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.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 10AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
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15 minutes to Lake Nighthorse, or 20 minutes from the Animas River for great paddling options.
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Peace and quiet in the high desert
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!
Relax, take in the beauty, breathe.
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.
Perfect, peaceful night
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!
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
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!
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.
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.