Hipcamp host Ryan C.,
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Hummingbird Mountain is a sanctuary under Mt. Thorodon. We are fully exposed to the Sun from when it rises over the hills which block the city lights to the East, until it sinks below the Continental Divide and puts on a wild display of color throughout the evening sky. We have Mountain Biking and Hiking very close to home in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Roosevelt and Arap
Hummingbird Mountain is a sanctuary under Mt. Thorodon. We are fully exposed to the Sun from when it rises over the hills which block the city lights to the East, until it sinks below the Continental Divide and puts on a wild display of color throughout the evening sky. We have Mountain Biking and Hiking very close to home in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Roosevelt and Arapaho’s National Forests, and the Indian and James Peak Wilderness Areas. Climbing in Golden Gate Canyon State Park is only a short drive away, as is Boulder Canyon, The Flat Irons, Eldorado Canyon, and Table Mountain. There are tons of hidden spots you can find just exploring the areas around Hummingbird Mountain. On the property, You will find endless rock scrambling, hiking and ohv trails, some decent bouldering, a 19 hole out-and-back disc golf course, horse shoe pits, slack lines, fire pit, there are many hammock hooks already in the trees to easily clip to and soak in the view. There is an old foundation for a structure that was likely an old moonshiners cabin right next to the Yurt. It likely burned down in the early 1900’s based on historical trash. Please be careful of the leftover debris such as glass and nails in this area and do not remove or move anything from/around the site. We are working hard to beautify the area. If you would like to help, let us know so we can all work together towards the same goals! Mornings are cool and crisp as you wait for the first touch of sunshine, but nothing beats watching the warm glow spread across the forest towards you with a nice warm mug of tea in your hammock. A solid stack of firewood is available for $10, but there is a lot of dead wood around camp too for kindling and small fires. If you need more than is provided in the bundle, I would be surprised! Bring your own pillows and sleeping bags OR rent TWO -20*f bags for the duration of your stay! You can do this during checkout under extras/guided tour. There are some blankets and pillows available for relaxing with but won’t keep you cozy all night. Full sized memory foam and futon pads are stacked. Can be separated to make a second bed! An alpine breakfast of Austrian High-Altitude Crépes made from scratch is available for $30 per couple*. You will leave stuffed! Suzette (sweet) style: Nutella, banana, berries, and fresh made whipped cream with powdered sugar. Includes tea, but you might want to bring your own coffee. *Must be booked and communicated at least 24 hours ahead of time. (The good grocery store is far) If you would like to use our sleeping bags, the rental fee is $10/bag cash. We have 6 available. They are washed after each user and the fee helps pay for the good detergents and cleaning time. Two bags can be zipped together to make a giant, double-wide sleeping bag. It’s nice. 15 minutes from Nederland/Rollinsville 35 minutes from Boulder/Golden/Black Hawk/Central Ciry/I70 1:10 (or less) from Denver International Airport
Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Ryan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Biking available in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, West Magnolia, East Mag, Sugarloaf, .....


15 minutes from Gross Reservoir (it’s not gross), 1 hour from Mary’s Lake and Dillon Reservoir, 1.5 hours to Grand Lake


Some of the best fishing in the West is available near here! The St. Vrain, Boulder creek, and more! I love fly fishing, but if...Read more


So. Much. Hiking. I have too many suggestions to write down here and can give you a better suggestion if I understand your grou...Read more

Horseback riding

Extremely fun rides are available across the area, I suggest SK Stables in Rocky. The ride up Deer Mountain is great!


Under 30 minutes to Gross Reservoir!

Wind sports

The Wind itself is a sport up here! Make sure your camp is wind-proof!

Off-roading (OHV)

Tons of off road trails within 20 minutes, lots of fun backroad trails around the house too. There’s a few atv trails on the pr...Read more


Boulder Canyon, Eldorado Canyon, Table Mountain, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, and so much more. I have most of the popular gu...Read more

Snow sports

Eldora :20 Loveland 1:00 A-Basin 1:20 Copper 1:30 Winter Park 1:30 Breckenridge 1:30 Keystone 1:45 Vail 2:00


You can swim in the alpine near Rollins Pass, but bring some warm layers!! Tubing and swimming in Boulder Creek are a ton of fu...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Off of I70 there are several rafting companies.

Wildlife watching

We regularly have hummingbirds, moose, elk, and bunnies. We infrequently have foxes, coyotes, and bobcats. Only if you are extr...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Miners Candle Yurt- Hummingbird Mtn in Colorado.

