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
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.
- 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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Alpaca + Llama Lesson
This isn't an official show up at a certain time and get a lesson. You don't ...Read more
Propane Fire Pit
Great when you don't want to deal with wood. And a must if there is a fire ba...Read more
Now there are 3 little picnic tables for little kids. One bit larger and two...Read more
Will not be available if there is a fire ban. If you ordered some and there i...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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
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
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
There is a swimming pool in Bailey at the high school. Good place for a long hot shower also.
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
Natural features you'll find at Rustic Creek Ranch #13 Aspen Grove in Colorado.
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
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
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.
Alpacas and llamas run free during the daytime.
Driveway looks a bit narrow. But large commercial trucks have driven it. Just line up straight to get through the iron gate.
Places to see near Rustic Creek Ranch
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Aspen grove #13
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.
Lovely camping spot for a family
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.
Beautiful spot- feels very remote
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.
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!
Gorgeous mtn retreat near denver
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.