Hipcamp host Barry D.,
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As the Scenic Passenger Train is heard in the distance you'll look up towards Mount Blanca and imagine your next adventure living among the wildflowers of this High Desert Mountain Hipcamp. Recovering from a wildfire the ancient sage brushes that had previously made the land harsh and unwelcoming are gone, replaced with an abundance of grasses and wildflowers. Open Land a

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As the Scenic Passenger Train is heard in the distance you'll look up towards Mount Blanca and imagine your next adventure living among the wildflowers of this High Desert Mountain Hipcamp. Recovering from a wildfire the ancient sage brushes that had previously made the land harsh and unwelcoming are gone, replaced with an abundance of grasses and wildflowers. Open Land as far as you can go to the East you'll follow the Coyote canyon to high mountain lookouts. There are old logging maintenance roads you also take advantage of. Hike, Bike or Motor around the local area. Fort Garland and Blanca have a community center, septic dump and water fill and can provide groceries. The Great Sand dunes are about 45 minutes away. The Sand Dunes swimming pool fed by a very hot artisan well is about an hour away (highly recommended). Mountain Home Lake is also within 1/2 an hour or so for fishing/water sports with a nice boat ramp. Escape from light pollution like never before, a clear night sky will make the whole trip worthwhile! Lots of wild life and you will see some deer, hear the coyotes, and count the different colors of the humming bird. You can book a train ride out of Alamosa, and visit the local historic towns. The views will make it hard to leave the campsite, but there are tons of experiences and things to do in the area so make sure to do some research before you arrive.  The weather and wind can be unpredictable in the mountains, so be prepared.  You can avoid some wind by camping near Lewis-Smith Rd at the lowest part of the land, but is only recommended for pitching a tent.  Also, the site can accommodate large trailers/RV's but just make sure to plan your entrance/exit carefully and don't go to far down the hills.  Just choose a wise spot to park if in a big rig.  There are some small tires around that you can use to sit on or if you dig a hole that you fill in before leaving you can make a temporary toilet.  Make sure to haul out all your trash and leave the site cleaner than it was when you arrived and respect the land.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Ask about slideout accommodation
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Barry a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mountains, Trains, and Sand Dunes in Colorado.

Mountainous

Places to see near Mountains, Trains, and Sand Dunes

23 Reviews

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Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 3rd, 2022

Awesome spot to set up a tent and enjoy the solitude and the views. The kids and the dogs rambled all over the place and slept hard. We'll stay again next time we're playing in the sand.

Hipcamper Kay

Amazing spot

Kay M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 27th, 2022

Barry was very responsive to questions and the directions were easy to follow. Beautiful scenery! We had an Elk pass by 10ft from our campsite.

Hipcamper Julie

Great spot!

Julie Q.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 17th, 2022

Absolutely gorgeous views to wake up to! Loved seeing the snow capped mountains in the distance. Definitely plan to come back! Barry is a great host. He let us know ahead of time that it would be windy and the current fire ban so we could plan ahead. Directions were great and easy to find even at night. The dogs had a blast running around!

Hipcamper Wesley
Wesley H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 12th, 2021

What an amazing view! Easy to find with the provided directions. The wind was a minor annoyance, but worth it.

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Hipcamper Mari

Peaceful place to enjoy the stars.

Mari N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 12th, 2021

Loved camping here. Was great to have a campfire and enjoy the nightsky. This site is large and there were many spots to set up camp. I chose a spot on the higher level and enjoyed the sunsets. I didn't need to talk to Barry much but he was very quick and responsive when I did. Also, I had 4g service (VZW) in a few spots.

Beautiful sunset and views
Hipcamper Melody

The hills are indeed alive…

Melody W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 5th, 2021

Just the amount of wide, open space you NEED! I’m talkin Maria from Sound of Music vibes. The pearly moon, eerie mist, & dusting of stars at night were breathtaking.

Hipcamper Rachael

A fun camping trip!

Rachael B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 4th, 2021

The land was incredible and gave lots of opportunity to explore. Sadly, it was too overcast for us to see many stars, but the pops of moonlight through the clouds were so beautiful and bright. We saw a couple dear on our first day and were serenaded by coyotes on our second night, but no other wildlife run ins besides those. The drive to The Great Sand Dunes was also easy. I absolutely recommend staying here!

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Hipcamper MERCEDES
Mercedes D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2021

We had an absolutely amazing time during our stay. Such beautiful views!

Hipcamper Matthew

Great views!

Matthew E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 29th, 2021

Very nice spot that was easy to get to and had some even nicer views!
This was my first Hipcamp experience and Barry was great. Provided easy to follow directions and was quick to reply to any questions.

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Awards

Best of 2022 Colorado
Finalist
Property
Mountains, Trains, and Sand Dunes
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$15/night
3 Sites