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Durango Placer

· Hesperus, La Plata, Colorado
5 acres hosted by Joe G.
1 RV/tent site
Near Mesa Verde National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Mesa Verde.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
All to yourself
98% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Joe is a Star Host
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Learn more about this land: The creek is just feet away from your tent site, with numerous waterfalls. Great hiking, or just taking in the scenery. So much to do in the immediate area: biking, hiking, fishing swimming, jeeping, exploring, rock hounding, birding, etc. Located 35 minutes from downtown Durango at 9300 feet. Visit the cool mountains and the cold creek. You will have the place to yourself. One group only on this property at a time. There are 3 tent sites to choose from, and a RV site to park. Up to 6 guests in a group allowed . Fire wood is provided free, a full kitchen with camp stove, sink , utensils, cups, and plates available. Updated privy, and hot showers. Enjoy ! The road closes in the winter so hosting is restricted from May 15th thru October 15th There is no cell service. Wifi is available. Landline is available in emergency. Happy Camping !The creek is just feet away from your tent site, with numerous waterfalls. Located 35 minutes from downtown Durango at 9300 feet, nestled in the Rockies. It is cool here so bring a jacket Daytime temps in the 70's; nighttime in the 50"s. Numerous places to explore nearby and afar. There are 3 tent sites to choose from, and a RV site to park. Full kitchen includes stove, pots and pan. utensils, soap, cleaning supplies , firewood, hot shower, and wash station provided. Up to 6 guests in group; Pricing is $40.00/person /night for one person. $35.00/ person/ night for additional campers, ie. 1 camper $ 40 ; 2 campers $ 75 3 campers $ 110 4 campers $ 145 5 campers $ 180 6 campers $ 215 The road closes in the winter so hosting is restricted from May thru September. There may be camping offered in October depending on weather conditions. There is no cell service. Wifi is available. Happy Camping !
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57 ratings · 53 reviews
Chelsea P.recommends
September 30, 2023
We’ve spent plenty of nights in the canyon but this trip was one of our favorites. The property is amazing. We got lucky with leaves changing and a supermoon! The site has everything you would need. We will definitely be back.
Valerie S.recommends
September 2, 2023
Great little mining camp 🏕️
Has pit toilet, gravity fed hot showers, cooking area w some supplies. Tent area next to river. Shaded area to stay out of rain if any. Joe gave a great tour when I arrived. I enjoyed the solitude of my stay. Parking area you can hear road noise but enough foliage you can’t see the other part of the camp from the road. Easy directions. No cell service. Would definitely stay again.
Jacob P.recommends
August 20, 2023
Secluded site with sounds of the stream only. Very nice to have a Tupperware bin filled with paper plates/ cups and towels, along with plenty of firewood. The fresh drinking water was super nice to have as well. Joe was communicative and friendly, greeted us on site to make sure we were all set. Clean outhouse. Shower looked nice but we didn’t end up using it. Off the beaten path, but easy to access, felt safe.
Laurel F.recommends
August 12, 2023
Very special spot! ❤️
Beautiful spot! Joe was very accommodating- he provides everything you could ask for camping, including the most beautiful composting outhouse. I only wish we had more time to spend on the property- got in after dark - Joe kindly came down to greet us! My bf is convinced he’s actually Dustin Hoffman but jury is still out on that one 🧐Absolutely recommend!
Lori G.recommends
August 4, 2023
The most gorgeous piece of land!! A perfect slice of heaven. Joe was very nice, the campsite was better than hoped, for, with tables, shade chairs, and a wonderful tent, camping area as well. My dogs thoroughly enjoyed the creek which was flowing beautifully, and they had the absolute best time ever.
Brad H.recommends
July 31, 2023
The place is amazing, quiet with all the amenities. We camped in our camper, but ended up using the toilet and shower onsite. Joe was an excellent host, very friendly, but considerate of campers.
Hesperus, La Plata, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Diné Bikéyah, Pueblos, 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 Joe G.Joined in August 2021
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