Hipcamp host James A.,
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180 degree views of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and the Collegiate Peaks. 30 minute ride to the Royal Gorge for white water rafting & zip lining. 25 minute ride to Westcliffe & De Weese Reservoir. Pick one of the countless hikes in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains or tackle a 14teener. Mountain lake fishing is amazing. Bishops Castle is an hour away. Day trip to the Great S

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180 degree views of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and the Collegiate Peaks. 30 minute ride to the Royal Gorge for white water rafting & zip lining. 25 minute ride to Westcliffe & De Weese Reservoir. Pick one of the countless hikes in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains or tackle a 14teener. Mountain lake fishing is amazing. Bishops Castle is an hour away. Day trip to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. This spot is in a certified dark area so star gazers bring your telescopes! Lots to due and see simply a beautiful area with none of the traffic and congestion of the I - 70 corridor.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mountain retreat @ 8300ft in Colorado.

Forest
Mountainous
Field

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Hipcamper Marguerite
Marguerite M.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2021

An incredible spot with a fabulous view! Can’t wait to book our next stay. We are torn between raving about this spot and keeping it a secret!

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Hipcamper Rebecca

Great time

Rebecca W.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

We had a great time. Definitely need a high clearance vehicle and at least AWD. 4WD would be better. We had creatures visit at night but no problems. A neighbor down the hill did ask what we were doing there but was friendly after we explained. It would be pretty tight with two vehicles. We had one up the road and one stayed parked at the bottom. Overall great experience! Great and communicative host! Thanks a bunch.

Hipcamper Ashley

Beautiful spot!

Ashley B.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

This was a wonderful little campsite! We really enjoyed the sunset and the fire pit. Would definitely stay here again!

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Hipcamper Whitney

Great getaway!

Whitney G.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2021

This was a wonderful spot with awesome views & great space. We only spent one night but it was an easy getaway from Denver and the sunset & stars were beautiful. No issues making it to the site with our Outback (just take it slow & steady) and there was plenty of space for our car, tent, & table/chairs set up along with the fire pit. Our dog loved exploring the site & it was great to have the space up the mountain side that seemed private. The site is flat but rocky and splurging with our air mattress in our tent was perfect. Make sure your prepared to bring your own water & pack out all your trash. The site was really clean! The only unexpected is that with the location you do get sound up from the valley neighborhood, not sure if it’s a common occurrence, but had 3-4 dogs barking on/off until 3am-ish…luckily we had earplugs with us. Didn’t see or hear any animals, other than birds, close to camp but did hear a pack of coyotes in the distance at night. James was a great host. He provided suggestions for hikes/food in the area & ensures his guest know their safety basics! Wish we could have stayed longer & hope to go back soon!

Hipcamper Maddie
Maddie C.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2021

Camping here was amazing!! The spot was private with stunning views! James did a great job of making sure we got there safely and answering any questions, we felt very safe and comfortable staying at this spot. He wasn’t kidding when he said you definitely need 4 wheel drive to make it up the hill!

Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle P.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2021

Awesome views and seclusion. I really enjoyed the stay. Nice level camp site surrounded by trees.

Hipcamper Mckenna
Mckenna E.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2021

Great spot for someone looking for something a bit off the beaten path and plenty of their own space. The views from the site are 👌. James was a great host and we recommend this spot to anyone looking to stay in the area.

Hipcamper Erin

Beautiful view, secluded campsite

Erin A.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2021

This campsite is a little treasure hidden away from town. The site is far enough and elevated from nearby houses; making it great for viewing stars and having privacy. Beautiful campsite with great sunset views.

The road to get to the campsite is a little rough and requires some confidence of your 4WD. The site fits 2 cars and 2 tents.

There’s a large firepit and some shade on the site. Definitely bring bug spray!!! We had no encounters with wildlife but due to the location and seclusion, being bear deterrent and pack your food accordingly.

Hipcamper Melissa

Unforgettable views

Melissa W.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2021

James spot is a true gem and exceeded my expectations. Definitely make sure you have 4x4. The views are priceless, no mosquitoes, awesome fire ring and plenty of space. James checked in and offered recommendations, great communication!! Can’t wait to go back

My dog loved the space Mountain retreat @ 8300ftThe sunsets are unbelievableAwesome fire pit!
Property
Mountain retreat @ 8300ft
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$35/night
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