Hipcamp host Deborah M.,
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NEW SITE FOR TENTS and SMALL CAMPERS/RVs: Did you know that Quaking Aspen trees grow in a colony connected by their root system? They are the most, wide spread tree in North America. Individual trees can live from 40 -150 years. New trees grow via suckers from the roots which continue to live even after a forest fire. The oldest known colony of aspen is in Utah and is the ol

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NEW SITE FOR TENTS and SMALL CAMPERS/RVs: Did you know that Quaking Aspen trees grow in a colony connected by their root system? They are the most, wide spread tree in North America. Individual trees can live from 40 -150 years. New trees grow via suckers from the roots which continue to live even after a forest fire. The oldest known colony of aspen is in Utah and is the oldest living organism on earth. It is estimated to be over 80,000 years old with root system weighing an estimated 6,600 tons. Ok, enough on the aspen lesson…. on to the site info.This site is back in a large aspen grove, though it is not 80,000 years old. It can hold a large number of people in tents, campers and small RV’s. There are lots of bunnies and numerous birds including the famous summer visitors – the Humming Birds. Plus, the wild flowers including wild roses, fairy trumpets and paintbrushes. With a high clearance vehicle, you can get back there easily and set up your camper with very little leveling. Cars will just need to be a bit careful until the access gets a bit smoother. You can put tents as far back in the trees as you would like, close together or spread out. As soon as the snow melts there will be better photos to come and of course table, chairs and a fire pit. Lots of firewood to be scrounged at this site. Bring a hand saw or borrow one of mine.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 22 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 24 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Fifth wheels, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Laundry present
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Deborah a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The ranch is within biking distance to the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area which is rated #4 of 1,346 mountain bike trails in C...Read more

Hiking

Plenty of small hiking areas on the ranch. But connecting the property is the Colorado Trail. No having to climb through a fenc...Read more

Horseback riding

Plenty of places to ride a horse on and off the property. Campsite #5 - Creekside has a large meadow and is easy to drive in a...Read more

Swimming

There is a swimming pool in Bailey at the high school. Good place for a long hot shower also.

Wildlife watching

Lots of wild birds including humming birds in the summer. If they feel like passing through, there are elk, white tail deer, fo...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Rustic Creek Ranch #13 Aspen Grove in Colorado.

Forest

The ranch is in a mountain valley surronded by ponderosa, blue spruce, lodgepole pines and plenty of aspen. There is a small cr...Read more

Mountainous

The ranch is in a mountain valley surronded by ponderosa, blue spruce, lodge pole pins and plenty of aspen. There is a small cr...Read more

Field

Large and medium fields are on the property, making open skies for sunshine and star gazing.

River, stream, or creek

There is a small creek flowing through the property.

Ranch

Alpacas and llamas run free during the daytime.

Driveway

Driveway looks a bit narrow. But large commercial trucks have driven it. Just line up straight to get through the iron gate.

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Hipcamper Chelsey

Aspen grove #13

Chelsey K.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

WE love rustic creek. Very family friendly spot for camping. Spots are spaced out enough with plenty of trees between that you dont feel like you are right on top of other campers like at other State campgrounds. walking over to feed the llamas and the little pony is definitely a highpoint of these trips. We have camped at backpacker 1 which is up a bit of a hike up the hill but you feel very isolated from other campers and also site #13 Aspen Grove. Aspen grove is a bit on a hill and we had trouble finding space for 3 tents that wasn't slanted all night. For 1 or 2 tents this wouldn't be an issue. We liked that aspen grove felt far enough away from other sites that music in the evenings or crying babies in the morning didn't wake us up right away.

Hipcamper Matthew

Lovely camping spot for a family

Matthew G.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2022

I had a blast tent camping on Debbie and Walt’s land. They are always happy to let our kiddos feed the alpacas and were protected by their doggos from any unwelcome animals. Beautiful property with wonderful wildflowers, pastures, and hiking trails.

Hipcamper RC

Excellent spot

Rc A.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2022

Its was a awesome spot and very quiet. There was alot of insects but they die off at night. The dogs and livestock is awesome.

Looking towards road
Hipcamper Terri

Beautiful spot- feels very remote

Terri Y.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2022

Deborah’s property is a real gem. Even though it’s just outside of town, it feels like you are far removed from everything. It’s a short walk to the Colorado Trail which borders the property. The camp sites are quite spacious so, you have tons of privacy & don’t feel like you are on top of neighboring campers. The campsites have a fire pit, picnic tables or chairs and clean porta potty’s. It’s just a wonderful way to experience the outdoors & grateful to Deb that she shares her property with those who camp there.

Hipcamper Bradley

Kid adventure

Bradley H.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2022

Debbie is the best host I have encountered so far! She is very helpful and will do everything she can to make your stay fantastic. The sites are well maintained and portable toilets are clean. The property is beautiful! We ran a live action role play for our young children and their friends and she let us expand out to other unoccupied sites for more space. We are heading back to stay on her property again soon!

Hipcamper Tracy

Gorgeous mtn retreat near denver

Tracy D.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2022

Rustic Creek Ranch has A LOT going for it. It's only a little over an hour from Denver, is easy to find, has immaculate and well thought out camp spots, plenty of firewood everywhere you look, and the camp spots are very spacious as well as far from each other. Deb is a super host and on top of every detail. The final icing on the cake is that the property borders the Colorado Trail, a maintained single track hiking (in some parts MTNB too) trail that crossed the continental divide and lasts hundreds of miles I think.

Rustic Creek Ranch #13 Aspen GroveRustic Creek Ranch #13 Aspen GroveOllie King of Scott's purveying his evening domainSuper spacious spots that are quite well spaced from each other.
Property
Rustic Creek Ranch
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site