Hipcamp host Holy Cross R.,
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Hi all.... If anyone (past guests, friends, future guests) wants to help with an awesome project (featured on Discovery Channel Reclaimed show), we are offering 2+ nights cabin stay or camping on the property we help manage in exchange for a little work party help (insulating, landscaping, firewood gathering, and more). 

Future work dates that are planned include: 

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Hi all.... If anyone (past guests, friends, future guests) wants to help with an awesome project (featured on Discovery Channel Reclaimed show), we are offering 2+ nights cabin stay or camping on the property we help manage in exchange for a little work party help (insulating, landscaping, firewood gathering, and more). 

Future work dates that are planned include: 

August 6-7, 2022, September 5, 2022

However, if you want to stay at another time and do some projects and have relevant trail building or construction skills and work experience, feel free to contact us for alternative work-stay arrangements and available dates as we are open for the right talent. 

Carpentry and building or landscape experience needed; please include your experience levels in the request to book. Note this is a work trade, not a cheap spot to camp! Check our other listing if you don’t want to do a work trade. Minimum 2 night stay so you have time to work and explore.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 9 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 90% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 94%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Holy Cross Refugio Work Week (end) in Colorado.

Forest
Lake
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall

Places to see near Holy Cross Refugio Backcountry Huts

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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah S.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2022

This place only gets better!

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

The spot is perfect for a cabin. Just above the Holy Cross City ghost camp cabins, but out of sight. Amazing that the builders found a flat spot. If friends/family were to come join I am not sure where a tent would go ? So many trails and basins to explore.

Hipcamper Mason

A backpackers dream

Mason E.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2022

WOW! This spot was a absolutely amazing! This is definitely one of the coolest places we’ve stayed and an awesome experience. The road in was closed so it made for a long hike but the views and serenity atop the mountain was worth it! The cabin had everything you could need and served as a great base camp for further exploration and relaxation. We will be returning later this summer and hopefully again in the winter!

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Hipcamper Holy Cross
Response from Holy Cross, the Host, on June 17th, 2022

Mason, Thanks for the review and pictures! Looks like the road is nicely open again (with fresh gravel) so should be shorter later this summer!

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Hipcamper Katie
Katie B.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

This little cabin is pretty much the most magical place on earth! It couldn't be situated any better - there's endless adventure potential right out the front door. The cabin is so cozy and comes with INSANE views - the entire tenmile range skyline turns bright red and orange during sunrise and sunset. Holy cross city doesn't see too much foot traffic, so it feels like a private piece of paradise. The surrounding area has dozens of alpine lakes throughout and plenty of peaks to climb. If I could live here forever I absolutely would, and I don't think I'd ever get bored!

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Hipcamper Hannah

Magical, unique, unparalleled acces

Hannah S.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2021

Magical!

Hipcamper Anna

Paradise in the rockies

Anna S.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2020

Cleveland lake is less than a mile uphill and Holy Cross City less than a half mile downhill. Beautiful sunrise and sunset from your doorstep. El Refugio is a quaint escape with all the backpacking materials you'll need.

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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah S.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

Still the best place ever (at least CO).

Hipcamper Winnie

In a word: magical

Winnie C.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2020

In a word: magical. Stunning landscape with snow capped mountains, wildflower strewn streams and alpine lakes. The cabin is simple, self-sufficient and cozy with everything we needed. A wonderful stay.

Hipcamper Hannah

Heaven in colorado

Hannah S.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2020

This place is heaven in Colorado -- amazing views, amazing and cozy hut, extremely comfortable backcountry experience, with amazing access to lakes and mountains nearby. The sunrises and stars are incredible from here.

breakfast view from the cabin :)

Awards

Best of 2018 Colorado
9th place