Hipcamp host Jonathan S.,
Hosted by

Gorgeous view of the La Plata Mountains. Aromatic sage and pinon ring the camp area, with easy access to the private camp site; pets and horses are ok. Close to Durango, or Lake Nighthorse, with Mesa Verde 40 minutes away.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 35 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Jonathan a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


15 minutes to Lake Nighthorse, or 20 minutes from the Animas River for great paddling options.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at High Desert Camping in Colorado.


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Hipcamper Quint

Peace and quiet in the high desert

Quint N.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2021

Great internet connection. Easy to get to, only about 20 minutes outside of Durango. Beautiful views everywhere. Heard a good bit of what sounded like coyotes at night and many other farm animals. We were visited by a goat and a horse on the morning we left. Amazing fire ring, the grate is very convenient and easy to use. One thing I would suggest is to take some shade cover and a lot of sunscreen. There aren’t many great shade trees in the area and the sun can get very intense! Would definitely recommend checking this place out!

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Hipcamper LIAM P

Rock star

Liam P M.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2021

This place was so awesome it was one of the best places ever stayed at so convenient I just wish a little bit better directions

Hipcamper Kelly

Relax, take in the beauty, breathe.

Kelly W.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2021

This was such a magical place - lovely views of the mountains and we saw a rainbow while we were there. Clean, private, quiet. We loved it! Maybe next time we can enjoy a fire - rained on our evening stay, but still wonderful.

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Hipcamper Alisha

Perfect, peaceful night

Alisha C.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2021

We stayed here after an evening in Durango and before heading to Mesa Verde the next morning. My only regret is that we didn't get there earlier in the evening. The views are great, it is quiet, there's a fantastic fire pit, and a super clean (and nice-smelling) porta-potty! Plus, the detailed directions were spot on! We couldn't have asked for more!

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Hipcamper David

Quiet and peaceful

David C.
recommends this listing.
June 15th, 2021

Very nice campsite. Great value and good location. I will definately stay here again.

Hipcamper Greg
Greg P.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2021

Easily accessible off 140; scenic views of the la platas with plenty of privacy. Well maintained campsite with mulched tenting area; nearby portable toilet; large fire pit with metal grate and a picnic table steps away. Firewood bundle was a great value. Looking forward to staying again

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Hipcamper Dara
Dara G.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2021

This is an amazing spot! It feels super private and secluded but it also had good cell reception, which made me feel extra safe while traveling alone. The directions were very clear and the site was exactly as advertised. It was absolutely gorgeous! Jonathan responded very quickly to my questions leading up the visit. Couldn’t have asked for a more peaceful night!

Hipcamper Kerry
Kerry M.
recommends this listing.
May 20th, 2021

Great place for a night or two or to do day trips into Durango. Clean, quiet, and some trees surrounding the campsite for a bit of privacy and wind reduction. Fire pit setup was awesome - bring something to grill.

Hipcamper Allicia
Allicia I.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2021

This spot was awesome! It’s 20 minutes or so outside of Durango. There were no other nearby campsites so we could let out dog roam off leash. The view of the mountains was beautiful! We tent camped and had no issues at all. There’s a fire pit, picnic table, and very clean porta potty. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to be in an isolated spot near Durango on a budget.

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