Hipcamp host Eric H.,
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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

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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!

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, RVs
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Eric a message!
  • 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%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Bike on well-maintained county roads, or on select Forest Service trails.

Boating

At Spinney Mountain State Park.

Fishing

At Spinney Mountain State Park, Antero Reservoir, and nearby State Trust lands.

Hiking

Tons of Forest Service access nearby!

Off-roading (OHV)

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

Snow sports

Lots of snowshoeing and x-country skiing opportunities on Forest Service trails. The Colorado Trail at Kenosha Pass is a good p...Read more

Wildlife watching

Antelope hop by sometimes. Cows and buffalo graze nearby and poop suggests they sometimes wander through. We can hear coyotes a...Read more

Horseback riding
Climbing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Social Distance and Awesome Views! in Colorado.

Forest

This is high desert, with good tree cover but not like a dense eastern forest.

Hot spring

Cottonwood Hot Springs is a short drive away. Salida also has a municipal hot spring.

Ranch

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

Mountainous
Field

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Hipcamper Leila
Leila M.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2017

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.

Hipcamper Eric
Response from Eric, the Host, on March 27th, 2018

Thanks for visiting and thanks for writing, Leila! Stargazing was definitely on my mind when I acquired the site and I'm glad there is low light pollution.

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Hipcamper Maegen
Maegen L.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2017

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!

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Hipcamper Matt
Matt K.
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August 9th, 2017

The roads in are pretty serious washboard for 10 miles and then the final turn onto the property goes up a hill and would best be done with AWD or 4WD. Views are great though!

10 miles of this to get onto the propertySocial Distance and Awesome Views!
Hipcamper Eric
Response from Eric, the Host, on March 27th, 2018

Thanks, Maegen and Matt! It's true about the roads ... they are county-maintained but unpaved, so the condition can vary depending on weather and when the grader last came through. I have made the trip several times in an ordinary Honda Fit but it's slow going. I used to have a 2000 CR-V which would have been perfect because of its high clearance.

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Hipcamper Morgan
Morgan M.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2017

Room to Road has gorgeous views. Make sure you have a vehicle that can handle washboard, and at times a rough approach road.

Hipcamper Jamie
Jamie M.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2017

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!

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Hipcamper Eric
Response from Eric, the Host, on March 27th, 2018

Thanks for sharing your impressions, Jamie! It's true, Hipcamp guests have been great and have never left any debris behind.

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Hipcamper Tom
Tom O.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2017

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.

Hipcamper Eric
Response from Eric, the Host, on March 27th, 2018

I admire your cold-weather camping skills, Tom! Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Hipcamper Christina
Christina M.
recommends this listing.
March 26th, 2018

Great location! Easy to find and beautiful views. Eric is a wealth of knowledge and super helpful too.

Hipcamper Eric
Response from Eric, the Host, on March 27th, 2018

Glad the weather cooperated! Thanks for visiting, Christina.

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Hipcamper Tabitha
Tabitha B.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Eric
Response from Eric, the Host, on June 3rd, 2018

Glad you enjoyed yourself, Tabitha! Thanks for visiting and thanks for writing.

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Hipcamper Keri
Keri G.
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August 3rd, 2018

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.

Property
A Special Place in South Park
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site