all around! The peace and quiet was so restorative and serene! Beautiful Aspen groves to walk through. Beautiful sunset views. It felt private, safe, and accessible. The host was helpful and timely in communication.
Let’s keep this a secret!
This was the perfect escape from reality that I needed. As you’re driving down this long, washboard riddled road for 9 miles you wonder, have I made a mistake? Then you turn onto an even rougher road with big rocks and ruts and wonder, is this right? When you finally pull up to the sight (directions were spot on, by the way), you think, ah yes. Perfect.
Yes, it’s remote. But yes, it’s quiet, clean, and beautiful. The little table left for use was awesome. We didn’t light a fire, but the firepit was nice too. There wasn’t much shade or ability to set up in the shade if you’re a tent camper, so bear that in mind if it’s a hot trip.
I dragged my little teardrop trailer down there without much issue. As the host states, just go slowly. My dog had freedom to roam and sniff all the sniffs yet still stay close and safe.
I had a decent signal with AT&T most of the time. I will definitely be back!
The campsite was perfect! We booked for a weekend getaway. There was no one around, lots of privacy. Views of the mountains are perfect!!! Aspen coverage if there happens to be some wind. And a nice fire pit for a campfire (if no fire restrictions). We really enjoyed our stay.
Late september getaway
Great site and extremely private. We were there for 2 nights and only saw one vehicle drive by the site. The views are fantastic. We were surprised by the lack of wildlife in the area - incredibly quiet at night. Two fire pits at the site, and good tree coverage for when the wind picks up. The only downside was the 10 mile dirt road drive to access the site - but once you’re there, it’s well worth it.
We spent a lovely night on Eric's land. There was a little rain the day before, but the road in posed no issue. Once there, it was very quiet and peaceful. About the only people we saw were some motorcycles heading to a camp a little further down the road, but we did not hear them after they passed. We enjoyed the evening with a light show as the sun was poking through the clouds in between periods of rain. Wonderfully peaceful. Cows are roaming free and you might hear them mooing through the night.