Hipcamp host René F.,
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Black Burro Ranch is a 5 acre property conveniently located between Montrose and Ridgway, Colorado. A perfect spot to stage your adventures from!  Your site is in a private area nestled in the pinons, junipers and sage towards the front of the property, so access in and out is easy.  There are limited views of the unassuming main house from some areas of the campsite, howeve

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Black Burro Ranch is a 5 acre property conveniently located between Montrose and Ridgway, Colorado. A perfect spot to stage your adventures from!  Your site is in a private area nestled in the pinons, junipers and sage towards the front of the property, so access in and out is easy.  There are limited views of the unassuming main house from some areas of the campsite, however.  Home to two elderly horses who love treats and pats, and a very reserved rescued Border Collie.  An information packet with valuable information will be left on the picnic table for you!  We will be available for answering questions about the area, so don't hesitate to ask.  We ask that you follow the Leave No Trace outdoor ethics while visiting our beautiful state of Colorado.  Enjoy your time here!!!  Please follow directions detailed on the Hipcamp site carefully and call/text René for any doubts or further instructions. Please do not rely on your phone apps/maps!  Seriously!!!  Your site is yours only, as only one group is welcomed at a time. A super cute and clean outhouse is available, as well as a solar shower tent, 2 star-gazing chaise lounges, food prep table, small picnic table, solar lights, 2 five gallon water jugs, soap, and hand sanitizer.  The fire pit is available ONLY if it is safe to have fires (2020 and 2021 were extremely dry and windy and dangerous. Permission to have a fire must be given by the Host).   Pets are Welcome!  This is not a commercial campsite!

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send René a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 96%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Ridgway area trails (RAT) are extensive!

Boating

Ridgway State Park is 7 miles away.

Fishing

Ridgway State Park, the Uncompaghre River, and The Gunnison River are all close by.

Hiking

So many options!!! Mountains, deserts, and canyons are all close by! Please adhere to the Leave No Trace Ethics. We can pr...Read more

Paddling

The towns of Montrose and Ridgway both have water parks and river access.

Off-roading (OHV)

OHV routes are extensive in this area! The Rimrocker Trail and the Alpine Loop accesses are close by. Please stay on designate...Read more

Climbing

Ouray is known for it's incredible rock and ice climbing!

Snow sports

Telluride is approximately 1 hour drive from here and Powderhorn Ski Area approximately 2 hours.

Swimming

A swim beach is located at Ridgway State Park.

Wildlife watching

This area is abundant with wildlife. Please respect all life from a distance.

Horseback riding

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Black Burro Ranch in Colorado.

Forest

The ranch is home to Junipers, Pinon Pines and lots of sagebrush, cactus and seasonal wildflowers.

Mountainous

Views of Buckhorn Peaks and the Cimarrons from the property.

Ranch

Our peaceful 5 acres is home to 2 elder horses (who love a good face rub!), 1 dog, and lots of wild birds.

Desert

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Hipcamper Kate
Kate H.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2022

We absolutely loved our stay with René! What a beautiful, peaceful place. We only spent on night on our roadtrip but loved the grounds. The Wag Bag is a snap to use. René is so lovely and welcoming - we would happily recommend her place to others and would love to come back!

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa B.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2022

Rene was warm and inviting when we got to her ranch. Everything was thoughtfully set up for us too. Will definitely try to stay here again!

Hipcamper Raleigh
Raleigh C.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2022

Campsite was very well setup and private. There was a bathroom, water, soap, and lots of seats around the campsite. Campsite also had plenty of trees which was nice to let us get out of the heat and rain. René and Tom (hosts) were also extremely friendly and helpful.

Hipcamper Jef

Camping at black burro ranch

Jef W.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2022

We loved the camping spot on Rene's land. She had water, soap, and hand sanitizer stations setup and came down to great us when we arrived to talk through a few details. The location is great - only a few miles off a main highway - and it was a quiet, private campsite for us for our two-night stay. Highly recommended!

Hipcamper René
Response from René, the Host, on June 2nd, 2022

Thanks Jef! Hope to see you again!

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Hipcamper Jack
Jack R.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2022

Easy directions, pretty area, restful. Clean outhouse.

Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin T.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2022

Excellent adventure. Sweet, simple, serene. Secluded from the world, but close to activities. Facilities and amenities a plus. Host is a delight. Save our place. We'll be back.

Hipcamper René
Response from René, the Host, on June 2nd, 2022

Thanks Kevin! Would love to see you again!

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Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin M.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2022

Such a nice, quiet place! I was camping here with other coworkers for a work training and this was a great relaxing spot in the evenings for us. Lots of cute little details that were well thought out.

Hipcamper Kay
Kay D.
recommends this listing.
May 8th, 2022

It was magical. Very peaceful and Rene made me feel so welcome.

Hipcamper Cassandra

Camping gem

Cassandra M.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2022

The campsite was beautiful and you could tell a lot of love went into it. Rene was a gracious host and made us feel very welcome.

Awards

Best of 2022 Colorado
Finalist
Best in 2021 Colorado
Finalist
Property
Black Burro Ranch
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$35/night
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