Pitch a tent right along the beautiful Dolores River on this 50-acre ranch. Hit nearby hiking and biking trails, do some fly fishing, walk into Rico to enjoy some food and live music, or just relax by a campfire and take in the beautiful San Juan mountains!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
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Pet fee = $10/dog
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Nearby on beautiful Trout Lake
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For $75 a night, I expected more. Tons of trash/ particle board/ junk in fire pit???The photos posted are probably on the ranch- but not what we saw. Very close to road- loud road noise. Ground kindof torn up. Great directions; however, there is free camping all around- National Forest. Very disappointed. We “splurged” so we knew we had a site - as we were arriving after 8 hour drive. Left after one night. For this money- site should be nicer.
My sister and I were traveling from Flagstaff, AZ and were so excited for a getaway. Jacki reached out before our stay introducing herself, and asking if we needed any recommendations. I responded that we were excited and could use any recommendations.
Jacki did not respond.
After reading reviews, I made sure we would arrive before dark- so we drove 6 hours and made it to Rico.
When we got to the town about an hour out, I tried calling and texting Jacki- because there were two different addresses pulling up and I wanted to be sure. We got no response.
Upon arrival to the town, we kept looking for the cemetery. We found the cemetery, but were EXTREMELY confused because there were absolutely no markers indicating a turn off or property? We drove back and forth multiple times, and passed many enterances for other sites that were marked. None of the Lazy Rooster or the address given. Finally, we pulled over and asked a local for directions. She was very confused but tried helping as much as she could.
We eventually found the turn off- but was not marked at all. The entrance was hidden. (we missed it multiple times when we’d leave the site to explore and come back)
Once arriving, we were instructed that site numbers were at the bottom of the drive.
This was not the case.
So we drove around the property, trying to find the site we reserved. We could not find ANY markings like instructed.
I called and texted Jacki, and got no response. I reached out on Hiccamp, and also received no response.
At this point I just pulled into a site.
Our stay had beautiful views. But wish we would’ve been alerted there were free roaming livestock that would come up to our site.
While there, it was beautiful- however the next morning, we were woken up by a runner who ran into our site and allowed her dog to come up into our site and take my dog’s bone and run away.
We thought it was a one off, until 3 more sets of joggers/hikers were on the trail and continued to stand at the end of our camp site and stare or fully walk up to our site.
We had booked for 2 nights, but ended up leaving after the first night and driving to the town of Dolores to a different site where the host was so helpful and present.
the site had beautiful views, but the lack of privacy (and strangers walking onto our site) and the complete silence from the host when we needed help was very disheartening.
If I were you, I’d save your money and book at a different site.
Mike was so incredibly helpful (even helped us find a dog sitter!) and the site was really gorgeous- the river was so close and we felt very secluded, though we were close enough to Rico to get anything we needed. We would absolutely stay here again.
Beautiful spot on the river
Beautiful property outside Rico. There is a footpath that will take you into town about 20 mins. Excited to come back when the glamping tent is built! The river runs very high here and there is no "beach".
If was a great site next to the Delores River. There was some sort of construction project going on, stack of lumber on site. Directions were pretty good but google map link wasn't accurate. It rained during the night which made the road out very greasy. We enjoyed our stay and would book again.
Well worth it!
The site was pretty clean. Lots of space and even had a few semi-cleared areas that we were able to spread out on, put up a hammock, be able to relax away from the general area.
There 6 tents, 10 people and we had tons of room.
The host checked in with me, and while my phone was dead most of the weekend, I know he made sure we were okay.
Really clear to Telluride and hat some great hiking in general. Definitely worth the stay!
Great spot along the river and just about a mile south of the town of Rico (Hipcamp's map isn't accurate). We stayed here for a couple days. There is some equipment on the property but, plenty of privacy and the river access is great. We stayed here by ourselves in a camper trailer but, it looks like there is another site on the property a few hundred yards away. Tent or RV, spot is perfect. Great spot for a fire too.
It is about 25 min to Telluride from the property and 10 minutes to Trout Lake. About a 20 minute walk into town of Rico.
Had a blast at campsite #3. You’ve got the two other camp sites within a couple hundred feet but never felt a lack of privacy.
What a treat to set up tent on the riverbed. Beautiful mountain vistas to wake up and go to sleep to.
Perfect launching spot for a weekend of fun!