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Dunes Desert Camp

· Hooper, Alamosa, Colorado
320 acres hosted by Chris M.
1 lodging site · 4 RV/tent sites · 4 tent sites
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Private sites
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Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Near Great Sand Dunes National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Entrance Station.
Enjoy your own private desert playground, 320 Acres of pristine wilderness in the shadow of Blanca Peak and in sight of the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Whether you want to explore the valley on a hike, bike, or All Terrain Vehicle, fly over it in a private light aircraft, or plan an expedition to the mountains, Dunes Desert Camp is your staging ground for exploring the breathtaking natural wonders of the San Luis Valley. Located just twenty miles from downtown Alamosa, Dunes Desert Camp offers remoteness and privacy coupled with the convenience of being near a vibrant metropolitan center. Get away from it all, and get back to finding yourself in the desert. We have one large Safari tent with a double bed and 5 two person dome tents fitted with camp cots Sleeping bags, inflatable mattresses and camping equipment is available to rent on site.
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10 ratings · 8 reviews
Alisha L.recommends
April 30, 2024
Large Desert Safari Tent
Absolutely exceeded my expectations and so glad I stumbled upon this place! I just left and already can’t wait to come back. It’s a 30 min drive from the Sand Dunes and provides a beautiful, secluded desert style oasis close to the action. The host was so helpful and we loved getting to chat with him! He accommodated our later arrival with no hassles! Our tent bed was Soooo Comfy we didn’t want to leave! Chris made sure we had plenty of blankets to keep us warm Through the cold night. Thank you Chris!
Jessica C.recommends
April 29, 2024
Wild Camping Site 1
Short and sweet everything is awesome. The space, the host, the views. Several communal areas with amenities but the camp sites are spaced so you still have your own privacy. Make sure to stay up late to stargaze!
Jason U.recommends
April 23, 2024
Desert Dome Tent 2
Exceeded Expectations! 11/10 stars
Just about everything you could imagine was supplied for our one night trip, we totally overpacked. Next time I'm only packing a toothbrush, some clothes and food. My daughter, 2 dogs and myself enjoyed this place and regret not staying at least another night (next time, we are staying longer and bringing friends!). For our first Hipcamp booking, I believe Chris set the bar way too high! From the cots, pillows, bedding, heater in our tent, indoor bathroom, drinking water and cooking area, to the warm welcome tour of the campground, it could not have been better. The close proximity to the Great Sand Dunes NP and all things in the San Luis Valley is great. It was quick and easy for us to visit the dunes for sunset/sunrise photo ops or to Alamosa for a bite to eat. If you are lucky enough to spend some time around the communal campfire with the host Chris, you are in for a treat! (he was around, setting up the various campsites and getting ready for the season) The few stories he shared make me think he's "living the life" and they could make for an interesting movie. It was a pleasure to meet him. This campground easy, 100% worth it and highly recommended, no hesitation. The host was just the cherry on top.
Michael S.recommends
March 31, 2024
Wild Camping Site 1
We brought our RV out to Chris' land for a night and ended up staying another. Wish we could have stayed longer to explore the land a bit more. The property is stunning and it's seriously an oasis. You feel like you're really out in the wild because you can hardly see any other neighboring structures. The 360 degree views are magical and our 3 and 6 year old kiddos loved the freedom to roam and be adventurous on the land and surrounding environment. Chris is a man with many wonderful stories and a huge heart for conservation. He is generous and a great guy to hang out with. Would highly recommend using Dunes Desert Campground as your launchpoint for exploring the Great Sand Dunes National Park and the San Luis Valley. We are looking forward to coming back!
Mike A.recommends
September 10, 2023
Wild Camping Site 1
Awesome Trip to the Dunes
Excellent place to get off grid. Chris was super welcoming host making sure we had everything we needed. We brought our camper van and were pretty self contained but it was great to have access to clean bathrooms and hot shower. The views were epic and the stars were incredible. Close drive to the Sand Dunes National Park. We spent a week in solitude and it was awesome. No problem generating solar. Verizon works on 1 or 2 bars depending where you are but can also drop all together, so we ended up setting up our Starlink. Close drive to Alamosa for supplies or there is a gas station close by with pretty decent stock. Recommend driving down Lane 6 and turning on Rd 113. GPS will bring you down Lane 4 which is unpaved, Lane 6 is paved all the way. The tent sites are spread out and look to be really high quality and the safari tents looked really cool! There’s also a super awesome communal space with cooking and lounging. If you want an off grid spot with an excellent host and access to bathroom and showers I can’t recommend enough.
Zeus S.recommends
September 6, 2023
Desert Dome Tent 5
Camping made easy
Had a great time at desert dome, Chris our host was great, he met us at the entrance and gave us a tour of the camp ground! They provide clean restrooms and even a outdoor shower with great views of the great sand dunes National park. Definitely recommend the Desert Dome to camp at if you’re visiting the Great Sand Dunes National Park or even to star gaze at night.
Hooper, Alamosa, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Diné Bikéyah and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Chris M.Joined in July 2022
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