Hot spring

Indian Hot Springs :40 minutes away, I’ve never been there, I imagine it’s too close to the highway to be peaceful. Hot sulph...Read more


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Hipcamper Amy

Cozy winter camping

Amy B.
recommends this listing.
October 30th, 2019

We had a chilly but lovely stay the weekend of Oct 19/20. Ryan was super responsive and hospitable--the fire kept the yurt really cozy even though it snowed and temperatures were in the 20's. The RV was a lifesaver for cooking delicious food and there was plenty of equipment to cook with and plenty of spare firewood around to keep us warm. Stars were incredible!

Hipcamper Jackson
Jackson T.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2019

Ryan was an awesome host! He greeted us and kindly gave a tour of his property and where to find everything. The yurt was easy to find and very accessible. The view from the yurt was absolutely stunning and the property was really quiet. The driveway was a bit rocky for my little sedan, but after some help from Ryan, we got out safely. It was a memorable time and I would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Ryan
Response from Ryan, the Host, on September 23rd, 2019

Thanks for the kind words Jackson! Hope to see you both again soon! Thanks for staying!

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Hipcamper CHRISTY
Christy P.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2019

We had a lovely get away at hummingbird mountain! The yurt was cozy and had a beautiful mountain view. Ryan was a great host. He had everything all set up for our stay; stove and cookware, solar shower, picnic area and lockable cooler. This place is a gem, not far out of the city but feels very secluded.

Hipcamper Kelsey

Just wonderful!

Kelsey W.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2019

We had a wonderful time in the yurt. Great location, so much to do, and the camp stove was a great option during the fire ban. Loved the amenities of having a toilet and a grill to use. The views are amazing and we got to see a beautiful sunset. Highly recommend!

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Hipcamper Kylie
Kylie M.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2019

The land was beautiful, our host was very friendly and helpful! He seemed very knowledgeable about the area. The camp was well kept. Our only wish was we had brought a larger vehicle to get up the road to the property.

Hipcamper Ryan
Response from Ryan, the Host, on August 19th, 2019

Thanks for staying Kylie!

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Hipcamper Scott

Scam rip-off very disappointed

Scott C.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 16th, 2019

We tried calling Ryan on our way, the phone went straight to voice mail which was full. So we drove up anyway. We drove on a so called road that was not fit for cars our Ford edge barley made it. Roads are not marked a sign with 241 posted sideways on a tree so we went that way two people were out side of a house so I stopped and ask if one of them was Ryan No we dot know a Ryan. One of them said that maybe the guy at the bottom of the hill, so we proceeded past a tree with a tire on it that said Absolutely no Trespassing then 50 feet later another tree with Another Tire thatsays That Means You !then down a washed out 15% incline of a road (path). At the bottom of the hill/ end of the road was a house with 241 on the side. I got out knocked on the door no answer/ a few lights on inside knocked on the side of a camper hollered for Ryan no answer. Looked around the property a little No yurts it was starting to get dark and it was a little creepy to be honest. I went back to the car and my wife was ready to get out of there and don't look back. It appears that this yurt thing is a scam. We had to drive back to Boulder Co. To get a room for the night. I tried to call Ryan the next day no luck and 4 days later have still Never heard one word out of RYAN !

Hipcamper Ryan
Response from Ryan, the Host, on August 17th, 2019

Hey Scott, unfortunately I was in the shower when you arrived at 8:28, and you left at 8:32 before I could even get out and be decent. Sorry that your expectations were not met, google and Apple maps will direct you to my house no problem, and being a remote community I regularly have all the neighbors over for dinner and games, so I find it unlikely you spoke to someone that did not know me or my property. I saw on the cameras that you searched around the garage and the camper, but had you continued down the driveway extension a short distance you would have been at the Yurt and picnic table. If you would like to contact me and set a date to try again, I’d like to change your opinion. Clearly with so many positive reviews, I am far from a scam and work to help everyone have an enjoyable experience.

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Hipcamper Rhonda
Rhonda D.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2019

Beautiful views, quiet, safe. Great night with my college kids before they headed off to college

Hipcamper Tonya

Incredible views

Tonya R.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2019

The yurt is cool and comfortable, and the fireplace is a special touch. But the real reason to stay here is for the view by the picnic table. It's an incredible panoramic vista of huge, snow-capped mountains. The sunset was breathtaking. It's a one of a kind place.

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Hipcamper Stephanie

Great views from this cozy yurt

Stephanie D.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2019

Ryan is a great host and is adding amenities regularly. This yurt is cozy with a wood burning stove just outside. The kitchen is well equipped and the 180 degree view of the Rocky mountains is amazing. We took advantage of Ryan’s crepe breakfast which was super tasty. Will definitely go back!

Hummingbird Mountain
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