Nothing like this place in Colorado with direct private access to the backcountry with thousands of miles of trails. Yes, this place has direct access to the West Eagle Mountain Bikes trails that are becoming very famous here in Eagle, Colorado. On the website eagleoutside.com, my property is the no access marker off of Highway 6. Mountain bike, horseback ride (your horse)
Nothing like this place in Colorado with direct private access to the backcountry with thousands of miles of trails. Yes, this place has direct access to the West Eagle Mountain Bikes trails that are becoming very famous here in Eagle, Colorado. On the website eagleoutside.com, my property is the no access marker off of Highway 6. Mountain bike, horseback ride (your horse) hike, dirtbike, atv, side by side, snowmobile or four wheel with no trailering up. You could ride or hike in the backcountry access trails all day without getting to a paved road.
There are two camp spots available on this 6 acre property for tent camping. Tents are available for rent. Water and electric are available for this fee. RVs and camper vans are welcome also. Please check my other Hipcamp Listing "Vail Valley Backcountry Access Rvs" for more details on camping with a RV or camper van.
Huge shade trees (trees fully bloom the end of May-beginning of June in Eagle County), are all around the property and a pond with waterfall and firepit seating area is available. Friendly, well behaved pets are allowed with a $15/night per pet fee including horses ($25/nt) that can be kept in the 2.5acre pasture with alfalfa grass and flowing water off of Brush Creek or in the corral.
Vail, Beaver Creek, Glenwood Hot Springs, Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Aspen, Rancho Del Rio, Eagle Pool and Ice Rink, Eagle BMX Park, Eagle River Park, Radium Hot Springs, and State Bridge are all near by. This place is ideal for anyone attending the Eagle Outside Festival, Gorpro Games , Eagle Flight Days Eagle, Eagle County Rodeo-A MUST SEE AND DO-end of July every summer, Eagle Artwalk-every second Friday with Food trucks. Block Party Eagle 6/3-5/2022, incredible local goods and Music Festival every 2nd Friday and Every Thursday in Summer is free musci at Showdowntown Eagle, bring your own food and drink! Costco is one mile away, Bowling Alley and Movies theaters are very near as are numerous restaurants and the amazing Bonfire Brewery Taproom.
This place is a gem and is really great for people who like to get directly in the backcountry.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 1% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 93%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Vail Valley Backcountry Access Tent in Colorado.
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This is a great spot! Nice grassy spot to set up a tent, there is a three-walled shelter set up to get some shade and cover if it rains. The outhouse is very clean. We weren't able to have a campfire because the wind was blowing but there is a campfire spot with a hose for small fires if the conditions are good. Gerry welcomed us and showed us where everything was located. The water comes from a local well and has a lot of minerals but is drinkable.
Crowded tenting, interesting spot
Host is very friendly and welcoming. That being said when I selected “site 8” I thought I would have one other campsite next to me. There ended up being at least 4 other groups on the same plot of land. She said that HipCamp made her denote them as sites but there is really just one large site and spots are first come first serve.
While fairly close to the highway I did think the property was pretty cool and backs up to a lot of trails.
There is a single privy with no electricity on the property. Privy was clean and had TP and hand sanitizer and a washing station outside.
There are a TON of Prarie dogs on the property and holes everywhere which felt a little weird covering them with a tent.
The biggest negative to me was that even though I added a pet on HipCamp I guess it didn’t deduct the pet fee and when I asked if 2 additional people (what I booked said up to 6 people on my booking) she suggested I pay the missing pet fee and an additional camping fee equal to what I had paid. Felt ripped off afterwards.
Incredible star gazing on clear nights! Close to a variety of hiking options. Loved going to Eagle River Park just up the road to cool off after hiking. Gerry was very responsive and we had a good stay. The lean-to was handy to have shade for preparing meals and relaxing. The wooden outhouse building was clean.
My stay here was the highlight of my trip! I wish I had longer time to really enjoy it. The sunset and sunrise on the property were gorgeous. I’ll definitely be back! Gerry was wonderful!
Stars, comfy and convenient.
Super convenient and comfortable camping near gypsum. Booked last minute and Gerry was great. Space to put up our tent, property to explore, water and extra clean bathroom, too. Thanks for everything.
Lovely campsite in eagle
We enjoyed camping on Gerry's land! The space was really convenient and right off of the highway. We appreciated that there was potable water and a really clean bathroom on site. There are so many nice trails and hiking directly from the site. For those of you who are horse lovers, there are so many pretty horses on this site and near the area! The sunset here was also stunning. Gerry was super welcoming and friendly and we'd definitely stay here again!