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


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
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
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 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Ridgway area trails (RAT) are extensive!


Ridgway State Park is 7 miles away.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


Views of Buckhorn Peaks and the Cimarrons from the property.


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


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Hipcamper Colin

Wonderful stay!

Colin C.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2022

We loved Black Burro Ranch! The site was absolutely lovely and so well maintained. Great mountain views, particularly for sunrise. Directions were clear, site was safe. Loved the stargazing chairs! The outhouse and showers were clean. We would absolutely stay again!!

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Hipcamper Frank
Frank L.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

This was a great campsite- especially if you are trying to spend some time in both Ouray and Montrose. Great private location and very well maintained.

Hipcamper René
Response from René, the Host, on August 1st, 2022

Thanks Frank! Pleasure having you and your family here!

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Hipcamper Dominique

Wonderful hostess..amazing sunrises

Dominique F.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2022

Black Burro Ranch is a little slice of heaven!

Rene is a wonderful hostess who has thought of everything! The camp spot is a little garden area away from the main house with sage and juniper growing throughout. Lounge chairs and tables are available for use. The amenities worked out perfectly for us. The solar showers were nice and warm and the outhouse didn’t smell at all (uses WAG bag system…major plus!)

We got to see amazing sunrises!

Rene came to meet us and shared some of her knowledge of the area and made recommendations. Communication with Rene and directions to her place were excellent!

I so hope we get to come back sometime! Highly recommend Black Burro Ranch! Thanks again for a lovely stay!

Hipcamper Ana Carolina
Ana Carolina M.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2022

Amazing place to camp. René’s super creative and did a great job making that camp super cozy. We’ll be definitely going back there.

Hipcamper René
Response from René, the Host, on July 19th, 2022

Thanks Carolina! I hope you can come back SOON!

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Hipcamper Brittany

Simple & cozy

Brittany N.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2022

Simple setup but really lovely! I would love to stay there again. Plus René was very welcoming and great to chat with.

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Hipcamper Kelsey


Kelsey S.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

The ultimate peace and quiet spot with a backdrop that leaves you speechless. The details (shower, drinking water, toilet) put this spot at above and beyond.

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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.


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